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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.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
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…
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…
I don't, I don't want to kill you! What would I do without you? Go back to ripping off mob dealers? No, no, NO! No. You... you... complete me.
The Dark Knight is not my favorite film based on a comic book, but that probably has more to do with my preferences in comic books then it does film. It is however head above shoulders my favorite Batman film. It's not because it's a great film (which it is) but because it is by far the best depiction of the Batman comic book character ever put to film. I would seriously question any "comic book expert" that tells you otherwise.
Batman made his debut in a comic book…
Batman Begins review is here.
The Dark Knight is a film that I like a little less with each new viewing. That is not to say it is not consistently entertaining with some exhilarating set pieces but the issues with the story become more pronounced over time. It is a film on an epic scale. Everything about it feels big and important but along the way this scale has dwarfed the characters. No longer is this a story about Bruce Wayne and his alter ego, in fact he ends up along for the ride through most of this film, but about the city as a whole and it makes it an emotionally flat experience. This is perhaps surprising given it…
You guys, I don't know if you've heard of this film around these parts, but it's based on a comic book and it's pretty awesome.
A real hidden gem.
For all the tech, gadgets, strong fight scenes and supporting performances; (I include batman as a support as he jumps in and out) the film is made by heath ledgers utterly mesmorizing performance as the manic joker. Its as close to a perfect performance as i think you can get for a villain in a blockbuster. For me, the magic trick, the hospital walk away, the in jail scenes and the final conclusion are awesome.
“Why so serious?” That line is already iconic as is Heath Ledger’s incredible portrayal of the Joker–the best performance in any Nolan movie. When he came out with Batman Begins, Nolan had already changed the way superhero movies are seen, but with The Dark Knight, comic-book movies gained a sort of credibility it never had. This was a blockbuster that was not only a great action flick, but a compelling crime drama too. There are high-speed pursuits and explosions as well as an emotional core with dramatic heft and philosophical ideas. Some have picked apart the action sequences saying they are clunky and everyone likes to make fun of Christian Bale’s gravelly voice, but that stuff doesn’t dent the film…
The only Batman film that I've seen before is Batman Returns (1992). It bored me. Thus, I never wanted to see Batman again. But lately, I've heard some talk about The Dark Knight being the greatest superhero movie ever. And one friend disagrees vehemently. Which side should I take? Well, Batman is not a hero; he's a dark knight, for crying out loud. Still, it's a great film. The brooding cinematography and the suspenseful editing was at par with the high tension of wondering whether or not good people can turn themselves inside out and become a big joke.
The Joker VS Batman, but actually its a story about Gotham City.
Who can save the city...
While Batman Begins can be considered to be an extensive prologue, Christopher Nolan's dark, fatalistic vision of Batman's world really takes off with The Dark Knight. The movie's plot takes the essence of a typical Batman adventure where he fights his foes using his combat skills and custom-made high-tech gadgets, while the practiced crimes have been elevated to big modern day themes such as terrorism and large-scale company fraud.
The Dark Knight features a number of fabulously choreographed action sequences and spectacular stunts, but Nolan's scenario is really completed by effectively interweaved layers of psychological and philosophical depth, establishing a disturbingly dismal atmosphere, complemented by the movie's dark art direction, photography and soundtrack.
Like Batman Begins, The Dark Knight features…
2008's The Dark Knight Is My Second Favorite Film Of All Time.
Batman x Joker OTP
Contrary to my experience re-watching Batman Begins, Dark Knight is everything I remember.
Spectacular acting by Heath Ledger (Joker). Keeps me hooked the whole time.
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