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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…
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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…
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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…
Re-watched to re-evaluate. Individual performances are great but as a whole it’s just… ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Haven't watched this one in a while but it sure remains the best comic book movie of all time.
Nolan blowing plenty of shit up, Bale bringing the darkness to the knight and Heath, well what can't be said about Heath, a true master of the art and a performance solidified in history.
Upon seeing this the first time in the theater, I could not wait until the Joker returned for his next seen.
Mesmerizing film mostly caused by Heath Ledger.
Definitely top 25 for me.
You just can't give this anything less than a perfect score.
This is my favorite superhero movie. Heath Ledger give the performance of his life as the Joker and totally steals this movie away from Batman. I really enjoy the scene at the end of movie when the Joker realizes that Batman really can't kill him. The Joker's expression of laughter and joy at finding someone that he can play with for the rest of his life is really chillingly good.
He's not a hero. He's a silent guardian. A watchful protector.
THE DARK KNIGHT
Two-Face.......... nuff said
Don't get me wrong - a lot about this film is amazing (Heath Ledger's Joker is incredible), I just find this film drawn out. Whilst comic book fans undoubtedly would disagree, I found the entire first section irrelevant and long-winded. I also have a bit of a problem with superhero films that take themselves too seriously - in fact, my favourite moments are when Bale's Bruce Wayne has a laugh at his own expense.
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