Monday, August 11, 2008

The Dark Knight at the BFI Imax was a visual spectacular. The film, which stands at an amazing 94% at Rotten Tomatoes currently, was good enough on its own to be viewed anyway, but on Imax, everything was ten times better - clearer, louder, and just... wow!

As everyone knows, Heath Ledger's performance of the Joker was incredible. The villain's tagline, "Why so serious?" just sent shivers down my spine. His turn as the psychotic, sadistic "agent of chaos" (in his own words) was simply breathtaking. Definitely one of the scariest villains I've ever seen on the big screen.

Christian Bale didn't really do anything other than play Bruce Wayne the way he played Patrick Bateman in American Psycho, except without the sex and sadistic tendencies. He still has an amazing body though. Da-yum!

Christopher Nolan's vision of Gotham City was a sight to behold... particularly in the scene when Rachel Dawes (Maggie Gyllenhaal) gets thrown off the roof of a skyscraper. Definitely not a scene to watch on Imax if you happen to see from vertigo!

I'll end off here as work beckons.

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