Friday, August 1, 2008

"The Dark Knight" Takes Aim On Sinking "Titanic's" Record

Christopher Nolan, the director of the mega hit “The Dark Knight” has told reporters while in Tokyo that he has no idea why his Batman movie is breaking box-office records.
Nolan said that he doesn't know what it is that is making the movie so popular.
I my thoughts on why this movie is so successful is for Heath Ledger’s performance, the deep and dark story and the respect the cast and crew had in handling a project of this magnitude.
The Joker in this movie is one of the scariest, creepiest and well rounded villains we’ve ever seen in a Batman movie.
I know there are still people who say that Jack Nicholson’s performance is their favorite and that’s fine, because he’s performance was good as well.
Yet, what Ledger did was bring The Joker away from the clunky and silly mood that Nicholson gave him and made him menacing and dark.
I mean there is talk about giving Ledger a Oscar nod and I think that’s fair, because if you didn’t know Heath Ledger was in this movie before you went, you would of never of known. Ledger completely disappeared into the role and became the character.
Another reason why this movie is doing so well is because of the story. The story in this movie focuses on organize crime, so it’s like watching Goodfellas with a man in a bat suit and a killer clown.
This movie also gave the fans of Batman a decent and realistic approach that Batman deserves. He really makes you feel that this actually could happen.
It also hits home hard because the movie does give nods to real world events such as terrorism, sanctioned torture and domestic surveillance.
The other thing that the movies has is the very distinct line between good and evil and the hero is always waist deep in turmoil, yet he keeps going because there is a little glimpse of hope.
That is why I think “The Dark Knight” is breaking so many records; it’s because it treats its audience with respect and delivers a well crafted movie that will be remembered as the best Batman movie ever made.
The film has already grossed $342 million in the United States. It has beaten out "Iron Man" and "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull." It needs to make over $600.8 million in order to sink "Titanic's" record.
I mean if it can gross $300 million in just 10 days, really what's keeping it from grossing another $300 million. We'll most likely see "The Dark Knight" cross over the $400 million dollar mark this weekend.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I would love to see the dark knight sink the titanic's record.