My fingers have been itching, my brain spinning, my thoughts distracted. i've been waiting to blog about this one. wednesday night, i finally watch The Dark Knight. i went into the cinemas thinking "oh,this is gonna be so cool, watching a dude in a bat costume running around at night beating up bad guys". but halfway through the movie, it became more than just a cool movie. it got me thinking,and thinking,and thinking. after it ended , i was just stoned in my seat. to describe how i felt after the show ended would be impossible. i had mixed emotions.
It was half,the story and half, the characters that really got me thinking. there were so many elements to the story and characters that draw questions about life,about chaos,about evil and about patriotism. Batman or bruce wayne is a character i really respect. its amazing how he just gave up his identity and the reputation he's built for himself all the whole time as batman just so his city would have hope of being free of corruption. WHOTHEHECK WOULD DO THAT?!
Then there is The joker. heck, he was the most amazing character in the movie. heath ledger nailed it 300%. Since young, i've always hated the joker, partly because i hated clowns but it was more the character's personality and the twist in his mind. freaked me out like hell and it still does. to think that every step of the way in his ultimate goal of bringing down Gotham city and to see the world burn and turn against each other, it wasn't plan at all. he went with the flow.and how he brought the citizens in to destroy each other on the ferry was another example of how chaotic he wanted things to be. its not like the joker has any superpowers like all other comic book villains,his mind is a superpower altogether already. for those who have watched the movie already, u'd remember that batman and the detective said the joker almost won the game of destroying the hopes of gotham city becoming a corruption less city. thats right, HE ALMOST WON. he alone went against a whole army of swat teams, police, politicians and even batman and almost succeeded if batman didn't give up his identity to cover Harvey dent's reputation. The joker can go down in the books as the most evil villain ever existed in the history of comics. a single twisted mind, can bring a whole city to its knees. think about that for a second.
As his time drew nearer to the end, the joker made sure he continued his game with harvey dent. he planned to kill the hero in harvey dent and bring out the monster within. there is nothing more sad then seeing a hero fall. and what they said in the movie is true. Become too much of a hero, u turn into a villain. thats also one of the reasons why batman gave up his identity. he knew his time would be over soon, and hoped that harvey would continue his legacy.
It was all these elements of the story that have been spinning in my head for the past few days. i'm definitely gonna watch this a second time to understand the story more.
Now, about heath ledger. we all know about his unfortunate death and his apparent cause of death which is accidental overdose on drugs or accidental prescription of drug dosage. but i think what really killed him is something extremely sad that had its advantages in the movie. I think its the joker that killed heath ledger. how, u ask? remember how evil the jokers character is? the only way heath ledger could have did an incredible job as the joker is because he made himself the joker.he got himself into the joker's character. in one of his interviews, he's said that even on off days, he'd go to the set and become the joker. his fictional character was taking over him. and it took a toll on his sleep and thoughts. that is why he dosed himself with too much sleeping pills. in other words, his death was unintentional suicide. this makes me hate and be awed at the joker's character even more. this whole theory may sound ridiculous, but its definitely possible. and scary too. its really darn sad. its almost like saying he gave up his life for his career and to do a story that would impact the lives of people all over the world like me. now that is sacrifice. and for that i give my utmost respect to Mr. Heath Andrew Ledger for doing a superb job.