A Criminal Mastermind
I had the distinct pleasure of watching one of the best movies I have seen in a very long time last night: The Dark Knight. This Christopher Nolan film about Batman (played by Christian Bale) teaming up with Policeman James Gordon (Gary Oldman) and Gotham’s DA Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart) tells the story of how the three, along with the rest of Gotham City, work to try to take down a mastermind bank-robber called “The Joker” (Heath Ledger).
Ledger played The Joker phenominally. He gave the character a personality that was so despisable, yet so likeable at the same time. From the tone of voice to the mannerisms, everything that the late Heath Ledger did with his character made it easy to see how The Joker was so psychotic, yet so in control of everything at the same time. It was a phenominal performance, and one that will truly define Ledger’s all-too-short carreer.
The action scenes were intense, the plot had more twists than a Twizzler, and the message of the movie was one that will stay with you for the rest of your life. I highly reccomend the movie, well worth the 2-and-a-half hours. Go see it as soon as you can. Like now.