The Dark Knight – Film Review

Duration: 2hrs 32mins

Rating: 12A

Genre: Action, Crime, Drama

Release Date: July 24, 2008

Director: Christopher Nolan

Cast: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman,

Description: After defeating Scarecrow and saving Gotham (Batman Begins, 2005) Bruce Wayne goes back to juggling his life as a billionaire and saving citizens of Gotham as his alter ego – Batman, but it’s not long until Gotham is under threat by the Joker. Batman has to fight the Joker, save his friends and make some tough decisions all whilst keeping his true identity a secret.

My Thoughts: It’s only been fairly recently that I started watching The Dark Knight trilogy and to be honest it’s because I had pretty much (without watching them) decided they were rubbish, don’t ask me why. Anyway, I decided to watch them and I was pleasantly surprised, they were actually really good!

I personally think that this film wasn’t as good as Batman BeginsIt didn’t have as much action or suspense. I felt like the Joker wasn’t as evil or bad as I thought he was going to be (and that is not me disrespecting the actor.) and I felt like he should have done more evil things, he just seemed to kidnap people and then shoot a few of them and I felt like even when he was supposed to be doing something really bad it wasn’t bad enough. I think they should have made Batman have some more friends because the thing that I think makes action films best is when the hero’s friends are threatened or killed, and Batman doesn’t really have any friends.

I also felt like Two-Face was a bit pointless, he came into it at the last minute didn’t really do anything and then the film kind of ended… and it was like ‘What was the point of him?’.

I also feel like Batman is very destructive pointlessly, and I understand that sometimes destruction in films can be cool or enjoying to watch but I feel like Batman as the superhero shouldn’t just wreck things in his path to get where he’s going, like there was a scene where he pointless went through a mall and just destroyed everything in his path and there was no need for it.

All of that being said there were some really good bits and I did really enjoy it. It was; sad, funny, dark, creepy, compelling, and there were definitely some bits when you were sat on the edge of your seat wondering what was going to happen next and who was going to be okay and who wasn’t. It was a good film it just didn’t reach the standards of the first one in my opinion. I’m very much looking forward to seeing the next one.

The actors all did really well in their roles and I was particularly impressed with Heath Ledger (The Joker) he did really well playing the villain, his laugh was spot on and dead creepy and I loved how instead of having a deep creepy voice like most villains do he went for a more high-pitched one, it made the film better. And I was also impressed with Christian Bale’s performance in both the first film and this one, I thought he did really well and I was very impressed with the differences of both his characters (Batman and Bruce Wayne) I think he does really well at switching between the two.

I would rate it 4 and a half stars.

Warnings: Contains violence, detailed injury, sexual references, occasional bad language, alcohol, drugs and smoking is featured, and some scenes may be scary.

Trailer: the trailer and other information can be found within the link, which leads to a save official movie database.

Other Films In The Trilogy: Batman Begins (2005), The Dark Knight Rises (2012).

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