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‘The Dark Knight’ Is Hands Down the Best Superhero Movie Ever Made

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.

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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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Movie Review Flashback: What I Think About ‘The Lego Batman Movie’

Five years ago I watched The Lego Movie and I fell in love with the film instantly. It’s one of the few times I actually cried laughing while watching a movie in the movie theaters. When they announced Batman was getting his own Lego movie I was SO excited…and then I watched the film.

I’ll leave it at that. You’ll get a greater understanding of how I felt about the movie in this review I wrote back in February of 2017. I hope you enjoy. 🙂

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Will Arnett, Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, and Adam Devine in The Lego Batman Movie (2017)

The Lego Movie was great because it was hilarious. I mean it was a very, very funny movie. From the comical song “Everything Is Awesome” to the Millennium Falcon showing up with Lando, C-3PO, and Chewbacca trying to find Naboo so they could go to a party. And yes, Batman was the funniest character in The Lego Movie with his grumpy personality and his “sweet” ninja moves. This is the thing though. While I watched The Lego Movie it never exactly felt like I was watching a children’s movie. Yes it was an animated movie and yes it was for children but even I, at the age of fifteen, could enjoy it. With The Lego Batman Movie, I couldn’t and let me explain why.

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Movie Review Flashback: ‘Phantom Thread’ Is a Beautiful Piece of Art

It’s been nearly five months since I watched Phantom Thread for the first time and even now, after only having seen the movie once, I still believe this is one of the greatest movies I have ever seen. The story left me riveted and unable to guess where it was heading all the way to the very end.

So, in celebration of this wonderful movie, here’s a look back at my review of the film. Enjoy!

In preparation for the Oscars this year my family and I have begun to look back at some of the Oscar-nominated films last year that we missed. One of those particular movies happened to be Phantom Thread.

This wasn’t a film I was particularly interested in seeing but after my mother watched it and came away from the film with nothing but praise I decided to check it out. I’m glad I did. This movie is going to stick with me for a long time because of its unique brilliance. So, on that note, let me tell you a little bit about this film.

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My Review of ‘Alpha’

For months I continued to see the incredible trailer for Alpha in the movie theaters and it intrigued me but I didn’t go see it because I figured the movie wasn’t worth the $10 movie ticket. Sure enough, it wasn’t.

Yesterday, my family and I watched the film and I was far from impressed. The story was very basic and predictable. The cinematography was overly beautiful, meaning the film was trying too hard to be epic. The music was too simple. And the movie didn’t land the emotional moments even though it was desperately trying to make people cry.

The best part about Alpha is the relationship between the main protagonist, Keda, and his new best friend, the wolf he named Alpha. As someone who loves man’s best friend, this was a heartwarming element to the film. Other than that, the movie was so boring it literally put me to sleep.

I’m giving this movie 81 out of 100 and 2.5 out of 5 stars. It’s not a terrible movie but unfortunately, I was very underwhelmed.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a lovely day.