Monday, July 07, 2008

Dark Knight Watch

I'm not ready to call it Citizen Kane yet, but Drew McWeeny has a review which describes a single line of the Joker's dialogue: While Batman is interrogating the Joker, the Joker says to him, "When the chips are down, these civilized people will eat each other. You’ll see. I’ll show you."

For me, this is a pure and perfect distillation of the Joker's worldview and it suggests that The Dark Knight may have gotten the characters right in what I'll un-ironically call the most important franchise in Western literature.

Only 8 days until the press screening . . .

1 comment:

James said...

This is the best damned blog on the internet, boys. I sure am glad y'all started to pick it up again, because coming here daily and seeing nada was sigh-inducing.