Friday, July 18, 2008

The Dark Knight--is it worth it?

Many have already crowned Heath Ledger as the upcoming Best Supporting Actor Academy Award winner due to his performance as the Joker in The Dark Knight. Recently, I saw a two-minute segment of a scene with Ledger. I don't mean to trample on Ledger's grave, but I didn't see what the big deal was. Seemed very so-so. When I think of what the Joker's supposed to be in this movie, it makes me think they could've done better with a lesser-known actor. Kevin Gage would've been a great choice.

It makes me wonder if Ledger is today's version of River Phoenix: a so-so actor whose death by drug overdose will immortalize him.

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