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…
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…
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.
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…
The following is going to sound as overly negative as my Batman Begins review was overly positive, but with extremely popular movies, sometimes I feel the need to speak a little 'louder' if I don't quite agree with the majority sentiment or reception. I've tried to refrain from hyperbole this time around, and probably sound pretty nitpicky (although the problems listed are basic and serious issues for me), but I do have plenty of good things to say about The Dark Knight - though because of the praise it's received, reiterating them here would be a bit redundant (and make this damned thing twice as long). If anything, the obnoxious length of this review ought to sum up how conflicted…
The best one in the trilogy by far, the Joker is a great bad guy and Heath Ledger does an unexpectedly successful interpretation, it keeps you guessing and in chaos, the twists from his plan feel believable and not contrived. The ending never made me happy, but seeing the third part now it really works.
¿Qué sucede cuando el director de Insomnia, Memento y el Truco Final usa el mejor superhéroe de DC Comics para luchar contra la mafia de Gotham City?
Christopher Nolan salvó a Batman, a nivel cinematográfico, de sus nefastas películas comenzadas por Tim Burton con Batman y finalizadas por Joel Schumacher con Batman and Robin; y estoy seguro de que lo hará con The Man of Steel.
Primero hablaré de la película como un todo, luego de sus características y personajes.
La película es una obra maestra, todos los elementos que tiene se conjugan para que sea la mejor película de superhéroes que se ha hecho. Si hay algo que me encanta es como se usó cine negro y crimen a…
Let's get this out of the way right off the top: Heath Ledger is nothing short of amazing in this film. Heath Ledger's Joker makes Jack Nicholson's Joker look like Cesar Romero's Joker. Less cartoony and far more menacing, this Joker actually feels dangerous. Every moment he's onscreen your eyes are simply glued there, just soaking in this iconic performance. His look, his mannerisms, his voice... they all come together to make the perfect Joker, and probably the best villain ever seen onscreen in a superhero movie... or any movie, for that matter. It's really quite a shame Ledger passed away, as I would love to have seen him portray that character again and again.
Does the rest of the…
YES. Yesyesyes. This was everything a super hero blockbuster should be. And then some.
Indisputably the best chapter of Nolan's trilogy. I was on the edge of my seat for the entire film.
george bush politics strike again!
Su mayor pecado es dar demasiadas vueltas sobre las mismas reflexiones, aunque el Joker te hará olvidar eso y lo que le dé la gana. Es la molosidad villana.