Life in the Slow Lane

July 1, 2008

New ‘The Dark Knight’ Batman trailer!

Filed under: Movies — pauljlane @ 12:42 pm

Christian Bale as Batman in \"The Dark Knight\"At the link below is the latest trailer for ‘”The Dark Knight,” the latest Batman movie slated for release July 18.

Has there been a more-anticipated comic book movie than this one? Everything about it looks fantastic, from the performances of Christian Bale and Heath Ledger to the storyline involving The Joker and Harvey Dent/Two-Face and the costumes, setting … just, wow.

The “X-Men” series did well, as did “Spider-Man” and the first few entries in the “Batman” series (perhaps because many of the characters in these films were conflicted heroes, people with whom the general public could relate). But this one may take the cake. I wouldn’t be surprised to see “The Dark Knight” become a top-five all-time grosser at the box office.

And while it’s way too early to say, Ledger’s looking like he may get a posthumous Academy Award nomination based on his work in the trailers (and, if this is possible, put Jack Nicholson’s excellent performance of The Joker in the original “Batman” to shame). His look is frightening, his demeanor is truly psychopathic and that doesn’t even sound like he exists anywhere underneath that frazzled, demonic voice he created for the character.

Thoughts?

Dark Knight trailer

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3 Comments »

  1. I can honestly say I haven’t been this excited about a movie in quite some time. I was pretty jazzed about the Transformers last summer. That was probably the closest and most recent. I’m just glad they have gotten back to Batman’s dark roots. The neon campiness of Val Kilmer and George Clooney really put a damper on the dark fun that existed with the first two movies. Batman Begins was great … and I’m opitmistic that The Dark Knight will pick and carry it from there.

    Comment by Scott Leffler — July 1, 2008 @ 1:23 pm | Reply

  2. […] Click here to see a “The Dark Knight” trailer and join a discussion about the movie. […]

    Pingback by Win “The Dark Knight” tickets! « Life in the Slow Lane — July 10, 2008 @ 1:45 pm | Reply

  3. […] Lane over at Greater Niagara News, has some preview praise for the Dark Knight. I agree wholeheartedly. Frank and I talked about this a bit on air yesterday […]

    Pingback by WNYmedia.net | Buffalo and Western New York's online news resource — July 7, 2009 @ 5:26 pm | Reply


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