The Dark Knight Unseats the Godfather as #1 Film of All Time ~ BitterSweetLife

Monday, July 21, 2008

The Dark Knight Unseats the Godfather as #1 Film of All Time

This is on the Internet Movie Database, where The Dark Knight, with an average score of 9.7 out of 10, has shoved the Godfather down to second place. Big deal? Kind of, since The Godfather has ruled this list since 1996.

We saw the movie last night, with a couple friends, and were pretty much blown away. I'd say our reactions were shared by the theater as a whole, based on the way the audience interacted with the film: groans, exclamations, occasional laughter.

Huge themes of good and evil, "free will," and sacrificial service are right there on the surface of the story. The Dark Knight absolutely transcends the comic book genre, and I've got to think that this is likely the best film Chris Nolan will ever write and direct.

HT: /Film

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Will Hicks said...

You can't trust that list. TDK was GREAT, but it's not better than The Godfather. When people see that, they'll revote for Godfather, and all will be right with the world again.

The top 250 list is a great place to look for a good movie you haven't seen or haven't heard of, but please. WALL-E is better than Citizen Kane? C'mon.

Ariel said...

I've heard some buzz that the IMD site has been hacked, resulting in some shook-up ratings. And maybe a bunch of TDK fanboys are simultaneously voting it up while voting The Godfather down? I guess the real test is years down the road. But I think Dark Knight compares favorably to Coppola classic.


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