Are You Ready for The Dark Knight?

  • July 18, 2008
  • Jenna Maxwell
"Out of the Darkness Comes the Knight"!  A tagline from one of the most anticipated summer movies being released today, The Dark Knight.  It's the sequel to the 2005 movie Batman Begins.  Batman is back and he's better than ever!  One of the reasons I think a lot of people want to see this movie is to see Heath Ledger play the role of the archvillian Joker.  It's still hard to believe that he passed away weeks after wrapping the film at the young age of 28.  Every review that I've read about Heath Ledger is that whether or not you are a huge fan of his, he was completely believable as the terrifying prince of crime and deserves an Oscar nomination for his role as Joker.  That's pretty amazing if you ask me!  What I think makes the Joker so real and creepy is that Ledger doesn't wear a mask in this movie, it's all done with special effects makeup.  To get the smudged, scary look a makeup artist sprayed water over Heath's black-rimmed eyes and had him shake his head so gunk dripped down his painted charlk-white face with the scarred red mouth-to-cheek grin.  His grungy hair and yellowing teeth top the look of evil off perfectly.

The Dark Knight  

My favorite character has to be Bruce Wayne's butler extraordinaire, Alfred  who is played by Michael Caine.  He's the perfect father figure for Bruce, always so soft spoken and gentle.  Apparently in this movie Alfred harbors a secret that could crush his boss's spirit.  I wonder what that could be?  Morgan Freeman, whom I absolutely love, is reprising his role as Lucius Fox, the scientist who designs all those wonderful toys that Batman gets to play with.   This time it's the "Batpod" that's way cool!   With everyone raving about how Dark Knight is "the blockbuster film of the year", you can imagine that the Dark Knight and Joker costumes are flying off the shelf already!  Whether you want a mask or the deluxe costume we have everything you need here at Halloween Express.  Don't wait - order yours today!!