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Movie Review-The Dark Knight bigger, better at the Omni

Batman/Bruce Wayne protects Gotham City with high-tech gadgets, mask and cape by night and his trust fund by day.  Photo courtesy Warner Bros. Pictures
Batman/Bruce Wayne protects Gotham City with high-tech gadgets, mask and cape by night and his trust fund by day. Photo courtesy Warner Bros. Pictures

By Frances Matteck/editor-in-chief

Batman/Bruce Wayne protects Gotham City with high-tech gadgets, mask and cape by night and his trust fund by day.  Photo courtesy Warner Bros. Pictures
Batman/Bruce Wayne protects Gotham City with high-tech gadgets, mask and cape by night and his trust fund by day. Photo courtesy Warner Bros. Pictures

Anyone who loved The Dark Knight in the theaters last summer will be blown away by watching it at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History’s Omni Theater.

Christian Bale’s reprisal of Batman/Bruce Wayne is fantastic and instills a sense of anticipation for a third performance.

The film introduces the Joker and Harvey Dent to director Christopher Nolan’s dark vision of Gotham City.

The Joker, played by Heath Ledger, forces Batman to decide if he can still don the mask and determine what lines he has to cross to continue his crusade against crime.

The Omni pulls viewers into the movie to live the action for themselves.

The Omni’s concave screen is seven stories tall and 120 feet wide, making it the largest IMAX dome in the U.S. west of the Mississippi River.

When the Joker’s gang ziplines from skyscrapers in the first scene, you feel as if you’re falling 100 stories.

The Joker is even more twisted and demented on the huge screen — audiences experience every expressive nuance of his scarred visage.

The state-of-the-art digital surround sound enables the audience to experience the power of the Batmobile through sonic vibrations.

Even the mundane details become larger than life: the street signs of Gotham City, shards of glass hitting the ground after Batman explodes through a window and the minute inflections in the faces of the characters as they experience the full range of human emotion.

The Omni completely blows away the normal movie theater experience.

Audiences who saw The Dark Knight last summer should definitely catch it while they can.

The best seats in the house are directly behind the console toward the top of the theater, an Omni staff member said.

The Omni will show the film daily through March 5.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for children age 3-12 and seniors.

Tickets can be purchased at the box office or in advance online at www.fwmuseum.org or by phone at 817-255-9540.

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