let's talk about batman


Before Saucy even begins her cupcake review of Batman: The Dark Knight, she wants to address a few issues... but let's get those pastries out of the way and discuss more serious matters. Saucy gave The Dark Knight four cupcakes out of five, and she will tell you why.





Reason one: above... Saucy's only Batman. Yes, Christian Bale is all Bat Hot and Bat Handsome with his Bat Pecs and his Bat Chiseled-Chin. But study the portrait above, dear reader. Do you see what I see? I see the perfect not-so-secret celebrity crush. I see the world's best Bruce Wayne. Flawed, not perfect. That's how Saucy likes her Batmen. Furrowed brow and all.


Second... what's with all the movie posters? Saucy demands to know why Warner Brothers Pictures distributed so many variations on a theme. It's a guy dressed like a bat, we get it. And a guy dressed sort of like a clown, we get that, too. But why so many different posters? Is the art department that slow?

This one, a mere teaser. The undeniably recognizable bat image.

Perhaps some of the posters stress the them of the show: dark, sinister badness. Reader, I mean sinister badness. Do not see this movie if you cannot stomach sinister badness.

There's some good... in the form of Harvey Dent.


But that bat, he is a dark character, indeed. As it should be, a vigilante superhero and all.



Of course everyone is talking about Heath Ledger as The Joker. Has Saucy ever told her readers about her coulrophobia... her morbid fear of clowns? Knowledge of this fear may cause you to pause and wonder how Saucy ever sat through this movie in order to bring you, dear reader, her cupcake review. That's how much she lurrrves you.


Saucy shelved her coulrophobia, her arachnaphobia, her acousticophobia, cacophobia, entomophobia, and her lygophobia to sit through this two and a half hour movie. For you.

Her motophobia didn't help, either. Motophobia, be damned!




Come on... this one isn't even Heath Ledger. What is a fear of too many promotional posters called?





Dark. Sinister. You can bet on that. Long - Don't buy the big soda. Disturbing. It's a good thing Saucy keeps her Valium in her Juicy Couture. But see it, you must. Put all those phobias of yours aside and go see this movie. I only left out the fifth cupcake out because of all the sinister badness. Sinister badness and cupcakes do not go together.

24 comments:

Susan said...

I guess the art dept. couldn't decide which is the best. Some of them are cool, though. Michael Keaton is my favorite batman, too. He looks like your husband in that picture. Could that be why you like Michael so much?

Misty said...

Very good... but long, yes. So long. Like "We've set up an ending for you a dozen times now, but nope... not over yet" long...
I have a fear of clowns too, but it didn't bother me- i just realized.

What the heck with all of the posters? I didn't even recognize but a few of them. Were they international? This is WAYYY TOO MANY!

Lisa Milton said...

Looks like they just couldn't settle on one.

(Though a few were clever.)

We saw last weekend. Am I the only one the found Batman's voice to sound a little funny?

hunnybunny said...

Sinister Badness and Cupcakes, LOL! Thank you for the wonderful review, and for putting all those phobias aside.

Janet said...

Posters #3 & 8 are my favorites :-)

I don't like clowns either...and I thought he looked like a cross between a clown & Linda Blair in the Exorcist. EEK! But...I couldn't take my eyes from him every second he was on the screen. Magnificent!

MJ said...

Did I ever tell you I don't watch these sort of movies? I go to the dark theatres and.... {snore}... isn't that movie over yet? {return to snoring}.

Just a waste of my money but at least I get a nap.

Christina said...

I never noticed so many poster ads. How funny. I liked the movie but didn't think it was the best of the Batman movies. Heath grossed me out the whole time. I hate smacking noises.

Junie Moon said...

I haven't gone to see the movie particularly because of the one poster with the white face and bloody-red mouth--that picture just terrifies me.

DivaDeb said...

I really want to see Heath in this role, in his last completed film. But I, too, am weirded out by clowns, and the 'sinister darkness' in the tone of the film makes me think that seeing it on a big wide screen in a theater with surround sound would just be tooooo much to handle. So, I'll wait for the DVD....that way I can pause it when it gets too creepy!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Ah, I do agree on casting, but the new scripting is definitely better. I look forward to this latest installment of our favorite DC hero.

alittlebitofscrap said...

It definitely looks dark and sinister, not a real fan of that and I enjoyed the 1st & 2nd Batman movies, guess we should go see this one too. I didn't know there were so many posters.. Wow! Thanks for the review :)

Michelle@ Everyday Celebrating said...

oh girl! I KNEW I loved you! I'm right there with you on Michael Keaton. SWOON!!!! The scenes with him in the dark turtleneck? yum!

I agree agree agree!

Angela said...

Well, this is one that I will not get to see...nowadays unless it was made by Disney, Nick Jr, or PBSKids I don't usually get to see it. LOL

Thanks for the review... I am living vicariously, even through all the posters and clowns!

Angela

Anonymous said...

I'm sure that there is a reason for each of those posters but I just can't get my head wrapped around those two that don't even resemble Heath Ledger...

oh, and the smacking noises? I so agree... creepy, sinister and gross. It must have been part of his genius.

Starshine said...

I may take myself to an afternoon matinee today!

Tanis said...

Where did you get or even see all those different posters?

misspro312 said...

I have not seen the movie yet, but you are right, Michael Keaton is the best batman! Love your blog!

Mrs. G. said...

I think I'm going to skip this one.

Q said...

Dear Saucy,
Too scary for this girl!
Wow lots of posters.
Thank you for putting aside all those phobias. You are a dear heart.
Sherry

Mom Taxi Julie said...

Michael Keaton=forever Mr. Mom for me lol.

You fed your baby chili????

Rach said...

wow--sounds/looks crazy. I still can't wait to see it...sinister badness and all!

Her Shabbyness: Sweet 'n Southern said...

I pretty much want to marry Christian Bale. Even as creepy distrubed annoying Batman.

Yes, very sinister badness, very "edge of your seat", very wonderful script for Mr. Ledger who got to be crazy, evil, scary and hilariously sarcastic all in one. Wished they still lived in Wayne Manor. The penthouse just wasn't workin'... Oh, and Maggie Gyllenhaal needs to smile more. Or use some face cream. She looked a little droopy, if youw will...

Ok, I am done with my rating, but yes, everyone must.see.Batman.

eyeglasses said...

Thanks for your post~!

Anonymous said...

I wonder why they need so many posters for one movie. It must cost their in-house a fortune.