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Film REVIEW: The Dark Knight (2008) - ★★★★★

Updated: Jan 26




Writer: Christopher Nolan, Jonathan Nolan, David S. Goyer

Based on: Characters appearing in comics published by DC Comics


Stars: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Heath Ledger, Gary Oldman, Aaron Eckhart, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Morgan Freeman.


Genre: Action, Crime, Drama.

Themes: Superhero, Psychopath, DC Comics.


When the menace known as the Joker wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham, Batman must accept one of the greatest psychological and physical tests of his ability to fight injustice.

The sequel to Batman Begins (2005) and the second installment in The Dark Knight Trilogy.

It received acclaim for its mature tone and themes, visual style, and performances—particularly that of Ledger, who received several posthumous awards including the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, making The Dark Knight the first comic-book film to receive a major Academy Award.

Since its release, The Dark Knight has been assessed as one of the greatest superhero films ever made, one of the best films of the 2000s, and one of the best films ever made. It is considered the "blueprint" for modern superhero films, particularly for its rejection of a comic-book style in favor of a genre film that features comic-book characters. Many filmmakers sought to repeat its success by emulating its gritty, realistic tone to varying degrees of success. The Dark Knight has been analyzed for its themes of terrorism and the limitations of morality and ethics. A sequel, The Dark Knight Rises, concluded The Dark Knight Trilogy in 2012.



MIX UP RATING: ★★★★★

Top Movies: #33


MIX UP REVIEWS:


Daniel (Age 13) - ★★★★1/2

"Once again this was a good film and I loved the joker and Harvey 2 face."


Adam (Age 13) - ★★★★★

"This was an amazing film that anyone can enjoy. My favourite character was Joker. My favourite actor was Heath Ledger."


Stewart - ★★★★★

"Quite possibly greatest film ever made with that astonishing performance from Heath Ledger as the Joker the cherry on top!"


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Make sure you catch all the movies in this awesome trilogy including Batman Begins and The Dark Knight Rises and the latest reboot, The Batman. For more excellent DC Comic adaptations there's Batman: Year One and the TV show, Arrow. Christopher Nolan tends to use a lot of the same ensemble cast in his movies including Interstellar and the latest, Oppenheimer. Meanwhile there's more excellent work from Morgan Freeman in The Shawshank Redemption. There's more (less intellectually advanced!) action in The Fast and the Furious. More from Christian Bale in The Boy and the Heron.



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