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The Dark Night Movie Reviews: Reviews of the latest Batman movie

Here are some reviews of The Dark Night, the latest Batman movie. It’s blowing away almost every critic that sees it, and I suspect it will be nominated for best picture, and that Nolan will WIN an academy award for Best Director. Heath Ledger will certainly be nominated for an award for Best Actor, and will mostly likely win. Not because he died, but because all indications are, he truly deserves it.

The Dark Night Movie Reviews:

Rolling stones review of The Dark Night

How can a conflicted guy in a bat suit and a villain with a cracked, painted-on clown smile speak to the essentials of the human condition? Just hang on for a shock to the system. The Dark Knight creates a place where good and evil — expected to do battle — decide instead to get it on and dance. “I don’t want to kill you,” Heath Ledger’s psycho Joker tells Christian Bale’s stalwart Batman. “You complete me.” Don’t buy the tease. He means it.

…I can only speak superlatives of Ledger, who is mad-crazy-blazing brilliant as the Joker. Miles from Jack Nicholson’s broadly funny take on the role in Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman, Ledger takes the role to the shadows, where even what’s comic is hardly a relief. No plastic mask for Ledger; his face is caked with moldy makeup that highlights the red scar of a grin, the grungy hair and the yellowing teeth of a hound fresh out of hell. To the clown prince of crime, a knife is preferable to a gun, the better to “savor the moment.”

Review of The Dark Night from Variety:

Viewers who found “Batman Begins” too existentially weighty for its own good will be refreshed to know that “The Dark Knight” hits the ground running and rarely lets up over its swift 2½-hour running time. Nolan directs the action more confidently than he did the first time out, orchestrating all manner of vertiginous mid-air escapes and virtuosic highway setpieces (and unleashing Batman’s latest ooh-ah contraption, the monster-truck-tire-equipped Bat-Pod). In a fresh innovation, six sequences were shot using Imax cameras, and will presumably look smashing in the giant-screen format (pic was reviewed from a 35mm print).

Though not as obsessively detailed as “Batman Begins,” “The Dark Knight” shares with that film a robust physicality and a commitment to taking violence seriously; a brief shot of bruises and scrapes on Bale’s torso conveys as much impact as any of the film’s brutal confrontations. Bale himself is less central figure than ensemble player, but the commandingly charismatic thesp continues to put his definitive stamp on the role, and also has devilish fun playing up Wayne’s playboy persona.


The Dark Night movie review by the Hollywood Reporter

“The Dark Knight” is pure adrenaline. Returning director Christopher Nolan, having dispensed with his introspective, moody origin story, now puts the Caped Crusader through a decathlon of explosions, vehicle flips, hand-to-hand combat, midair rescues and pulse-pounding suspense.

Nolan is one of our smarter directors. He builds movies around ideas and characters, and “Dark Knight” is no exception. The ideas here are not new to the movie world of cops and criminal, but in the context of a comic book movie, they ring out with startling clarity. In other words, you expect moralistic underpinnings in a Martin Scorsese movie; in a Batman movie, they hit home with renewed vigor.


Movie review of the Dark Night by Time Magazine

It’s been one of the best summers in memory for flat-out blockbuster entertainment, and in the wow category, the Nolan film doesn’t disappoint. True to format, it has a crusading hero, a sneering villain in Heath Ledger’s Joker, spectacular chases — including one with Batman on a stripped-down Batmobile that becomes a motorcycle with monster-truck wheels — and lots of stuff blowing up. Even the tie-in action figures with Reese’s Pieces suggest this is a fast-food movie.

.. This Joker is simply one of the most twisted and mesmerizing creeps in movie history…. And the actor, who died in January at 28 of an accidental prescription-drug overdose, is magnificent… The Dark Knight is bound to haunt you long after you’ve told yourself, Aah, it’s only a comic-book movie.


