This review contains many The Dark Knight clips. This is a really great action movie. It is a bit long at 2 1/2 hours, Heath Ledger’s performance is good but certainly not Academy Award nomination worthy, Christian Bale does not have much oomph at the Batman, and I am being picky. Batman The Dark Knight Blu-ray as well as the regular DVD version come in a 2-disc package. The digital copy is good to 12/09/09. Live Long Enough to Become a Villain clip
In Batman The Dark Knight Gotham’s finest take on the mob with an aggressive plan to go after its money, a plan supported by hunky DA Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart). This is a plan shared by the Joker (Heath Ledger) but for his own purposes. Of course the Joker goes after Batman, Gotham’s finest, and Dent. This makes for a volatile mix, if somewhat diluted at 2 ½ hours. If you are a fan of this franchise, you are familiar with the story behind Two-Face so there’s no point in spoiling it for anybody else.
What separates this superhero action movie from Spider-Man or Ironman is it is much less overblown cartoonish and more of an action drama with a social twist. What works a bit less is how visually dark the movie often is. This may be great at the theater but on even the manliest home entertainment system the darks become a bit too dark, even with Blu-ray. Some Men Want to Watch the World Burn
The Dark Knight is a very complex story but it keeps you interested and entertained. The actors here are not bigger than the movie; the special effects and Batman gadgets are. Perhaps that is the trick to a solid action movie: better gadgets and SFX than actors and a really good story. Is That a Bazooka? clip
Batman The Dark Knight is very, very good.
By the way, is it just me or do Batman’s love interest Rachael Dawes (Maggie Gyllenhal) and Spider-Man love interest Mary-Jane (Kirsten Dunst) kind of look alike?Tonight's Entertainment clip
Batman The Dark Knight 2 disc edition features: Gotham Uncovered (information about the creation of the Bat suit, Bat-pod, and the Joker’s theme); The Dark Knight IMAX scenes (the 6 scenes in their big screen format); Gotham Tonight, 6 episodes of Gotham’s news program; galleries, and a digital copy of the film.
The Dark Knight Blu-ray also includes more Gotham Uncovered segments which can also be played during the movie although by interrupting it. Disc 2 includes Batman Tech; Batman Unmasked, the psychology of the dark knight, and more galleries.