The Dark Knight
Review by Nick Wolfwood
What makes a lunatic? What drives a person to conceive of and execute heinous acts? What makes a hero? Why does he fight for good? What does it take to change a man in a monster? Why does any of it matter? These are some of the questions that are explored unlike ever before. The very essence of evil, and the nature of the good-hearted are pitted against each other in Christopher Nolanâ€™s The Dark Knight.
Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart) is Gotham Cityâ€™s new district attorney. He wants to clean up the streets of Gotham and catch the evil that plagues itâ€™s streets. And with the help of Batman (Christian Bale) and James Gordon (Gary Oldman) a ray of hope begins to shine on the dark city of Gotham. Until the Jokerâ€™s (Heath Ledger) insidious plans bring more chaos to the downtrodden city.
This film floored me. I am truly amazed at the brilliance of the script, the vibrant performances and the razor sharp direction. Christopher Nolan has crafted not only the most solid comic book movie ever, but also quite easily, the best movie Iâ€™ve seen this year. His work with each detail of every scene is superb and well crafted. Too many times in modern filmmaking CGI is thrust in front of us as a substitution.
Heath Ledgerâ€™s searing performance as the sardonic Joker was everything it has been hyped up to be and more. This isnâ€™t youâ€™re fatherâ€™s Joker, heâ€™s maniacal, frightening and everything you could hope for in an arch nemesis. Every nuance of his performance as this chaos driven monster just fits, he was brilliant. Seeing him perform at this level highlights the tragic loss the world has experienced in his passing……..
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