Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Overwhelmed...........

I know you would have heard it from someone else too or you might yourself have felt so but I am saying those words again just for the sake of not being the one left out. Yes, I am overwhelmed. I just completed watching The Dark Knight and if you do not know what it is, I must say you do not deserve to visit my blog ever again and you deserve to be beaten by The Joker himself.

I loved it and it has been the best movie till date(That's my opinion and I don't like arguments) made by anyone. Hats off to Christopher Nolan, Christian Bale and obviously the most brilliant of them all, Heath Ledger(may he RIP).

My experiences as the movie went on(Spoiler Warning!!!! Please don't read further if you haven't watched the movie. Just sign out and the first thing you do is watch it. And if you have, go ahead, read it and tell me whether you agree with me or not)--

The Bank Robbery--I clap but the sound does not disturb any of my room mates who are busy in their dreamland, maybe with some fairy or whoever I don't know.......

The Parley-- The Magic Trick...."I'm gonna make this pencil disappear" am slowly getting impressed with the Joker

Why so serious-- and I'm thinking--Why so serious....The fun has just started....Let's put a smile on that face

The scene where Batman brings Lau from HongKong-- Amazing action....I think someone has made a right delivery by dropping this movie on my HDD

The Joker's warning-- "I am a man of my word"..... I bet you are

The Press Conference-- The violence has become too much now and Gotham is no more wanting the Batman.....So he decides to turn himself in.....only to see that Harvey Dent's belief in him is too much and he does a spectacular move by proclaiming he is the one...... all my belief in good working government officials which had faded seems to come back....

The Chase Sequence-- A long one but keeps you hooked till the very end......What a bike? Where does he get them from(Yeah I know!!!)

The Jail Sequence-- Now has the movie really started to take itself to a higher level and I have started worshipping The Joker(oh!!! i love the smile)..... "You'll have to choose"---yeah i made the right choice when i started watching this movie(did i have any other option....i'll think about that later). by the end, Rachel is dead and I am sensing better times coming up....

The Scrooge McD sequence--Yeah I know there wasn't anything humorous but the scene where The Joker slides down the pile of money reminded me of Mcduck swimming in his pool of money......and then he burns it all.... "It's not about money, it's about sending a message, Everything Burns"..... I guess you got the message

The Demolition of Gotham general hospital--The Joker is as good as he can be.....blowing up the hospital and then acting like nothing had happened..............Boom... but I can't leave my seat.....

The Climax--- What is that which never dies in a human being?? The human spirit,the compassion for others, the values instilled in them, the faith that we have in others, the burning feeling of always being the right person(those who do not feel the same aren't human according to me)...The way the fat scumbag(as they said) threw the detonator into the water was one of the best scenes of the movie....."We're still here, that means they haven't killed us either"

The movie ended soon and I was left waiting for something more...... The movie was over and yet it was playing itself over and over again in my mind......I was content, got a feeling of satisfaction that I got after watching movies like The Shawshank Redemption or V for Vendetta. This certainly was a movie that belonged to that league--in fact at a certain level above them.

The Joker's laugh's still ringin in my head(The best was when he was falling from the building)...... The Joker was as incorruptible as the Batman but as they say that it is the good that wins always and evil that faces defeat........................................

Lastly, my favorite line from the movie to sum it all up---Either you die a hero or you live long enough to become a villain..............but whatever you do, become famous...........be it Dent, the white knight; Batman,the dark knight or The Joker

And yes.....by the end of the movie, I have woken up my roommates by the noise I am making(maa kassammmm and kossso coming too frequently........)

My Rating - 11/10(extra 1 for Heath Ledger---man he deserves an Oscar....just give it to him)

5 comments:

Siddhartha said...

hey!!!saket ......if its that ggod i am gonna watch it ryt now.....but on second thoughts......yeh movie kal s-complex main aa raha hai.....ha ha ha ha ha ha ha......main toh eh hall mein dekhoonga...well to make u happy...kal s-complex main rock on bhi lag raha hai buddy......so let's rock...wat say u????

DOM!N!C said...

ganda be!!!!!!!!!!!
really sick stuff
i ve already watched the movie thrice and planning to watch again soon ...........

Hats off to Heath Ledger for this amazing n sadly his last performance !!!!!!!!!!

suvra said...

am not dat smitten by t movie,n' least of all t "joker"(having valid reasons of my own)...hence,my comments differ a li'l.

a well-written review....trying 2 upsurge Rajeev Masand n' Khalid Mohammed's position??????????
well,i wud prefer u(i can't help being a li'l partial)..n' also,b'coz
neither of them can give such a technically well-detailed review....so,good wrk.having already seen t movie(n' dat too in Kolkotta,2nd show at t Inox.....jalne ki booo aa rahi hai...ha ha :))...i do recommend to watch it thgh.n' after reading ur blog,nyone will...how verry convincing!!!!!

keep convincing!!!!

Dibyendu said...

lovely narration

Saket said...

@everyone -- thank u all!! for liking the review.....