September 17th is Batman Day! Get out and buy a comic book. I plan to! I decided to celebrate the DC Comic hero by giving you movie reviews on all Batman films, minus Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice and The Dark Knight Rises, since I’ve already covered them. Batman & Robin will just be ignored for its blatant offensiveness.
The Dark Knight is directed by Christopher Nolan and features an ensemble cast including Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Aaron Eckhart, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Eric Roberts, Chin Han, Melinda McGraw, and of course, the great late Heath Ledger as the Joker.
The sequel to Batman Begins opens with a bank robbery where a mysterious villain known only as the Joker begins his terror of Gotham City.
As Bruce Wayne battles the underworld as Batman, District Attorney Harvey Dent, ADA Rachel Dawes, and Police Lt. James Gordon are fighting them by day. When the mafia dons get desperate, they turn to the violent sociopath Joker to help bring down the Dark Knight.
This film is the best Batman movie ever. As opposed to showing a pre-Batman, rookie Batman, or old, bitter Batman, this one features him in his prime.
I know Bale gets criticized for his Batman voice, but he is the best in live action film. Not only that, but Heath Ledger shines as the Joker. It is sad he departed from us so soon, because I think Nolan would have more films with him as the Joker.
The production values, the story, the action, and everything in between brings it to the forefront and it deserved MORE awards than it won at the Academy Awards.
FAVORITE QUOTE: I believe whatever doesn’t kill you simply makes you stranger.
PARENTAL CONCERNS: Violence, Terror, and foul language
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