Pencil Trick Is More Than Meets The Eye
The Film: The Dark Knight (2008)
The Scene: At a terribly important meeting of local crime lords with a Batman agenda, troublesome sociopath The Joker turns up to crash the party and inject a little humour into proceedings.
Promising to show the nice audience of gangsters, thugs and killers a magic trick, he jams a pencil into the table as Gamble orders a henchman to show the Clown Prince of Crime the exit…
BAM! Joker grabs the Henchperson by the wrist, places a hand on the back of his head and slams him face first onto the pencil, instantly making the 2B not to be, and adding himself to every movie death list ever.
‘Oh-Crap!-O-Metre: WHAT THE CRAP?!!! DAAAAAAAMN!!!
Victim’s Last Thoughts: “You know what they need? A henchman union. That would be rockin’ sweet. I’m fed up of all this unpaid overtime, the constant threats of violence and dangerous working conditions. Plus, no dental cover.
“Being a henchman isn’t what it used to be, that’s for sure. We should unionise the shit out of this bitch, take us back to the glory days, get a bit of fuckin’ respect, a decent dentist… who is this Joker? Man, I’m gonna…”
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