The site's critical consensus reads, "Dark, complex and unforgettable, The Dark Knight succeeds not just as an entertaining comic book film, but as a richly thrilling crime saga. Fritz Lang This image released by the Library of Congress shows Heath Ledger, left, and Christian Bale in a scene from the 2008 film "The Dark Knight." This film had many posters to promote this film, of many That's part of the whole fabric of how a city is bound together. | 152 min [91] For the film's prologue involving the Joker, the crew shot in Chicago from April 18, 2007 to April 24, 2007. It's a great and epic movie with strong characters, great development and surely a milestone from the history of cinema. [150] Film critic Andrew Sarris acknowledged that after seeing The Dark Knight he would "rethink my past reservations" about Nolan's work. Everybody was hyped as hell for this final installment of the Dark Knight saga. Ariel Winter, Scott Menville, And as it turns out, the atmosphere and tone of mistery of the movie, specially in the urban scenarios is very much similar to Blade Runner. It vanished that bitter taste that the last movies has left us and started fresh from scratch.Batman Begins came in a time of desperation and controversy for DC/Warner and for the Batman fans that were very displeased with the path the old series took in the last movies. "[171] In 2014, Time Out polled several film critics, directors, actors and stunt actors to list their top action films. 143 min [140], In the United States and Canada, The Dark Knight was distributed to 4,366 theaters, breaking the previous record for the highest number of theaters held by Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End in 2007. Batman, District Attorney Harvey Dent and Lieutenant Jim Gordon form an alliance to rid Gotham of organized crime. Most notable among the nominations were Heath Ledger's almost complete sweep of over twenty awards for acting, including the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Supporting Actor, the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture, and the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. Drama, Sci-Fi. [80], For fifteen years Nolan had wanted to shoot in the IMAX format, and he also used it for "quiet scenes which pictorially we thought would be interesting". [139] The Dark Knight was commercially released on July 16, 2008 in Australia, grossing almost $2.3 million in its first day. [115] Their nine-minute suite for the Joker, "Why So Serious? When you have Gary Oldman, who's one of our greatest actors, and he's in awe of what Heath was doing, it showed what a performance Heath was giving. Also, in Australia, it earned of $39.9 million, still remaining in the all-time top 10 of the country. Jay Oliva George Newbern. Ledger died on January 22, 2008, some months after he completed filming and six months before the film's release from a toxic combination of prescription drugs, leading to intense attention from the press and movie-going public. $50.69M. Well, it's been a long 7 years run, since it started again the whole Batman franchise. An alien orphan is sent from his dying planet to Earth, where he grows up to become his adoptive home's first and greatest superhero. $206.85M. It played at the AMC IMAX theaters in Universal CityWalk, Lincoln Square, Manhattan, and Metreon, as well as the Ontario Place Cinesphere. Action, Adventure, Drama. The Dark Knight was the very first Hollywood feature to utilize IMAX 15/70 mm cameras for an entire 28 minutes of run time, a feat which, to this day, few directors have replicated. [115], As Zimmer clarified, the main theme of the film (just like Batman Begins and later The Dark Knight Rises) consists in just two notes repeated, representing Batman's pain and guilt. Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Votes: The Dark Knight Rises is an epic and exciting conclusion to the story Nolan has begun in Batman Begins. Directors: BitTorrent search engine The Pirate Bay taunted the movie industry over its ability to provide the movie free, replacing its logo with a taunting message. | The Joker gives Dent a gun and convinces him to seek revenge for Rachel's death, then destroys the hospital and escapes with a busload of hostages. Batman finds the Joker by using a sonar device that spies on the entire city, with the reluctant help of Lucius Fox. It was the best example of how to market your movie on the Internet and call a huge attention to the public in general, keeping the interest of people in the movie until the day of release.The episodes of this web series was like a news and talk show, bringing actor Anthony Michael Hall as the reporter Mike Engel, interviewing lots of important people from the city of Gotham, going from politicians to people like Lt. Gordon and Harvey Dent and also bringing some information about the city and it's celebrities, like Bruce Wayne and the Batman himself.The show had 6 webisodes, being the last one the bridge that connected those with the movie. [180] In 2020, Empire magazine ranked it the third-best film of the 21st century. "[146] CinemaScore polls reported that the average grade cinemagoers gave the film was "A" on an A+ to F scale; audiences skewed slightly male and older. See titles to watch