Recently I was contemplating making a list of my favorite scenes in film, but I decided that instead of just…
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.
This review may contain 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…
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…
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…
Everyone has one of those films that are the equivalent of an on/off relationship. You love it, hate it, you're annoyed with it, you adore it; For me, The Dark Knight is all of these things. It is a film of euphoric highs and monotonous lows, with the opening sequence and the SWAT team chase being vibrant moments of modern cinema while the entire sonar climax and anything to do with two-face falls flat on its (pun incoming) face. Certainly an extremely involving and masterful film overall, and Ledger's performance is one of the all-time greats, but I shouldn't even bother rating it anymore. On/off indeed.
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.
"Wanna know how I got these scars?" He said and had me with both the stories.
The movie was amazing. I loved it. The villain was just so evil from what we have seen in all the other movies. He killed because he wanted to not because he had an emotional story behind it.
I enjoyed it.
Long live joker.
Truly shows how choices can make the most intense and iconic moments. Thrilling from start to finish. If it wasn't for this take on the Joker I don't think this movie would be half as good.
Characters and their choices. Simple, but brilliantly done.
Simply put, one of the best superhero movies ever made.
Melhor adaptação do Batman pro cinema, e marcada pela incrível atuação do Heath Ledger.
super Leistung der schauspieler !
mehr sag ich nicht :)
Amazing thriller. Definitely worth watching. Best film from the trilogy.
The greatest superhero movie ever made! The movie has flaws but nothing to bring it down for the 20th rewatch!!Chris Nolan is seriously the greatest director/writer of our time! He started something the so many movies tried to copy and some succeeded but not like this movie. The IMAX scenes were incredible! They looked amazing in IMAX theaters but still look fantastic on Blu Ray. The joker is the greatest villain in any superhero movie made in the past 10 years! when I watched this movie last night it gave me the chills seeing Heath Ledger be the joker! And this was the 10th or 11th time watching this movie. It goes to show how much I love this film!
Works even better in continuity with Batman Begins.
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