The Dark Knight (2008)


Movie Review

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, and Gary Oldman

In this truly spectacular action picture, we find the caped crusader facing his greatest challenge yet.  Batman (Christian Bale) works with Lieutenant Jim Gordon (Gary Oldman) and District Attorney Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart) to clean up the streets of Gotham City.  As they continue to clean up the city, the organized crime bosses of Gotham desperately place their hopes in the Joker (Heath Ledger), a sick and twisted murderer bent on turning Gotham into his own violent playground.  As the Joker terrorizes the city, Batman realizes what he must become to take him down, which troubles him deeply.

The Dark Knight is a movie that changed my life as a moviegoer.  It was a film that made me raise my expectations as a viewer.  By leaps and bounds, this is the greatest comic book movie ever made because this is not just a superhero movie.  It's an intense crime thriller that immerses you into a rich story with pulse-pounding action, complex characters with real-world problems, and a great actor's Oscar-winning performance.  Heath Ledger gave the performance of a lifetime as the Joker.  Christopher Nolan created a cinematic masterpiece in The Dark Knight.  An awesome movie like this deserves a sober rating.



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