Thursday, July 31, 2008
And My Vote Goes To…..
Not Heath Ledger, Not Christian Bale. Neither Michael Caine nor Morgan Freeman. My vote goes to simply The Dark Night. I am not a huge fan of fantasy or sci-fi cinema. That's why I never watched a single movie of this genre, but this time I went to theatre to watch The Dark Night. And I was amazed to see the powerful performance by Ledger and Bale. And it is difficult to say who is the best. As a villain, Ledger certainly deserves an Oscar and as a hero, Bale's performance was up to the mark. But the question is what forced me to hit the theatre? Is it friends' recommendation or critics' overwhelming positive response or is it a desire to see Ledger for the last time on the screen? I confess that all these factors influenced me to see the movie.
But what is its uniqueness? Many things. One most important thing is sacrifice. Amidst heavy corrupted system, there are certain people who don't want to change their principles. And we should admire these people. We believe that the sole purpose of cinema is to get pure entertainment, but I don't agree with that. There is gruesome violence, but peace was there in a hidden format. And just you have to feel it. Villain was there to destroy everything, but hero was there to save everything. A must watch for not only batman fans but for those who want to appreciate movies with dark theme.