The Dark Knight Reviews
The Dark Knight is directed by Christopher Nolan a sequel to 2005's Batman Begins, starring an ensemble cast including Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Heath Ledger, Gary Oldman, Aaron Eckhart, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Morgan Freeman.
The Dark Knight did a lot of things right with the film, one, grounded the story with the Joker and Batman, two, confliction with Gotham city and Batman, three, drama and noir like base film, four, convert the story form Batman: The Long Halloween, Five casting Heath Ledger as the Joke, and making the Joker like Alex from Cockwork Orange from Stanley Kubrick, love it all the way..
Back in 2008, I was 14 years old soon to be starting my freshman year in high school, I was grounded for 3 week, the week before the film was released. I sacrifice on one thing and one thing only, staying in for three weeks in the summer, and not getting grounded to go see a movie or any television. So worth it!! First thing the Dark Knight, it was iconic before the movie was released because of Heath Ledgers death, and Rest In Peace to him!! But Christopher Nolan wises to the publicity I made such a cult classic film that is deserve to be talked about, and should've been Oscar praised on top of it!!
Just of the begining of the film, it was a break robbery, no batman, no joker, just A bank robbery of jokers henchmen, as for the joker disguises with the henchmen is so eye popping then revealing of the joker was all the henchmen dead. Since I love clockwork Orange and is one of my favorite films and it is in the top 5 of my favorites, I see a lot of Alex in the film of the joker, but for the joker we see more of his mad humor, and his craziness with his own personality of the joker.
What I love about Christopher Nolan films is that whatever genre it is, it is more of the humanistic of people. For the Following, A secret colt, Memento, disabilities and lies, Insomnia, lies and mental issues, the prestige, competition and revenge. The Dark Knight, "You Either Die A Hero, Or You Live Long Enough To See Yourself Become The Villain". "Some people want to see the world burn". These are the various quotes throughout the film. Burning or seen the hero become the villain. Good and bad bad versus evil.
What I love about the beginning of the film but the show they original suit from Batman Begins, then 10 minutes later he wants a new suit so he could move his neck. Most of the Batman films they show new suits without even a constant change in the middle shows just the genius writing of Christopher Nolan. Because in every single Batman film from Tim Burton to Joel Shoemaker they always change the costumes!!!
But the joker is the iconic matter of the film, yes Two Face Harvey Dent is in the film, what is love about it that they made it so real. They really did show of harvey dent burn in half. For the Joker, he was not chemically induce his skin with acid, he simply cutt is face with a knife for a smile with war make up.. Genius!!!
What I love about even more of a joker of the back stories the lies of back stories, One that his father cut his face and he became evil, Two he cutt his face for his wife, like this is the thing in the comics for the joker we don't really know his backstory. And it just shows the genius of the writing for this film, and I love everything about it.
Just the hospital scene with Harvey and the joker ?"Introduce a little anarchy. Upset the established order, and everything becomes chaos. I'm an agent of chaos... and then the blowup at the hospital is so iconic.
I don't want to spoil the end because this is a required field that everyone needs to see!!! This is a requirement film to see, go see The Dark Knight, The best Christopher Nolan film ever put a date!! Seeing this in movie six times when it was first released was so worth it and I wish I had a higher grade because it is so good!!
Grade: A Perfect 10