Guys, I could hardly be more excited: I'm going to go see The Dark Knight tonight at the Drafthouse!!
This movie is already a cultural phenomenon, and that by itself is an understatement. According to E! News, The Dark Knight broke money-making records as Hollywood's biggest opening day -- ever. Take that, recession.
Here's a sampling from the critics' circle. First is from my fave, Kenneth Turran at Los Angeles Times and NPR, where he is a frequent contributor:
"Christopher Nolan's powerful, disturbing Batman sequel is fueled by Heath Ledger's indelible Joker."
And from Manohla Dargis at the New York Times:
"Dark as night and nearly as long, Christopher Nolan’s new Batman movie feels like a beginning and something of an end. Pitched at the divide between art and industry, poetry and entertainment, it goes darker and deeper than any Hollywood movie of its comic-book kind."
And from my roomate Caleb, who just walked in from seeing it:
"It's fucking awesome. There are no expectations. You won't be able to predict what is going to happen next. And pay attention to Harvey Dent."
Thanks Caleb. Thoughts soon, ya'll.