Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Batman: Gotham Knight/The Dark Knight

Gotham Knight is the latest anime-style animation of the Batman DC comics. Its an anthology of 6 animated short films that (they say) are set in between Batman Begins (2005) and The Dark Knight (2008), although i don't see how, exactly.

Just saw it yesterday and to be honest, given the chance to go back in time, i'd pass on watching it. I don't have much experience on animated films (i avoid watching them) but i just found the drawing shitty. Its like they were DIRECTLY animating the comics. Another thing was the 6 films in the 1hr 15 minutes which left little room for character development; and finally, i thought the villains were rather randomly cast...i've never even heard of them. If anything, this movie just made me more eager to see The Dark knight.

Speaking of "The Dark Knight", not only is Heath Ledger creating Oscar buzz for his new movie, he is also attracting unprecedented ticket sales for its opening week...all this from beyond the grave, i might add. According to Yahoo News, movie theatres are getting so overwhelmed they're adding a 6 a.m time slot in addition to sold out 12 a.m screenings.

I will be there when The Dark Knight opens July 18.

R.I.P Heath Ledger.