Friday, July 18, 2008
Believe the Hype!
I know I promised that I would be posting new art soon but since nobody reads this anyway it really doesn't matter. I've been too busy with work to make anything of my own in the first place so maybe next time.
Anyway, what I'm really posting to talk about is The Dark Knight. There are very few things in this world that ever live up to hype and heightened expectations but Chris Nolan's Dark Knight not only lived up to my expectations its renewed my faith in todays cinema. Lately there have been a few stinkers that have popped up and oddly the masses find them to be good films like The Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy, Hellboy2 and the last Indian Jones film. I'm sorry but the saying "Its just a good popcorn film" is just no excuse for poor storytelling and the lack of emotional content in a film. Jaws, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and the original Terminator were considered popcorn films yet they still have good storytelling and gripping emotional content to motivate the audience and in fact those movies are now considered classics. The Dark Knight does this and not only does it do it, it does it in spades. I'd even have to say that Chris Nolan's Batman Begins and The Dark Knight are to Comic book movies what the Godfather 1 & 2 are to Gangster films and no doubt they will eventually become classics too. My faith in good popcorn movies were SO rejuvenated by the Dark Knight that it was almost like a christian who lost his faith and suddenly Jesus pops out of nowhere performs a few miracles, hands the guy a ice cream followed by a loving Bro grab and some kind words of "everything is gonna be ok" and then disappears.
Do you get the hint that I liked the Dark Knight? Do yourself a favor and go watch it. Better yet, call me up and I'll go with you.