"The Dark Knight" reunites director Christopher Nolan with star Christian Bale, who returns to continue Batman's war on crime. With the help of Lieutenant Jim Gordon (Gary Oldman) and District Attorney Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart), Batman sets out to destroy organized crime in Gotham for good. The triumvirate proves to be effective, but they soon find themselves prey to a rising criminal mastermind known as the Joker (Heath Ledger), who thrusts Gotham into anarchy and forces the Dark Knight ever closer to crossing the fine line between hero and vigilante.
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"Gotham Uncovered: Creation of a Scene" - Director Christopher Nolan and Creative Collaborators Unmask the Incredible Detail and Planning Behind the Film, Including Stunt Staging, Filming in IMAX, the Batsuitand Bat-pod...and More!
Batman Tech - The Incredible Gadgets and Tools
Batman Unmasked: The Psychology of The Dark Knight - Delve into the Psyche of Bruce Wayne and the World of Batman Through Real-World Psychotherapy
Gotham Tonight - 6 Episodes of Gotham Cable's Premier News programme
The Galleries - The Joker Cards, Concept Art, Poster Art, Production Stills, Trailers and TV Spots
Long Dark Night
- The Dark Knight review by Corinthian
I have to confess that I'm not particularly a fan of comic strip but my wife is and this film had excellent reviews so I hired it. In summary this film could not be criticised for lack of action, (it is non stop), or the acting; Heath Ledger is indeed brilliant as the evil (very scary) Joker and Christian Bale and Michael Cain play their roles well, but the film has a very flimsy plot and is far too long! Also 12 Certificate? I'm not easily shocked but this film is extremely violent and I won't be encouraging my 13 year old to watch it.
I write the 8th review to date. All 5 scores (from 1 - 5) have been given. I am surprised anyone would give this less than 3 stars. It is quite long and the plot is not that original or dynamic but come on this is batman. Heath Ledger's flat was allegedly a shrine to the joker when he committed suicide. I can imagine that he devoted himself entirely to the role, it is utterly mesmerising. The tortured evil is utterly convincing. Caine and Bale are belittled by his brilliance. His death is a devastating loss.
Films made in the US are guaranteed to be dreadful, and this Batman (sans Robin) film is no exception. Much violence, many fast cars and traffic accidents, a huge number of silly people, inaudible dialogue and no humour (not even the Joker had jokes). A complete waste of time (and money). I wish I had read the other reviews earlier - I wouldn't have bothered!