The Dark Knight Reviews
During the 2000s, superhero movies are becoming the new money-making machine for major studios. However, there was an up-and-down in this genre. When Batman Begins was released, the world met the new approach to this genre. However, the true game-changer that provides the new perspective and new definition of the superhero genre is The Dark Knight. Everything that we believe has changed forever, and it has become the new highest standard in this genre. There are few movies that ever come this close, including Batman Begins, The Dark Knight Rises, and Logan.
The plot of this film is unbelievably complex and realistic. During that time, none of the superhero films have this kind of story, and their plot is very straightforward. However, Nolan took it to the whole new level by taking out unnecessary subjects that could ruin the movie and replace them with a darker tone, more realistic elements, and complex characters. He testifies the definition of hero by showing and letting the protagonists and antagonists do what is right and wrong in their perspectives, and the results might not be as we expected. By allowing them to come close to the line that divides them from one another, we can see how similar they are.
Batman is a character from the comic as well as others in this film, but all the characters are realistic as hell. Their motivation is legit and their standpoints are clear. The Joker is the energy behind all characters. He tears the the heroes apart. He is the one who change Harvey Dent into evil of his own. He destroys Gotham's hope and convinces them that Batman is nothing but like him. In addition to Batman and the Joker, their relationship is very fascinating. Yes they are rival, but the bond they have throughout the entire runtimes is speechless. Without the Joker, Batman wouldn't be anything but just a guy in a dark costume. The same can be said to the Joker. He even says it himself that without Batman, his mission to terrorize the city would be useless if no one stand to protect it. Nolan makes us care more about the stories and motivations of people behind the masks as much as we care about them when they put the masks on.
All of the action sequences in Christopher Nolan's films look practical from every angle. In The Dark Knight, all action sequences are practical. Nolan uses as less as CGI as possible, for as we know the CGI can make the sequences less effective. The scenes with the truck, the exploding, and the hospital are real, which make them even more awesome when we know the facts.
The success of Nolan's The Dark Knight Trilogy is beyond any definition. Many movies try to follow his footsteps, especially DCEU and Zack Snyder. They try so hard to duplicate Nolan's works by making their new films more realistic and darker. However, none of them have received the same criticism as The Dark Knight Trilogy has. That is because it's not about how realistic the film is or how the tone is, but because of the structures, the story, and the scenes. Nolan understands this concept and masters his works while others who try to copy his works struggle.
There is nothing bad I could say regarding this film. Every single minute I invested into this film is full of excitement, amaze, and tears of joy. Christopher Nolan understands what it needs to be done. The Dark Knight is one of the most critically and commercially successful film. The film that is so perfect in every way possible. We can't even imagine how superhero of the other genres can surpass this madness.
Masterpiece of christopher nolan & Heath Ledger Performance.
WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE: Equally however the fact it is such an ideas-based movie, and the fact these ideas are mostly rather conceptual, means that character and emotional development largely get left behind. Now it doesn't have to work like that - look no further than Nolan's other filmography to see ideas and engagement thriving together - but the problem here is that our characters are really just physical representations of conceptual ideas within a narrative that they largely govern themselves. As a result, whilst you definitely watch in awe, you equally do so with very little engagement in what's unfolding outside of each swooping set-piece.
VERDICT: So yes, I'm one of those annoying fools who thinks 'The Dark Knight' is a touch overrated. It's an admirable film without a doubt, but it's also a flawed one in many ways.
So superior to most of the juvenile action movies being churned out from 2010-2017
A trilling film from the beginning with surprises and action in every nook of the storyline, once you think it's okay another twist gets thrown at you. From the games and sheer evil genius of The Joker to the chance and thrills produced by Two Face, The Dark Knight proves to be one of the very best Batman movies of all time
One thing that I thought was totally sick was the sort of "echolocation" tracking device Batman created.
Heath Ledger's performance as The Joker was one to remember, especially since he was the first actor/actress to win an Oscar award starring in a superhero film. RIP
"Because he's the hero Gotham deserves, but not the one it needs right now. So we'll hunt him. Because he can take it. Because he's not our hero. He's a silent guardian. A watchful protector. A Dark Knight."