We went to see the Dark Knight last night. And it was dark. What are the chances eh?
We were lucky enough to see it at IMAX in Bradford, on the huuuuuge screen. And it was great. A bit bleak perhaps, although there were some points where the finer aspects of human nature rose to the fore they tended to be slapped down again by the generally better organised forces of evil. They seemed to have unlimited supplies of barrels full of explosive that they could move around Gotham city and wire up at will.
Batman as a character doesn't really get the chance to do much but those around him more than make up for this, with a truly astounding performance by Heath Ledger who doesn't much seem to perform the role of the joker as inhabit it.
They seemed determined to give good value to the cinema goer, with set piece after set piece and some really cracking scenes. This perhaps made the film a little overlong, but the pace never lets up. And the sound is worthy of special mention, with very impressive bangs and crashes that really packed a punch.
It is very violent, particularly given the 12A rating, but you really should see it.