Thursday, 17 July 2008

Forks in the road on a dark knight

The proverbial fork in the road is right in front of me, and although I'd bet my last pair of underwear that it was never there 2 seconds ago, now I can't avoid it much like a driver who wakes up a few feet before a lamp-post.
The thing is, I had expected to be cruising along for a long while before I came to the fork, but i must've accidentally stumbled upon the shortest short cut ever and now it's too soon to decide and I can't decide.
The surprise shocked; it appeared at first to be a dead end. But it wasn't, though I never really recovered from the initial shock although I kept a deadpan face.
Then the two roads at the fork appeared. That too shocked. Too soon. Too soon.
But one seems the obvious choice, but it wasn't on the cards. The other was what I was expecting gladly, although I wasn't expecting it to be peppered with pot holes and speed bumps as it is going to be so now I'm not so glad.
On another note, for those Batman fans out there, Dark Knight is a great movie. I think the Batman series has made the best superhero movies by far, when compared with spiderman, superman, the fantastic four, hulk, etc, etc. Well, catch it, and enjoy!

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mens underwear said...

Great post! i know, dark knight is amazing After an intensive marketing campaign that's been active for more than a year, The Dark Knight opens today to rave reviews, sold out cinemas and dizzying expectations. More reviews keep pouring in.

The New York Times calls it "darker and deeper than any Hollywood movie of its comic-book kind" and goes on to say:

In its grim intensity, "The Dark Knight" can feel closer to David Fincher's "Zodiac" than Tim Burton's playfully gothic "Batman," which means it's also closer to Bob Kane's original comic and Frank Miller's 1986 reinterpretation. That makes it heavy, at times almost pop-Wagnerian, but Mr. Ledger's performance and the film's visual beauty are transporting.

The film's scored an astounding 94 percent at RottenTomatoes.com, which bases its scores on an aggregation of opinions by popular film critics. Most reviews extol Heath Ledger's last role as the Joker as Oscar worthy. The San Francisco Chronicle says, of Ledger:

He comes onscreen and electrifies the movie. With his smeared lipstick and painted white face, he is every clown who ever terrified a child. He speaks in a measured, Middle American accent, enunciating his words carefully, a voice that could tell bedtime stories in hell. (He seems, actually, to be imitating Al Franken.) His simplicity is fascinating, and as the movie goes on, that simplicity in itself becomes genuinely frightening.


Cheers,
Mandy