7 – The Dark Knight (2008)

Eminem is The Joker?

Eminem is The Joker?

Dark Knight?Dark shite more like.Nah,that’s a bit harsh innit?I’m not sure why but i don’t like this film.Maybe it was all the hype surrounding it what with The Ledge dying pretty soon after filming.I liked the one before this and the one after it but this one i thought was just a bit average.Nothing spectacular.The plot for the Dark Knight; we’re introduced to a new madman,The Joker, and a new good guy in Harvey Dent.Dent is the new district attorney and seems like he’s got the guts to tackle the mobsters and shut down organised crime.The Joker,as mad as he looks,is running about setting up games and planting hundreds or barrels of petrol and bombs everywhere.I don’t know where he gets the time.Busy guy.The Joker gets Batman by the balls,metaphorically,and blackmails him into showing his face.He starts killing off civilians so then Gotham hates him.There’s also a change or actress in this if nobody noticed,Katie Holmes was booted off and the door looking Maggie Glynenenenenenthall takes her spot.Her performance is pretty poor in my opinion.At the end the film just ends.That’s it.No inclination of what to expect in the next instalment,this kind of left me on a bum note.

IMDB RATING      –     8.9
MY RATING     –    7.1
SEEN BEFORE     –    YES
RECOMMEND?     –     NO
OVERALL     – MEH

32 – The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

BACK BREAKING SHIT YO!

BACK BREAKING SHIT YO!

Another Nolan film here,this ones also got his brother Jonathan as a co-writer.Running at around 2 hours 40 it’s a long one and for me i definitely feel it.The first time i went to see it i was dozing off.When it was just out in the cinema one of the guys was going to see it for the 6th time in a week.I said i knew how he felt i couldn’t stay awake for all of it either.This seems like the last Batman film with everything tied up in a nice bow at the end.As far as i know Nolan is stepping back from the franchise but he’s buggered it up for the next guy;he’s used up the baddies already-Bane,the Joker, scarecrow and Two Face.In this film we’re introduced to Cat-woman aswell. When i heard Anne Hathaway was going to be in this i thought ‘shit’ but i was pleasantly surprised.She’s not bad,no Michelle Pfeffer but who is?Now let me get to Bane,Banes story isn’t long.He got his face messed up and a morphine addicted doctor screwed up his reconstruction surgery.I think.For some reason also he has the strangest accent that you wouldn’t associate with a villain living down a hole in the middle of nowhere.His voice reminds me of Patrick Stewarts.I’m just after going through the credits again to see if there was a voice actor for Bane and there isn’t.

IMDB RATING      –     8.6
MY RATING     –    7.8
SEEN BEFORE     –     YES
RECOMMEND?     –     YES
OVERALL     –  SHAVE 25 MINUTES OFF IT