Have you ever seen a perfect movie? A movie so undeniably brilliant and spot on that the more you watch it the better it gets? A movie that’s so good that you kind of can’t believe it’s that incredible? The Dark Knight is that movie for me.
I first wrote this post last November after watching The Dark Knight for only the third time in my life and now, after seeing it again for my fourth viewing on this fine Sunday, I decided to revisit this post and add a little bit more of why I think The Dark Knight is such an amazing movie. So, on that note, enjoy!
I don’t watch The Dark Knight on a daily to weekly basis. But every so often I get the unshakable desire to see it. And so last night with that fervor upon me I decided to watch it. I got sleepy, couldn’t finish it last night, so I decided to finish it this morning and boy was I pleased…again.
For nearly two hours, I was sucked into the dark and demented world of Gotham where a man as horrifically twisted and brilliant as The Joker resides to wreak havoc on Gotham’s citizens for no reason other than pure amusement. And as the story slowly builds upon The Joker’s madness the movie gets better and better and better until one can only stare at the screen in appreciative awe.
The Dark Knight is unlike any other superhero movie that’s been created. In fact, can we even say it’s a superhero movie? Batman isn’t exactly a hero, as the movie made clear. And that’s the genius approach to this story among many other things.
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When Ben Affleck announced he was done playing Batman last year it was received with disappointment and relief. For a while, it had become clear that he wasn’t invested in the role or very enthusiastic for being a part of the new Batman movie that has taken forever to get under full production but now, with Ben Affleck gone, and a script ready to be realized, the hunt for the new Batman has begun.
And it seems that Matt Reeves has finally found which actor he now wants to play the iconic superhero. Wait for it, wait for it. The actor who is setting up to be the next Batman is…
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Christopher Nolan is one of my favorite director/writers in Hollywood. His movies have fascinated me over the years with their bold storytelling, trippy concepts, and dazzling plot twists that have managed to make each of his films that I have seen not only extremely enjoyable but very memorable as well. Now, after watching The Prestige for the first time last week, I’ve decided to write a post ranking all of the Christopher Nolan films that I have seen so far. Enjoy!
7. The Dark Knight Rises
I love The Dark Knight trilogy. They are easily some of the best superhero movies ever made with complex storylines and fascinating characters played by brilliant actors. Unfortunately, The Dark Knight Rises was a bit too eloquent for its own good. With a two hour and forty-four-minute runtime, this film drags along, slowly building up to a mediocre final confrontation between the good guys versus the bad guys. While the movie is still better than most films it’s nowhere near as good as its two predecessors or the other Christopher Nolan movies. Hence, it’s my least favorite.
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Shazam. Who in the world is Shazam? I had never heard of this character before and the name just sounded, well, corny. So I figured this was going to be another DC Comics flop that I wouldn’t want to see but as critic reviews began pouring in and I saw that they nearly all of the reviews were astoundingly positive I began to have second thoughts. Maybe this movie was good after all. And then when its Rotten Tomatoes would end up being 91% I figured I had to see what all the fuss was about. I’m so glad I did.
Shazam! isn’t anything special. It’s the story of a fourteen-year-old boy who finds an ancient power and with the simple uttering of the word “Shazam!” he becomes a superhero. It’s very much your ordinary superhero origin story with a mostly predictable plot but the concise storytelling and the legitimate surprises the movie brings is what makes the movie a blast to watch.
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