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THE DARK KNIGHT - Aka...The Long Night


By Ian Specter - Posted on 03 April 2009


There are really just two main problems with this movie.

First - the big one - it takes 2.5 hours for a comic book movie. Would someone please cut a scene or twenty?

“Great, Really, This is a “GREAT movie? Really? Does anybody that saw this movie have any perspective on "GREAT"?

Citizen Kane was less than 2 hours. American Beauty was a couple of minutes longer.

So, why do we need this much time to tell a story that originally accompanied a cartoon?

I have no idea.

I am a big fan of Christopher Nolan who also directed Memento. Not so much, here. Would it have been shorter if went backwards?

Problem two - why is Batman, who is the coolest superhero ever, or Bruce Wayne, the richest guy in Gotham City, and the District Attorney with the giant cleft chin -all chasing Maggie Gyllenhaal?

She is good looking enough for me, but not the other three guys.

I kept wanting to give her a nose job and fix those two pieces of skin that hang down between the oink nose and her mouth.

No, Really!!

In closing, it was a good start - a good ending, but in the middle of the movie my 11 year old asked me why all the people were evacuating the city?

I told him that I didn't know, I was a little confused.

Should a movie about a comic book be this confusing?

Maybe if I would have had some Xanax, some Blow, a couple of Cigs, some Smack and some Vicodin – I would have enjoyed this movie.

No, Really!!

I only wish I was joking!!

Ian Specter

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