Christian Bale on the Today Show

(video swiped from Real Talk NY)

As I alluded to earlier, I got a chance to watch the new Batman flick, The Dark Knight, today, and basically, I’m still in awe.  I generally recommend seeing movies completely unaware of anything but the most basic plot details, so I’m not going to spoil it for you.  Plus, if I wrote a full review, I’d have nightmare flashbacks about my media studies days at the 5-C‘s.  *shudder*

In short, the movie is phenomenal.  Everything about it – from the story, to the acting, to the effects, to the overall tone – is spot on.  If you enjoyed Batman Begins (which you better have), you’ll like this one even more.  Christopher Nolan is clearly one of the most talented directors out there (remember Memento and The Prestige?), and Christian Bale‘s interpretation of Bruce Wayne is flawless.  It definitely draws from his role as Patrick Bateman, which, in my mind, never gets old.  Everyone else did an incredible job as well, but you expect that from Michael Caine, Aaron Eckhart, Gary Oldman, and Morgan Freeman.  The highlight, and ultimately saddest part, of the movie is Heath Ledger giving a masterful performance as the Joker.  There are already rumors about an Oscar nomination and I hope he wins it posthumously.  It’s really sad that we won’t see his acting prowess again.

Pay your respects to him by checking out the movie ASAP, plus you’ll be thoroughly entertained at the same time.  Oh, and you must see this on an IMAX screen.  Seriously.

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