Friday, 20 July 2012

The Retrospective: The Dark Knight.

The Dark Knight poster.

The Dark Knight

Director: Christopher Nolan
Release Date: 24th July 2008
Certificate: 12A
Starring: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, Chin Han, Cillian Murphy, Nestor Carbonell and Anthony Michael Hall.

Batman Begins may have been the beginning of a new era of Batman but The Dark Knight is the clincher. With its realism amped up, its CGI less used and its creepy, emotional ride lengthened. This is what makes the Batman series what it is. This could be the most realistic form of villainy and terror in a comic-book film which could be the main reason it’s so affecting. The main publicity came to the film in a negative light however. With Heath Ledger passing away from a cocktail of prescription drugs while the film was in post-production. Though any publicity is good publicity, you feel they’d rather have the talent that is Heath Ledger than the resulting fame. It seemed everyone was sad that a young man died but after its release, everyone mourned more that such a talent went to waste.

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