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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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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.
Some quick notes because I don't have a proper review:
I guess this is one of the risks of swinging for the fences, but I would say half the time I really liked Ledger's Joker performance and the other half I thought it was super show-y and insufferable. But just when I'd go, "Ugh I hate this" he'd have some unexpected line delivery that made me laugh out loud and I'd have to take my hate back.
Aaron Eckhart is the only performance I like all the time. I like Bale as Wayne, much to my surprise, but Pete Holmes' parody of the Batman voice is barely a parody. Bale really does let his jaw hang open constantly and slur…
Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha ha hoo hoo hee hee ha.... And I thought Batman Begins was great.
Sorry that was really awful.
One of the greatest films ever created.
A superhero film done justice. The characters weren't shoveled off onto an unworthy director (Zac Snyder), they were given to a god of the film industry that could give them the delivery they deserve. The picture has set the standards for all modern "grounded" superhero films.
Such an amazing film.
I had forgotten how good this film is but this re-watch reminded me. The blend of gritty comics with the Gotham/Batman environment. Perfect.
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The Dark Knight really isn't a superhero movie. It isn't. The film definitely has a superhero in it, but deep down this is a fantastic crime film that just so happens to be about Batman sometimes. The Dark Knight is definitely an improvement over Batman Begins because it is able to explore more deeply the psychology of Bruce Wayne. It is fascinating to watch Batman try as hard as he can to not kill the Joker, even though the Joker obviously deserves it. This brings up a main theme of the film: Are humans inherently good? The Joker seems to disagree with this notion, as he talks about how humans' true nature kicks in when survival is a factor. The…
The first few times I saw The Dark Knight I was too young to realize how good this movie really was. I saw Rises when I was older and have rewatched Begins countless times. I never rewatched this because I remembered it as dull, long, and boring. . . What a mistake that was. The only positive thing is that it was like I just saw for the first time again.
This movie is the perfect comic book movie and is a near perfect movie in general. The opening sequence was perfect and the rest of the movie is about the same. Heath Ledger was perfect as joker and Christian Bale was great as batman once again. I thought it was by far better than the first, and left plenty of room for the third. The only complaint I could find was the it was a bit too long, but even saying that I was entertained the whole time.
I turn 18 within the next hour so earlier tonight I thought about the best thing to do tonight. After a few minutes I decided the best way to end my teenage years and enter adulthood was to watch my favourite film just one more time.
And as for The Dark Knight, it's the very rare case of a perfect film on every conceivable level. Say what you will about the other instalments in Nolan's trilogy but this is his undeniable masterpiece. Every time I watch it I feel like it's the first time all over again, a kid going to the cinema (funny enough it was the one which didn't mind my age thankfully else I'd been refused admission)…
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