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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 may contain 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…
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…
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 movie, 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.
The story rich with questions of morality toppled by a top-notch performance of the cast and fantastic cinematography easily make the Dark Knight the best superhero movie of all time. Not interested in movies like this? Try this one ---- it won't upset at the least.
I greatly enjoy many aspects of this, but it seems to get messier every time I watch it. Not much to say here!
Easily the best superhero movie made, even if it isn't my favorite, this rises above and feels like an actual film. Boasting a concussive and propulsive score and a serpentine (Tom Waits!) inspired performance that is the most interesting live action version of the Joker, the film surprises in how much it works. Still, Christian Bale is a flatline as Bruce and it's impossible for him to act through that ridiculous barking, and despite an admirable All-American Aaron Eckhart and lovely set up, the Two Face third act just doesn't work. Feels rushed and idiosyncratically cartoonish. A little strange that something this tonally dark is shot so aesthetically bright. Batman v Superman is by no way a better film, but it looks as grim and as operatic as I always imagined the world of Batman to look. Also, let us stop pretending Batman didn't murder before Affleck. Tell that to those henchmen in the tunnel.
While living in Chicago in 2007, I attended a "I Believe In Harvey Dent" rally in the business district, I had friends who were extras and production assistants on the set (some saying Heath had frightened them, or they got to watch Batman fight Joker), I went down to the bank location (opening scene) when I heard that it now said "Gotham Bank" outside, I watched on the news as they reported them blowing up a abandoned building for the film (the hospital), and was extremely lucky to be a extra in the film myself and was able to watch Christopher Nolan direct this new classic. Even after the film was released I can still remember driving down into Lower…
Why So Serious
I love this movie and I wish I could give it more stars then this
בחרתי לראות את הסרט הזה מתוך הערכה לכריסטיאן בייל ותקווה לסרט גיבורי על יוצא מן הכלל.
לצערי, הדמות של באטמן הייתה גרועה מאוד, נראה כאילו אין לו שום מחשבות או דעות, מלבד הבסיסית ביותר שהיא ״צדק. פושעים רע. ״
האמת שלא נקשרתי לאף אחת מהדמויות (מלבד סיריוס בלאק, אבל רק בגלל שזה סיריוס בלאק).
כשבאטמן עמד לחשוף מיהו או משהו או כשרייצ׳ל התפוצצה במקום ההוא לא הרגשתי לא מצוקה ולא חשש לדמויות.
לא אקבל את התירוץ שצריך לעקוב אחרי כל הסדרה ולראות את שאר הסרטים בסאגה, כי אני מאמינה שכל סרט, כיצירה אומנותית, צריך לעמוד בפני עצמו.
באשר לג׳וקר ולבאטמן, אני לא בטוחה אם הם אותו הדבר או שהם הפכים. אני מאמינה שבאטמן מצטייר חכם ומוסרי ושכל פעולה שלו היא…
First of all: I love Heath Ledger so much, I felt like crying during the WHOLE thing because he's brilliant and I still can't believe he took his own life after giving us this amazing performance as Joker.
And Batman is "the hero Gotham needs", I can't wait to watch The Dark Knight Rises
5/5 for Heath Ledger
Ps: I wanna have Christian Bale's babies
The film that made me want to be a better director, writer, cinematographer, performer... "The Dark Knight" is an amazing feat of cinema.
The best super-hero movie ever made.
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