The Dark Knight



Rage Scale

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  Sub-ratings

  • Origin: 25/25
  • Story: 25/25
  • Camera/SFX: 25/25
  • Performance: 25/25

Movie Info

Christian bale once again embodies the man behind the mask in ‘The Dark Knight’. The film reunites Bale with ‘Batman Begins’ director Christopher Nolan and takes Batman across the world in his quest to fight a growing criminal threat.

With the help of Lieutenant Jim Gordan (Gary Oldman) and District Attorney Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart), Batman has been making headway against local crime–until a rising criminal mastermind known as The Joker (the late Heath Ledger in his Oscar-winning role) unleashes a fresh reign or chaos across Gotham City.

To stop this devious new menace–Batman’s most personal and vicious enemy yet–he will have to use every high-tech weapon in his arsenal and confront everything he believes.

  • Rated: PG-13 (Some violence and action)
  • Genre: Action and Adventure, Crime, Drama, Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Directed by: Christopher Nolan 
  • Written by: Christopher Nolan and Jonathan Nolan
  • Release date: 18th July, 2008 (Wide)
  • Length: 152 minutes 
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures/ Legendary 

Cast

(Main)

Christian Bale Bruce Wayne/ Batman
Heath Ledger The Joker
Aaron Eckhart Harvey Dent
Gary Oldman Jim Gordan
Maggie Gyllenhaal Rachel
Michael Caine Alfred
Morgan Freeman Lucius Fox
Monique Gabriela Curnen Ramirez
Ron Dean Wuertz

Rage Reviews

Origin: 25/25

Growing up, whilst watching this, it was on another level. Watching it now, I’m still blown away. It has all the comic knowhow and wow us with great in-depth knowledge of the DC Universe. This is by far one of my favourite DC films. I loved how The Joker is this unknown menace that has no background, it kept the mystery up of who he really is. The ‘How I got these scars’ bit was another good touch, adding to the mystery of the character and wondering if it was actually true.

Story: 25/25

So many twists and turns that kept me on edge throughout. I my opinion, this was the best film out of the trilogy. You really felt a sense of danger for all the characters, you couldn’t predict what would happen, someone at any point could die or get injured. Having The Joker be a person who just wants to watch the world burn meant that the story to us through chaos, which you could really feel. Even when Batman got face to face with him, he couldn’t kill him, he had to stick to his rule, so poetic. 

Camera/SFX: 25/25

Some of the most stunning action pieces I’ve ever seen. Having the truck flip was awesome, that sudden pause, The Joker realising whats about to happen was thrilling. The quick snaps of shot when Batman races on his bike to catch The Joker was great. The final fight scene was amazing, having Batman rush to different levels, trying to stop the cops, meant the camera had to be sharp and accurate, I believe it was. Harvey Dents face was so realistic, I almost forgot that it wasn’t his actual face.

Performance: 25/25

A knock out performance from everyone, they really put their heat and soul into. Heath Ledger was the star of the show, a cruel, scary and calculated villain, he really embody the role. Christian Bale once again proves why he is great at Batman… awesome. My two other favourites were Aaron Eckhart and Gary Oldman, they suited their roles perfectly, showing us how to be a hero without wearing a mask.

 

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