The Dark Knight (2008): A Crime Drama Dressed as a Superhero Film

Nick Kush

A current college student, Nick founded MovieBabble in October of 2016 in order to grow his own movie knowledge as well as share his own thoughts with others in a streamlined fashion. As MovieBabble continues to grow, Nick hopes to one day become a reputable critic that many turn to first for a quality movie review.

30 Responses

  1. _newaj says:

    The trilogy was great. 😀

  2. daisymae2017 says:

    MovieBabble, I nominated you for the LIEBSTER Award.

  3. tarmac492 says:

    Great review. Loved this film so much. A wonderful script. I think Aaron Eckhart is really great in this, although he was overshadowed by Ledger.

  4. This is my favorite superhero movie, too. Enjoyed your review.

  5. Jason says:

    A truly great movie in almost every day. One of the best comic book superhero movies ever….

    • Nick Kush says:

      If not the best!

      • Jason says:

        Haha…you’re right. And probably the best portrayal of The Joker (live-action version) we will ever get.

      • Nick Kush says:

        It’ll be pretty hard to beat!

        As far as comic book movies go, I think Logan might be on the same level. I think more time needs to pass first, however, before I can undoubtedly say that.

  6. csheldonblog says:

    I watched this film the night before my wedding…

  7. Another winner of a review. This film has something in common with films like “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”. It’s something else before it’s a superhero film. That film was a Spy Thriller before it’s a Superhero film and it’s clear that The Dark Knight is a positive influence on the genre. However, it may have had a somewhat-negative impact on DC going forward since Batman has been the driving force of several direct-to-video films (seriously, almost every DC Universe Animated Original Film since “Superman: Unbound” has been either Batman or Justice League) and it seems like most people are too scared to try any other DC hero that’s not Batman. I like the character as much as the next guy, but “Holy Overexposure, Batman”, let’s let other heroes have a chance. Either way, it never detracts from how skillfully-crafted this film is and why Nolan is a master of his craft.

    • Nick Kush says:

      Absolutely agree with you there. Most people just try to copy Nolan’s style without understanding its quirks. I think since there hasn’t really been a successful DC hero in a live action film to be both critically and financially successful (before Wonder Woman that is) since maybe Richard Donner’s Superman. They figure Batman’s the one character they can consistently knock it out of the park with.

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