Down in Limerick at the minute, boredom took hold last night so myself and the aul lad went down the road to see 'The Dark Knight.'
Imagine my surprise to discover it didn't single-handedly redefine the role of cinema in our society, didn't cure world hunger, didn't get the cinema to combust in one massive orgasmic explosion.
It was perfectly fine.
I was entertained but I found the whole thing spoiled by too many characters, crap sound in the cinema and Batman's voice. I couldn't help thinking he was doing a bad Harry Callahan throughout, and would any minute ask the Joker was he feeling lucky?
Pedant that I am, I've always had trouble suspending disbelief with these types of films. The inner child swallowed by the inner critic.
Good work by Heath Ledger, though. Still a damn shame...