Early Knight, W, Earth Reviews

Some early but important reviews have gone online in the last two days – the first apparent review of the upcoming “The Dark Knight”.

“The cast is awesome, Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman stealing scenes in which all are present. Maggie Gyllenhaal fantastic replacing Katie Holmes and Aaron Eckhart as a great surprise as the politician with a heart of gold whose personality changes after a horrible accident. Another surprise is Eric Roberts as the mobster he knows so well how to do. Christian Bale solid as ever, cool since Bruce Wayne is a rich playboy and Batman is the opposite. The film plays a lot with this duality, all the characters are complex, has ambiguities, very interesting and delicate…” (full review)

Meanwhile an article in The Hollywood Reporter had biographers examining the script for Oliver Stone’s George W. Bush biopic “W”, Reaction was mixed – “They said specific scenes are largely based in fact but noted that the screenplay contains inaccurate and over-the-top caricatures of Bush and his inner circle.” A few pages from the film’s opening is up here.

Finally, ‘Uncapie’ over at AICN has examined the script for the upcoming remake of “The Day the Earth Stood Still”. His verdict? “Yes, there is a scene where everything in the world stops for an hour and chaos erupts, but it was done in the original much better…and with style. I have no hopes for this as a film. It can’t hold a candle to the timeless original. Call it something else, but don’t call it ‘Day the Earth Stood Still’…” (full review)