Dec 4, 2009

THE DARK KNIGHT (2008)


It has been three years after the prequel “Batman Begins” (2005). “The Dark Knight” is the sixth film that brings Batman into widescreen since Tim Burton’s “Batman” (1989). The Director is still Christopher Nolan who is previously known for his unique indie film “Memento” in 2000. The movie breaks the all-time Box Office records. It has earned more than one billion dollars in worldwide and has already passed "Titanic" Record in 1997. The movie is based on Frank Miller’s version of Batman, which is more mature and realistic. Christian Bale is Bruce Wayne. Thiz role seems to be a big leap of his career since his first appearance as an innocent kid in Steven Spielberg’s war movie “Empire of the Sun” in 1987. “The Dark Knight” is also starred by regular Cast members like James Cain, Morgan Freeman and Maggie Gyllenhaal who replaces Katie Holmes’s character in the previous movie. The best of all is Heath Ledger who delivers his last performance as the eternal enemy of Batman, Joker. The other villain is played amazingly well by Aaron Eckhart as Two-Face. Nevertheless, if they want to show original Joker’s character as in its comic, in my opinion the dream Cast would be Adrien Brody or Jim Carrey. The Script is nicely arranged by Christopher Nolan and his brother Jonathan Nolan. The storyline is dynamic and unpredictable. The action is on the right track, is filled with “Bat” equipments and car chase showdown. It’s a good movie to watch, it’s simple and explosive at the same time. I think that if we want to be fair, we also have to give high appreciation to Tim Burton’s “Batman” which has already set up an impressive tone for other next Batman movies or even other Superhero movies later. Burton successfully provides a new acceptable point of view for thiz kind of genre. The tone is dark, mysterious, and full of believable characters and environments.

Stars : 7,5/10
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5 comments:

  1. A very good and solid movie reviews. However, I need to point out one tiny mistake. Batman Begin was released in 2005, which means there's a three year gap from that movie to The Dark Knight.

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  2. well, u missed one aspect. the humane side of the superhero itself. we all can see, it's not about action, about story, about what legacy the superhero is, but indeed, there was deep meaning, the soul entity of the individuals that intertwined and and blend into one.
    for me, i could see the life, inside wayne and joker, even two face. nolan's ability to explore the perfect psychological prognosis in every main characters seemed obviously undeniable. Wayne, as a superhero, despite his image to the public, hiding something most terrible situation in human stage, self denial of his emotion. he need to cast away all of that, to be one person without emotion else than to protect the city without condition. Meanwhile joker, having such a terrible and dark background of his childhood, terrifyingly turned into such a psycho-anarchist that relentless preying the weak and causing chaos to anyone. he had already seen inside him, now he try to see others such as batman. Two face, harvey, quite contrary lies on the middle of things called right or wrong, he once had a noble purpose, to serve justice as he would preserve, that justice is blind. either you right or wrong, and which stand in the middle is luck. For he, who just a simple man had such a big and enormous burden as a DA, was forced to believe that the justice he believe is what keeping the law was helpless in his own tragic life. Which created the two face character.

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  3. @Vardamir: You are right about those ‘grey’ characters revolve around thiz movie. Thiz movie was based on Frank Miller’s version of Batman. It was one of my favorite books when I was a child. I think you should read the book as well. That book truly takes Batman to another better universe. The Reality is the key =)

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  4. It was a great movie. I even had read the book few years back in my childhood and I was a great fan till that time. There were times when I want everything having batman image on it from clothes to all the accessories.

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  5. @movie download: do you mean that book written by Frank Miller? "Batman year 1, 2 and 3".. yeah, the comic books are great, Frank Miller should take some credit for the successfull of thiz movie :) Thanks for visiting my Blog.

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