The Dark Knight (2008)
Director: Christopher Nolan
I am doing a review for The Dark Knight because of the recent release of the new “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” trailer. I am personally not looking forward to this movie. With the trailer that was released a couple months ago I felt like this movie is going to stink. So I decided to remind everybody of the most amazing Batman movie ever… The Dark Knight.
The Dark Knight is the second installment of Christopher Nolan’s “Dark Knight Trilogy” and I among many others, feel like this is the best of the Batman movies if not the best superhero movie ever. This movie takes place in Gotham about a year after the events in “Batman Begins”. Batman (Christian Bale), Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart), and Jim Gordon (Gary Oldman) have been able to keep crime significantly lower. But now a new threat emerges, he calls himself “The Joker” (Heath Ledger). The Joker says he has a way to stop Batman, his method… killing innocent people on television saying “For every day that Batman doesn’t show himself, more and more people will die.” With that kind of plot, you’re bound to have an awesome movie.
First things first, I need to give credit to the directing, editing, cinematography and the practical effects. I always need to give credits to Christopher Nolan’s practical effects, for example, the scene where the truck flips over… yeah that was a real semi-truck, props to you Nolan, that was spectacular. The cinematography was good, and the editing was fantastic as you would expect from a movie directed by Christopher Nolan.
Second thing: the soundtrack, I absolutely loves the soundtrack for this movie, Hans Zimmer’s original score for this movie was absolutely perfect. The soundtrack fit perfectly with the tone of the movie.
Third thing: the script-writing, I cannot emphasize just how great the plot for this movie was, and I have no idea how Christopher Nolan managed to create such amazing dialogue in this movie.
The acting in this movie was spectacular. Heath Ledger practically stole the movie with his acting, and his academy award for best supporting actor was well deserved. Christian Bale’s acting was very good as well, and so were Gary Oldman and Aaron Eckhart.
But the best part of this movie by far were the villains. We all know that to have a good movie we need a great villain and this movie did not disappoint. The Joker was a magnificent villain and so was the unexpected two-face.
I loved this movie and it is by far my favorite superhero movie if it’s even fair to call it a superhero movie. My rating for The Dark Knight is: