May we issue him best wishes for his family and friends and his daughter for years to come. The editing, sound, score, visuals, direction and action are all top notch. Christopher Nolan's conclusion to his Dark Knight trilogy should be treated as a wrap up rather than a third installment. It was always going to be good, and sadly, it was always going to be over-hyped by the advertising warhorses. His performance belongs there at the top with Hopkins Lecter. It was my most anticipated movie of the century.
Two-Face works best as Batman's most tragic enemy because Harvey Dent is very much like Bruce Wayne the only difference is: Dent copes with his tragedy through revenge rather than seeking justice as Wayne did. After eight years in seclusion, Batman resurfaces to face Bane, a mastermind bent on destroying Gotham and has ties to Bruce Wayne's past. All the actors have their moments. Bale is good but there is something around his mouth that stops him from being great. 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. Bale has a particular slurring lisp that serves him quite well, charmingly for Bruce Wayne and threateningly for Batman. We've been subjected to enormous amounts of hype and marketing for the Dark Knight.
His transformation will put Tommy Lee Jones' portrayal look like children's breakfast cartoons. Honor him not only for this role and past roles, but as an incredible individual and talented actor. A love triangle develops between Bruce Wayne, Dent, and Rachel Dawes. Bane is a cardboard, unexplored until a late-third act flashback. Bale's Batman is the definitive Batman because we see everything in this character finally on film.
The Joker has finally been portrait properly on film, he has earned his place between the big boys in movie villandom. Action, Thriller 2012 Year 164 Mins 8. It may not be among my personal favorites but generally this seems to be the movie event of this year. He becomes a superior fighter by jumping across the ledge? I don't know how people can be so blind to so many obvious flaws. The first one was great. How exactly does one take him down when he's woven his harebrained plot around multiple hostages, explosives, or disappearing parlor tricks? The other batman movies were good.
I am wholly satisfied with Christopher Nolan's vision and thank all who worked on this film for bringing such an intricate interpretation of its very famous literary source. This is a true cinematic experience, to behold. Initially, I was uneasy about how the character of Harvey Dent would be handled. It is rare though, that a movie can surpass all the hype and pass all expectations on the film. It's lazy and uninspired to the point of being offensive to everyone who's ever been not just a Batman fan, but a fan of non- intelligence-insulting movies. The film contains a fine cast of talented actors.
I remember seeing it thrice and the more I watched It the more respect it earns. This isn't an action movie. There were jokes about not understanding Bales growling, but this, this is something else. All in all, this is a film that is quite close, if it isn't already, a masterpiece. For a movie that's almost three hours long, you only get about 20 minutes of Batman in costume if you're lucky. Everything that's been said is pretty much spot on.
I'll just have to wait for The Dark Knight Rises to release to see if anything can be better. 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. Between all the punches, explosions and stunt-work is some great dialog work. If you haven't seen this movie see it right now! This is the true Joker every Batman fan knows, loves and fears. The Nolans drafted a complex character and only a perfect performance could've pulled something like this off. Along with the original cast comes some fresh faces such as Aaron Eckhart, Maggie Gyllenhaal and more. A true lasting legacy in superhero story telling and summer-blockbusters.
Talia, what a big face-palm. I suppose at this point, I have to turn my focus on Nolan. In conclusion, this film is a gorgeous reminder that great writing and direction can enhance any movie-going experience, even superhero movies, which are usually thought of as mindless entertainment. All the hailing of Ledger's performance are grounded. The movie's soundtrack is terrific and really exemplify's many of the movie's scenes.