The Dark Knight (2008): Still a comic

The Dark Knight (2008)The Dark Knight is worth seeing for Heath Ledger’s bravura study in psychopathology, but as a movie it rarely strays from the confines of its comic-book origins.

Many are waxing lyrical on the “dark vision” and the portrayal of a flawed Batman, and this is true, but to say that the picture “is a straight-up gritty, dirty, soul-rending film noir crime drama” *, is pure hyperbole.  In the film noir universe, there are no super-heros.

As a film it has also major flaws: confused editing with dis-jointed dialog, and an obsession with the minutiae of violence.

* Review by Movie Blawger at

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