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The Dark Knight

1176 Ratings: 3.3
The second film in Christopher Nolan's Batman film trilogy released in 2008.

The Dark Knight is a 2008 American superhero film co-written and directed by Christopher Nolan. Based on the DC Comics character Batman, the film is a sequel to Batman Begins. Christian Bale reprises the lead role. Batman's primary conflicts in the … see full wiki

Director: Christopher Nolan
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Release Date: July 18, 2008
MPAA Rating: PG-13
47 reviews about The Dark Knight
review by . July 26, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
**** out of ****    In "Batman Begins", Christopher Nolan brought an entirely new vision - a much darker vision - of Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) to the screen. We witnessed his origins and his even further beginnings as a crime fighter for the scum-infested city of Gotham. The same motive has driven the Batman to keep on fighting for the city all the way into this next chapter of the Caped Crusader's legacy. "The Dark Knight" begins with a heist involving the psychopath donning …
review by . November 29, 2010
This is one of the best comic book movies ever made. I like the 1989 Batman film better and I always will, but I can't really compare the two because this is great in its own way and will go down as its own creation, and defnitely as a great one.      This is a comic book movie for everyone, and marketing to children had little to nothing to do with anything. This is a movie strictly for adults, and even people who don't like comic book movies can find something they …
review by . March 27, 2011
I love it when a filmmaker takes a well-known character and gives him a reinventing makeover. Director Martin Campbell found success twice giving James Bond the badly-needed breath of new life, first in Goldeneye and again in 2005's outstanding Casino Royale. It was also in 2005 that Christopher Nolan, best known for his cult indie film Memento, accomplished this same feat with Batman. Batman needed it. I admit I've always been fascinated with the Caped Crusader. But the movies tore him from his …
review by . February 21, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
Christopher Nolan Does it again
Where do i begin to talk about The Dark Knight, I'll start at Batman Begins. When I first saw the trailer for this movie I said "great another sequel thats gonna be terrible cause they all are" The Dark Knight is more than just a sequel to Batman Begins its one of the greatest movies Ive watched in years. This movie is bigger and better in every possible way than every other batman flick combined. When the critics say "you will be Wowed" dont take it lightly cause you will be. The Dark knights plot …
review by . July 18, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
This movie was by far the best batman movie that has been made yet. The acting was really good on all points but Heath Ledger totally took center stage as the joker. Everything from his facial expressions to his voice and the way he moved was absolutely perfect! I was also surprisingly impressed with the costumes. The joker costume was perfect, it really looked more like the costume from the comic books than previous jokers did. And the batsuit was actually kind of sexy looking, it lacked the hard …
review by . July 07, 2009
posted in Movie Hype
The Batman franchise got off to a great start in the 1980's when Tim Burton directed the first film.  Despite upsetting comicbook fans and pleasing other comic book fans at the same time, the movie was a monumental success.  Unfortunately problems arose afterwards.  While Batman Returns was not a flop by any means it was a lot darker and sexualized.  So much so that Warner Bros. gave Tim Burton the boot because they wanted a more kid friendly Batman.  See, at this time, …
review by . December 20, 2008
posted in Movie Hype
Rarely has a film left me speechless, much less a comic book inspired film. Christopher Nolan's rendition of the DC comic character has. "THE DARK KNIGHT" may well be the best comic book film I have ever seen. Christopher Nolan, along with Jonathan Nolan has crafted a screenplay of nearly unbelievable proportions. The duo has taken the "Batman" mythos and has turned it into their own; what results is a film that captures the essence of the comic book and combines it to a …
review by . September 12, 2008
Finally, after what seems like an eternity of buzz, waiting, hype, and tragedy, what could easily be the biggest movie of 2008 is upon us: Christopher Nolan's second installment in his re-imagining of DC Comics' Batman, The Dark Knight. Does this mammoth two-and-a-half-hour superhero magnum opus live up to expectations? The simple answer is yes. With The Dark Knight Nolan has crafted what may be the greatest superhero film to date. In a summer where Marvel blew the doors wide open with the …
review by . December 19, 2008
posted in Movie Hype
Batman takes flight...
Three years have passed since audiences thrilled to the exploits of the Caped Crusader in Batman Begins and now writer/director Christopher Nolan (Insomnia and The Prestige) brings us the second chapter in the unfolding Batman saga. Rather than creating a sequel that relies entirely on action, Nolan has decided to go another route. The Dark Knight is even more intense, violent and psychologically complex than its predecessor.             …
