Ever since Dark Knight (imdb:tt0468569) came out and before people in the ‘MSM’ have seem to be claiming it is ‘amazing’*** etc. It follows on from the mildly boring first film (my blog) with added eastern zingy zen . I decided to take a look after some really truly awful pr*** pieces (this is release version 3 you suckers) about the blueray version in the media apparently now on release.
Sorry but i can’t justify blueray to save my life – i cannot see anything wrong with dvd.
So a dvd was located and Bananas watched the ‘brilliant’ mr Ledger (of gay cowboy fame) do his ‘stuff’.
The first thing to be said is the change of location of gotham (eg new york) to Chicago so that’s half the styling of the first film out of the window., out go the tall buildings and something a kin to a normal city is created. Then the actors from film one quickly desert this sequel pile of poo, first is the love interest, and then Mr Freeman (image).
I cannot blame them for leaving, but i will give the the creator the guts to finally admit he was wrong to ignore the the batman year one graphic novell* in his first film as most of the characters look like they came from the comic book in the film.
The problem is that to get the project green lighted Mr Nolan the director had to resort to a brand name evil hero and throws in hundreds of car chases** to attract people to see it. Thus the ‘saint sigmound freud’ stuff plays second fiddle to all that.
It is an entertaining 2/5 hours of film but no second viewing feeling and a no ‘i dont want to see that again’ response. Since the film is mostly car chases any debate on ethics is sidelined and means i do not understand why people and the msm want to rave about Mr Ledgers performance in the way they continue do.
The Joker is good i will admit but in the context of the graphic novell i note above not required since he is not in it, or is Mr Dent for that matter, Bananas views on DA’s for the record are useless (think of washingtion state [near canada]) and with the change of location make the film a confused mix of batman we all are aware of into a popcorn pleaser.
The film fails since it is just an action film, the inclusion of the best bits of batman villians means any further films will suffer from the lack of these characters.
0/5 bananas. – don’t expect any more batman films soon since best of it has been used up for this decade.
Expect more msm hype at the Oscars.
* i have read ** somebody died *** Rupert Murdochs owned both film studies and the press – so it has to be good right ?