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The Dark Knight (2008

The Dark Knight (2008
Trivia During the scene where the Joker crashes Bruce Wayne's party for Harvey, when he first appears in the elevator Alfred was meant to have some lines, however this was the first time Michael Caine had seen Heath Ledger with the Joker make up on, you can even see the shocked expression on his face as the Joker walks past him. See more » Quotes [first lines] Grumpy: [with Chuckles, picks up Bozo on the street] Three of a kind, let's do this! Chuckles: Huh, that's it?

Batman Movies: The Dark Knight - Batman 3 - Batman Begins - Batman and Robin - Batman Returns - Batman Forever The full-length version of Bruce Timm's Batman: Strange Days has now been released online by Warner Bros. Animation and DC Comics, and you can check out what happens when The Dark Knight confronts the villainous Dr. Hugo Strange in his mysterious layer right here! As much as I loved the Dark Knight, I got to say, that animated movie “Under the Red Hood” was amazing, and so I think that the last movie in the Dark Knight trilogy should have been little more like that then TDKR. Son of Batman, the latest animated feature from Warner Bros. and DC Comics (based on the "Batman and Son" story by Grant Morrison) will premiere at WonderCon on April 18th, 2014, and a new clip and batch of hi-res stills have today been released along with that announcement. Check it out!

Bat Battle: Who's The Best Movie Batman? Michael Keaton. Christian Bale. Val Kilmer. George Clooney. Even, yes, Adam West (he did a Batman film during the TV show's run). What Would Whedon's Batman Movie Have Been? - Movies News at IGN Joss Whedon may have signed his soul over to Marvel, but the director recently recalled his own idea for a Batman movie before the franchise was eventually given to Christopher Nolan. Not unlike Batman Begins, Wedon's film would have focused heavily on the origins of the Caped Crusader. However, Whedon noted that he was more interested in following the early years of Bruce Wayne as "a morbid, death-obsessed kid."

Batman Begins All Critics (265) | Top Critics (51) | Fresh (224) | Rotten (41) | DVD (57) Nolan takes an admirable stab at developing a character-driven drama, only to give in to generic action-movie conventions with a blinding, deafening, explosion-laden finale that could have capped off any number of interchangeable Jerry Bruckheimer flicks. Batman Begins summons up moments of great eloquence and power. If only its cast of characters was as fully inhabited as its turbulent city. It's not just the birth of Batman we're seeing in this triumphant interpretation, it's also the dawning of Gotham City's age of greed. Here's how any great franchise should start: with care, precision and delicately wrought atmosphere.

The Dark Knight All Critics (288) | Top Critics (51) | Fresh (270) | Rotten (18) | DVD (28) An exceptionally smart, brooding picture with some terrific performances. The Dark Knight is a film that's fantastic on the action front, seeds its acrobatics in its own reality, and always feels relevant even when its ideas are drowned out by clatter. Christopher Nolan is much, much smarter than your average filmmaker. The symbiosis of good and evil is the film's philosophical core, and images of duality and cloaked identity are strewn through it like shards from a fun house mirror. Christopher Nolan's latest exploration of the Batman mythology steeps its muddled plot in so much murk that the Joker's maniacal nihilism comes to seem like a recurrent grace note. Batman All Critics (67) | Top Critics (12) | Fresh (47) | Rotten (19) | DVD (20) It's an unforgivably flat ending for a movie of such astonishing contours. But its first two-thirds -- which should be called The Joker's Big Misadventure -- is probably the best film of the year. The storytelling has weaknesses, but the characters are fascinating.

Batman Returns All Critics (67) | Top Critics (16) | Fresh (54) | Rotten (13) | DVD (24) As Beetlejuice and Edward Scissorhands reminded us, Burton always has been more absorbed by what his audience sees than by what his movies say. Batman Returns is the rarest of Hollywood beasts -- a sequel that's better than the original April 10, 2013 Batman Forever All Critics (58) | Top Critics (15) | Fresh (24) | Rotten (34) | DVD (18) By now, Jim Carrey is doing sarcastic takes on his own sarcasm, and there's something funny and a little scary in that. Joel Schumacher submits to the Wagnerian bombast with an overly busy surface, and the script by Lee and Janet Scott Batchler and Akiva Goldsman basically runs through the formula as if it's a checklist. As for Kilmer, he gamely steps into the dual Batman/Wayne role but can't get much traction, finding, as Michael Keaton had, that beyond a stern jaw there's not much to be done with it, since the suit does most of the work. The second sequel to Tim Burton's 1989 blockbuster makes its predecessors appear models of subtlety and coherence.

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