Friday, 27 July 2012

Review: The Dark Knight Saga

Christopher Nolan's ingeniuty is shown again in The Dark Knight Rises, it is a fantastic film that gives the end of his Batman saga to a well-deserved and satisfactory closure. To pay tribute to this brilliant director, I've decided to give a summarised thoughts of all three film of the saga.

Batman Begins (2005)

This is where it all begins, the first movie after the disasterous Batman & Robin, Christopher Nolan decided to pick up Batman and rebooted it and gave it a very strong start to the saga. In contrast to other movie trilogies, the first movie is not the best in the whole trilogy, it is still very great film though. An origin story about Batman and the emotional death of Bruce Wayne's parents is the highlight of the movie. This is a good film but it's not going get the filmgoers and critics raving about it.

Score: 4/5

The Dark Knight (2008)

 In my book, The Dark Knight is the best film of 2000s era. Everything, plot, backstory, humour, realism, and the dark theme of The Dark Knight is almost pitch perfect in this movie. Not to mention the fantastic performance of the late Heath Ledger as the Joker, which won him numerous posthumous awards, including Best Supporting Actor for his role as The Joker. Christopher Nolan showed the world that superhero film can be a success by going a serious route. The Dark Knight is also Christopher Nolan's best work so far, and the best film since the turn of the millennium.

Score: 5/5

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

One of the highest anticipated film of all time was released last week. In some ways, The Dark Knight Rises is disappointing, but only due to the unbelievably high standard of the previous film, The Dark Knight. It's still an amazing film in it's own right. Bane, is just as scary as The Joker, not because of his craziness and antics, but is his sheer size and brutality towards his enemy. Bruce Wayne a.k.a. Batman has to come back after 8 years of self-imposed exile from the society. Christopher Nolan keeps the movie interesting by putting quite a few plot twists here and there throughout the movie, which make the movie really good.

Score: 4.5/5

I think I have never seen a movie trilogy so consistently well done throughout all three movies. Even my favourite movie saga, Star Wars, have been disappointing with it's final film in the original saga, Return of the Jedi. Christopher Nolan has done well with all three films and show he is one of the best directors in the modern era. Not to mention, the fantastic score for The Dark Knight trilogy from film composer, Hans Zimmer. I recommend everyone to watch the whole trilogy, two-thumbs up!