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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 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.
one of the few super hero movies that I like and one that reinvented them; absolutely perfect performance by Heath ledger and wonderful performance by Gary oldman; score goes very well with the movie and builds suspense perfectly and the costuming/makeup is wonderful; favorite scenes include "magic trick" scene, ending scene with Gordon's son, and the scene with police officers in the street
jared leto could N E V E R
- I’m not as high on this as everyone else but it is well done. Heath Ledger is great. I’m just not that into crime dramas and think the movie suffers when Joker is off screen. Plus, Harvey Dent’s transformation is so sudden from renegade DA to threatening to kill a child. I needed more time with him and Rachel to buy their relationship and the drastic change. Batman/Bruce Wayne is lost a bit because Joker is so strong. But I totally get why you love it so don’t kill me.
Has been kicking my ass for 8 years. I always shit on Nolan and his various problems but I'm a fake bc this and Inception got me into cinema.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Part 40 of my Comic Book Movies, Ranked project.
The following review contains spoilers.
The Dark Knight has a reputation for being “dark.” Some Batman fans love it when things get “dark” and hate when Batman is not taken seriously enough. However, in light of more recent “dark” takes on Batman, it may be time to reassess how “dark” The Dark Knight really is.
Bale’s Batman in this film is a James Bond-style take on the character: he makes quips, he wears a nice suit while Lucius Fox’s Q shows him gadgets (even accidentally firing a gadget at the wall, as 007 is wont to do), and drives a fancy car (in this case, a Lamborghini) on his way…
only gets 5 stars because Heath died...but other than that!! probably the best Batman movie out there so...
Está chula y es muy entretenida, además de tener un Dos Caras que me flipa (independientemente de su adaptación). Lo que me sigue sin convencer es ese Joker que no es el Joker, además de que la atmósfera no me transmite la claustrofobia que debería transmitir algo que lleve a Batman por bandera. La ciudad sin personalidad alguna (típica gran urbe), la banda sonora tan olvidable (marca Hans Zimmer), Batman siendo engañado varias veces cual tonto, que pegue con los codos, que todo, TODO en la ciudad gire entono a él... No sé yo, le resta al conjunto, al menos para mí. Aunque como película independiente está muy bien, y Ledger actúa genialmente pese a que su personaje no sea…
After Begins was a success financially and critically Nolan was called onto to direct and co write the sequel and it was bigger and better than the previous entry.Christian Bale is excellent once again,his Bruce Wayne is brilliant however I think his performance as Batman here is a step down from the previous,his costume looked more like swat gear with a cape and cowl and his voice sounds very silly this time and brings it into over the top territory.Still it's not a bad performance at all it's just a step down from his excellent Batman performance in Begins.Heath Ledger plays the Joker and does s fantastic job bringing the character into the modern day,it's brilliant and Joker is perfectly…
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