review by . August 29, 2009
The Dark Knight
By now, The Dark Knight is known to be the best of the best when it comes to super hero movies as well as Heath Ledger's final Oscar winning performance.  What some people fail to realize about Christopher Nolan's masterpiece is that it is also the best crime drama of the decade.  Forget that Batman is in this movie for a second.  Without him you have a movie that focuses on the Mob, dirty cops, inner city politics and a mad man watching all of this unravel as he adds his own breed …
Quick Tip by . July 21, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
A better Batman movie will be hard to accomplish after this DARK (the kind Batman Returns SHOULD have had) movie roared back in 08. Bale, Ledger, Caine and Oldman among the rest of the cast are great. Love the Batpod too.
review by . January 31, 2010
Possibly the best movie of 2008
Wow, what a summer. Its only halfway over and already I've been treated to two incredible super hero films, The Incredible Hulk [Theatrical Release] and the masterpiece Iron Man (Special Collector's Edition) [Blu-ray] which, to me, is one of the top three super hero films of all time along side the likes of Spider-Man 2 (Widescreen Special Edition) and Batman Begins (Widescreen Edition). From deeper then expected films like Wall-E [Theatrical Release] to the resurrection of the Indiana Jones franchise …
Quick Tip by . June 19, 2010
despite the darkness of the dark knight, i like the remakes...
Quick Tip by . June 07, 2010
Not my typical type of movie, but I LOVED IT. Heath Ledger made this movie what it was.
Quick Tip by . June 04, 2010
One of the best movies of all times, if you havn't seen go forth and do so!!
review by . October 02, 2009
Darkness only lasts till dawn: Gotham is in perpetual nightfall
The Dark Knight.  Dark without charcoal colored buildings, dark without a miserable cast of lead characters, dark without low light shots.  From the story, to the outcome to the themes and everything else in between, this is a genuinely dark movie.  It snowballs from its bleak start, theres pain in the middle and the ending is bittersweet at best.  The best part is, it remains enjoyable without being completely ham handed and totally melodramatic and the characters remain likeable …
review by . April 24, 2009
We've all been there. Sitting in the theater regretting spending $9 on a movie based on a childhood superhero. Thankfully, The Dark Knight is not one of those superhero movies.    Christopher Nolan, the man behind movies like Memento and Batman Begins, took Batman and Gotham city to a place that most superhero movies dare to go. Reality. Nolan made The Dark Knight gritty, realistic, and... well dark. This wasn't just a popcorn movie, this wasn't just a superhero movie, this was …
review by . November 08, 2009
A mind blowing and visual arresting sequel that surpasses all before it
Batman Begins brought   The Caped Crusader out of the dark ages(so to speak.) It brought  a new  and refreshing look at the world of Gotham and  the interesting and twisted characters that live within it's realm.  I never thought  that  they could create  such a visual and  exceedingly darker  Batman  film. But after seeing The Dark Knight   all those doubts are gone.               …
Quick Tip by . March 04, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
So friggin' cool! I believe the hype ;)
review by . February 04, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Pros: Heath Ledger, outstanding toys     Cons: long and repetitive     The Bottom Line:   "The dark knight returns, he's here to stay.   Master detective, in him a fire burns.   After years of seclusion, the dark knight returns"  ~Hans Zimmer     It often takes me a while to catch up but I finally watched The Dark Knight this week. Out of all the take-offs and remakes, I always thought the Michael …
Quick Tip by . September 29, 2009
Rip roaring action and drama has Batman nearly coming undone to get to the cahotic Joker. Ignore the growly Batman voice and have fun.
Quick Tip by . September 08, 2009
This movie is so full of power! Whatever that means... Absolutely love it. Such characters, and really thought provoking, too.
review by . July 27, 2008
The sequel to the 2005 Batman Begins is even better than its predecessor.  Much different than the earlier comical Batman series, this one is much darker, much tragic, and portrays the Batman that you read in comic books.    Batman with his fears and values refuses to cross the line that all the villains cross.  He uses his head to combat villains.  He tries to prevent bad things from happening to others that he has experienced himself.  He's an icon of yin …
Quick Tip by . August 25, 2009
Such a Brilliant film! It's almost hard to classify it as a superhero film as it serves as one of the best crime dramas of the decade...
review by . December 28, 2008
posted in Movie Hype
I'm not a comic book reader. Haven't been one for decades. I haven't seen any of the 'modern era' Batman movies, just one of Superman and the first Spiderman. I haven't seen the Hulk, the Iron Man, or the Catwoman, either, so maybe my opinion isn't worth much, but I was bored by The Dark Knight. I wanted it to end long before the final rampage, and especially before the preachy and inconsistent climax on the two ferries, when ordinary people turn out to have good-guy core values even after they've …
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