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Sunday, July 27, 2008

It's the BatMAN!

Saw The Dark Knight today. Yeah, that's some good stuff. Sigh. THAT's how you make a superhero movie. That's how you think outside the bad guy box. Way to fucking go out, Heath. Bastard. Do something that good and then go and die. The fan girls of tomorrow have their new-gen Jimmy Dean. But us film fans have a taste of something no one else was smart enough to think of before now, and that everyone's going to be doing tomorrow.

I always thought Nicholson was overrated and boring as the Joker. Heath just nailed that. I laughed and laughed and laughed at him. Quiet, simple, weird, homoerotic, quirky, evil, everything an oddball freak of a villain should be, but that no one's ever been able to conjure. By playing it on the subtle and restrained side, his Joker's about the freakiest baddie I've seen.

But I'm still pissed at him for dying. Motherfucker.

Chris Nolan just gets better and better, no? And to the stupid critic who said he should be channelling his energies to original works, not "franchise fare": Pfft! Get a life. I bet this has been a dream of Nolan's all his life, to direct a Batman movie. I say ride that puppy as long as it's fit to be ridden. I mean, he WROTE this movie! It's possibly the single best comic book/superhero movie ever made, and he not only directed it but wrote it! He can spend the rest of his life making serious "original" movies. This is like those four years you live in residence in university. Sure, it's hard work, but it's fun as hell.

Go make serious movies? Fucking dumb-ass pretentious critic. What he said, precisely, was: "Shouldn't Nolan, marvellous as his directing here is, be creating original films rather than rebooting and retooling franchise fare?" (Sandhu, The Daily Telegraph.)

Yeah, fuck off. Give us our trilogy, at least, then he can wander off and be the whorey boy of independent filmmaking again, all right? Jesus.