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The Dark Knight (2008)

Written By Awir Aditya on Thursday, August 2, 2012 | 10:05 AM


Genre: Science-fiction/Action/Crime/Drama

Starring: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman

Its amazing how the performance of a single person can cast such a huge effect on the entire movie. The Joker (Ledger) is a psychotic villain at Gotham who seemingly does random acts of death and destruction without any certain motive. The Batman (Bale) is Gotham's vigilante who has managed to keep the cities streets more or less clean from what it previously was. Harvey Dent (Eckhart) is the new DA and has infused stringent measures that have kept the mobs illegal money at bay. The mob bosses are worried cause they cannot get their money out of the city and The Joker offers his services as a cure. He wants The Batman to remove his mask and if he doesn't, one person will be killed everyday. The Joker was a man who never planned anything, who went with the flow and did whatever he felt like. His only ambition was to show that the good may not be all that good and they can come down to the levels of the bad. The movie is a fabulous improvement from the previous movie and Heath Ledger (RIP) has put on, what I believe, the best performance anyone has ever done in any movie. The lunacy and sheer craziness that his performance brings out, completes the movie and shows the true Joker the way he was created to be. The movie is nowhere near being a superhero movie and is very typically Nolan in a lot of ways. Respect for the movie and Ledger would remain always.

Thumbs up: Heath Ledger and only Heath Ledger
Thumbs down: Nothing

Rating: 9.0/10
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