Monday, 28 July 2008
HOT: The Dark Knight, Electric Cinema, Portobello Road, Notting Hill
I have to admit the only reasons The Dark Knight is a HOT for me is because of Batman's cool eject-a-motorbike arising from the rubble of his Batmobile; Bruce Wayne's well-cut suits; a really spectacular chain explosion of Gotham General; and Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine playing Batman's older, wiser statesman. Someone who was able to hear the mumbled dialogue behind the various masks, disfigurements and gunfire might have achieved a better understanding out of the deep, thematic arcs of the storyline (oooh! ambivalent message on the war on terrorism!), but frankly for me it was more of the same from the Hollywood genre of comic book adaptations - kinda good but a throwaway film.