In the earliest 1940 's superhero films started to become popular on the big screens. One of these popular films is known as Batman, which came out first as a comic book called "The Killing Joke". Batman is considered to be a superhero possessing great talents and for being a true example of hope towards Gotham city. Although these superheroes are one of the main characters in movies, they also have enemies to confront with which are also known as super villains. In this case, the Joker known for his criminal mastermind plays an important role as a villain. Having a huge impact through films, film viewers have had the chance to appreciate different versions of the Batman 's movies. The Joker, being one of the most classical villains in DC Universe is portrayed in different aspects. Analyzing Tim Burton 's Batman (1989) and Christopher Nolan 's The Dark Knight (2008), viewers can assimilate but also differentiate the Joker in couple ways.
...ople may not know it, people often fear the same thing. For the people of Gotham City the fear is real. The Jokers ability to kill innocent people of just kill an entire group defiantly influences the minds and defines the level of fear of the people of the city. This is why Christopher Nolan continues to connect the movie to the collective unconscious. During the film he emphasizes the unconscious fear as a lack of structure and organization. Like the world of today, were terrorism influences and creates collective unconscious fear, the Jokers lack of empathy does the same. Throughout the move, The Dark Knight, we get to see a mentally unstable villain, terrorize a city, and untimely get defeated by a timely just superhero. All we can hope for is that much the same will happen in the real world if and when individuals wishing to cause harm cross our paths.
Batman is a hero during the night that protects the people of Gotham city to the best of his capability and is willing to sacrifice everything, even his true identity. Then there is Bruce Wayne, who is a very rich, spoiled playboy that does not care about anything other than him and the luxurious lifestyle he lives. The ideological struggle between Batman and Bruce Wayne is very important in this book because everyone at some point struggles between who they actually are and who they want to be. The way Frank Miller portrays the struggle in Batman: The Dark Knight Returns is truly a work of
Gotham has returned to a state of fraudulence and criminality. Crime lurks at every corner. People are terrified to go out at night. Citizens are relying on Batman to sort out their problems. However, crime continues through secret organizations. And a rising criminal mastermind is set to thrust Gotham into chaos. Soon the people of Gotham lose faith in their beloved hero.
Bruce Wayne, Batman’s secret identity, is an American billionaire, playboy, philanthropist, and owner of Wayne Enterprises. Batman is one of the most well-known and well-liked superheroes of all time probably because of all of the comics, TV shows, movies and video games with him in it. Many are interested in Batman mainly because he is human, has no super powers and no special abilities just like a normal person but continues in many super human things using his gadgets, a body suit and a brilliant mind. Not only are these some of the differences between him and some other super heroes but he wants to see justice served and to defeat his enemies because he focuses on what is right and what is wrong. Batman has starred in about fourteen films both as a starring character and as an ensemble character beginning in 1943 and the latest in 2012 with two more coming in 2016 and 2017. Having earned a total of U.S. $1,900,844,295, the Batman series is the fifth-highest-grossing film series in North America. The first full-length movie of batman made in 1989 shows that to overcome great diversity one must step out of the bounds of what is socially and morally acceptable though the characterization of Batman, the contrast between
In the film The Dark Knight, the Joker is one of Batman’s most dangerous enemies whose aim is to push Batman to his ultimate limits, to break his personal rules, and the strict moral code. This, being the joker's only reason to live, he has no fear of death or pain. The
Why so serious? This phrase often triggers the memory of The Joker in one’s head. For a fictional character, The Joker has managed to effect society more than any other super villain. The Jokers appearance is so bold and chilling that the president and publisher of DC comics said, “I keep coming back to the way he (the joker) incarnates madness” (Camp et al, 2010). The president of DC comics is not the only one that keeps coming back to The Joker. Audiences around the world are captivated by his character. Unlike any other super hero movie, the villain gets just as much attention as Batman. The Joker is such a complex and intricate character that his victims and audiences are easily influenced by his actions but even more manipulated by his
This was indeed what Batman wanted, by establishing himself in the minds of every would be and active criminal the Batman has created a psychological fear that reaches far beyond the extent of any superpower. Through Batman’s actions the emergence of other heroes began to show as many saw hope in the justice that was being brought to Gotham. These heroes help justice prevail despite the always constant evil that resides in the city; weather police commissioner Gordon or political activist Harvey Dent it’s safe to assume that Batman resonates with the everyday person and relies on the justice they pursue to feed his own
In the city of Gotham, Batman gets awakened by the bat signal. He gets ready, but is alarmed when he hears a bomb go off near the football stadium. He knows that this has to be the work of the Joker. So he runs as fast as he can, and get in the Batmobile and rushes to the scene. Batman sees the destruction, dead bodies everywhere ,and the stadium torn to pieces. Batman looks for the Joker, but the joker or any of his henchmen aren't there at the scene. Batman leaves after hearing the sirens of the police ,and when he gets home the Joker’s face shows up on his tv’s and on his computer. Joker makes a public announcement on every television and computer in the city.
James Holmes went to see the film The Dark Night Rises. He was in the theatre for twenty minutes, left, then came back with full tactical gear on and weapons in hand. He shot smoke and gas canisters on innocent bystanders in the theatre. He then shot into the crowd. He killed twelve people and wounded another seventy people. When he was taken the police station they asked for his name. He identified himself as “The Joker,” the main villain in the movie. James Holmes clearly saw the movie and imitated the