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*Indicates that I either haven't seen the film or the film in its entirety.
**Indicates that it is not necessarily the year's Best Picture, but the best from what I've seen that year.
The Dark Knight (2008)
Not just the best comic book movie ever made but one of the greatest films ever
The Dark Knight was the first movie I've ever seen on the day it opened. I wanted to see the film since I first heard about it. But after seeing the trailer for the movie, I couldn't wait.
When I saw the trailer for Spiderman 3, I thought it would be the greatest movie ever. Spiderman 3 was a good movie, but it was nowhere near the greatest movie ever. I gave it a 6/10. I was so disappointed.
When I saw the trailer for The Dark Knight, I thought it would be the greatest movie ever, too. I hoped that it wouldn't turn out to be a disappointment like Spiderman 3. But in the weeks before the movie opened, I stopped thinking that would happen because of all the hype. The movie's expectations were too high for it to turn out to be a disappointment.
And I was right. It's not only the first movie I've seen on the day it opened, it will also be the first movie I've seen more than once in theaters. It is without a doubt the best comic book movie ever. It wasn't the best movie ever. Star Wars Episode III Revenge of the Sith and The Lord of the Rings The Return of the King are hard to beat. So I rank it as the third best movie ever.
The day after I saw it I noticed that it was on the top 250 list. I figured it would be in like the twenties but I thought it was a mistake when it said #1! So I clicked onto the top 250 list and there it was sitting right above The Godfather. I couldn't believe it and I was so happy that something finally replaced The Godfather as #1. I don't think that The Godfather is a really good movie.
So anyway, the movie has been criticized for its length. It is a very long movie, but the action is balanced throughout the film. Its not like some longs movies where there's a few short action scenes and long stretches of boring scenes. The movie is action-packed.
Heath Ledger's Oscar-worthy performance as The Joker is disturbingly incredible. The Joker is the most ruthless comic book movie villain ever. I can't believe that such a menacing character could be so humorous. The Joker will have you laughing as well as frightened. Also, the movie is very dark. I wouldn't bring kids to see it. There are several intense and violent scenes in the film.
There is only one thing I didn't like about the movie. I believe that Katie Holmes did a better job of portraying Rachel Dawes than Maggie Gyllenhaal. There was nothing wrong with her performance; it was great. Its just that Katie Holmes is Rachel Dawes. Maggie Gyllenhaal isn't. I kept forgetting that Maggie Gyllenhaal was Rachel Dawes. Its like having Amber Heard play Megan Fox's character in the next Transformers movie. Its not the same. Also, I expected Two-Face to live on to be the villain in the next movie.
The Dark Knight is the best film of the year by far. Its not just the best comic book movie ever, but one of the best movies ever made. I give it a 10/10. I can't believe that there are people who don't like it. Its been a while since I've seen a sequel that surpassed the original. Can't wait to see the next one!