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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…
Everyone has one of those films that are the equivalent of an on/off relationship. You love it, hate it, you're annoyed with it, you adore it; For me, The Dark Knight is all of these things. It is a film of euphoric highs and monotonous lows, with the opening sequence and the SWAT team chase being vibrant moments of modern cinema while the entire sonar climax and anything to do with two-face falls flat on its (pun incoming) face. Certainly an extremely involving and masterful film overall, and Ledger's performance is one of the all-time greats, but I shouldn't even bother rating it anymore. On/off indeed.
If you don't like this film, I don't like you!
Introduce a little anarchy.
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.
Easily the best of the trilogy.
From about the one hour mark forward, nothing much good happens in the rest of the film for anybody worth rooting for, yet when you find yourself encapsulated with joy, you ask yourself who the hell you're supposed to be rooting for at all. Why do we glorify the Joker's madness? Is it because we've been shaped with distrust and excess from our superiors for too long? When the judge and commissioner are both knocked off, does anyone feel any real grief? I find myself smirking at the cleverness of it, rather, which must speak to some deeper, darker version of myself I hope I never meet. And as for Batman, he's just as much to blame to an extent.…
joker’s first meeting with gambol is so full and rich; nolan, of course, completely fails to pick up on it. joker wears a purple suit with long tousled hair, lipstick applied haphazardly and unfamiliarly, a voice disguised with theatrics but especially with higher pitch. gambol calls joker a freak; joker looks genuinely caught off-guard and upset, stumbles wording, repeats ‘a guy like me’ with lowered vocal pitch so as not to come on too strong, throws around accusations of castration so as to (how to say) blend in with the boys while retaining some kind of distance. but even more obvious is the hospital scene, when joker’s disguised in a vintage nurse’s outfit, complete with wig. joker sits down with…
Legitimately the greatest superhero movie ever. Maybe not my personal favourite (although it comes close), but I think it's safe to say this is objectively perfect. The Dark Knight ups it's game in all the right ways after the astounding establishing story from Begins, this time showcasing Batman's most iconic foe, finally characterizing him as the terrifying psychopath of the comics, rather then the kooky clown of the previous films. Heath Ledgers portrayal of the Joker is undoubtably the crowning achievement of the Nolanized Batman universe, and perhaps one of the greatest movie villains of all time.
Exatamente tão bom quanto eu lembrava, quem sabe ainda mais. Sei que é chover no molhado falar isso, mas estou pra ver uma atuação mais sensacional quanto a do Heath Ledger.
Mi tercera ¿o cuarta? vez por aquí. Por entonces me flipaba, ahora encuentro unas cuantas aristas y cosas que no me convencen tanto. Pero vamos a dejarlo en que es buena peli.
Christopher Nolan has a vision. And whether you agree with it or not, he undeniably completes it in "The Dark Knight"--a vicious, engrossing, overwhelming, intelligent event- film that re-defines 'comic-book-flicks'. In Nolan's grim, dark-depiction of Gotham-City (the crime-ridden hell protected by legendary superhero Batman), the director strives to make everything real (something he began in the well-received "Batman Begins"). He makes it plausible, possible. And yet there's more to it: just as 'Begins' was a dissection of myth, the nature of symbols and heroes, 'Knight' is the escalation of that notion. It's a biblical- confrontation of 'good-and-evil', yet as 'good-and-evil' really exist: a conflict of ideals, something that can't be purely-defined but that is relative to a viewpoint. In Nolan's…
Holy shit, why it took me so long to watch it?
"...he's not a hero. He's a silent guardian, a watchful protector, a dark knight."
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
Combined the average ratings (Critic's & Users) from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and Letterboxd, and then weighted and tweaked the results…