I was on my way to updating my other blog when i accidentally stumbled upon a blog(in my college’s blogroll) discussing the best movies of all time and looking at the discussions going on over there i guess that people are still dazed and confused having been caught up in the midst of the darkness of Batman’s latest jaw dropping venture.
As of now, Shawshank Redemption has leaped over Godfather into the second place on the IMDB top 250 list and there would be no prizes for guessing how much of that is due to “The Dark Knight”. It’s true that this rating ain’t exactly the holy yardstick against which movies are measured up against but it does give a general opinion.
[I will be frank in admitting that i was so sucked up by TDK’s aura that i ended up watching it in IMAX not once but twice over the opening weekend. After watching the movie on the opening day, my longing to watch it for the 2nd time was stronger than ever before and i ended up watching it again on Sunday. That’s how good the movie is but…… ]
The presence of TDK at the top hasn’t gone down well with all the “connoisseurs” mainly because of their stubborn refusal to accept a comic film as the best of all time (How to do i know that?, i just do, no more questions)……. I too wouldn’t place it on the top of my favorite movies list, what the heck it’s position in the top 10 itself would be doubtable in my case mainly because
1) It’s a superhero movie.
2) It’s an out and out SERIOUS crime/gangster flick
3) It isn’t directed by Quentin Tarantino
4) Matt Damon doesn’t star in it
I admit that the last two reasons are dumb and are in fact, there just to make up the numbers 🙂 LOL
The two movies which would make that list though would be “Pulp Fiction” and “The Big Lebowski”. They aren’t mainstream commercially viable movies but they are pure fun (I don’t know why but i like those kind of movies where the characters go about mulling over insignificant details among varios other such foolish errands).
Now i don’t even know what this post is all about. Is it about
1) Defending the position of “The Dark Knight” or
2) Propaganding the movies and stars i like or
3) I don’t think i’ve done any other thing in the post, so it must be either 1 or 2.
Anyway, i had predicted that TDK would cross the $400mn mark but what a bummer that prediction has turned out to be. The movie breached the $300mn mark in just 10 days and stood at $394mn towards the end of last week. Some analysts are even saying that it has a chance of crossing Titanic’s $600mn (+change) if the movie were to be re-released around Christmas. Even though I would so love to watch Titanic’s record go down, i wouldn’t bet on it.