After watching Suicide Squad, I couldn’t get enough of The Joker. So, I googled the best Joker film, and it came up with The Dark Knight. And boy did this film deliver.
In the film, The Joker is evil and Batman is the good hero. Simple. But the way the film describe the action is far from simple. In the very beginning of the film, we see a group of clowns hired by The Joker robbing a bank, each sent to kill each other after the job is done. But what they don’t know is the Clown Prince of Crime (The Joker) is among the clowns, and eventually he killed his whole team, taking all the money with him. Then, The Joker declares that he will kill innocent people everyday until Batman reveals himself to the public.
I really loved this film for a lot of reasons. First of all, the acting. In my opinion, and as well as in many others, Heath Ledger is the best Joker. He defined the Joker. He played his role perfectly. He shows a great amount of maniacal emotion in his dialogue. He can play this psychopathic clown with unclear evil intentions without any hesitation. It isn’t a surprise he won an Oscar for his role in the film. Growing up, I never really liked Batman, but after watching the trailer for the film, The Joker got me hooked. It really is a pity Heath died before he could watch his finished masterpiece. Next up, the action sequences. The action sequences are very well done, from great reveals to hospital explosions. They were timed perfectly, and everything just seemed to fit well. Thirdly, the plot. This film has a great plot, and we can easily tell a lot of thought has been put into the film. The evil plans designed by The Joker, such as the bank heist, the hospital explosion, and the boat dilemma was perfect. The Joker is always one step ahead of Batman, whether he is purposely planning to be captured, or forcing Batman’s hand in choosing between saving Rachel or Harvey Dent. No wonder this film was rated 9/10 in IMDb, and ranked number 4 on IMDb’s top 250. And won 148 awards. These days, no superhero movie can top The Dark Knight. Now, let’s talk about Batman, the character the movie title was named after. I feel like Christian Bale didn’t have much of an opportunity to shine in the film because his dialogue and actions were limited. All the attention was on The Joker. He was the one person everyone who watched the film paid the most attention to, and Batman just didn’t stand out compared to other Batman films. Yes, there are some parts of the film were Batman can show off his cool weapons and technology, and there are some bad-ass Batman parts, but The Joker was way cooler.
Here is my rating system. After reviewing every movie, I will rate the movie out of 5★ and out of 100 to let you know what I think of the movie.
5★(95-100): It’s an absolutely great movie that I would recommend to everyone, and definitely one worth watching.
4★(80-94): It’s a good movie that I would still recommend, but it’s just not exactly at the very top.
3★(70-79): It’s a movie that’s better than average, but still has its ups and downs.
2★(51-69): This movie is definitely under average. This movie is hard to enjoy and the director of this movie probably wasn’t even trying to make a good movie.
1★(50 and below): This movie is just complete utter bullshit, so much so that it makes me angry that I even watched it. The director of this movie was just drunk. This is the type of movie that will make you question your ability to pick a good movie. Instead of buying these types of movies, just donate your money to charity and you will be better off anyway.
My rating for The Dark Knight is 5★ and 98.
Without a doubt, The Dark Knight is one of my favorite films. I would recommend this film to anyone who considers themselves a Joker fan. The plot is great, but the Joker’s is even better.
*I hope you enjoyed reading this review as much as I did writing it. Thanks for reading!*