The Batman. The Joker. The new movie, The Dark Knight, directed by Christopher Nolan reviewed by Jason Ross.
I saw this movie two nights ago. I saw the movie with four other people in the city where nine other people were supposed to show up, but didn’t. The nine people felt a midnight show was too late to watch and movie so they backed out. I went no matter what. I feel like I practically live in the city and only come back to Rockland to sleep because I live and work outside of Rockland. Anyway, I saw this movie and felt as if the movie was the best Batman movie ever made. It was even better as a midnight showing.
I felt on the edge of my seat wondering what will happen next. There were feelings of emotional horror since from the beginning the Joker started in. The movie didn’t reveal anything more about the Joker instead it went into his crazy world. A world where the Joker wanted no rules and the movie revealed how crazy people can get by bringing a Gotham city down to its core trying to make it crumble. The Joker was played by the late Heath Ledger who made the audience feel scared by the Joker’s threatening actions. Batman who was played by Christian Bale played our hero.
Throughout the movie the Joker (the late Heath Ledger) tries to convince Batman to reveal himself in order for the homicides to stop. Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhardt) who is a prosecutor for Gotham city and works with his fiancee, Rachel Dawe (Maggie Gyllenhaal). They both try to bring justice to the crimes of the city eventually Harvey Dent admits to be Batman to convince the Joker to stop. This does not convince the Joker. The Joker manipulates and twists the world of Batman to think that all heroes eventually become the villain themselves. Before Harvey Dent transforms himself into Two-Face, the Joker sneaks into the hospital room where Harvey Dent was recovering from face trauma. After the meeting with the Joker, he transforms into evil and becomes Two-Face. The Joker who uses only knives and explosives to kill Gotham citizens; Two-Face uses a handgun for his own sense of evil identity.
Two-Face goes after all the people who led to the death of his fiancée Rachel Dawes (Maggie Gyllenhaal). His anger kills many Gotham citizens. Eventually Batman and Commissioner Gordon (Gary Oldman) gets the better of Two-Face tragically.
The Joker influences every character in this movie and even the audience watching. He influences the characters especially Batman to show the audience not all good remains good. The audience is influenced since they start feeling scared and angry at the Joker. The late Heath Ledger did a great job portraying the Joker. Even though we don’t know how the Joker became so evil terrorizing Gotham citizens, we get a feel for what he means.
Feeling influenced to do things is a part of life and the main theme in this movie is to stay strong and true to yourself without letting anybody convince you to change who you are. The movie also shows people everybody can be influenced even your heroes in life. You should find strength within yourself, not to find it in other people. The Joker reminds me of individuals who seek out to demonize others.
I highly recommend this movie to anybody to see. In any case by watching this film you could figure out who is the Dark Knight. It is a great sense of comic fiction brought to life. I would even go see it again in IMAX!
take it easy,