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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…
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.
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.
best of them
Good acting, good effects, good cinematography, good plot. Loved it.
Valamiért nagyon utáltam eddig ezt a filmet annak ellenére, hogy értettem a Harvey Dentes dolgot. Most viszont összeállt, tényleg zseniális.
The Dark Knight still remains my favorite superhero film to this day. It features not only one of the greatest villains in cinema, it's a dark and well directed movie. The Dark Knight is a unforgettable crime drama with an unforgettable villain and perfect direction from Nolan.
Revisiting this never fails to disappoint, its every bit as hard and gritty with every re-watch. Nolans ability to unfold the story layer by layer makes for gripping viewing and Ledger's performance is brilliant.
The film works both as a fantastic comic book film and a crime thriller, i doubt we'll see a Batman movie this good for a while.
Truly one of --if not THEE-- best superhero films I've ever had the pleasure to watch. Ledger's Joker was simply perfection. Bale was at the top of his game. The story was rock solid. The action was incredibly awesome. The score was terrific. I don't see many other superhero movies rising to the level of this one.
A very sad 3 stars for a film with fantastic direction, stellar performances, and great sense of atmosphere that suffers ever so slightly from pacing, narrative, and themes. Sometimes it's all just a bit too obvious with it's "what is a hero" question carried over from Batman Begins, and I wouldn't mind if it weren't for the flimsy plot. I truly did love this when it came out, and I've loved it for a while, I just can't ignore some of the hiccups here and there.
The. Best. Movie. Ever.
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…