Circumstances had conspired to prevent me from getting to a big screen to see the masterpiece that is THE DARK KNIGHT. Given that, I headed into IMAX, if I was going to see the latest Batman experience, why not big and loud.
The film was simply stunning, every aspect of the formula coming together in a symphony of emotion, power, morals, danger, style and punch. The oppression of the giant screen and the penetrating audio of the IMAX experience was actually a little overwhelming in places. Christopher Nolan pulled all the pieces together to make an unforgettable piece of cinema.
I dont want to just applaud the work, but it was so powerful that I didnt get the chance to think about the special effects work. There was alot of effects work for sure, so much of the film just couldnt have taken place for real, but it is so well done that we just accept all the events and are drawn in ever more. This is a movie experience that delivers against so many vectors, a day later I still feel the
presence of the film, I just grabbed the soundtrack by Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard to keep the effect going a little longer. Actually some of their work resonates with what we have been exploring in my COFA course on Sound Construction and the concept artwork for the film - esp the joker has already come up in my other COFA course.
There are zillions of reviews out there on the net on sites like IMDB and RottonTomatoes - where the score is sitting on 94%. The Wikipedia entry has a less passionate set of info and data for us as well.
Here are some of the poster images:
Final word - REMARKABLE
The most notable trailer at the screening was for the Watchmen - now that is going to be incredible as well - more on that later.