I have been waiting for July 17, 2008 because it's the return of my favorite superhero. The Dark Knight is here to save the day once more.
I LOVE BATMAN. I chose him over Superman because he lives not on extraordinary strength. He tries to make a difference by using his resources, translating them into high technology gadgets that can be used to win over the evil of society.
So last night, hubby and I made a date with the Cape Crusader. The movie had a great twist in it, surprising you every now and then with the turn of events. The city's view isn't as gloomy as the past Batman movies but the Joker (played by Heath Ledger) was a character on its own. His presence will make you shiver a bit. Maybe it's his very weird sense of humor and his freaky face that is distrubing. But his idea of what the world is, makes you want to say that he knows more than you think he does.
Maggie Gyllenhaal fits the personality of Rachel Dawes more perfectly than Katie Holmes in the last sequel. Aaron Eckhart did a splendid job as the new D.A. of Gotham City who, in the end, turned out to be a character as well (I will not tell who for the benefit of those who haven't watched it).
How did Christian Bale fair this time? Pretty much the same: quite the conceited Bruce Wayne (compared to how Bruce was presented in the past films) but the confused hero of the town. Among all those who portrayed Batman, I think Bale is the one that best fits. Before, it was Keaton for me. Now, I'd have to change my preferences to Bale.
Was it a happy ending? There are no such thing as happy endings for superhero movies. Why? Because inspite of them not wanting to be a hero anymore, they are confronted with the choice of not having to choose for their sake but for others. At the end of the day, you still do what's best for most of the people. You never get to do what's best for you.
And that would only mean more Batman movies to look forward to.
TO THE BATCAVE!