The Dark Knight

The Dark Knight (Christopher Nolan, 2008)

When the menace known as the Joker emerges from his mysterious past, he wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham, the Dark Knight must accept one of the greatest psychological and physical tests of his ability to fight injustice.

Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman

Hard to see this in relation to other Nolan movies: so, I'm working on this. But it’s a ‘philosophical’ text, in that it explicitly raises ethical questions (what kind of hero [ = President] do we need?)


But it’s also an action movie that cost more than the GDP of a central American country to make. An amount of money that could have been used significantly to retard global warming?


And the sad appearance of Heath Ledger. Is he brilliant, or just another over-rated Brando with stuff stuck in his mouth?


Food for thought.

[To be distinguished from The Dark Night Rises (Christopher Nolan, 2012)]


Garry Gillard | New: 5 March, 2017 | Now: 19 June, 2017