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Friday, February 10, 2012
10. The Dark Knight (2008)
It might be a little early to call this one, and to put it
so high… but I have a feeling that history is going to look kindly on The Dark
Knight. This is simply the pinnacle of superhero movies, and it reaches beyond
the mere typical summer popcorn muncher, to the heights of a soaring
phoenix. The Dark Knight is about Batman, the man of the night, the defender of
Gotham City. This is not a comic book though, so don’t expect easy fights and
easy moral choices. No, this is a mature Batman for a mature audience.
Basically, the Joker is in town, and he aims to not only destroy the city, but to
show everyone in it that the basic of idea of goodness is a lie. He’s a maniacal
villain, and only Batman can stop him. The scene where the two groups of
passengers on separate ships must decide whether they’re going to kill the
other group to survive Joker’s sinister game is one of the most taut and
suspenseful scenes I’ve ever watched. The film also brings Gotham City to life
with gorgeous architecture that, while modern, still gives off a gothic vibe.
The Dark Knight is Batman come to life.