Batman sequel dark indeed
The Dark Knight, Christopher Nolan’s eagerly anticipated second Batman movie starring Christian Bale and featuring the late Heath Ledger as The Joker, opens three weeks from today on both sides of the Atlantic. Among the first to see it has been Irish film censor John Kelleher. He passed the picture with a 15A certificate, adding this advisory: “Strong weapons and physical violence, brutal but not graphically depicted. Strong air of menace throughout. Some references to physical violence/cruelty may disturb some younger viewers.”
The Dark Knight looks likely to be the longest of the summer releases, with a running time of 152 minutes, as noted on the censor’s website: www.ifco.ie.