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"The Dark Knight" Does Not Disappoint


After all of the news surrounding the new Batman installment, I wanted to see for myself whether it was a great movie and whether Heath Ledger truly delivered a performance worthy of a posthumous oscar nod. I'm not sure what it is about human nature that makes us want to flock to the scene of an accident or be a part of the events surrounding a person's death. I guess deep down we are all a bunch of voyeuristic pigs, who want to witness tragedy so that we might understand it better. I think part of it is that we all want to be a part of something bigger than ourselves.

The death of Heath Ledger was a shock to all of Hollywood and those in the world that admired him as an actor. I was skeptical at first about the press surrounding this last performance and the news that he deserves an oscar. Is that just the words of people who want to honor him or leach some part of his fame? I went to the opening night of "The Dark Knight" to find out. I was not disappointed.

The movie was spectacular. A full cast of talented actors came together to make something extremely entertaining and memorable, but Heath Ledger stole the show. It was almost as if he was born to play that part. For me, he made the Joker real and dark and twisted. I believed him. His deliver was flawlessly creepy and funny at the same time. In my opinion, he's the Joker all true Batman fans have been waiting for.

As I was walking out of the theater, I heard a lady in front of me ask her friend, "Do you think he would have been up for an award if he hadn't died?" Her friend said, "Nah, that's just the type of thing they do in Hollywood." I have to honestly say that I disagree. I think that even if he was still alive and here to watch the success of his performance, fans would still be raving about his performance. I think he would have been catapulted into a stardom far beyond what he ever knew.

Of course, there are people that will love him simply because he's gone. And there will be others that will swear he wasn't that good and that he only got recognition because he died. You go and judge for yourself, but this girl loved it. Oh, and for the record, Maggie Gyllenhall as Rachel Dawes owned Katie Holmes.

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