Curmudgeonly former mayor and film critic Ed Koch filed his review for The Dark Knight and he did NOT like it one bit. After grousing about how he can’t get a seat at an early afternoon showing of a film he acknowledges is wildly popular, he calls the movie “ridiculous” and concludes it “added up to nothing.” But perhaps what broke poor Koch’s heart was what he perceived it to be a waste of Heath Ledger’s talents: “I believe he will be best remembered for his portrayal of Ennis Del Mar in ‘Brokeback Mountain,’ and his delivery of the plaintive line, ‘I wish I could quit you.’”
Aw, squish. Koch has a soft spot for Ledger’s frustrated cowboy. Except that was it not Jake Gyllenhaal’s character that uttered that immortal (and much-spoofed) line?
Koch bungling a gay reference? It’s like he’s trying to throw us off. Still.