The Dark Knight is a 2008 superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan from a screenplay he co-wrote with his brother Jonathan. Based on the DC Comics superhero Batman, it is the sequel to Batman Begins (2005) and the second installment in The Dark Knight Trilogy.
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The film follows the vigilante Batman, police lieutenant James Gordon, and district attorney Harvey Dent as they form an alliance to dismantle organized crime in Gotham City. Their efforts are derailed by the intervention of the Joker, an anarchistic mastermind who seeks to test how far Batman will go to save the city from complete chaos. The ensemble cast includes Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Heath Ledger, Gary Oldman, Aaron Eckhart, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Morgan Freeman.
Warner Bros. Pictures prioritized a sequel following the successful reinvention of the Batman film series with Batman Begins. Nolan developed the core story elements alongside Begins co-writer David S. Goyer, making Dent the central protagonist and tragic hero caught in the battle between Batman and the Joker. In writing the screenplay, the Nolans were influenced by various 1980s Batman comics and crime drama films and sought to continue Begins’ heightened reality tone.
Filming took place from April to November 2007, on a $185 million budget, in Chicago, Hong Kong, and on sets in England. The Dark Knight was the first major motion picture filmed with high-resolution IMAX cameras. Nolan avoided using computer-generated imagery unless necessary, insisting on practical stunts including flipping an 18-wheel truck and blowing up a factory.
The Dark Knight was marketed with an innovative interactive viral campaign initially focused on countering criticism of Ledger’s casting by those who believed he was a poor choice to portray the Joker. Ledger died from an accidental drug overdose in January 2008, leading to widespread interest from the press and public regarding his performance.
Released in July, The Dark Knight broke several box office records and became the highest-grossing film of the year, fourth-highest-grossing film of its time, and the highest-grossing superhero film. It received critical acclaim for its mature tone and themes, visual style, and performances, particularly Ledger’s. He received several posthumous awards, including the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, making The Dark Knight the first comic book film to receive a major Academy Award.
Since its release, The Dark Knight has been assessed as one of the greatest superhero films ever made, one of the best films of the 2000s, and among the best films ever made. It is considered the “blueprint” for modern superhero films, particularly for rejecting a comic book style for a genre film that happens to feature comic book characters.
Many filmmakers sought to repeat its success by emulating its gritty and realistic tone to varying degrees of success. The Dark Knight has been analyzed for its themes regarding terrorism, as well as the limitations of morality and ethics. The United States Library of Congress selected it for preservation in the National Film Registry in 2020. A sequel, The Dark Knight Rises, concluded The Dark Knight Trilogy in 2012.
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Why is The Dark Knight so good?
Between incredible acting performances from the entire cast, tension grounded in real life and an ending no one could expect, “The Dark Knight” establishes itself as the untouchable best on-screen comic book adaptation
Is Dark Knight hit or flop?
Following its release in 2008, the second installment of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy went on to be one of the few movies that managed to surpass the billion-dollar mark at the box office. Of course, that milestone has since been surpassed by a slew of movies.
Is Dark Knight worth watching?
Confidently directed, dark, brooding, and packed with impressive action sequences and a complex story, The Dark Knight includes a career-defining turn from Heath Ledger as well as other Oscar worthy performances.
Is Dark Knight villain?
The Joker is a fictional character who appears in Christopher Nolan’s 2008 superhero film The Dark Knight, based upon the DC Comics supervillain of the same name.
Joker (The Dark-Knight)
Who was the best Batman?
Despite only acting in three Batman movies, Christian Bale is the most popular opinion among fans as the best Batman of all time. This is in part because of Bale’s incredible performance in all three movies.
Who is the fastest superhero?
The man many believe to be Marvel’s answer to DC’s The Flash. Quicksilver, as his name implies, is really fast. His speed has been estimated well over 8500 miles per hours. To put that into perspective, even the fastest car in the world is only capable of achieving speeds of 301 miles per hour.