Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Movie Review: Batman: The Dark Knight (2008)

Starring: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart
Director: Christopher Nolan
Genre: Action
Rating: PG-13

Christian Bale is back as Batman, but now it's the Joker (played by Heath Ledger) who is disrupting things in Gotham. Batman soon realizes that he is his most devious counterpart. Batman still has Alfred and Lucious, played by Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman. He, however, doesn't have Rachel. She is now with Harvey Dent, Gotham's District Attorney.

Batman: The Dark Knight is definitely the darkest of any previous Batman movie. This mood is helped Ledger's wide-open portrayal of the Joker. Director Christopher Nolan let Ledger loose and it really shows. Aaron Eckhart as Harvey Dent/Two-Face is a good added feature, but not as much of the movie as I would have thought.

The movie is a little long at 152 minutes, but it is the kind of movie you want to sit with for awhile. Thoroughly entertaining and will be enjoyed by most. Great special effects and a lot of blow-em-ups. A true summer blockbuster.

"I'm a guy with simple tastes. I enjoy dynamite and gunpowder and gasoline. They're all cheap."

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