Best comic book movie ever? No, probably not, but The Dark Knight does deserve to be part of that conversation. It’s that good. (No one is more surprised than me.) It’s a fantastic popcorn movie that felt just slightly too long at two-and-a-half hours but had enough legit “wow” moments to justify the hype. Needless to say I liked this one a lot more than Batman Begins. Oh, and Heath Ledger was great, even if he did seem to be channeling Al Franken the whole time.
Every time I say something bad about Heath Ledger, things happens to me. Bad things. First there was this incident back in January.
Now this: Less than a day after I made a mildly disparaging remark about his death (and really, it was more about the media coverage of his death), a frickin’ MACK TRUCK strikes my parked car and tears up the bumper, tail light, and trunk. And I’m not even exaggerating. It wasn’t just a big truck, it was an actual MACK TRUCK.
The worst part is, Heather basically saw this coming. Again. I never learn.
Apparently I’m the only person in America who isn’t all that interested in The Dark Knight. I’ve never really liked any of the DC superheroes, or Batman in particular. I think Christian Bale is overrated. I found Batman Begins boring and bloated. And oh my god am I sick of hearing about Heath Ledger’s “tragic death” and “Oscar-worthy” performance.
Now Zap2It is calling The Dark Knight “the finest comic book movie ever made.” No, sorry, that would be Spider-Man 2, followed very closely by X-Men 2, or possibly even The Incredible Hulk. (OK, that last one was just for your benefit, Eric.)
Anyway, all I’m saying is I’m skeptical. Nevertheless, my parents have volunteered to babysit Ethan this weekend so Penny and I can go see the movie. She liked Batman Begins more than I did, so she’ll probably enjoy this one, too. Me, I’m only going because I feel like it’s my duty as a comic book connoisseur.