When The Dark Knight Rises
hit movie theaters earlier this year, my ass was in a seat.
How could it not be? I absolutely love Batman Begins
and The Dark Knight
. Add Memento
, The Prestige
, and Inception
into that mix, and Christopher Nolan could do no wrong in my eyes. He is one of the best directors working right now and I'm excited to see what influence he has on Man of Steal
and whatever new project he is working on.
So imagine my surprise when The Dark Knight Rises
didn't altogether live up to my expectations. It would be hard to do so based on those movies I listed above. The Dark Knight
is widely considered to be a great
movie with one of the best acting performances of all time for Heath Ledger. It was a mostly tight-knit movie that left people wanting more as Batman rode off into the darkness, a fugitive after saving Gotham.
Its sequel, The Dark Knight Rises
, was a bit ponderous, a bit poorly paced, and some of the things the characters do just make no rational sense.
That said, it's still a solid movie. Today, the Blu-ray edition of ...
The next generation of consoles is officially here. The Wii U came out this week in Europe and we've been playing with it all week.
We also talk about all the latest X-Men news and the revelation that Heath Ledger was almost Batman, not Joker.
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