The Dark Knight – July 24th

The Dark Knight“Some men just want to watch the world burn.”

If you’ve been living under a rock, you might have missed that the latest Batman movie has been released.  For the rest of us, it has ben Batmanmania since last weekend when the movie took in a record $155.3 million over the opening weekend.  That is absolutley crazy.  However, not unjustified.  “The Dark Knight” might well be the best movie I’ve seen all year.

Standard disclaimer, there will probably be spoilers here.  Read at your own peril.

We pick up the story where Batman Begins leaves off.  Bruce Wayne is still batman, but there are copycats donning their own masks and capes in order to foil crime… I think.  I was never too clear exactly what was going on with these things.  Twas a bit confusing.  But, no matter.  The mob is still seriously pissed at Batman for crimping their enterprises.  Along with the new fair-haired district attorney Harvey Dent, they have shut down all of the money launderers but one .  So, the mob, being enterprising types, bring in a chinese businessman to handle all their cash and… ya know what?  It doesn’t matter.  Other than a pretty sweet snatch and grab by Batman in Hong Kong, all this really does is launch us into “Joker” territory.

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