The Dark Knight(2008)
Why so serious?
The second instalment in the rebooted Batman franchise, this time featuring Heath Ledger as The Joker in his Oscar winning performance. Batman (Christian Bale) sets out to destroy organised crime in Gotham for good, with the help of Lieutenant Jim Gordon (Gary Oldman) and District Attorney Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart).... More
The triumvirate proves to be effective, but they soon find themselves prey to a rising criminal mastermind known as the Joker - a psychotic criminal who thrusts Gotham into anarchy and forces the Dark Knight ever closer to crossing the fine line between hero and vigilante.
Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine return, and Maggie Gylenhaal replaces Katie Holmes in the love-interest role of Rachel Dawes. Directed again by Christopher Nolan (whose most recent film was the underrated The Prestige).Hide
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BY Andrew Hedley Flicks Writer
Remove yourself from the seat you're sitting in, find your way to a cinema, hand over your cash, buy a ticket. The Dark Knight delivers a hefty uppercut of superior pop entertainment. Christopher Nolan's rich and engrossing adventure rip-roars across the cinema screen, bullying blockbusters into new territory.... More
As you'll have heard, Heath Ledger takes you through the wringer with his portrayal of the Joker – nihilist, anarchist, a seething embodiment of menace. He's freaky as hell. He's awesome. Equally valuable is Christian Bale, especially in playboy Bruce Wayne mode. Or Gary Oldman's honest-cop Police Lieutenant Jim Gordon.
The story combines character with action, weaving together a sprawling and haunting contemporary tale, riffing on the idea of terrorised societies that fear chaos and anarchy. It deftly balances the intimate with the grand; the individual with the city.
Another point The Dark Knight scores over rivals, is in its attention to realism. Whilst the action is ludicrous, Nolan so wholly creates a universe, you buy it. The CG work is invisible. He also peppers the film with innovation. Lyrical moments, such as lingering on the Joker hanging out the window of a speeding car or the upside down final confrontation, give the movie a certain boldness (I only wish there was more of it). On paper it's perhaps a pessimistic tale, but Nolan has created something else with his joy of invention.
It's a terrific balancing act of ideas. This is blockbuster entertainment that feels fresh, modern and tragic. The Dark Knight, enthralling in its complexities, will have you compelled to discover the fates of its richly drawn characters. Yep, it's a cracker.Hide
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When i seen The Dark Knight, i was a bit dissapointed to be completely honest, i think that it's down to the fact that they changed quite alot ot things. Im a fan of the old 90's cartoons, even they showed Batman alot better than The Dark Knight and Batman Begins. It was an alright movie but i have seen better.
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