And the following Dark Night movie reviews were gathered by Cinemablend.com

“It isn’t an overstatement to call The Dark Knight the most sophisticated and ambitious work of its kind.” – Todd Gilchrist, IGN

“The Dark Knight is a masterpiece – an almost flawless comic book movie adaptation.” – Peter Sciretta, Slashfilm

“Dark, grim, haunting and visionary, “The Dark Knight” is nothing short of brilliant, the best and scariest comic hero adaptation you are likely to see this summer season, and perhaps during the whole year.” – Emanuel Levy, emanuellevy.com

“If DARK KNIGHT gets anything less than an Oscar nomination it would be a great injustice to the world of cinema. Nolan has delivered an epic masterpiece that will literally take your breath away.” – Brad Miska, Bloody-Digusting

“It’s the “Godfather II” of comic book films and three times more earnest than “Batman Begins” (and fuck, was that an earnest film). Easily the most adult comic book film ever made.” – Kevin Smith, director of Zack and Miri Make a Porno

“All the things you never thought you would see in a Batman film are present in “The Dark Knight.” Christopher Nolan’s dark, disturbing sequel to 2006’s “Batman Begins” pulls off an impossible task: making an epic from a movie with a man in tights.” – Erik Amaya, Comic Book Resources

“The Dark Knight manages to exceed expectation with a villain so maniacal, his desire for destruction begins to make sense to the point you understand his desire for all out anarchy while you are cheering for the opposition in a war that basically boils down to one side against individual terrorism.” – Brad Brevet, Rope Of Silicon

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Review of Movie “Hancock” Starring Will Smith

Here’s Nathan’s review of the hot summer movie “Hancock”, starring Will Smith and Charlize Theron.
Hancock is an action-packed movie that is guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat.
In this movie, Hancock (Will Smith) is a man with supernatural abilities that has no idea where he came from or anything about his past. But he is no ordinary superhero. Unlike other classic superheroes, Hancock is constantly drunk, cusses like it was a first language to him, and has no respect for others. When he does rescue somebody or prevents robberies, he does it in the most destructive way you could think. In all, Hancock is not the greatest superhero of all time.

Soon, Hancock meets Ray (Jason Bateman), a Public Relations Representative who is not having much luck in his life. Ray takes in Hancock and tries to change Hancock’s image. The first thing Ray thinks that would help is if Hancock went to jail. If Hancock went to jail, crime would be on the rise and people would want him back. So both Hancock and Ray decide to try it. During the process, Hancock meets Ray’s mysterious wife, Mary (Charlize Theron). Hancock is then thrown into an adventure to help change who he is and to find out about the mysterious woman Mary.

This movie is a great movie and is sure to entertain you. Its special effects are amazing and there are some very cool stunts that have been thrown into the movie. The plot flows nicely and there are some very funny moments scattered throughout the film. Some parts are predictable and some parts will surprise you. Peter Berg (Director) has done an outstanding job on this movie and you will definitely enjoy it!

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Movie Review of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull: Indiana Jones 4

Here’s a movie review of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. What did you think?
As a big fan of the first three Indiana Jones movies, I went to this movie with a measure of anticipation and a bit of skepticism. I fully understand the problem that movie makers face when they attempt to put together sequels to great movies – especially a few years later. The Rocky movies, for instance, were excellent up until the time when a nearly 60-year old Sly Stallone took the stage looking like his face was about to fall off. With all of that said, I think this version of Indiana Jones did about as well as it could have.
I don’t think it’s fair to hold this movie to the same standard as its predecessors, nor do I blame the producers for targeting a different demographic. After all, the 30 and 40-somethings that enjoyed the early part of this four-pack aren’t likely to be shelling out their dollars for dates at the movie theatre like the younger generation did. The movie featured an aged Harrison Ford, a typical plot, and some very predictable special effects. That’s not to say it was done poorly. It was actually great, except that it was very predictable.
This movie was driven, for the most part, by the return of Harrison Ford to his old self. Though he made his name as the unbreakable, unbeatable action star of our dreams, he had strayed from that slightly over the last decade. Back in his role is Indy, Ford was back in his element. The directors appropriately put Ford through the trials early in the movie and he shines throughout. He appears to be the same Ford who was able to so seamlessly navigate the tombs in Raiders of the Lost Ark, which still remains the best and most unbreakable of the four movies. Like with the earlier of these George Lucas films, Ford is the star in a number of over-the-top, larger than life action sequences. Those scenes remind the viewer of why we fell in love with the first three movies.
The movie ultimately succeeded by staying true to form and sticking to the Indiana Jones playbook. There is everything you might expect, from the melting skin to the wonderfully creepy crawlers that appear in all of the films. This movie allows movie goers to indulge themselves in the old Indiana Jones tradition. It’s a story of a larger than life character who combines brain and brawn, all while living forever.

There are free downloads of the Indiana Jones Crystal Skull movie online, and free streaming video, but nothing replaces being in the theatre, seeing it huge on the screen (or at least on a big screen tv).

 

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