- Published: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, c2008.
- Year Published: 2008
- Description: 1 videodisc (153 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
- Language: English
- Format: DVD
- Nolan, Christopher, 1970-
- Roven, Charles.
- Thomas, Emma.
- Goyer, David S.
- Nolan, Jonathan.
- Bale, Christian, 1974-
- Ledger, Heath, 1979-2008.
- Eckhart, Aaron.
- Caine, Michael.
- Gyllenhaal, Maggie, 1977-
- Oldman, Gary.
- Freeman, Morgan.
- Curnen, Monique Gabriela.
- Dean, Ron.
- Murphy, Cillian, 1974-
- Howard, James Newton.
- Zimmer, Hans.
- Kane, Bob.
- Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- )
- Legendary Pictures.
- DC Comics, Inc.
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- Warner Home Video (Firm)
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- Joker (Fictitious character)
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The Dark Knight
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Call number: DVD Action Dark
Available Copies: Downtown 1st Floor
Based on the characters created by Bob Kane.
Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, Monique Gabriela Curnen, Ron Dean, Cillian Murphy.
With the help of Lieutenant Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman raises the stakes on his war on crime and 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. The Joker, whose eerie grin, laughter, and inhuman morality makes him dangerous. Batman seeks to stop the mysterious Joker at all costs. He has no method at all and seeks to see the world plunge into the fire he has yet to light. But, Batman has come to represents the symbol of hope.
DVD, widescreen; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
Reviews & Summaries
Hans Zimmer also does a brilliant job composing the soundtrack.
However, what really makes this Batman movie stand head and shoulders above the others is the Batman/Joker rivalry. Nolan presents the rivalry like no other Batman film before it, truly embodying the "unstoppable force meeting an immovable object." Like watching two great chess masters go at it, the Joker at Batman always seem to be in a stalemate. When one gains an edge, the other always finds a way to even things up.
The ending was one of the greatest moments in movies that I've seen and leaves you ready for the sequel. Now, many reviews that I've read say that this movie is over-hyped and that fan boys are responsible for this. I say that many of those people are just 'haters' and that you don't have to be a Batman fan to enjoy this movie. This movie illustrates a great struggle between good and evil. It shows that the good guy doesn't always win but, evil won't win either as long as he's there to stand where he belongs: "Between you and the people of Gotham"
Start with the dull, uninspired acting that came from Maggie Gyllenhaal, who couldn't fake chemistry on screen with anyone (let alone both Wayne and Dent) if she had a Bunsen burner and magnesium sulfate; Freeman, who phoned this performance in while he was probably working on a Discovery channel voice-over; Caine, who cut and pasted his delivery from his role in Jaws 4; Bale, whose gruff Batman voice schtick wouldn't scare Wall-E, and Leger, who gets a slight nod for attempting to make these flat, cliche, worthless lines even remotely watchable, but licking his chops and hunching through every scene? He must have been taking cues from late-career Bela Lugosi (you know, the Ed Wood variety).
The plot is barely serviceable, even for an action flick, where most scenes leave you wondering if director Nolan bothered hiring an editor for this waste of two and a half hours. A few lowlights of the film: Dent's transformation is thematic drivel and narrative distraction, as is the overwrought wiretapping analogy, and the conclusion of the Joker arc is unresolved snuff, only included to sell a third installation of these over-marketed snooze-fests. What a joke.
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