How’s that for a short review? I’ve got a lot more to say, but this entry will have to be rather short, because well, it’s almost 3am and I have a lot to do tomorrow. But don’t worry. I’ll be back with much more before the film opens.
To wit, the film is a masterpiece. Nothing more and nothing less. To those of you who usually rely on the similarly-named yet qualitatively different publications The New Yorker and New York Magazine, please don’t. Messers Edelstein and Denby simply don’t get it, a state which I would be glad to explore in detail in my next Dark Knight-related post.
Just a few notes now, before I crash:
Heath Ledger is brilliant and this film will make it all the more evident that his death was a massive loss to film.
The film is dark and violent, as it should be. There was an infant in a stroller at the screening I attended. Well, if they sleep, that’s fine, but if your 6-10 year-old asks to see it, you might want to see it first, just to make sure.
See it in an IMAX theater. Christopher Nolan is the first director to use IMAX cameras to shoot scenes for a traditional release. Trust me when I tell you, the IMAX presentation will knock your socks off and it’s worth waiting a few days, as most, if not all IMAX screenings are sold out for opening day. (Psssst: a little secret….in IMAX theaters, the farther back you sit, the better!).
I realize I haven’t justified any of my superlatives, but I will, I promise.
Ok….more later. Must. Sleep.