72 hours later, I am still not sure if I liked it or hated it, so I am going to write my thoughts out. Beware, if you haven't seen it and want to, I am not hiding any secrets here. I had been debating if I wanted to go and see the Dark Knight. I don't love SuperHero movies or Action movies, for that matter, and this was a mix of both.
Maybe it was the mix or maybe it is because we went and watched it at 11:59 Thursday night, but I am still brooding over it.
There was so much hype and since I love Heath Ledger, I gave in and went with my bros and a couple other teenagers. Matt, was smart and slept instead.
But, you see, I like Heath Ledger when he looks like he does in that picture up there. When he is smiling, laughing and well, cute. But, I knew this was the last film he finished and I have to admit, I wanted to see what all the hype was about.
I left the theatre feeling disturbed. Maybe it was because I had just watched 2 hours and 45 minutes of things blowing up. Maybe it was because Batman sounded like he was growling under his suit. Maybe it was because the girl died, yeah. What Superhero can't save the girl? come on! This is a movie, and I expect it to play out as such. SAVE HER! Maybe it was because there was so much going on, I was confused. Maybe it was because the Commisioner was supposed to be dead, but then he wasn't. Maybe it was because the good guy turned bad and started randomly killing people. Maybe it was because everything was happening so fast that I couldn't follow what was going on. Maybe it was because me and this other girl were texting each other and wondering when we were going to break down. Maybe it was because a hospital got blown up or maybe it was because Heath was unrecognizable. I know that is a good thing when someone plays a character and you don't recognize them, but it was truly creepy. The joker was pure evil. I had to cover my eyes. alot. I felt guilty because I wanted the joker to die, but Heath was already dead. I wanted to blame the character.
I was bothered because people in the audience laughed at some of the evil stuff he said. I didn't think it was funny. I wanted to not know that it was him acting. It was amazing in one way, but so sad in another. I know, I know, I am giving this way too much thought, but when people ask me if I liked it, I don't know what to say. I am confused as to how to explain it. It is just so dark.
So, I am still confused, but felt better when I watched this Video on youtube. Now, that is how I want to remember him.
I wasn't really prepared for what I saw. I know it is just a movie, but he was a real person. I know there are alot of other things I should be thinking and pondering about. I know it really doesn't matter in the scheme of things or in my life's big picture, but that's what I am thinking and feeling today. So, yeah, that's it.