Posts Tagged ‘awesome’

Review: The Dark Knight

July 22, 2008

Director: Christopher Nolan
Writers: Christopher Nolan and
Jonathan Nolan (story by David S. Goyer; Batman created by Bob Kane)
Starring: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Heath Ledger, Gary Oldman, Aaron Eckhart, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Morgan Freeman

My Rating: 10 out of 10

The Dark Knight is one of the most perfectly perfect films I have ever seen. Admittedly it’s only in the last few years that I’ve started expanding my film horizons and watching the kind of movies that fall into the category of “masterpiece” (it’s been about eight months since I watched The Godfather for the first time) but I’m confident that others will agree with me when I say that despite being both a sequel and a comic book movie, The Dark Knight really is a masterpiece of modern film.

The story picks up almost a year after the events of Batman Begins, with Gotham City fighting a war on crime. Bruce Wayne (Bale) is doing his best to wipe out the mob in the guise of Batman, helped by bulter/confidant Alfred (Caine), Detective Gordon (Oldman) and love interest Rachel Dawes. When the new DA, Harvey Dent (Eckhart), starts making some headway on the crime problem through legal channels, Bruce believes it might be time to hang up the cowl and let Dent become the city’s protector. But everything starts going to hell when the Joker (Ledger) launches a campaign of terror and chaos against Gotham.


Review: Iron Man (2008)

May 1, 2008

Reviewed: 1st May, 2008
Director: Jon Favreau
Starring: Robert Downey Jr, Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges and Gwyneth Paltrow

My Rating: 8 out of 10

Iron Man is a blast. Jon Favreau has crafted one of the best superhero movies of recent years with this fun flick, and at the same time creating one of the coolest movie heroes we’ve seen in ages.

For the initiated, Iron Man is the story of Tony Stark, a brilliant weapons designer and billionaire playboy who parties hard, schmoozes women and doesn’t show up to anything on time. While showing off his new uber-deadly missile system, the Jericho, to the Air Force in Afghanistan, he’s kidnapped by the Ten Rings terrorist group and forced to build another missile for bad guys. Instead he builds a suit of power armour to escape the terrorists and make his way back to the US. After seeing the atrocities caused by his own weapons, Stark is determined to fix things by building a bigger, better set of armour and fighting bad guys as “Iron Man”.