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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…
"You either die a hero or you live long enough to see yourself become a villain."
Even if there are ten stars I dare to give this a hundred. Brilliant. Crazy. Incredible. Insane. One thing I know about Batman trilogy made by Christopher Nolan: They're so much different from other superhero movies. The villains themselves are absolute stunning. Every philosophy behind each action is strong; the loss, revenge, even for having fun as in Joker's case. The script is also great, mature and has its' own deep feeling to punch people who's watching. I can't explain good reasons why I strongly recommend this movie but one thing I know, believe when this movie's rating is 9/10. I'm so speechless to explain why.
Rewatched this for the first time since 2008. It made me sad that it wasn't as good as I remembered. I feel like this movie really shows how difficult (and arbitrary) star ratings are. It drags on way too long, and Bale is really kind of an awkward Batman, but the parts where it shine are some of the best in movie history. So 5 stars for making iconic, groundbreaking cinema in some parts? Or 4 stars for lacking in other areas? I guess that's what half stars are for.
O melhor filme de vilão da história do cinema.
Batathon film no.2
I will not have a word said against this film (except my one petty petty complaint later). I love it. I can barely fault it - this is comfortably in my top 3 all time films.
There's so many ace set pieces, the score is awesome, there's so many brilliant lines, everyone's brilliant, HEATH FUCKING LEDGER. Like I said, I love this film.
Oh the fault? Two lines. That's it. ("That's not good. That's NOT good" - really don't like it).
Other than that? Could re-watch forever. And the ending? The speech! The music! The titles! Brilliant.
Part 2 of #batathon. Still fantastic.
You big ass piece of beauty.
Whole thing was horrible, but that third act hinging on that silly little short film tension-predicament thing was so clunky. Idiotic filmmaking for idiotic audiences.
The greatest of all superhero sequels finds Batman battling his worst nightmare. The makeup on his face. The voice you'll never forget. Heath ledger is the greatest portrayal of the Joker. The fact that he went from being a pretty boy actor to an insane psychopath is utterly unforgettable. He is truly amazing. Christian Bale does another great job as Batman/Bruce Wayne. Most people would say his voice was ridiculous, and I would agree at times but I think it set a message that this is not Joel Schumacher's batman. This is a more gruff, serious batman that had a tragic history. Christopher Nolan is the perfect director and I thank him for rebooting Batman the right way. This film will always be remembered in my mind for the amazing actors that made this movie the best it could be. Special thanks to Heath Ledger. Sleep well Heath.
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