The Dark Knight

Last night, Erin and I went with some friends to go see The Dark Knight. I have heard a lot of rave reviews about it, but I tried not to have any expectations of the movie going into it.

Wow! I think it’s one of the best movies to come out this year. Definitely not a kid flick! But a well-done movie. Heath Ledger did an amazing job as The Joker. I can’t imagine the preparation that went into immersing oneself in a character like that.

There were many interesting themes that were explored in the movie such as the true nature of a hero, the capacity of evil and good within human nature, and what does integrity look like in a fallen world. This is definitely a movie that I will be watching more than once.

One of my favourite parts of the movie is at the end when Commissioner Gordon’s son asks Gordon why they are chasing Batman, the hero. Gordon says, “Because he’s the hero Gotham deserves, but not the one it needs right now…and so we’ll hunt him, because he can take it. Because he’s not a hero. He’s a silent guardian, a watchful protector…a dark knight.”

If you haven’t seen the movie, I’d recommend it. Again, though… not a kid movie.


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