instantly, titles you haven't rated, etc. He says Bale is "electrifying", evoking Al Pacino in The Godfather Part II, that Eckhart's portrayal of Harvey Dent is "scarily moving," and that Oldman "is so skilled that he makes virtue exciting as Jim Gordon. [13] The Batpod is steered by shoulder instead of hand, and the rider's arms are protected by sleeve-like shields. And thankfully it put Batman again in the pantheon of the great superheroes from the movies. For the. The new Batman movie would be a complete reboot of the old franchise, ignoring everything that happened from the 1989 Burton movie until the last and disastrous Schumacker movie. [241][242], In March 2011, Warner Bros. offered The Dark Knight for rent on Facebook, becoming the first film ever to be released via digital distribution on a social networking site. WELL DONE! | 102 min | | Other supporting actors are just as strong, like Joseph Gordon-Levitt as cop John Blake.And Nolan kept his promise untill the end: no Robin and no Batgirl or Batwoman in the whole trilogy! Director: It premiered in 20 other territories on 4,520 screens, grossing $41.3 million in its first weekend. And you can also notice again the desire of Bruce Wayne to retire and his will to return after many years like the Dark Knight, as it's depicted in the classic story The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller.I even found incredible like Christopher Nolan was entitled to read and inspire himself from various moments and stories from the Batman cannon in the comics, since more marketable, strictly "made to sell magazines" sagas like Knightfall and No Man's Land to more artistic and higher note tales like The Cult and The Dark Knight Returns. "[186], According to David S. Goyer, the primary theme of The Dark Knight is escalation. 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Loud Distribution The Dark Knight Rises - Bane Lightning Men's T-Shirt Black Large: Free UK Shipping on Orders Over £20 and Free 30-Day Returns, on Selected … Fortunatelly, they chose the first option. [16][27] Nolan noted, "We gave a Francis Bacon spin to [his face]. The plots are very well developed, the story doesn't leave any character behind, everything that happens in the movies, has a reason, a purpose, and an incredible ability to develop things to new levels.These three movies are the closest to the comics that any other live-action Batman movie ever got to be. Action, Drama, Fantasy. Now speaking about the movie connections, we can point, to start, the 1926 german silent movie Metropolis, by Fritz Lang, inspired by the german book Metropolis, written by Thea Von Harbou, Fritz Lang's wife. | | [117] Howard composed Dent's "elegant and beautiful" themes,[116] which are brass-focused. [177] It was also voted as one of New Zealand's favorite films in a 2015 poll. Also, David Goyer, the writer of the Blade movies is also another huge Batman fan, and so Chris, with all that support and with a huge interest about diving into the Dark Knight's world decided to take the challenge. PG-13 [100], Filming took place in Hong Kong from November 6 to 11, 2007, at various locations in Central, including Hong Kong's tallest building at the time, the International Finance Centre, for the scene where Batman captures Lau. Enter here the Joker and Two-Face.Yes, the Joker. Sean Young, For no one could imagine it would become even better in a near future. "[184] Benjamin Kerstein, writing in Azure, says that both Klavan and Landesman "have a point", because "The Dark Knight is a perfect mirror of the society which is watching it: a society so divided on the issues of terror and how to fight it that, for the first time in decades, an American mainstream no longer exists. There was another Schumacher proposal of a more serious film adapting Frank Miller's "Year One" and another one with director Darren Aronofsky starring Christian Bale (yes, him) as Batman, but it didn't work out. * help "dark knight" - to get the id numbers * • Beautiful Monica character, quality testing, screenshots, book and ground object art by dianka33! Framestore also integrated shots of Bale and Eckhart into that of the exploding building where Dent is burned. One of the best. We are shown that innocent people died because of Batman—and he falls for it. [151], Peter Travers of Rolling Stone wrote that the film is deeper than its predecessor, with a "deft" script that refuses to scrutinize the Joker with popular psychology, instead pulling the viewer in with an examination of Bruce Wayne's psyche. It's strong but it has a sense of lightheart at the end.Personally it left me very happy but at the same time with a bittersweet taste, knowing that a great era in the story of comic book movies had come to an end. The film was the first mainstream feature to partially utilize IMAX 70 mm cameras, with Nolan using them for 28 minutes of the film, including the Joker's first appearance. [3] Production and global distribution was handled by BBC Studios. Batman races to save Rachel, while Gordon attempts to rescue Dent. Brigitte Helm, ", is based around two notes. In this movie, the society is divided into rich man and workers, poor people, who decides to start a revolution against the rich people who doesn't give a crap for