Mature Themes in The Dark Knight

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In a movie where good and evil are divided by a very thin line, the Dark Knight rises up to fight against injustice and corruption in Gotham City. An action sequel to the original Batman Begins, this installment is a lot darker filled with more explosion, twists, and suspense. For the first time, a comic has been integrated into the issues of the real world. With the help of District Attorney Harvey Dent and Lieutenant Gordon, Batman sets out to dismantle the remaining mob members and clean the streets of Gotham for good. Their success is only short-lived when they encounter the Joker, a mysterious mastermind who is out to prove that nobility cannot hold in a world of anarchy.

From the beginning, Batman continues with his war on crime. With the assistance of Lieutenant Gordon and newly elected District Attorney Harvey Dent, they begin locking up the remaining criminal organizations that infect the city streets. This alliance proves to be unstoppable until they find themselves victim to a reign of anarchy released by a mysterious and devious mastermind known as the Joker. His psychological games begin wreaking havoc in Gotham. As Batman fails to stop the Joker, he begins to see himself turn into the villain. While all of this chaos is happening in Gotham, a love triangle develops between Bruce Wayne, Dent Harvey, and Rachael Dawes. Batman must confront himself and everything he believes in if he wants to defeat the Joker once and for all.

Once again, Christopher Nolan comes back with a talented cast and even better storyline. Nolan goes beyond the comic in this film and reaches out to a more philosophical meaning. There is a feeling of tension throughout the film’s 152 minutes of genius. The intense violence is one of the mos...

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...efendant points a gun at him, he quickly grabs the gun and point it back at the defendant’s face. Quickly, the security guards drag him out and Dent exclaims to the judge, “But your honor, I’m not done.” His sense of humor wins everyone in the courtroom over and eventually the whole city.

The themes and issues that The Dark Knight brings up are obviously for a more mature viewer. Many children and young teens that watch this movie will like it only for the explosion and violence. However, the deeper meaning and acting are what truly makes this movie one that you cannot miss. The psychological twist and turns will keep the viewers on edge. Like many of Nolan’s work such as Inception, it is difficult to find any flaws with the film. From the beginning, one can predict that its going to be a wild ride. A almost perfect 4.5 out of 5 is what the film deserves.
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