The Dark Knight sold out, all right.
Disclaimer: I haven’t seen it yet, so I have drunk neither Kool-Aid nor Haterade. My feelings on the as yet unseen movie aren’t so optimistic though, mainly because everyone that’s seen it sounds like they had liberal sips of the Kool-Aid. I trust reviews from friends more than professional critics, but I haven’t seen any comprehensive reviews yet, just more fanboygasms. I can’t help but relate to the Diesel Sweeties strip, however.
I just wish that comic books and movies, etc. didn’t have to keep going quite so dark, as if that’s all that sells these days. Yes, it’s acceptable for the “psycho I miss my mommy and daddy” Batman, but not so much for these other titles. I was telling a friend the other day that I miss the fun and zany comics of the 80’s and 90’s era. They had emotional spots, but were more colorful and fun and silly and people smiled more. Now it seems all emo and killing and depowering and tracing the same film star’s face/pose for every character that artist draws.
Oddly enough my biggest fanboy friend for “The Dark Knight” (he would take me to task for not being excited about it) just this morning commented that it was… *meh. And I find myself agreeing with the sentiment that without Ledger’s death, there would be no Oscar buzz about this film. Not that I wouldn’t like to see a superhero movie earn its Oscar props, but not like this.
Once all the fervor calms down, I’ll get out to see it and pass judgment for myself.