mcdowellswife wrote:My cousin and I were just talking about this movie over the weekend. He commented that the movie couldn't be 'that good' because it was rated PG-13.
I disagreed with him--there are elements of horrific violence in the movie (i.e the pencil trick). What makes the movie SO good/dark is that it makes you visualize the destruction, the blood, the gore, etc. It puts you in a really dark place mentally because of all that. My husband described it as being mentally raped.
What do you guys think?
I fully agree with you. In fact, I went to film camp this past summer and one of the things that my teacher emphasized WAS putting things offscreen to make them more powerful than just straight out blood and gore right in front of the audience's eyes.
I loved The Dark Knight so much. Before it came out I'd never had anything to do with Batman. I didn't take it seriously because the only association I had with Batman was my friend from preschool who was obsessed with money, evil, taking over the world, and Batman. But one day my friend asked me if I wanted to see The Dark Knight with her because she had no one to go with, and I was really bored so I said why not. We watched Batman Begins at her house first, and that one was pretty good but kind of confusing at the beginning, and then we went and saw The Dark Knight. I ended up seeing it 3 more times after that and will definitely buy it when it comes out on DVD, which is saying a lot because I almost never buy movies.