Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Summer Movie Preview (#2)...

#2 The Dark Night

We've come a long way since Micheal Keaton uttered "I'm Batman" almost 20 years ago (yes 20, two decades, feel old yet?) and I've never been as into the Batman thing as I am now. Most of this is due to the amazing gifts of Christopher Nolan (ref. "Momento"/"Prestige") whose direction of the last Batman movie gave it an amazing sinister momentum that was at the same time beautiful and damaging. He has also found his actor of choice in Christian Bale, whom I have loved since "Newsies" and "Swing Kids" (Check out Swing Kids for a pre-House, Robert Sean Leonard as well, and yes, I did just admit to liking those two movies.) Bale who was Nolanized first in "The Prestige" made the turn to Batman brilliantly, and I can't wait to see what happens next. Add to this the foreseeable genius of Heath Ledger's last full role and I'm absolutely pumped about my next Gothamy jaunt.

By the way, have you seen this yet?



Obviously intentional but pretty amazing nonetheless.

#1 tomorrow, and it should be pretty obvious by this point.