The Dark Knight returns and this time he’s got a whole new slew of toys for his war on crime in Christopher Nolan’s epic follow-up to Batman Begins.
“Pitched at the divide between art and industry, poetry and entertainment, it goes darker and deeper than any Hollywood movie of its comic-book kind.” – Manohla Dargis, New York Times
In The Dark Knight, Batman (Christian Bale) comes face to face with his greatest nemesis – the dreaded Joker (Heath Ledger, in a legendary, Oscar-winning performance). With the help of Lieutenant Jim Gordon (Gary Oldman) and District Attorney Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart), Batman sets out to dismantle the remaining criminal scum that plague the streets of Gotham. But just when it appears they’re making headway in their tireless battle against crime, the maniacal, wisecracking fiend known as The Joker plunges Gotham City into complete chaos. Some people just want to see the world burn, and it’s up to the Bat to make sure that doesn’t happen in this thrilling, complex and visually stunning superhero classic that stands as one of the greatest sequels of all time. (Dir. by Christopher Nolan, 2008, 152 mins., Rated PG-13)