Alright, Nuffnang just offered me free tickets to the latest Batman movie – The Dark Knight – last week in exchange for an sponsored post about this movie. Since I was going to watch the movie with thoo2 anyway, so I thought to myself “Hey, why not?”
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The official The Dark Knight website @ www.darkknight-asia.com is chockful of downloadable goodies from PDF posters to wallpapers to adorn your desktops. And yes, there’s a streaming video trailer if you wish to catch glimpses of Batman’s couple of hot rides Some stills from the trailer below.
Batman making a grand entrance with style in his Bat Tumbler – looks like what Automobili Lamborghini would build if they dabbled with tanks instead of supercars
The perpetually unsmiling Dark Knight and his gruffy-looking arch nemesis The Joker have been gracing covers on the likes of local entertainment mags 8 Days, LIME and of course the July edition of the movie mag, FiRST these days (IMHO the best cover of the three).
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That’s just the tip of the iceberg of The Dark Knight madness since there’s been a slew of Batman and Joker’s related fan material all around the web for the past few months, my favourites being Dan LuVisi’s portraits of two of the main protagonists in the The Dark Knight which I think deserves special mention. And let’s not forget the upcoming Lego Batman game which also features most of the characters from The Dark Knight
As for the movie itself, I’m glad that it turned out far better than I expected (otherwise I would be extremely guilty and embarrassed that you’re still reading up to here )
My last impression of Gotham City from 1992′s Batman Begins was a dark, decaying and extremely depressing city of frightened citizens and I was thankful that the same city portrayed in The Dark Knight looks far less gloomy and much more suitable for human inhabitation with the additional bonus of making appreciation of the film much easier on the eyes
The main draw of The Dark Knight however, is not the self-appointed guardian of Gotham himself, not his fancy rides but the wild and unkempt Joker himself. Or specifically the late Heath Ledger (Brokeback Mountain, The Brothers Grimm) himself, who put in an amazingly mesmerizing performance as the deranged criminal genius who revels in unleashing wanton destruction and mayhem in Gotham City on top of brutal cold-blooded murders of his foes, minions and innocent civilians alike.
Heath Ledger, with his convincing portrayal of The Joker as a man with an uncannily thorough understanding of the human psyche who always seems to succeed despite his half-baked and haphazard schemes, steals the show whenever he’s onscreen which makes the whole 153 mins of the show breeze by.
OK, at this point I’m supposed to ask you readers to check out the official www.darkknight-asia.com to watch the trailer but I won’t since I’m sure you’re already itching to stop reading and go catch The Joker (and Batman) in action at your nearest cinemas now
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