When the menace known as the Joker emerges from his mysterious past, he wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham, the Dark Knight must accept one of the greatest psychological and physical tests of his ability to fight injustice.
Eight years after the Joker's reign of anarchy, the Dark Knight, with the help of the enigmatic Catwoman, is forced from his exile to save Gotham City, now on the edge of total annihilation, from the brutal guerrilla terrorist Bane.
Set within a year after the events of Batman Begins, Batman, Lieutenant James Gordon, and new district attorney Harvey Dent successfully begin to round up the criminals that plague Gotham City until a mysterious and sadistic criminal mastermind known only as the Joker appears in Gotham, creating a new wave of chaos. Batman's struggle against the Joker becomes deeply personal, forcing him to "confront everything he believes" and improve his technology to stop him. A love triangle develops between Bruce Wayne, Dent and Rachel Dawes. Written by
According to the British Board of Film Classification (or BBFC), this film received the most complaints of the decade from British viewers. It was the subject of 42 percent of all letters received by the BBFC in 2008. See more »
When Rachel is thrown out the window and Batman dives out to save her, we never see Batman go back up to his flat to flood out The Joker and his gang. However, with his trusty grapple hook, he could have done so in short time, and, having just received a vicious beating, The Joker's thugs were likely eager to get out of there. Simply because scenes aren't shown doesn't mean events didn't take place. See more »
[with Chuckles, picks up Bozo on the street]
Three of a kind, let's do this!
Huh, that's it? Three guys?
Plus two guys on the roof. Every guy gets a share. Five shares is plenty.
*Six* shares. Don't forget the guy who planned the job.
He thinks he can sit it out and still take a slice? I know why they call him "The Joker".
[up on the roof, breaking open the alarm box with Dopey]
So why do they call him "the Joker"?
I hear he wears makeup.
Yeah, to scare people. You know, war ...
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There is just one thing that differentiates a legend from ordinary man.
It's his fight with inner demons to over come all his fear. That
defines a legend. And this is what Batman stands for. Batman is not
just another comic character but it's a complete saga of how you stand
tall in spite of losing everything, walk fearlessly even when you are
lonely and how you fight back against all odds and over shadow your own
fear. Fear- the most dominated emotion, mankind has ever witnessed.
Batman is no exception, he still has fear, he still gets scared of
losing those who are close to him and he is still in doubts when it
comes to decision. But what is interesting and inspirational about
Batman is that he has the ability to use wisely the biggest and most
dangerous weapons of all time perfectly- BRAIN! That's why he is my
favourite comic character and this time, Batman is putting everything
on the line to save the world from out of control freak- the Joker.
A spell bounded performance by Heath Ledger as the Joker. Though, he is
no more with us but his immortal act as joker is an Oscar winning
performance and will always be remembered. Your heart comes out to
mouth to see the horror Joker creates. In start, I was bit confused as
his performance reminded me of Jack Nicholson from the first Batman
movie but later, I realised that this is for real. He did not imitate
Jack but showcased the true and horrible side of a real joker. The best
part about Heath is that he displayed the flip side of a joker-
FEARLESS. There are many times when we feel that some one could have
done better with certain roles but not here. Here, Heath is perfect as
a joker and from now on, I will call him Heath 'Joker' Ledger!
The story is about a terror that has shaken the underworld of Gotham.
The fear of Batman is getting in to criminal minds and all of them are
now thinking where their money can be saved from Batman's reach. And
that's where the Joker comes with a plan to these criminals- kill
Batman. Now with his perverted mind, the Joker is behind Batman's life
and what follows is a scary hell of a ride of hide n seek game of faith
vs. courage. At one end, Joker has no fear and on the other, Batman has
a responsibility of saving Gotham. Now the important question is that
who will win and more than that at what cost?
Apart from breaking box office records, this movie is also able to
break the pattern of film making. Batman series is an action series.
When you make an action movie you give the required pace in a movie by
focusing on elaborating the action scenes but here, the director builds
the movie with a mix of action as well as other emotional scenes. Step
by step movie gives its audience action and emotion at the time when
it's required but with an unexpected style. Dark, intense and a
complete Batman style.
The Batman movies are famous for its back ground music and The Dark
Knight is no exception. Specially, when there is sound of a whistle in
background of some intense scenes in the movie. I felt a rush in to my
blood and boiling my brain. My eyes popped out while watching those
scenes. To mention, Batman's grilling session with the Joker is a
masterpiece. The scene was simply awesome mainly coz of background
Harvey Dent's character could have been better post he becomes 2-faced.
I was expecting his character to be more involved and longer in the
series. Rachel Dawes is also a very strong influencing character in the
movie. Her involvement in the movie is much focused than Katie Holmes
in Batman Begins but the point I'm making here is the glam factor in
this movie. She was not given that much footage in a glamorous way.
Nevertheless, the plot did not allow audience to think that way either.
Action scenes in this movie are well thought of and will chill the
audiences' spinal chords. My favourite is the chase scene where Joker
is trying best to catch Harvey Dent and how Batman comes in between.
This is where Batman says 'asta la vista' and welcomes his new girl
friend- his damn new bike! It's called Batpod! I can imagine how
excited you will be when you know that Batman is now going to catch the
Joker and Joker is happy that Batman has missed his shot. This is sheer
delight to watch the creative involvement of special effects blended
with brilliant cinematography.
Unlike other Hollywood flicks, The Dark Knight is a lengthy movie of
more than 2 ½ hrs of non-stop adrenaline but you won't mind spending
that much time watching it. Many times we feel that some movies
could've been shorter and some lengthier but with 'The Dark Knight'
that's not the case. It's mainly because the movie ends up at the time
when it is required to scroll the curtains down. I was so satisfied
while coming out from the movie hall. Perfect ending!
Well, The Dark Knight is just a beginning. Now I'm expecting the
Penguin and the Riddler to come in to the picture and take this battle
As I said earlier, I'm a big fan of Batman and after this movie, I'm
mad about not just Batman, but each and every part of his movies, music
and, The Joker!. Now, while I'm rushing straight to the nearest movie
store to buy all original movies and soundtracks of Batman series, you
go ahead and enjoy a fearless life just like the Joker or Batman-
choice is yours!
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