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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…
It is only justified that not Christian Bale in his dark armour, but Heath Ledger with a dazzling smirk covers the poster for this action movie. ‘The Dark Knight’ is truly my favourite superhero movie that I have seen for as much as I care for the genre, precisely because for once the villain is not overshadowed by the protagonist. No, here it is the other way around; the Joker is an evil force that has the persona, the tricks and the actor to make a memorable stand. Watching Ledger in the role that marked his too short career is breath-taking. Every second of screen time he is granted is thrilling. Luckily, this component is not spoiled by a weak plot, but is instead only empowered by rich screenplay and story writing.
Not enough Bane.
The Joker seals the deal. Maybe there is one too many ethical dilemmas thrown into the mix on this one which makes the film a bit tiring in the last act, but I think that may be part of the point. The Joker's antics are tiring, just as any terrorists' actions become as the endless cycle of violence presses on.
I didn't rewatch it or anything, so I didn't date it, but I felt like reviewing it. "The Dark Knight" is one of the best movies of ALL time. The Joker is such an iconic villain, and Nolan brings that character to life, along with the whole universe. Heath ledger is amazing in his performance. The cinematography is amazing, the story is amazing, everything is amazing. "The Dark Knight" is SO amazing. Not quite as amazing as "The Dark Knight Rises", but still amazing.
Long, perhaps too long. And dark. Heath Ledger gives a once in a lifetime performance.
450 has reached us and now time to review another amazing film. From start to finish, Nolan really takes in the atmosphere from the first film and darkens it for this one, making more of a demonted city for the Joker through his direction and cinematography. Ledger's performance blew my mind the first I ever saw it with a way darker and sinister look at the cartoonish villain and the memorable dialogue makes him way more interesting. The characters, the music and the story itself had me absolutely attached every time I see it for roughly about 150 minutes. It goes by very quick!
overrated. tries to be die hard. batman begins was better. too ambitious in scope by director nolan. when batman goes to hong kong, you know something is wrong.
One of Nolan's best films by far. Every performance from Sir Michael Caine to Heath Ledger's oscar-winning performance is just fantastic. The message is one that is more complex than most Hollywood action movies, and definitely a mile-stone in Hollywood. One of Nolan's best.
Today at work (I work at a video store) I was too busy to switch the movie in our Blu-ray player so I ended up watching The Dark Knight about 3 1/4 times while working. I'm not complaining.
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