The Dark Knight

I was pleasantly surprised by this movie. I had heard that it got tremendous reviews and that Heath Ledger was fantastic but I really didn’t expect it to be as good as it was. For those of you that don’t like movies with superhero backdrops, the comic book aspect of this movie was rather subtle and what is front and center is a hypnotic thriller. Gone from the original franchise is the over-the-top cartoonish storylines and characters. That may have worked in the first movie (thanks to Nicholson) but by the 4th movie it was a joke. In fact, if you took away the Batman backdrop this movie would probably be considered for more awards than it has been so far. One thing I didn’t get was why they felt the need to add some post-processing to Batman’s voice. I couldn’t understand a damn thing that Commish Gordon said for either movie but they felt the need to make Christian Bale sound like Darth Vader’s brother?

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Movie title: The Dark Knight

Movie description: Batman raises the stakes in his war on crime. With the help of Lt. Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to dismantle the remaining criminal organizations that plague the streets. The partnership proves to be effective, but they soon find themselves prey to a reign of chaos unleashed by a rising criminal mastermind known to the terrified citizens of Gotham as the Joker.

Date published: 2009-02-09

Director(s): Christopher Nolan

Actor(s): Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Heath Ledger, Gary Oldman, Aaron Eckhart, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Morgan Freeman, Monique Gabriela Curnen, Ron Dean, Nestor Carbonell, Chin Han, Eric Roberts, Ritchie Coster, Anthony Michael Hall, Keith Szarabajka, Joshua Harto, Melinda McGraw, Nathan Gamble, Michael Jai White, Colin McFarlane, Nydia Rodriguez Terracina, Tom Lister Jr., William Fichtner, Cillian Murphy, Patrick Leahy, Matt Skiba, David Dastmalchian, Michael Vieau, Michael Stoyanov, William Smillie, Danny Goldring, Matthew O'Neill, Olumiji Olawumi, Greg Beam, Erik Hellman, Beatrice Rosen, Vincenzo Nicoli, Edison Chen, Andy Luther, James Farruggio, Tom McElroy, Will Zahrn, James Fierro, Sam Derence, Jennifer Knox, Patrick Clear, Sarah Jayne Dunn, Charles Venn, Winston G. Ellis, Sophia Hinshelwood, Keith Kupferer, Joseph Luis Caballero, Richard Dillane, Daryl Satcher, Chris Petschler, Aidan Feore, Philip Bulcock, Paul Birchard, Walter Lewis, Vincent Riotta, Nancy Crane, K. Todd Freeman, Matt Shallenberger, Michael Andrew Gorman, Lanny Lutz, Peter DeFaria, Matt Rippy, Andrew Bicknell, Ariyon Bakare, Doug Ballard, Helene Wilson, Tommy Campbell, Craig Heaney, Lorna Gayle, Lisa McAllister, Peter Brooke, Joshua Rollins, Dale Rivera, Matthew Leitch, Thomas Gaitsch, William Armstrong, Adam Kalesperis, Tristan Tait, Bronson Webb, David Ajala, Gertrude Kyles, Jonathan Ryland, James Scales, Nigel Carrington, Ian Pirie, Lateef Lovejoy, Grahame Edwards, Roger Monk, Ronan Summers, Wai Wong, Michael Corey Foster, Hannah Gunn, Brandon Lambdin, Jon Lee Brody, Debbi Burns, Maritza Cabrera, Shirin Caiola, Laura Chernicky, Henry Milton Chu, Kelli Clevenger, Richard Divizio, Tony Domino, David Fultz, Natalie Hallam, Jordon Hodges, Erron Jay, Daniel Jefferson, Nicky Katt, Thomas Kosik, Don Kress, Tim Krueger, Dan Latham, Tom McComas, James Mellor, Joseph Oliveira, Buster Reeves, Peter Rnic, Amit Shah, Michelle Shields, Sofiya Smirnova, Bruce Spielbauer, Robert Patrick Stern, Robert Stone, Richard Strobel, Tom Townsend, John Turk, John Warman, Erik A. Williams, Chris Wilson, Kevin Zaideman

Genre: Drama, Action, Crime, Thriller

My Review

I was pleasantly surprised by this movie. I had heard that it got tremendous reviews and that Heath Ledger was fantastic but I really didn’t expect it to be as good as it was. For those of you that don’t like movies with superhero backdrops, the comic book aspect of this movie was rather subtle and what is front and center is a hypnotic thriller. Gone from the original franchise is the over-the-top cartoonish storylines and characters. That may have worked in the first movie (thanks to Nicholson) but by the 4th movie it was a joke. In fact, if you took away the Batman backdrop this movie would probably be considered for more awards than it has been so far. One thing I didn’t get was why they felt the need to add some post-processing to Batman’s voice. I couldn’t understand a damn thing that Commish Gordon said for either movie but they felt the need to make Christian Bale sound like Darth Vader’s brother?

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