The Dark Knight (2008)

Director: Christopher Nolan
Writer: Christopher Nolan and David S. Goyer. Characters created by Bob Kane
Released: July 2008
StarringChristian Bale, Michael Caine, Heath Ledger, Gary Oldman, Aaron Eckhart, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Morgan Freeman

Oh. My. God. What a spectacular film! Well made – as per usual – with incredibly talented actors from the late Heath Ledger to Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman. The epic music made shivers go down my spine! The total lack of humanity that Batman’s enemy, The Joker, had put me on edge. This is by far, the best superhero film I have seen.

Bruce Wayne has Iron Man’s wealth and ingenuity, James Bond’s gadgets, Superman’s intelligence… and he is nothing like Spiderman. Batman is the ultimate hero – especially since he really doesn’t have any super powers.

Heath Ledger as The Joker, and Maggie Gyllenhaal as Rachel Dawes

He certainly has the scariest enemies too. The Joker has the best lines in the film with the constant feeling that one would not be able to reason with him. This film is pretty freaky with no time to catch your breath! It’s fast paced with tongue in cheek humour. You will frequently catch yourself laughing nervously – particularly when The Joker is speaking.

Here is one of many fantastic scenes with Heath Ledger’s character:

The cinematography is absolutely flawless! The dim lighting is certainly taken advantage of, with eerie shadows and silhouettes being used so well that every shot could be paused and it would be good enough to frame and hang on your wall. The look of the film is just as if it is a moving comic book.

This film isn’t worth seeing once, it’s worth buying. Because you will catch fantastic lines that you missed before, and see things that you didn’t see before in the detailed shots.

Without a doubt, this film was way beyond my already high expectations.

Jodie’s Rating: 9/10

About NZ Film Freak

I am a journalism graduate (2014) from New Zealand. Currently working in marketing, and writing fiction in my spare time. I love to write about movies on this blog when I can. I also do paid reviews and voiceovers via Fiverr (nzfilmfreak).
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