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The Dark Knight
Why So Serious?
Batman raises the stakes in his war on crime. With the help of Lt. Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to dismantle the remaining criminal organizations that plague the streets. The partnership proves to be effective, but they soon find themselves prey to a reign of chaos unleashed by a rising criminal mastermind known to the terrified citizens of Gotham as the Joker.
The mother of all comic book man superhero sequels finds Batman battling a baddie that not only terrorizes Gotham City in every way you could imagine but haunts your ass with his mesmerizing performance that in my opinion is one of the greatest performances in cinematic history. The mask in his hand. Bootleg Point Break moment. Backstab. Colonel Sharp? Hello school bus. The makeup on his face. The voice you never forget. I prefer Gary Oldman as a baddie but Gordon is the shit. Batman uses a gun? Bat groupies? When Batman talks he sounds like he needs to shit but can't. Sir Michael Caine is a legend. Where did Katie Holmes go? Harvey Dent's hair. Courtroom shenanigans. Who would…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Isn't it funny that true classics can stand up to decades of close scrutiny and critical analysis, yet still retain their standing among the greatest films of all time...but a deluge of completely obvious flaws in today's so-called "masterpieces" are immediately evident upon first viewing?
Let's begin this review by asking a question: what does it mean for a film to be "intelligent" or "mature"? These types of words are frequently kicked around like a ten-cent hacky sack when people discuss films such as this, but what do they mean? In what context do these adjectives apply? I would like to find out.
I'll begin at the top and work my way down, starting with the best aspects of this…
I'll admit, I'm not gonna lie. I was REALLY scared to revisit this again. This really got me into film. It's not the film that started my love for film, but it's the first film that made me say "I wanna go into the film industry" so it's really close to me. I've seen this countless times but I noticed that for many people, it does'nt hold up well today so I was really scared to revisit it. Thankfully, I still love it as much as I did the first time I saw it years ago.
Christian Bale does another great job as Batman/Bruce Wayne. I also don't mind his voice here. It's a lot more gravaly and exaggerated than…
If you don't like this film, I don't like you!
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This film is just astounding, My all time Favourite.
* The incredible direction of Christopher Nolan.
* The masterful cinematography by Wally Pfister.
* Heath Ledger's iconic and memorable performance, not many have captivated the screen as well as Heath Ledger. Totally immersed into his character, completely compelling. Along with brilliant performances from Caine, Bale, Oldman, Eckhart and Freeman.
* The brilliant score by Hans Zimmer adds another layer of excellence to this masterpiece which helps create a scene to be so much more.
* The Greatest Batman film? Yes. The greatest comic book film? yes. The Greatest film of all time? ye- okay lets not push it.
The Dark Knight has the distinction of being the only superhero film I have ever awarded a 5 star rating to. Typically, I think it is hard to create something worthy of a score that represents perfection inside a genre that thrives off of being silly and fun, but The Dark Knight is a dark, gritty, crime drama masterpiece.
I couldn't believe when I was hearing and reading people who felt Heath Ledger only won an Academy Award for this film because he had passed away, which is a ridiculous and unfair assessment. The man won the award because he gave an iconic performance, every word, mannerism, expression, and lick of the lips was perfection. His version of the Joker…
(2008년 8월 2일에 쓴 글)
전편 <배트맨 비긴즈>의 마지막 장면. 브루스 웨인은 오랜 방황과 고난 끝에 가섬 시를 위기에 몰아넣었던 악당 라즈 알 굴을 물리치고, 도시의 수호자 ‘배트맨’으로 거듭난다. 그러나 새로운 악당 조커의 등장이 암시되고, 배트맨이 그를 찾아나서면서 영화는 끝난다. 약속대로 속편인 <다크 나이트>(The Dark Knight)에서 우리는 배트맨과 조커를 만난다. 배트맨의 장비는 얼마나 멋지게 업그레이드될 것인가. 조커는 얼마나 지독한 광기를 보여줄 것인가. 그들의 한판승부는 얼마나 박진감이 넘칠 것인가. 전편에서 소개된 등장인물의 운명, 특히 브루스와 레이첼의 관계는 어떻게 흘러갈 것인가. 3년 동안 우리는 많은 것들을 예상해 왔다.
<다크 나이트>는 좋은 의미에서 거의 모든 예상을 빗나간다. 전편에 이어 메가폰을 잡은 크리스토퍼 놀런 감독은 이번에도 수퍼히어로가 악당을 물리치는 과정만을 보여주는 대신, 그의 존재 의미를 되묻고 그의 내면이 어떻게 변화하는지를 진지하게 탐구한다. 물론, 이것은…
What is there to say about The Dark Knight, a film widely considered to be one of the greatest and most overrated movies of all time. I however, after this most recent rematch, still believe The Dark Knight is an incredible film, a superhero epic and blockbuster that demands attention.
Continuing the story of Batman, The Dark Knight finds Gotham at a stable peak as Bruce Wayne/Batman has left behind his fears and allied with Lt. Jim Gordon and D.A. Harvey Dent to purge the city of almost all organized crime. A new threat emerges in the terrifying Joker however, as he seeks to bring unprecedented chaos to Gotham and its struggling heroes.
So why exactly is The Dark Knight…
Near the beginning of this movie, a copycat Batman asks directly "What's the difference between you and me?" Batman jokingly answers "I'm not wearing hockey pads." But Christopher Nolan spends the rest of the movie contemplating this question - and the question of what a hero is.
As in Spider-Man 2 and Superman II, the hero considers walking away from his gig as a masked vigilante. The difference is that in The Dark Knight, he doesn't intend to live a quiet life afterwards. He intends to turn himself in and answer for what he's done.
And after the last few super hero movies, it was nice to get back to a real villain. I was starting to get a little…
I want Heath Ledger to spit in my fucking mouth
I had seen part of this movie when it came out. I would have been like thirteen or something. When I saw it then I was bored, and I didn't watch the whole thing. When I saw it yesterday I really enjoyed it. The performances were awesome, the action was awesome (I'm not even into action sequences in movies normally)... to be honest I can't fault this movie on anything really. I would definitely watch this movie again.
covered up by decent acting
This film is a modern master piece by Christopher Nolan. I watched on Blu Ray for the first time and it was a huge step up from the DVD, the video quality was better and the IMAX shots looked great. On the DVD the ratios don't change so you never know when you're seeing IMAX. The sound quality is better as well, very clear.
Anyway, the film itself if amazing, it has a great opening sequence to kick start the story. The acting in the film is great, all of it is very fluid and natural. Heath Ledger has a great performance as the Joker, Aaron Eckhart as Harvey Dent/Two Face was another stand out performance, especially as Two Face…
Effectively re-writing the standards that define superhero movies, "The Dark Knight" earns its acclaim through its otherworldly performances, endlessly sleek stylistic flourishes, and an intelligence that is generally unheard of for films coming out of this genre.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!