I waited a meager 2 1/2 hours for the Dark Knight, nothing compared to the die-hards who probably started assembling around mid-afternoon to catch the “film of the year”. Here in Montreal, the place to be was the Paramount (Scotia Bank Centre) on St. Catherine Street, and people were lined up all the way down to De Maisonneuve. It was my first midnight show, and I have to say, it was pretty incredible… aside from almost falling asleep before the film even started.
I’m not going to get into a review right now, but suffice to say the film exceeded my expectations. I’m hardly a fan of superhero films, aside from the ocassional light enjoyment, but this film truly trascends the genre, setting the bar for future films of it’s type very high… it might be a very long time until someone matches/exceeds it.
It’s also refreshing to see a film do well that truly deserves it’s accolades and is a genuinly good film, instead of tired cliches and mediocrity.