What a week it has been for The Dark Knight star Christian Bale. First he enjoys the spectacular opening of his latest film – next he is arrested (voluntarily) and accused of assault! I finally saw The Dark Knight yesterday, and it is quite a ride of a movie!
But while I was enjoying it, Christian Bale was getting ready to be questioned by authorities over allegation of assaulting his mother and sister. Maybe Christian was still in character? Ironically, his mother was once a Circus clown, perhaps she reminded Christian of the Joker?
The only thing I don’t love about Bale’s version of Batman is his voice when he is ‘the capped crusader’. Batman sounds like he has emphysema or laryngitis? Every time the Batman opened his mouth it hurt my throat! The assault that Christian is accused of is verbal assault; maybe he was talking to his family in his Bat-voice?
Christian denies the assault allegations. Bale’s family sounds a bit dysfunctional and not very close; Throw in the fact that Christian’s step-mother is feminist crusader Gloria Steinem, and that’s enough to make anyone go batty!
As for The Dark Knight- see it! There are so many plot-twists in it I thought the screenwriter was Chubby Checker!?! It’s creepy , suspenseful, and Heath Ledger was amazing! His performance is not just hype. From the first moment he is on screen, you really believe that he might be able to kill Batman, . . . if the emphysema doesn’t get him first!