Wiseacre (ewin) wrote,

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elvinborn and I just went to see Get Smart.

When it comes to DVD, it will be mine.  There really aren't words to describe how much fun that movie is... it's just... lots and lots of fun.  And it contains some of the best action scenes I've ever seen, in what is mostly a comedy.

It's not just funny, it's not just satisfying, it's not just exciting... it's sweet.  And I guess I can't call Dwayne Johnson the Rock anymore, but I can still enjoy him.  Also, apparently everybody in the world decided to guest star in it.

Basically, Get Smart was a present from Peter Segal to me.  I'm not sure how he knew, but I thank him just the same.

Now, Sunday matinee, I went by myself to go see Dark Knight.

I meant to post about it earlier, actually.

I'm not sure I have the words right now for Momentous Striking Terrifying Incredible Movie when I'm still buzzing from Happy Fun Movie.  Let's see... Dark Knight was beautiful.  It was meaningful.  And the terror, by and large, was that adult kind of terror -- the kind you feel when you know you are about to see something horrible happen that you really don't want to have happen, that you really want to see stopped.  The audience really has to earn the hero.

Everybody is fantastic in it... and I'm not sure who went and taught Gary Oldman how to be subtle.  When did that happen?

Everything that can be said about Heath Ledger's role in the movie has been said already.  If there were anything I could say that would somehow encapsulate what this performance means in the wake of his departure... but there's nothing.

But since I don't want to end on a weepy note, I will at least say that Christian Bale's gravelly BatVoice annoys the crap out of me.  Everyone is already asking how on earth this film can be continued upon... my own very small wish is that they continue it with a film that contains a subplot about how Batman decides that it's okay if he just talks normally.
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