Gene Expression

The Dark Knight

I didn’t watch The Dark Knight this weekend. Anyone else out there?


  1. #1 Spike Gomes
    July 21, 2008

    I didn’t, but then I live in Japan, so perhaps that’s a cop out.

  2. #2 Ian
    July 21, 2008

    Brian, Chad, and John did! Go read their blogs. The movie was great. The best Batman ever. Ledger was awesome. He turned Nicholson into a joke(r).

  3. #3 Bill LaLonde
    July 21, 2008

    I didn’t watch it, either.

  4. #4 Joker
    July 21, 2008

    Yeah, I can’t believe Batman dies at the end.

  5. #5 patrick
    July 21, 2008

    Dark Knight is a must see for sure, though it might be a better game plant to go after the crowds die down a bit.

  6. #6 Inductivist
    July 22, 2008

    Who could get in? I had to go to Hellboy II instead. (Not bad, by the way, if you don’t need too much of a plot.)

  7. #7 Amit
    July 22, 2008

    Absolutely blown away. It was one of the best movies I’ve seen in a while.

  8. #8 jim
    July 22, 2008

    Very good crime thriller take on the Batman mythos. I still don’t like Bale’s guttural, growly Batman voice and the (mild spoiler) ├╝ber-sonar veered into the fantastical a bit — but otherwise it was top notch.

    So I enjoyed it, but I actually prefer the 80s Tim Burton Batman movie *because* of it’s over-the-top comic book art direction.

    The Nolanverse version of Batman is great at capturing the dark, gritty realism that he’s aiming for. But it also drains some of the comic-book magic out. Part of the fun of superhero flicks, for me, is the way they capture that nostalgic feel of being a child. I like the less realistic art and bolder colors of the Burton Batman or, more recently, the Spider-man and Iron Man movies.

    That balance between the fantastic and the realistic is tough and varies from person to person. It’s a good movie. And Harvey Dent’s make-up was disgusting yet oddly fascinating. It’ll be interesting to see what they do next.

  9. #9 TGGP
    July 25, 2008

    I saw part of U.S Marshalls on tv, but that was it.

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