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
In their face to face confrontations, neither Batman nor Joker refer to one another by name. See more »
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[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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Christopher Nolan's second bundle of joy "The Dark Knight" EXCEEDED all
of my expectations!!! With the success of 2005's reboot of the Batman
franchise, they took what was already established and expanded it,
amped it up, and gave a deeper, darker and brooding story that is more
gripping and the suspense is likely to catch you of guard several times
throughout. Christian Bale delves more deeper into Batman, sworn to
fight evil and injustice, though also quite reluctant and uncertain if
his crusade can ever end and cleanse his inner turmoil from his
fractured soul due to the murder of his beloved parents. But with the
help of his trusted butler/ally Alfred (played superbly by Michael
Cane) grounds him, gives him moral support, and keeps him in check. But
the real star of the show is Heath Ledger as Batman's most deadly
enemy, The Joker. I can HONESTLY tell you that: as good as Jack
Nicholson was in Batman'89 he is CHILD'S PLAY compared to this Joker.
He is sadistic, psychotic, and downright SCARIER and PSYCHOLOGICALLY
disturbing than the previous incarnation of The Clown Prince of Crime
and Ledger gives it his all to do him justice. Along with the original
cast comes some fresh faces such as Aaron Eckhart, Maggie Gyllenhaal
and more. I must say though I liked Katie Holmes, Gyllenhaal gives a
much better performance and is a far cry from the "damsel-in-distress"
stereotype (though there's a little of it, THANKFULLY) that's common in
films. Bale and Gyllenhall have MUCH better chemistry this time around
more so than Holmes. Even better, the fight sequences are vastly
improved and feature more brutal and bone crushing combat than "Begins"
in addition to new technology at Batman's disposal.
Also worth mentioning is screenwriter Jonathan Nolan, who gives the
film an added frosting to an already delicious cake.
Simply put, The Dark Knight is totally more bad ass than "Begins." The
action is great, and the plot is more deeper and engrossing. I applaud
Christopher Nolan, Christian Bale, and especially Heath Ledger (who
sadly passed away earlier this year) and all those aboard for believing
in Mr. Nolan's talents for this second installment. Although some may
feel a bit of melancholy over Ledger's death, but as a final note I
will say this sincerely from my heart: Remember Heath Ledger and honor
him in your minds and hearts not only for his performances, but as a
human being and father to his daughter Matilda
Ledger. May we issue him best wishes for his family and friends and his
daughter for years to come. Remember . . . Honor him not only for this
role and past roles, but as an incredible individual and talented
Rest in peace. Heath Ledger: 4/4/1979-1/22/2008.
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