Monday, July 21, 2008

The Dark Knight

Synopsis - With the help of Lieutenant Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, 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, who thrusts Gotham into anarchy and forces the Dark Knight ever closer to crossing the fine line between hero and vigilante.

Review - Finally a film that meets or rather surpasses expectations. The entire mood, concept and ideology of the film were totally mind-blowing and dark (that's what a Batman film should be and not like those crappy ones which George Clooney was in). The action and technology used were pretty handy and tight but you need to be as rich as Bruce Wayne to own them all. Amid all that, you have to pay attention to all the dialogues to fully appreciate the film. I guess the dialogues and Heath Ledger's portrayal as The Joker were the main factors that pushed this film to another level. Batman the hero that has been pushed to the limits by the people of Gotham and Joker. Joker the villain's stance on chaos, order, anarchy, the morality of the average modern human being made the character so unique and psychological. Two-Face, the supposed white knight of Gotham being brought down to the level of The Joker due to his inability to control his emotions. Boy, this is not your typical Batman, superhero or action movie, its so much more. Heath Ledger should be nominated for an Oscar for his credit in portraying The Joker. Awesome film, go watch it and listen to the dialogues.

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