BY Daily Dose
(9.13) Most people have seen “The Dark Knight” at least once by now, which makes this a perfect choice for outdoor viewing with food and drinks; you won’t get shushed by people trying to follow the story line. But kind of shut up anyway. According to the New York Times, director Christopher Nolan,
. . . quickly sets a tense, coiled mood that he sustains for two fast-moving hours of freakish mischief, vigilante justice, philosophical asides and the usual trinkets and toys, before a final half-hour pileup of gunfire and explosions. This big-bang finish — which includes a topsy-turvy image that poignantly suggests the world has been turned on its axis for good — is sloppy, at times visually incoherent, yet touching. Mr. Nolan, you learn, likes to linger in the dark, but he doesn’t want to live there.
Excellent cast includes Morgan Freeman (Ryan’s Hope, Another World). Rated PG-13. Running time: 2 hours 32 minutes.