Congratulations! You’ve all been waiting 700 days for The Dark Knight since it was officially announced back in 2006. Now, with only 30 days to go, we will soon be rewarded with the ultimate superhero adventure.
We at Quickflix don’t think we’re exaggerating when we claim that The Dark Knight will one day be regarded as the Citizen Kane of 2008.
Cynics may scoff – memories of Batman and Robin scorched in their brain.
Here are our arguments why The Dark Knight will rock our collective socks off:
1. Heath Ledger is The Joker
Christian Bale isn’t exactly a household name (certainly not along side the likes of Clooney, Pitt, and let’s face it, Kilmer). But why not! This guy has been in some of the best movies of the last decade, including American Psycho, 3:10 to Yuma and Rescue Dawn . He makes Bruce Wayne seem like a real person, and this is a crazy billionaire who dresses like a bat. A BAT!
Now, I like Tommy Lee Jones as much as the next guy. But his performance as physically scarred villain Two-Face from Batman Forever wasn’t exactly…subtle.
4. Katie Holmes Not Reprising Role from Batman Begins
It’s just simple math.
5. Director Christopher Nolan Has Never Made a Bad Movie.
6. No Awful Theme Song
Spiderman had ‘Hero’ by Chad Kroeger. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 had ‘Ninja Rap’ by Vanilla Ice. No matter how awesome Casino Royale was, even that had an opening theme by Chris Cornell. Thankfully, The Dark Knight is theme song free. We are willing to admit however, that “Kiss From A Rose” was pretty great.