Impression of The Dark Knight Prologue and I Am Legend

I’ve just gotten home after the I Am Legend IMAX experience, featuring the 6-minute prologue for The Dark Knight (the new Batman sequel). It was interesting that fully half of the people who lined up over two hours early came just to see the Dark Knight prologue and this wasn’t even the first showing. There was a midnight showing the night before and 4 showings earlier in the day.

Joker has drawing power, kids.

I was also amused by the three postings I saw and the overhead announcement that there would be no refunds once the prologue had played.

And my GAWD, was the prologue awesome! The summaries that posted all over teh intranets are accurate, but they still don’t do justice to the experience of seeing it all play out on the big screen. Heath Ledger is an excellent Joker, casting aside the camp for a total maniacal cackling psychotic…freak.

I wish I could share this prologue with you all, but I don’t know that even viewing it on a computer monitor would really do it justice. If you get the chance, I have to recommend in the strongest possible terms that you check it out.joker dark knight poster

After the prologue, I figured the next ninety minutes would be a letdown.

And it was. I mean, nothing could quite match the prologue on the awesomeness scale….

but I Am Legend is actually a surprisingly good movie.

I’m ashamed to admit that I’ve never read Richard Matheson‘s book, so I can’t really say how faithful this movie was to Matheson’s original vision, but I have seen several of the film adaptations and I have to say that this was definitely the best that I’ve seen.

I’d recommend seeing I Am Legend even without the added benefit of the prologue, but when you combine them, I demand that you see this if possible.

Now please excuse me while I pass out from all the awesomeness and grief that I have to wait until June to see the rest of The Dark Knight.



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6 Responses to Impression of The Dark Knight Prologue and I Am Legend

  1. wyocwby says:

    I can’t wait to see this. Jack Nicholson’s comedie noir was brilliant, but, from what I’ve seen, Ledger’s work promises to open a whole new face on the Joker.

    Will Smith kicked ass in “I Am Legend.” I just wish I would have seen it in IMAX.

  2. CrackerBob says:

    I agree, this isn’t really a “Nicholson v Ledger” thing, because they’re each utilizing a different facet of the Joker. Nicholson was excellent as the Clown; Ledger looks to be excellent as the dark, twisted, maniacal killer.

    I’m still a bit surprised at I Am Legend. I expected popcorn fare along the lines of Men In Black, but I got something more like…well, not quite Pursuit of Happiness with a little action, but damn close.

  3. Mike Haynes says:

    I’ve been keeping up with all the viral campaigns, the ads, trailers and such and I can officially say I’m excited for this movie. Maybe not as excited as I was for Spider-Man 3, which sucked, but excited nonetheless! Ledger’s Joker looks better than Nicholson’s. Easily.

    Next summer’s movies are going to rock.

    Batman, Iron man, Hulk…*drool*

  4. CrackerBob says:

    You thought Spider-man 3 sucked? I seem to be in the minority in thinking that it wasn’t that bad. It was the worst of the three, definitely, but it wasn’t HORRIBLE. There’s a few things I would have changed, as I think we talked about before, but I thought it was okay overall.

    I like Ledger’s take better than Nicholson’s, too, but I think that has more to me liking that facet of the Joker better and less to do with any fault of Nicholson. Nolan’s take on Batman is just more my style in general, it seems.

    And yes, this summer should be awesome…. I’m even looking forward to Iron Man. Which reminds me, have you heard the rumor about Samuel Jackson being in both Iron Man and Hulk and them sharing a scene?

  5. Mike Haynes says:

    I have not heard that rumor. It would be pretty awesome to see. He’s supposed to be playing Nick Fury if I’m not mistaken.

  6. CrackerBob says:

    Yeah, that’s what I’ve heard, too. I keep meaning to post about it, but I can’t find many details or confirmation information.

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