Thursday, 21 August 2008

Batman - The Dark Knight

It was a while ago now that we went to see it, but I don't think my opinion of the new Batman film has really changed.

I thought it was alright.

I expected to think it was AMAZING, given all the hype and the fact that the Guardian said that the one surprising thing about the film was that it didn't disappoint.

So anyway, here's what I thought, in short:
- Poor characterisation
- Too many set pieces
- Not enough motivation
- Great performance from the Joker, not much from everyone else
- Terrible arc to the story. Actually no arc whatsoever, just set piece after set piece. Weird.

That doesn't mean I thought it stunk, because some of those set pieces were amazing, but it seemed like it could've done with a few more re-writes and a bit more editing.

What do you reckon? Is it still top of the IMDB poll?