The box office numbers for The Dark Knight speak for themselves…record opening weekend, fastest movie to reach certain levels of box office sales, eventually expected to be the largest grossing movie ever, passing Titanic, etc, etc.
And comments from “experts” and others (including family and friends) sing the praises of this movie. There was no question we would eventually get around to viewing it. It was just a matter of when. A combination of schedules and not being the least bit interested in joining the crazed masses to “see it first” have left us a little behind the curve on taking it in.
But, we finally did it. And I must say, I am left with the most profound ambivilance I have had in a long time about a movie. I can say without any hesitation whatsoever, that I am glad we saw it. But equally, I really am left scratching my head wondering what all the hype and passion for the movie is all about.
Perhaps my lack of an enthusiastic reaction was because we saw the movie on an regular screen and not an Imax presentation. And the theater we saw it in was having some audio problems that resulted in a few scenes being barely audible. But I would not say we missed anything in the story because of either of these factors.
So someone please help me understand why YOU loved the movie, and are committed to seeing it again (and again).