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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…
not as good as Marvel. But it worked.
The Dark Knight is one of the most rewatchable movies of all time. It is something I can watch at any time and just be blown away by it. It is a perfect movie in every sense of the word.
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Easy 5 stars. Awesome. Elements of one of the greatest Batman Graphic novels of all time: The Killing Joke, making the best person with good intentions into something evil. Amazing. Possibly the greatest comic book movie of all time.
So, if you read my review of Batman Begins you know this is my second-favourite of Nolan's trilogy (behind, well...Batman Begins). But don't let that make you think I don't love this movie, because I do. Just, not as much.
Stylistically, the film is volumes better than its predecessor. The scope is opened up, the story is given free reign, the stakes are higher. But not exactly as realistic. Now, to be fair, the whole premise isn't realistic so that's not to say I demand realism in my superhero movies. But, the appeal of Nolan's take on the Batman Universe is that it prides itself on being more serious than previous incarnations.
So from that standpoint, it's below the first.…
Awesome, realistic version of what a world would be like with Batman and the Joker with Tremendous acting, incredible directing, perfect cinematography. This is the perfect superhero movie
Beautifully shot and enriched by spectacular performances (especially Ledger's part is chilling), I nevertheless didn't think it was Nolan at his best. Perhaps the trappings of the comic book adaptation are too confining even for a writer/director with such vision.
I love this movie!
Remarkable. Phenominal. Probably the best superhero movie ever made. Definitely the best villain in ANY movie, not just superhero movies. The story was awesome, the action was awesome, the acting was elite, the situations in the movie were unique and creative. The film continues the story from the original very well. The psychological aspects of Bruce Wayne from the first film are still prevalent. And the Joker. Wow the Joker. So perfect. So evil. So villainous. Heath Ledger did a ridiculously awesome job as the Joker. Furthermore, the way the story was written perfectly encompasses the Joker's character. The Joker's plans and intentions were so different than those of any other villain. This film will live on as an all…
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