Posted by: hiteshb | July 27, 2008

“Can you avenge evil and not become it?” … Joker

“The Dark Knight“, new movie from the Batman’s cave is just amazing, exceeds all expectations i had with this movie.

Why so serious?

Why so serious?

watching in IMAX format, the movie starts with the aerial view on top of tall buildings in Gotham city, thats the first instance when spectators just ‘wow’ and it follows with every scene that director Christopher Nolan has imagined and Cinematographer Wally Pfister has created on screen.  The story, spellbindingly suspenseful, you wont even know that the movie is 152 minutes long.  I wouldn’t talk about the Batman (Christian Bale) or Harvey Dent/two-face (Aaron Eckhart) but i will surely tell you about The Joker (Heath Ledger).  a masterpiece performance, he gave his best for a Psychologically disturbed, scary, sarcastic character.  He makes you laugh in the movie but it is a laugh that ends with pain.  My favorite from his “Why so serious?”.  The Director never explained what or who Joker is, he explains it himself what he is by his act, he doesnt need an introduction because of his stunning performance.  I vote for the Oscar to Heath Ledger.




“Tumbler” Batmobile, made to look amazingly robust but somehow the mobile isn’t glorified as it was done in the previous movies.  No special gadgets of the batmobile were shown which i feel is the best because we all know what it does.  there was more to it by showing a “Batpod” (motorcycle) that is the eject mode of the Batmobile.


Some trivia and fun stuff :

  • This is the first Batman film to not have “Batman” in the title
  • To prepare for his role as the Joker, Heath Ledger lived alone in a hotel room for a month, formulating the character’s psychology, posture and voice (the last one he found most difficult to do). He started a diary, in which he wrote the Joker’s thoughts and feelings to guide himself during his performance. He was also given Alan Moore’s comic “Batman: The Killing Joke” and “Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth” to read. Ledger also took inspiration from A Clockwork Orange (1971)’s Alex and Sid Vicious.
  • The Batman Comic Books “The Long Halloween”, “The Killing Joke”, “The Man Who Laughs” and the first two comics to feature the Joker character served as an influence on the film’s storyline
  • Had the biggest three-day opening weekend of all time with $158 million beating Spider-Man 3 (2007).
  • This is the first Batman film to not have “Batman” in the title.
  • In US, the movie has one more title…”Batman Begins – Part II”
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