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.
The special features are awesome. A must watch!
Best superhero movie of all time nuff said. Heath ledger is amazing as the joker and Aaron Eckhart is great as Harvey Dent. The rest of the cast is also fantastic. Must own if you have a Blu ray.
shifting aspect ratios
heath ledgers joker loses a little magic every subsequent year, but he seemed pretty powerful at the time
Once again The Dark Knight reaffirms itself as one of my all time favorites.
It changed the game for modern blockbusters. It is leagues above any superhero movie that has ever been released. It took itself seriously in a genre that was supposed to be for children. It broke the rules in every way and that's what makes it a masterpiece.
I love the realistic, gritty Gotham displayed. I love the seriousness of the plot and tone. I love the way that its more about Gotham than it is about the titular hero. I love how it juggles themes of morality and the chaos of human nature without ever seeming heavy handed. I love how it examines the psyches of…
Tecnicamente perfetto, con una sceneggiatura da brividi. Heath Ledger inquietante & maestoso. Quasi universale.
The superhero film that (still) makes all others pale in comparison.
I LOVE THIS MOVIE THE BEST COMIC BOOK MOVIE EVER Heath Ledger is the best Joker ever on film its dark and sad and its a super hero movie this is a perfect movie I love ever thing about this movie.