Rory’s First Kiss was golden
Okay, you’re probably all getting a little bored with all the reports I’ve been posting via MovieTickets.com press releases about how well The Dark Knight is doing at the box office. Frankly, I am, too. With hype as incredible as it has been for this movie, it’s no wonder they’re raking in the dough. Flashy numbers are nice to know at first, but it gets tiresome really quickly. Granted, TDK has been making records here, folks, but I think we can all agree what matters most now is audience and fan reaction.
And it’s been more than praising. I’ve made some mentions recently on how unbelievably well received this film has been in the several days it’s been out now. It’s true, some people don’t like it—but based on polls, official reviews, and fan reactions/reviews, the majority of moviegoers are still drooling over The Dark Knight. Heads are still spinning, and they’re going back for more. Batman fans are ecstatic (just check the poll on Batman-On-Film’s main page), but non-fans are loving it, too, and that says not only a lot about this film’s quality, but a lot about what Christopher Nolan has done for comic book movies … forever.
So congrats, Bats. Kudos to the Nolan brothers, to David S. Goyer, to the fantastic actors, Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard, to gracious and welcoming Chicago for letting them violently abuse their city—and to everyone else who made this film what it is. Costume designers, choreographers, etc. Fantastic job.
We’ll see you at the Oscars. (Hopefully they pull that giant pretentious stick out of their asses first, screw their heads on straight, and recognize TDK for what it’s worth instead of dismissing it as a so-so comic book movie—which it isn’t—and washing their hands of it and the genre all-together. You know, like they usually do.)
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