Monday, July 14, 2008

The Dark Knight; Taking a look at the Reviews

With the latest film in the Batman saga only 5 days upon us, most if not all of the major entertainment news sources have put out their reviews. Compiled for you here are some of the more prominent ones, spoiler free. Have a look at what everyone is saying about The Dark Knight, and then sound off in the comments to let us know what you expect out of the film.

Verdict: 3 of 4 stars
''Christopher Nolan's film is indeed an epic that will leave you staggering from the theater, stunned by its scope and complexity. It's also, thankfully, a vast improvement over his self-serious origin story, 2005's Batman Begins.'' — Christy Lemire

Verdict: Positive
''Batman flies around the skyscrapers of Gotham and Hong Kong, rips through any number of villains with his martial arts, tears through streets in his armor-clad, two-wheeled Bat-Pod, and has more tech backup than James Bond. While all modern movie action is visual-effects driven, the stunt work in Dark Knight looks like it's happening on the streets and not in a computer.'' — Kirk Honeycutt

Verdict: Neutral
''There's not a touch of lightness in Bale's taut, angst-ridden superhero, and as the two-and-a-half-hour movie enters its second half, the unvarying intensity and the sometimes confusing action sequences take a toll.'' — David Ansen

Verdict: 3.5 of 4 stars
''I can only speak superlatives of Ledger, who is mad-crazy-blazing brilliant as the Joker. Miles from Jack Nicholson's broadly funny take on the role in Tim Burton's 1989 Batman, Ledger takes the role to the shadows, where even what's comic is hardly a relief. — Peter Travers

Verdict: Positive
''With little humor to break the tension, The Dark Knight is beyond dark. It's as black — and teeming and toxic — as the mind of the Joker. Batman Begins, the 2005 film that launched Nolan's series, was a mere five-finger exercise. This is the full symphony.'' — Richard Corliss

Verdict: Positive
''One of the few action filmmakers who’s capable of satisfying audiences beyond the fanboy set, Nolan honors his serious themes to the end; he bravely closes the story with both Gotham City and the narrative in tatters, making this the rare sequel that genuinely deserves another.'' — Justin Chang

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