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Jul 18

I just don’t know

Category: Opinions

So, I’m back from the midnight screening of The Dark Knight, and honestly, I don’t know how I feel about it. I know that whenever Heath Ledger was on-screen doing his Joker thing I was entirely entertained. His Joker is entirely different from Jack Nicholson’s Joker. Ledger’s Joker takes absolutely no pleasure in anything but chaos. He doesn’t care about money, or power, or controlling Gotham’s crime syndicate, or even his own life. He burns things just to watch them burn. He also has no definitive backstory. No name. No previous criminal record. He doesn’t exist until he becomes The Joker. He tells different stories about his disfigurement, but they’re all probably lies. Ledger played the role perfectly. I could have easily watched two hours of the Joker being crazy and talking about chaos, but sadly, I suppose, they had to have other characters and such. Though, I was really happy to see Cillian Murphy back as the Scarecrow for a few minutes.

Maybe I have to see the movie again, under less hyped up circumstances. I know I should be raving about it, but something just felt off.

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  1. AJG July 19th, 2008 12:25 pm

    Seeing Cillian Murphy was a treat indeed. I agree with you that Heath Ledger’s Joker was very entertaining and I think definitely the best. The thing about the Joker is that he is the only one who embodies the saying “Get a job doing what you love.” Or something like that.

    He is a genius obsessed with proving a point which he did to me in a way, unintentionally. He basically proved what Bruce was looking for in the first movie. “People need dramatic examples to shake them out of apathy…”

    Anyway, he was the “better class of criminal” we need. The kind that makes us re-evaluate our lives and our society.

    (Maybe I am thinking too much but that what I go to the movies for, to get lost in that world.)

    AJG

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