Thursday, February 19, 2009

Finally... The Dark Knight

No other movie that I sincerely wanted to blog other than The Dark Knight (2008).

Yes, I admit I am a Bat-maniac.

The film follows Bruce Wayne/Batman, Lieutenant James Gordon & District Attorney (DA) Harvey Dent struggle to deal with the chaos unleashed by an anarchist mastermind known only as the Joker. While Batman pushes himself to the extent of beyond normal heroism and Gordon have to deal with it, Harvey Dent transforms from the heroic DA to the disfigured killer Two-Face.

This movie is more a crime movie than a superhero/comic book movie. It depicts the gritty escalation in criminal underworld caused by a man fighting it while dressed up as a giant bat & a fallen hero succumbs due of his passion in legal justice. Not to forget the Joker who is a "psychopathic, mass murdering, schizophrenic clown with zero empathy".

This movie was a both critical & commercial success garnering worldwide praises & a $999,292,907 gross revenue. However it was snubbed (idiot!) in the upcoming Oscar & failed to contest in Best Screenplay, Best Director & Best Movie categories. It was nominated for other 8 categories anyhow.

As a tradition of amirmukhtar reviews:

This movie shows a hero (Batman) sacrifices his image to ensure the people will not lose hope after the Joker successfully turn a legal hero (Dent) into a killer.

Batman persuaded Police Commissioner Gordon to blame himself (Batman) responsible for the murders.

Dent's heroism was purely due to his personalities & position as a legal official while Batman heroism is based on a symbol. And a symbol is indestructible and incorruptible .


Don't you think we should always elect a hero/leader based on the symbol/principles rather than personalities & position (and sweet promises)?

Leaders come & go...

But principles will remain whoever fill the post.

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