Thursday, July 24, 2008

On "The Dark Knight"

From The Dispatch:
Nolan uses a realistic world to create what is essentially a complex moral character study. How far can Batman go to ensure safety without going too far? How is Batman's violent nature different from The Joker's? Should crime be fought within the realm of law, or outside it? The Batman as portrayed in Nolan's films is not a hero, he is the quintessential anti-hero. He is rough, violent, uses questionable tactics and is completely fallible. He doesn't always get the job done. "The Dark Knight" has no mercy for its characters, and for the first time in a long time, we have a superhero film where we truly don't know what's going to happen or who is going to die. Nolan keeps us on our toes, constantly on guard and constantly on the edge of our seats by defying expectation and convention at every turn.
Click here to read my full review.

3 comments:

nick plowman said...

Brilliant!

There is something about this movie that has allowed for writers to come up with the most amazing reviews, and you are no exception Matty.

Matthew Lucas said...

Thanks Nicky!

I was afraid I kinda rushed it. That tends to happen when I'm working under a deadline.

It's nowhere near as good as your's though. Your review was VERY insightful and beautifully written.

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