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incisive comic-book blockbuster is remarkably effective in spelling out its interpretation of the tortured crusader, and is a sweeping crime thriller in its own right. the cinematography is a feast, the bravura action sequences are substantial achievements and by thorough mastery of discretion the film shows an ability to discuss the vital questions with clarity. few films are better at analysing a situation, and the incomparable 'the dark knight' remains one of best developed in its genre.
special effects and costume propagate dc's conception of gotham. engrossing acting and screenplay, the characters capture the psychopathic nature and perpetual conflict between the protagonists, unfurling their resolute and destructive intentions.
This seems more like a gritty heist film than a 'Batman' movie. From the pacing to characters 'The Dark Knight' is the definitive film of this genre. There is something for everyone and plenty of references for 'die hard' fans. Considering this is a film that came out in 2008, the practical effects used by Nolan help it stand the test of time like many other superhero films haven't. Heath Ledger's turn as the Joker is chilling and completely unforgettable much like the film itself .
Zero stars. One of the most overrated movies of all time and proof that human beings are dumb sheep. Heath Ledger wasn't scary or menacing at all. People just felt bad because he died young so they overreacted by giving him an Academy Award. Christian Bale's acting was wooden. Chris Nolan cannot film a good action sequence at all. Everything in this movie sucked -- literally everything. Batman fans often say that Batman can beat any super villain or hero if he has time to prepare, but they should consider that he had the whole damn movie to prepare for Joker and Two Face, two non-super-powered villains, and they make him out to be a total chump. Additionally, this movie ends with Batman running for his life from a couple of mere dogs. How can Batman beat any super villain or super hero when he can't even handle a couple of canines? Batman is just weak and dumb in this horrible movie. Should've named the movie "The Weak, Dumb Knight".
An amazing piece of film that transcends a genre (or two), and becomes a superhero and drama film. It has non-stop action, that meets an epic conclusion to create a perfectly paced film. This movie is truly thought provoking in seeing the never ending chaos between two conflicting mindsets that just simply try to make the world, simply put, fair. Arguably one of the best films of the decade, if not ever.
What Batman Begins did right, this movie did even better. The writing was amazing with each character having an interesting arc. This movie pushed the limits of what the comic book genre could do with their tone. The performances were amazing. Especially Heath Ledger as the Joker and Christian Bale as our hero. This is a pretty dark movie but that's part of what makes it so great. Also great to see the recurring theme here from Batman Begins. Hans Zimmer knows what to do. 10/10
Christopher Nolan uses Begins just to settle this hilarious, captivating and mysterious sequel that takes the best of its cast and lifts it up to the pair of its papers. The Dark Knight is the clear answer that the genre of superheroes has to expand as such.