The Dark Knight (2008)

The follow-up to the action hit Batman Begins, The Dark Knight reunites director Christopher Nolan and star Christian Bale, who reprises the role of Batman/Bruce Wayne. In the new film, Batman raises the stakes in his war on crime. With the help of Lieutenant Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to dismantle the remaining criminal organizations that plague the city streets. The partnership proves to be effective, but they soon find themselves prey to a reign of chaos unleashed by a rising criminal mastermind known to the terrified citizens of Gotham as The Joker. More »

Comments (298)

  1. Greg Carter

    Plus, @fallenlords said he's never read a batman comic, seen a tv cartoon episode, and generally has never been a Dark Knight fan. So OF COURSE you're gonna be biased against it! Idiot. Millions of people can't be wrong, with you being the only one that correctly "analyzed" the masterpiece of a film. Get away from the keyboard my friend.

    2 years agoby @Greg-CarterFlag

  2. Greg Carter

    I hate all these old-heads like @fallenlords who hate on new era movies that far surpass old ones. btw, the dude said he likes Fantastic Four over Batman!! Probably some 50 year old guy going through mid-life crisis.

    2 years agoby @Greg-CarterFlag

  3. Fallenlords

    I only tend to over-analyse a film when everybody is saying how great it was and I can't see what they are seeing. I thought this film lacked humour, I mean how serious are we suppose to take a hero dressed like a bat and a villain who look like a clown? Humour was present in the first film to a greater degree, which to me made it a better film. Likewise in the first Iron Man, once these films start to take themselves too seriously they tend to miss the mark.

    Joker having no motivation to do what he was doing made no sense at all, there had to be some motivation. Or the only other explanation was Joker is just insane.

    3 years agoby @fallenlordsFlag

  4. Nik Nichols


    Disagree, ledgers death did not make me like the film any more or any less. I think you look way too much into movies rather than for respecting it for what it is. Im not gonna lie I do it too sometimes, but compared to the other movies that came out around its time almost couldn't touch it except for Iron Man. The story was great, fight scenes were alright, but the sick sense of humor of the joker was awesome, not to mention is reason to destroy and watch the world fall apart (no reason at all) was amazing. And im sorry you dont think its a masterpiece but your not me or the other 500+ on this page.

    3 years agoby @nik-nicholsFlag

  5. Fallenlords

    This isn't a masterpiece or an epic film. There is nothing new or interesting about either the directing, acting or the film as a whole. If anything it's a mediocre action flick based on an already popular character (with a devout following).

    For a masterpiece/epic look to films like 'Lawrence of Arabia' - stunning visuals, moving score, amazing lead performance and a visionary director. That's a film that influenced the likes of Lucas, Spielberg and Scorsese.

    In terms of history the only thing The Dark Knight has going for it, is being the most over-hyped film in the history of cinema.

    3 years agoby @fallenlordsFlag