Batman/The Dark Knight was an interesting psychological follow-up to Batman Begins, the 2005 twist on an old favorite. This time around Christian Bale was not so convincingly tormented by his past love, he seemed more jaded and apathetic than ever. Except for maybe a few excited interactions with Morgan Freeman’s Charecter, Lucius Fox, Christian did not seem to even want to take the lead in this film. Aaron Ekhart, try as he might, just didn’t get to reach the full potential of his character ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Two-Face see what I mean?) either in the three hours this film ran – at least not to the extent that Heath Ledger was able.
I know everyone probably thinks – “Oh, he’s dead now so this is his automatic immortalizing moment” but seriously, he was by far the most interesting to watch of the whole cast. He and Ekhart did make good foils for each other, and I enjoyed those few moments they had to duel it out.
Over all, I enjoyed it, lots of action, and gratuitous evil. But could have it been shortened, and should we expect more from some of our leading men? I think so.
Go see it anyway – those movie people have got to stay in business. 😉