… except for the fact that it’s entirely about The Dark Knight.
My buddy Bill “Jett” Ramey, the hardest working Batman fan on the planet and editor/creator of the amazing Batman on Film, was handsomely rewarded by Warner Bros. for the decade of selfless service he’s given to Batman nerds like me.
He got to attend the big press screening in Los Angeles this weekend.
“Yay for Jett. And for my next trick, I’m going to bake the new mayor into a giant lasagna.”
Bill is NOT the kind of guy who’ll say he likes something just to please a few corporate bean-counters.
In fact, Bill started Batman on Film for the express purpose of trying to communicate to Warner Bros. what all the fans really wanted out of a Batman movie in the wake of the heinously bad Batman and Robin.
And he has consistently done so with integrity, enthusiasm and respect.
And if the people making The Dark Knight got it wrong, he’d be the first to give them hell for it.
That being said, this is what Jett had to say on his message board about seeing the movie:
Greatest film I’ve seen in my life….
It literally blew me away. I sat in stunned silence during the entire credits.
To call this a “comic book movie” so off the mark, I can’t put it into words.
As a Batman fan, this movie moved me in a way that’s indescribable.
You can take THAT to the bank.
UPDATE: Bill just added these comments on the main page:
I’ve seen THE DARK KNIGHT.
My friends — my Batman brethren — it’s a classic. I was flat-out speechless during the entire closing credits and I wasn’t the only one who lost their capacity to talk.
Props to ALL involved. But I’ve got to give out a “Hell Yeah!” to Jonah Nolan, David Goyer, and Chris Nolan for writing one HELL of a story and script.
My review is forthcoming, so stay tuned. But I will say that THE DARK KNIGHT moved me — as a Batman fan — in a way that I’ve never experienced in my life.
My eyes welled up and y’all can laugh if you want. But yours will too very soon.
And for those of us who have to wait until July 18, we can rest assured that it’s worth the wait.
And Bill, good buddy, congratulations on getting to go early.
You earned it.
(Bill can’t post a complete review for a couple of weeks until WB lifts their press embargo, but I’ll link to it as soon as it’s up.)
And while we’re at it, let’s do a few new pictures. Click them to see them big:
“I am a Gotham City District Attorney. Let me pass … all the other cars on the way to John’s house for sushi and hugging!”
“So what do you fellas think about Bierly as Robin in the next one?”
“Bierly as Robin? Nolan said that? I don’t see it.”
“I’ll have the sushi, please. Extra avocado, hold the hugging.”
July 18, gang.
You’d better be there.