Almost a decade on, it's fairly easy to see this as *the* film of the post-9/11 era. Nolan utilized the Batman mythos to explore issues as weighty as terrorism, the surveillance state, and vigilante justice. Joker's "social experiment," which felt somehow clumsy at the time, now seems to have anticipated our Trump period divisiveness. This is a story about Gotham City in the same way "The Wire" is about Baltimore.
The dark knight is one of my favorite movies of all time. This movie set a new genre of dark theme hero movies. Heath Ledger was phenomenal on this movie, just everything was excellent. Still a lot of villains these days try to learn from Heath Ledger's Joker.
Really just the perfect action/comic book film.Nolan solidifies his IMAX auteur stature with a second more realistic take on the batworld (although suspension of disbelief is required, for there are MANY leaps in logic here). A superstrong brooding hero, a terrifying villain, terrifically unnerving music, great supporting cast...like i said, one perfect popcorn flick...and there's a little lite philosophy, too
Saw this way back and don't intend on seeing it again. Very watchable and of course Ledger is great. But Nolan is such a flat-footed director that he tries to pack so many ideas into ultimately a comic-book movie that by the end it feels so bloated and overwrought that you're totally exhausted. The film can be mined for political subtext and allusions but at best, it's Heat for teenagers.