So I finally caught a screening of The Dark Knightlast night after spending weeks of dodging reviews and spoilers, while watching everyone I know stop just short of dropping to their knees and praying to a new God in Batman. Personally, I absolutely fell in love with the film and (I'll admit this once and only once, so don't get used to it) actually shed a tear or two during the quiet of the night whilst thinking of Ledger's performance and how he's no longer with us. It really hurt last night for some reason. But that's all I'll say about that.
I feel that if a gritty crime drama like The Departed can win Best Picture, there's no reason why The Dark Knight shouldn't be nominated for a few things; most definitely for Ledger's Joker and for the dynamite screenplay ... with its layer upon layer of sweet awesomeness. But that's me. I obviously dug the film a whole lot. Both our reviews (James' review and Scott's review) capture exactly how I felt about the film, so I'll stop here by saying that I cannot wait to see it again.
What did you think? Did it live up to the hype?