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The Dark Knight

Posted in Movie Reviews with tags on July 18, 2008 by coryangennet

Title: The Dark Knight

Starring Actor(s)/Actress(es): Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman

Genre: Action / Thriller

Status: In Theaters

Release Date: July 18, 2008

Plot Summary: When a new madman starts terrorizing Gotham City Batman, along with James Gordon and the new DA Harvey Dent, must join forces to stop him.

Review: This movie was awesome! It definitely lived up to all the hype that it’s been getting over the last few weeks/months/whatever. The movie has everything that a great action movie can. There’s less emphasis on Bruce Wayne’s social life than in Batman Begins, but they’ve replaced it with a shitload of more action. Every review I’ve read so far has acclaimed Heath Ledger’s performance as something Oscar-worthy and I must agree. He’s got the comedic part down, but in an insanely creepy way. I, like most fans I’ve noticed, was very happy with the replacement of Katie Holmes with Maggie Gyllenhaal. She may not be as attractive, but her acting was quite a bit better. Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman add some great comic relief to this movie that isn’t entirely needed, but it makes it more enjoyable. There are only a few negative points to this the movie. The first thing is that in the Batman Begins Gotham City looked a lot dirtier and darker and there was no real way to tell what city they actually filmed in. In this one the city was a much brighter and clearer, which makes sense with the storyline, but it was also incredibly easy to tell that they filmed it in Chicago. The other aspect that I didn’t find so great was Bale’s performance. For some reason his voice seemed to be too forced in this one than Batman Begins. Even in that movie it was a little noticeable, but in this one it seemed even worse. I loved the movie, all 2 hours and 45 minutes of it. It doesn’t feel nearly that long because the entire movie is action-packed and awesome.

By far this is going to be one of the biggest movies of the summer, if not the year. It’s a more than worthy sequel to an already amazing movie. It’s everything a fan could ask for. It’s got the action, it’s dark and comedy. I saw today that, as long as Christopher Nolan stays on, Christian Bale would agree to another sequel and I would be pumped for that.

Rating: 4.75/5

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