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The Dark Knight opened this past weekend with almost every show here selling out. My wife and I got a much needed date night and actually caught it. What says romance more than watching a physcho on the big screen.

I have been a huge Comic Book fan since the beginning of time. And even more so a huge Batman fan. Batman Begins as far as I’m concerned was the “only” batman that existed in movies. Then Nolan comes out with the dark knight.

Originally I heard Mark Hammell (skywalker) was going to be the joker. He was the voice of the joker in the cartoon. Then heath ledger came in. At first I was thinking “are you kidding? Huh?” then I started seeing pics of him and I was blown away.

He was absolutly insane, amazing, mind blowing and perfect for this role. He was and forever will be the joker. I sure hope they don’t try to bring him in another film and replace him with another actor because anything else will fall flat. I think the joker should die with the actor.

Christian bale has been a favorite of mine since “swing kids”. The man is brilliant and he is the best batman ever. He gets a little bit of the Detective Comics version in him this time and I loved it. I would have liked to have seen a little more from Batman though.

Gary Oldman (from Immortal Beloved) really shines in this film. That man can act awesome. Everything was perfect in this film except Maggie Gyllenhaal, who replaced katie Holmes. I actually liked homes and I think Maggie Gyllenhaal was not pretty enough. There is no way batman would fall for a normal looking girl. I also just didn’t think she was very believable.

Was it long? YES. Did it feel like it? NO WAY.  I loved every minute of this movie.

6 out of 5 stars from me.

Wanted to let you guys know about a few movies I saw recently.

Lets start with..

IRON MAN:

This is a killer movie and exactly what I was hoping for. Robert Downey Jr. was perfect for the role. I loved every minute of this movie and It goes into the catalogs as one of the top 5 comic book movies of all time.

It stayed true to the comic which was nice. Great humor, Good acting, and awesome action. This was not a campy movie. It was very realistic and not litered with a on of unbelievable CGI.

Iron Man is a must see.

5 out of 5 stars

The Incredible Hulk:

Did you see the first one they did a few years ago? I did and that’s why I was scared to go see this one. My brother took me out to it for fathers day so I thought what the heck it’s free. They say never judge a book by it’s cover. In this case don’t go into this movie thinking about the last one. The last movie was so CGI and crappy it deserved 1/2 stars and that is basically because it did have the hulk in it.

This movie sets itself apart. It was great. It had all the elements of the comic and finally had actors who could….ACT! And Hulk didn’t look cheesy and dumb. He was actually very cool looking and his movements were very realistic when he fought the abomination. There was also tony stark in it and so great teasers for the future marvel comics world of movies.

I don’t think there was much language in it and no visible sex. I think you need to see this one because it restores the hulk franchise.

It is like batman begins vs. batman forever. NUFF SAID

3.5 stars out of 5