- The Dark Knight
Saw The DARK NIGHT oops KNIGHT recently (2 days back) at the same theater where i saw IRON MAN and if you are one of my regular readers u must be knowing how bizarre my last trip to that theater ( SATYAM multiplex) had turned out to be . So to avoid all the problems i had to face last time i decided to start from my house well before time and ended up reaching there 1 hour before the show time 😦 .
Well ,lets come to the movie. Quite frankly i have always found BATMAN as the most boring of all the superheroes but i think i have to accept that this movie has changed my opinion completely . The movie was just AWESOME!!!. Two and a half hours of spectacle that u would witness would be sure to make such an impact that u cant ignore thoughts creeping in even after the movie gets over.. 150 mintues is long for an Hollywood movie by any standards but the movie has everything in it that would make it an enjoyable and thrilling ride .
I must say that this must be one of the best superhero movies i have ever seen. The movie deviates From the normal conventional and stereotype superhero action movies where you have the super hero fighting his ass off to make the world better. Yes ,the batman does involve in some rescuing acts in this movie but it goes unnoticed before the Heath ledger’s ( joker ) role of a psychopath.
- HEATH LEDGER – JOKER
The movie has an unusual importance for the Joker’s character . Joker’s performance has to be the best i have seen from any villian. He plays a role of a psycho.The make up that had been given to accentuate the inner character was superb whihc makes him even more terrifying . He makes an impact from the very first scene he shows up . He is cruel , he is terrifying and yes he is intelligent .Every expression he makes looked natural which brought an unbelievable amount of life to his psychotic character.
ThIs would be one of the very rare movies in which you would enjoy a villain’s charecter more than the heroes .I had to admit that christian bale’s (batman) role was totally overshadowed by heath ledger’s stand out performance.No wonder Talks have been going for an oscars already . He was just amazing every time he was around .
Special effects and stunt sequences are simply superb , a special mention to a car chase involvving police van, joker and the batman would be a must . The scene lasts for a looong time until BATMAN’s car is thrown away by a bazooka. There was a huge roar ,when without warning Batman suddenly pops out form his car in a thing that looked like a bike with MRF tyres fitted and AK 47 on both sides 😀 . What ever that thing was it looked awesome .
Aaron Eckhart who plays the role of Harvey dent was good too .He added Something which made the script even more powerful and interesting . His make up for the later part of the movie was just excellent .Reminds me of the movie MUMMY . Quite scary i would say .
The movie ends as usual with BATMAN fleeing and the government blaming him for some deaths which makes it easy for the director for another sequel .
On the whole the movie was superb ,a huge applause which followed in the hall after the movie got over said it all .I would recommend this movie to every one , including those who stay away from action movies.WATCH IT !!! not to catch up a super hero flick but for the sake of late HEATH LEDGER’s wonderful performance .
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I have had a real hard time downloading a DVD rip print of JOHN RAMBO. Waking up at 2 am ,yes 2 in the morning ,after sleeping at 1:30 is not easy and thanks to the poor service from the BSNL i cant even rely them for a infallible net connection ,so that i could happily switch off the monitor and give some rest to my eyes . Not having an unlimited connection has really some disadvantages 😦 . Worse , due to the connection faliure somehwere in Mediterranean sea the downloading speed was so slow that it took 3 days for me to downlaod it completely. Imagined getting up at 2 continuously for three days . ???
ALL for a movie where u have a guy as invincible as , i mean i cant imagine , who almost single handedly finishes off a whole military battalion . Believe me watching the movie was an arduous job even then downloading it . Being a huge fan of the other 3 prequels i was expecting ,if not a better one , a movie that would be as entertaining as the previous ones. But the movie turned out to be a big disappointment for me yet again.My chemistry with movies isn’t going well at all.This is my third consecutive review that is negetive 🙂
Violence is something that is obvious with all sylvester movies but this one was different .The previous versions of rambo had a strong story line where he completed the mission alone but they looked plausible if not possible due to the intelligent script.But this movie looked more like a documentry that has been shot to show the miserable life of people in burma suffer. Most of the movie is about killing people with guns , bombs or by some other means . you can see bodies being torn into pieces almost in every frame.
There was a time where i cant even see whats happening in the movie .I agree the nights are supposed to be like that but originality upto this extent where you cant even see what the actors are doing is silly .
Stallone carries the same weired expression in his face throughout the whole movie which u can see in the poster above it seemed like he was angry with the crew or something 😀 .The movie’s climax was as expected – rambo massacres 1000 army men with one gun ofcourse a big one 😛 . The climax has been shot with intense graphic like body parts flying , well some scenes reminded me of the movie ” SAVING PRIVATE RYAN ” .
Here is the story line —
Twenty years after the last film in the series, John Rambo is staying in northern Thailand, where works as a Boat man. Civil war still continues to take thousands of life in burma which rambo seems to have ignored since the last 20 years .
A group of human rights missionaries arrive at thailand to seek help from rambo to guide them upto the burma border. Sarah (JULIE BENZ) and Michael Bennett (PAUL SCHULZE) ask rambo to help which rambo denies first as in earlier movies 😛 . but then finally accepts .The missonaries after going to the village get trapped .
Arthur Marsh (KEN HOWARD) asks rambo again to help the embassy to find the missionaries along with some hired mercenaries .How he saves the missionaries is the rest of the story. 😀
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The Dark Knight
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