Thursday, July 24, 2008
Kevin Smith's Short Review of The DARK KNIGHT
Writer-Director-Comedian-and all around Geek Lord KEVIN SMITH who is the genius behind smart comedies like MALLRATS, CLERKS, DOGMA, and JAY & SILENT BOB STRIKE BACK has written a brief review of the movie The DARK KNIGHT in his blog. Let's see what this Geek Universe Icon has got to say...
"I caught an early screening of "The Dark Knight" yesterday evening.Without giving anything away, this is an epic film (and trust me: based on the sheer size and scope of the visuals and storytelling, that's not an overstatement). It's the "Godfather II" of comic book films and three times more earnest than "Batman Begins" (and fuck, was that an earnest film). Easily the most adult comic book film ever made. Heath Ledger didn't so much give a performance as he disappeared completely into the role; I know I'm not the first to suggest this, but he'll likely get at least an Oscar nod (if not the win) for Best Supporting Actor. Fucking flick's nearly three hours long and only leaves you wanting more (in a great way). I can't imagine anyone being disappointed by it. Nolan and crew have created something close to a masterpiece."