Friday, July 18, 2008

Question of the Day


Who ISN'T seeing The Dark Knight this weekend??? Am I the only one? Looks like its heading towards one hell of a massive opening. Apparently EVERY Imax screening in the city of New York is sold out already! Feel free to share thoughts and reactions (avoiding spoilers, please) in the comments section!

-James

6 comments:

Ed Howard said...

I bought my tickets last week for tomorrow. Really excited for it. There's very few movies that can bring out the superhero comic geek in me, and this is one of them. Nolan is a perfect match for this material.

j.white said...

Well, to answer you question, I don't know anyone other than you who's not planning to see it. I know some who've had to buy tickets to a later show (the one they planned on was sold out), but they still want to see it opening weekend... Personally, I bought tickets a week or two ago and just got back from an IMAX screening about an hour ago. Not that it's saying much, but it's probably the best superhero movie I've ever seen. And everything they've said about Heath Ledger's Joker is true - you almost wish it was just him and Batman for the whole movie, but then it might be too much of a good thing.

James Hansen said...

Let's clear the record...I am planning to see it and am pretty excited about it. I liked BATMAN BEGINS a lot, and have been amazed by the look of the Joker since the first pics of Ledger as the Joker were released oh so long ago. I'm just not seeing it opening weekend, as if I could get a ticket in NYC anyways.

It's fairly incredible that it is living up to everyone's soaring expectations. I already feel sorry for the next installment in the series...

Jeremy Richey said...

I thought it was a big, bold, beautifully bruised masterpiece and I hope to God Heath gets an Oscar nod for it...I am frankly so bowled over by it I don't really know what else to say right now.
I can't wait to see it again...there is a lot of stuff going on in this film and it's going to take a few viewings to truly let it all kick in.

James Hansen said...

Good news, Jeremy. I'm not sure who's reviewing it for us yet, but it looks like there will be plenty to talk about once everyone has seen it.

j.white said...

That's my bad. I meant to say "I don't know anyone other than you who's not planning to see it THIS WEEKEND" (and I meant that literally, because everyone I know is planning to do just that), but for some reason neglected the last part of that sentence.

I can't imagine what they would do for the next installment. Joker has always been the most interesting villain in the Batman mythos, and I have an EXTREMELY hard time believing anyone could top Ledger's performance. The only villain that could possibly make for an interesting movie would be Catwoman, but then Nolan would essentially be reimagining another Tim Burton Batman movie.

It'd be nice if they just went out on a high note, but I'm sure Warner will want something underway asap when they see this weekend's grosses.