Monday, January 5, 2009

Batman The Dark Knight and My Muharram

And this is the month of Muharram. When the Israelis army set bombs to light the Ghaza skies, I’m here in my home town with peace, watching Batman.
I’ve forgotten that I hate one kind of movie ending, the twisted ending like the story been told in Dark Knight. This kind of ending will haunt me for years. This feeling that I have over the years after we have had finished Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater. I’ve tried to forget MGS: Snake Eater till now, but the feeling never went away. And to add to the traumatized experienced, I’ve finished the Dark Knight. It is not wise choice actually, really not a wise choice for my injured emotion. And now I know why my brother keeps asking me to watch the movie.
For a movie, it is worth to watch. The scriptwriter and the director were brilliants to bring in vigilante with realism experienced. There will never the same old superhero movie at all. Batman’s rivals, Joker, acted by Heath Ledger. He should get all the credit as the most anticipated rivals. It is a shamed he has had ends his life at the young age when his star shine like the North Star.
The Dark Knight is kind of new approach translating villain’s philosophical point of view. Joker put the philosophy of dark side in one could never imagine it will be that bad. Villains which have the intention to make all people same as he is.
I will not review this film as much, as my emotion still injured and badly injured. This kind of ending is something that I’ve experienced before, but, the director doing his job above excellent. In Dark Knight I never expected its coming. But at the end, it appeared. Not believing my eyes, I was shouting silent for the long night weeping for Batman.
As the Gordon reminded his son when they watched Batman on running accompanying with the exceptional score by Hans Zimmer (the sound of orchestra music that will haunt me forever),
“He is the hero Gotham deserved, but not the one it needs right now. So we’ll hunt him, because he can take it. Because he is not a hero. He is a silent guardian, a watchful protector. A Dark Knight”.
The last sentences, remind me to my silent guardian, my watchful protector. Which has been kept in history, silent, never open. They accused him for everything that he didn’t do, yet, he keeps telling me, he can take it. Till the end of time, he will arise as the Golden Knight. Once and for all, the truth will prevail.
This is the month of Muharram, and I’m here watching Batman.