Starring: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, Cillian Murphy, Eric Roberts, Nestor Carbonell
Story A new villain is terrorising Gotham City, The Joker (Ledger) is stealing from mobsters. Batman (Bale) is dealing with vigilantes who are after Scarecrow (Murphy). A new district Attorney Harvey Dent (Eckhart) wants to take down all crime in Gotham. Bruce’s life long friend Rachel (Gyllenhaal) is dating Dent and Bruce must work out whether to trust Dent. Using his connections at the police department Jimmy Gordon (Oldman) he tries to stop being Batman leaving Dent to clean up the streets.
The Joker has other ideas he wants to play games to get Batman exposed. Bruce now faces a race against time to save the city. Bruce has help from his old friends Lucius Fox (Freeman) and butler Alfred (Caine). Having the introduction of Two face adds more to the mix too.
Verdict If you were to ask anyone for the best comic book movie this will be in everyone’s top three. Each person gives one of their best ever performances in a world that seems so real compared to other comic book created worlds. Every time there is a new technology leap give Batman more gadgets to use to his advantage while The Joker is very more old school with his weapons of choice. Pushing Batman to the limits he never thought he would have to go adds a level or darkness to the character that is meant to be the white knight of the city.
Story Mark 10/10 Great story with twists sub plots a plenty.
Action Mark 10/10 Some simple amazing chases, fight scenes and action sequences.
Star Performances Heath Ledger no one saw this coming from him and the Oscar is well deserved.
Aaron Eckhart his character goes through changes as the film unfolds his performance seemingly goes under the radar.
Favourite Character Harvey Dent he has great charisma and is determined to put a stop to crime.
Best Part The Joker’s magic trick
Worst Part NOTHING
Best Quote Harvey Dent ‘ You either die a hero or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain’