The Dark Knight

Western Times - - LIFE | TV GUIDE -

Sun­day, 9go!, 8.40pm, M (2008)

Heath Ledger’s (pic­tured bot­tom left) por­trayal of The Joker ce­mented his place as one of Hol­ly­wood’s greats. The Dark Knight sees Gotham’s ris­ing su­per­hero (Chris­tian Bale, pic­tured top left) mak­ing progress in his vig­i­lante quest, with the help of Lt Jim Gor­don (Gary Old­man) and newly ap­pointed Dis­trict At­tor­ney Har­vey Dent (Aaron Eck­hart). That is, un­til the ap­pear­ance of psy­cho­pathic mas­ter­mind The Joker, whose es­ca­lat­ing vi­o­lent games throw the city into a new era of dark­ness. Di­rec­tor Christo­pher Nolan and his co-screen­writer brother Jonathan Nolan have cre­ated what could very well be one of the best su­per­hero movies ever made. Bat­man uses ev­ery weapon in his ever-grow­ing arse­nal to great ef­fect and the cast de­liver mas­ter­ful per­for­mances. Filled with thrilling chase scenes, spec­tac­u­lar spe­cial ef­fects and a killer plot, this is one not to miss. ★★★★★

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