Note- Reading this will not give the move away.
The Dark Night- PG-13
4 1/2 stars out of 5
Now before I begin I must say I don’t like Batman stuff at all. The two reasons I rented this movie was because it did so well at the box office and because of Heath Ledger. It brought in $997,027,799 worldwide and $531,027,799 in the USA. That amount was just the forth most money ever gotten by a movie world wide. Only the Titanic, Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest have brought in more money worldwide. In the U.S.A. only the Titanic has brought in more money, $600,788,188. Heath Ledger died on January 22, 2008 due to an accidental overdose with prescription medications. Ledger won a Golden Globe for best supporting actor in a motion picture for the Dark Night along with other awards. Some people say he could win an Oscar!
The Movie starts when the Joker (Heath Ledger) robs a bank with his accomplices. The Joker then starts tricking them to kill each other. That night Batman (Christian Bale) attacks the Scarecrow (Cillian Murphy) and Chechen (Ritchie Coster). Chechen is a Gotham mobster. They escape so Batman now has to redesign his suit. Batman meets with Lieutenant James Gordon (Gary Oldman). They talk about Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart) the new district attorney. Bruce Wayne, the same guy as Batman, runs into Dent and Rachel Dawes (Maggie Gyllenhaal) who are dating. Bruce then decides to put on a fundraiser for Dent. Then mob members and Lau (Chin Han), a Chinese mafia accountant meet to talk about Batman and Dent. Lau is not there he is on a TV. Lau tells them how he has hidden their money and has fled to Hong Kong. Then all of the sudden the Joker walks in offering to kill Batman for half of the mob’s money. Wayne and Lucius Foxx (Morgan Freeman) fly to Hong Kong and arrest Lau. Lau then testifies against the mob. The Joker then tells Gotham that if Batman does not reveal his identity to the public, the Joker will kill people each day. Commissioner Gillian B. Loeb (Colin McFarlane), Judge Surillo (Nydia Rodriguez Terracina), and the Mayor of Gotham, Gordon, who faked his death, are murdered then the public wants Batman to tell who he is. Before Wayne can tell everyone Harvey Dent lies to the public about being Batman. The Joker tries to ambush Harvey Dent. Then Batman and Gordon capture Dent. Gordon then gets a promotion as police commissioner. That night Harvey Dent and Rachel Dawes go missing. That is about as far as I can go with out giving the movie away. I will say that it does run a little long and I will leave you with these pictures.
Why does Two Face, Harvey Dent, look like this???
Watch the Dark Knight and find out why.