them. Action, Adventure. Approved [205], The Dark Knight opened on Friday, July 18, 2008. [72] The Joker, on the other hand, is seen as the representation of anarchy and chaos. No, these elements wouldn't work, thanks to freaking Joel Schumacker and Akiva Goldsman who made Batman into a joke, so they had to come up with a complete different approach in order to restore the dignity that the character once had. 64 min Nolan's inspiration for the film was the Joker's comic book debut in 1940, the 1988 graphic novel The Killing Joke, and the 1996 series The Long Halloween, which retold Harvey Dent's origin. [218] It achieved the largest Sunday gross with $43.6 million[206] and the largest opening week from Friday to Thursday with $238.6 million (both records surpassed by Marvel's The Avengers). [65] Christopher Nolan referred to Lang's film as "essential research for anyone attempting to write a supervillain". "I've tried to unclutter the Gotham we created on the last film", said production designer Nathan Crowley. [126] Also on July 8, 2008, the studio released Batman: Gotham Knight, a direct-to-DVD animated film, set between Batman Begins and The Dark Knight and featuring six original stories, directed by Bruce Timm, co-creator and producer of Batman: The Animated Series, and starring veteran Batman voice actor Kevin Conroy. He would remap the Joker. Then it came Adam West and Burt Ward, Batman, the comical TV series. 1,297,784 You leave this film, wanting to become Batman, wanting to be an inspiration to other people. | Eliza Dushku, He's unbelievably dark. [101] Environmentalists also criticized the filmmakers' request to tenants of the waterfront skyscrapers to keep their lights on all night to enhance the cinematography, describing it as a waste of energy. Klavan claims that, "at some level" The Dark Knight is "a paean of praise to the fortitude and moral courage that has been shown by George W. Bush in this time of terror and war". Short answer: YES, IT DID!When all was said and done, in 2005 came the first movie, simply titled "Batman Begins".The movie was a considerable hit in the box office and did well between public and critics. [167] On the March 22, 2011 television special Best in Film: The Greatest Movies of Our Time, The Dark Knight was voted the second-best action film while the Joker, as portrayed by Ledger, was voted the third-greatest film character. ", "Why So Seriously Good? [99] A similar incident occurred during the filming in Chicago, when an abandoned Brach's candy factory (which was Gotham Hospital in the film) was demolished. Stars: [143] In 2016, Playboy ranked the film number five on its list of 15 Sequels That Are Way Better Than The Originals. And fortunately, it was accepted. Cute, huh?The movie had six sequences filmed on IMAX, a format that Christopher Nolan came to master in his next projects. Coleman Reese, an accountant at Wayne Enterprises, deduces that Bruce is Batman and tries to go public with the information. The Dark Knight: Batman DX-“Sometimes the truth isn't good enough, sometimes people deserve more. They were thugs, but there was a kind of order. Bruce decides to reveal his secret identity. [202][203] Before the re-release, the film's gross remained at $997 million,[204] but following the re-release, the film crossed the $1 billion mark in February 2009. 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[101][102][103] Filming also took place on the Central to Mid-Levels covered escalator. He bursts in just as he did in the comics. David Selby, Murphy also auditioned for the role of Batman in the films, though Christian Bale ultimately received the role. [208] It was then shown on 9,200 screens at a record 4,366 theaters (a record first surpassed by Iron Man 2),[209] also setting an opening and single-day record gross, with $67.2 million[206][210] (both records first surpassed by The Twilight Saga: New Moon),[211] and an opening-weekend record, with $158.4 million[206][212][213] (first surpassed by Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2). [201], In order to increase the film's chances of crossing $1 billion in worldwide gross and of winning Oscars, Warner Bros. re-released the film in traditional and IMAX theaters in the United States and other countries on January 23, 2009. [227] In contrast to Avatar and Titanic—both which grossed more than The Dark Knight in North America and had slow but steady earnings—The Dark Knight broke records in its opening weekend and slowed down significantly after its first few weekends. Nolan have balls that big! | [254][255] According to Charles Bramesco of The Guardian, many of the movies in the DC Extended Universe—such as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad, and Justice League—"affected a joylessness bastardized from Nolan's well-founded solemnity. [215] It sold an estimated 22.37 million tickets during its first weekend with 2008's average admission of $7.08, meaning the film sold more tickets than Spider-Man 3, which sold 21.96 million with the average price of $6.88 in 2007. Val Kilmer, BRAVO!! You can almost imagine what he smells like. "[73], While scouting for shooting locations in October 2006, location manager Robin Higgs visited Liverpool, concentrating mainly along the city's waterfront.