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  • Writer's pictureMasoud Kazemi

A Silent Guardian, A Watchful Protector

The Dark Knight, is not only the best superhero film but also one of the greatest movies ever made.


The Dark Knight, directed by the one and only Christopher Nolan, is not only the best superhero film but also one of the greatest movies ever made. The second installment of Nolan’s Batman trilogy follows the caped crusader and his struggles to save the city from the Joker. From the historic acting performances to the dramatic music to the intense storyline, the movie has become a fan favorite and a part of cinematic history.

Amazing Acting & Powerful Music

Christian Bale returns once again as Batman and delivers, but it’s Heath Ledger and his portrayal of the Joker that will go down as an all-time great performance. He showcases a truly immaculate ratio of humor to horror throughout the film, as the viewers get chills every time he comes up on the silver screen. As far as the greatest acting performances go, from Marlon Brando in the Godfather to Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal Lecter, Ledger’s performance is right up there with them. It really is a shame that he died months before the film came out. He was awarded the Oscar for the best-supporting actor; it’s a shame he couldn’t be there in person to receive it. Along with the phenomenal acting comes the spectacular musical score by none other than the legendary Hans Zimmer. Anyone who’s a cinema fan knows that Nolan and Zimmer have worked together multiple times, and every time they do, it becomes an absolute must-watch spectacle.

True Impact

Batman is one of the most iconic and beloved fictional characters ever, and so whenever a movie revolves around the Caped Crusader, the hype and anticipation are incredibly high. Most films are decent, but occasionally one comes around that surprises. The Dark Knight transcended all boundaries that superhero movies were confined to and burst onto the mainstream stage, proving that it could not only compete but completely outperform other “serious” films. The ideological struggles, character complexity, iconic intro and ending scenes, cinematography and everything in between transform the film into something more. It starts to feel less and less like a superhero movie as the viewers are immersed into a masterpiece.

Closing Critiques

There are some weak points in the film, ranging from a rather dull Gotham portrayal relative to the comics to some weak villain arcs. No movie is perfect, and cons exist in every great film. However, the most remarkable films are the ones that are so exemplary that the minor flaws become unnoticeable. The Dark Knight, filled with historic performances, a spectacular score, and an intense story, is simply an unreal experience and an absolute must-watch.

Raving Rating: 9.5

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