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Sometimes people deserve to have their faith rewarded.,
This review is from: The Dark Knight (Two-Disc Special Edition) (DVD)
I followed the whole internet campaing about this movie. The wait was horrendous! I knew that Christopher Nolan would get this right once again, but even that wasn't enough.
In 2006 we saw the first image of the new Joker. Then was time for Harvey Dent. My God. I trembled. It all seems like it was yesterday, and I feel like Heath Ledger is still alive.
The whole cast shines here.
Christian Bale was perfect in Batman Begins, and here he continues to impress. His Batman is what we all waited to see on the big screen: haunting! Scaring! Intimidating. Bale gives Batman the right feel, the right personality, he simply shines on this role. Every time he is Bruce Wayne he does the suave executive of Wayne Enterprises with a tragic and well known past. But when he becomes Batman, thugs, beware!! He does someone that knows no fear and no bounds to make justice. Also, he does that angry and gritty voice to show his anger and to intimidate his foes. Bale here is a hell of a star. As the movie goes on, he realizes that he will have to embrace his cowl for the rest of his days to make justice. It's very beautiful how, in the end, he decided to turn into the "bad guy" to save everyone and to save the image and reputation of that man who in that moment was the hero the city needs, and not what it deserves. He becomes a truly Dark Knight. Bravo!
As for Ledger, his incarnation of the Joker is masterful! It won a well deserved Golden Globe and an Oscar. His Joker is haunting, scaring, funny in a dark sense. He intimidates even the worst hitman of the mob. Ledger's Joker have no past, no reason to do what he does, and that's that. He is just a force of evil, an agent of chaos, as he defines himself. And he brings hell, even to Batman, turning himself into Batman's distorted reflect in the mirror, or in his other side of the card, as it shows in the end of the movie, in the outstanding confrontation between both.
As for the other cast, Aaron Eckhart is a very competent Harvey Dent and the perfect incarnation of Two-Face! Oldman is the perfect Gordon, and he shows that since Batman Begins. Maggie stands as the best version of Rachel Dawes. Cillian Murphy returns as the Scarecrow and continues to do his wonderful job he started in Begins.
All in all, this is a truly masterpiece of crime, drama and tragedy. A dark masterpiece, inspired by the bonds of the very best noir and police productions of all time.
So, forget about the fact that the DVD is very limited and watch it of what it have best: The Dark Knight!