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Batman: The Dark Knight (2008)

Batman: The Dark Knight (2008)


Christian Bale
Heath Ledger
Gary Oldman

Directed by Christopher Nolan

Batman, The Dark Knight is one of the best comic book adaptations I have seen before the battle for cinematic mastery between Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and D.C. Extended Universe (DCEU) films.
The movie is fun and if you pick this up in comparison to Tim Burton and Michael Keaton’s 1989 Batman you will be more inclined to this movie adaptation of the Joker. The late Heath Ledger pulled out of nowhere a masterpiece performance that will forever remain in our minds as on of the best insane Joker adaptation there is. Nolan/Ledger’s version of the Joker seems to be stirred away just a little from the comic version, we are more used to which you will find in the 1989 Batman, the Joker in this movie is just plain insane and it made the movie great.

In this Batman we have two of his arch villains, the Joker (his main nemesis) and Two Face. Unlike Batman (1989) which focused on the origin of the Joker with more attention on the Joker himself. This movie had to divide its focus between the Joker, Two Face and with more emphasis on how Bruce Wayne/Batman was dealing with the emotional weight of these two.
With many fantastic hand to hand combats from Batman and we get to see our own form of Q (Q is James Bond’s gadget guy). In this here movie Bruce Wayne placed his trust of suit and device development in the hand of Mr. Fox (played by Morgan Freeman). The extent of which Fox keeps dishing out gadgets and the fun things they can do, is meant for the eyes to see when you see this movie.

The movie plot starts with an armed robbery led by Joker. He decided to rob one of the banks where the mob keeps their money.
Soon Joker finds his way into the mob’s gathering and offers them protection from Batman (proposing to kill him) for half of their fortune.

Bruce Wayne/Batman on the other hand made a mistake of under estimating the Joker and deciding to go after the mob instead. Things continue to get worse as the Joker starts to not only taunt Gotham, but Batman also.
Joker never seem to have a straight up story on where he got his scars. He hijacks Wayne manor during a fundraiser for Harvey Dent, wanting to kill Dent. Bruce continues to believe the Joker is after something, but Alfred warns that it is possible that the Joker wants nothing, but to see the world burn.

But Bruce continues to play cat and mouse with the Joker which led to Harvey Dent getting burnt on one side of his face and turn into Two Face.
The movie is a masterpiece, one worth seeing and appreciating for a job well done.
Performances are out of this world, stunts that will make you clap and the visual effects stand out. You must see this movie it is worth owning a copy.


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