“The Dark Knight”



He Said: I am a huge Batman fan and have been waiting for this movie for what seems like forever. “The Dark Knight” delivered on all levels for me. I have seen it twice and would love to see it again. Director Chris Nolan hits it out of the park in this second installment in his “Batman” trilogy.


“The Dark Knight”

He Said: I am a huge Batman fan and have been waiting for this movie for what seems like forever. “The Dark Knight” delivered on all levels for me. I have seen it twice and would love to see it again. Director Chris Nolan hits it out of the park in this second installment in his “Batman” trilogy. The part of the film that works the best is Heath Ledger as the Joker. I will be very disappointed if Ledger is not nominated for an Oscar; his portrayal is right on target. Every time the Joker is on screen, audiences are in awe of this creepy, diabolical character. If you are a fan of Batman comics, you will love this Joker. The action sequences are the best I have ever seen in any film. Go see this movie and marvel at how great it is, but also how sad it is that Heath Ledger is gone and will no longer have great performances for us to enjoy.
Grade: A+

She Said: I’ve struggled with exactly what to say about this film. I am a fan of Batman in just about any form he comes in. That he comes in the form of Christian Bale is icing on the cake. Bale is by far my favorite Batman. He has the acting chops to pull off both the playboy Bruce Wayne and the brooding dark knight, Batman. In order for me to not give away any surprise special effects or plot twists, I will simply comment on what makes this film different from “Batman Begins” or any other Batman movie. There are several scenes in this movie that take place outside during the daytime. It was nice to see the sunshine! We get to see a much more believable Gotham. To top it off, there are a lot of cool new gadgets and toys and some escape tactics that are very surprising. It’s a bit too scary for the little ones, so leave them at home. But “The Dark Knight” is a must-see movie.
Grade: A

“Journey to Center of the Earth”

He Said: I was a bit worried about this movie. I thought it had a real chance to be stupid, but it was so much fun that I looked past the goofy lines. Seeing it in 3D is like being on a great thrill ride at Six Flags. I am a fan of Brendan Fraser, and in this movie, he has great comic timing. The special effects are great and I would not be surprised to see this movie nominated by the Academy Awards. The plot of the film is very simple and does not make any statements, but it does entertain. This is a film you can take the whole family to see. The movie moves very fast, and before you know it, the ride is over.
Grade: A

She Said: Watching this movie was time well spent. We took the kids and had a blast. Having never seen the original or read the book, I wasn’t completely sure what to expect. Of course, it is incredibly predictable. Still, the movie manages to entertain — it even held my 5-year-old son’s attention. I don’t know anything about the science behind what happens in the film, but I do know that it is a fun, family -friendly movie.
Grade: B