Dark Knight Revisited

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  1. b.c.

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    Recently we had the occasion to get to see "The Dark Knight" again, this time at the IMAX/Aquarium of the Americas (Riverfront - New Orleans), after which we hopped 'cross the street and discussed this movie over a Harrahs meal (before, unfortunately, donating a small sum to the slots later that evening...darn).

    But back to the point. This version of the movie starts in a wide screen format. Some school kids who sat way down front at first looked dismayed at the thought of having to crane their necks upward at such a sharp angle to see it that way. But that was just the opening credits.

    BOOM, suddenly the movie goes to full IMAX screen (to the gasp of the audience) and the large scale scenes of flying over/through buildings are downright dizzying.

    But the biggest surprise was that this movie was so GOOD even the second time around! I don't know if it was Ledger's unrelentingly psychotic portrayal of the Joker ("intense" barely describes it), or the scale of the carnage his character unleashes on Gotham...probably both. (This was filmed mostly in Chicago I read. No duh... comic book readers always knew Gotham was Chicago, Metropolis - New York, etc. etc.) The result is nothing less than "edge of the seat" viewing all the way, even knowing what's going to happen.

    Anyway, if you haven't seen it (or even if you have) try catching this flick IMAX style.
     
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    shame my nearest imax is in a different state
     
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    hey! theres an imax here! awesome! i must go see it!
     
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    Highly recommend seeing it in IMAX. Sound is awesome too!
     
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