Thursday, August 7, 2008

How the Dark Knight Changed My Life!


So I was talking to my sister the other day and said something that freaked me out! I sounded just like my dad. We both knew it and started laughing. I said "Bets I know the Dark Knight was fairly dark and violent, but it had a good moral"! My dad is amazing at justifying his warrior side. We would tell him what he shouldn't watch and he would always come up with a good moral to the story and why we should see it. Anyways, so me and Betsy decided to debate on why or why not the Dark Knight was good. I was expecting to agree with her, that it was too dark and played too closely with the "dark side". Surprisingly though, I left with a light hearted feeling inside. I agree it did take dark to the next degree, that was part of the reason it had such a profound effect on me. You see, had the joker not been so evil, the point of, "we choose how life will effect us and the people we become" would not have jumped out at me so strongly. Im sure that was their point. Not like this is a new concept or anything, but for some reason i now can say "I understand". The joker was such a portrayal of someone who let his life situations, and what people had done to him, ruin him. I realized that I had a few things lurking in my closet that could potentially ruin me. I could become the Joker! None of us are immune. Yikes! Yeah so I have turned over a new leaf. I have let go! I no longer care what some kid said to me in fifth grade or junior high. I might even forgive my parents for not buying me a new ice cream cone after I dropped it walking into a pole at Sea World. Tramatic experience. So today I asked my dad if he had seen the dark knight. Yes he had, but for some reason he did not see the great moral as clearly as I did. Hmm maybe movies really dont have a good moral and he just likes to debate with me!

6 comments:

suzi said...

Interesting commentary! I have been debating whether or not to go see this movie, because I've also heard how dark it is from other people. mmm. I think it also freaks me out to go see it because I read somewhere that Heath Ledger took his role too seriously off camera and that's when things got weird for him... who knows. Weird to watch it and not feel like he was acting 100% ya know? Anyway, what do you think... should I go see it?

Jen, RN said...

I"m glad we went and saw this one Jane-I thought it was fun albeit a bit too long. And I was scared it would be too dark, but I think the previews were freakier than the actual movie. Way to pull out the good points of it-it's like when my uncle and I would come up with gospel points in movies-like we had The Matrix all figured out and related to the gospel so that we could watch the movie, skip sunday school, and not even feel bad about it...

Janey said...

Its one of those movies I couldn't suggest someone see's due to the violence. I'm just saying I did find a possitive note in it. Sorry that doesn't help much

stacie s said...

Hey Jane Dogg, hows it going? I miss ya girl. I can't remember if I have commented on here before, but I found your link off of Jod's. I hope you don't mind that I added your link to my blogg. I love checking in on you.

Johnny Metropolis said...

Great you totally stole my next gospel doctorine tie-in... now I have to figure out hiw to liken "Tropic Thunder" or "Step Brothers" thanks a lot.

Laura Lee said...

Very astute Jane.

I too loved the movie. I want to see it again. I had a lot of people telling me it was "too dark" but to quote Robert Frost "the dark is what brings out the light" So that was modified a little bit, but you know what I mean.