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10 years and four days ago, The Dark Knight released in theaters


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Wish I would have caught this the day of, but better four days late than never. :p 

 

https://www.scmp.com/culture/film-tv/article/2156156/dark-knight-how-most-critics-got-it-wrong-10-years-ago-about-film

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/comic-riffs/wp/2018/07/18/the-dark-knight-changed-how-we-see-comic-book-movies-but-10-years-ago-some-critics-couldnt-see-its-greatness/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.3769858aa794

 

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ROGER EBERT got it right away.

 

“Batman isn’t a comic book anymore,” the legendary film critic wrote in the summer of 2008 upon the release of Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight.” Instead the reviewer saw “a haunted film that leaps beyond its origins and becomes an engrossing tragedy. . . . This film, and to a lesser degree ‘Iron Man,’ redefine the possibilities of the ‘comic-book movie.’ ”

 

https://www.slashfilm.com/the-dark-knight-themes/

 

 

 

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And it still has one of the best trailers I've ever seen. "Goes to change pants" was a common response:

 

 

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Ebert's review was a delight to read, and his words ring true to this day. Wish he were still around.

 

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“The Dark Knight” is not a simplistic tale of good and evil. Batman is good, yes, The Joker is evil, yes. But Batman poses a more complex puzzle than usual: The citizens of Gotham City are in an uproar, calling him a vigilante and blaming him for the deaths of policemen and others. And the Joker is more than a villain. He’s a Mephistopheles whose actions are fiendishly designed to pose moral dilemmas for his enemies.

 

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Because these actors and others are so powerful, and because the movie does not allow its spectacular special effects to upstage the humans, we’re surprised how deeply the drama affects us.

 

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He includes Gordon and Dent on his target list, and contrives cruel tricks to play with the fact that Bruce Wayne once loved, and Harvey Dent now loves, Assistant D.A. Rachel Dawes (Maggie Gyllenhaal). The tricks are more cruel than he realizes, because the Joker doesn’t know Batman’s identity.

 

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In his two Batman movies, Nolan has freed the character to be a canvas for a broader scope of human emotion. For Bruce Wayne is a deeply troubled man, let there be no doubt, and if ever in exile from his heroic role, it would not surprise me what he finds himself capable of doing.

 

He surely did in the sequel.

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Polygon had extensive retrospective coverage last week - The Dark Knight At 10

 

We will never see a movie like The Dark Knight again

 

Batman veteran Scott Snyder on the extremes of The Dark Knight’s Joker

 

Christian Bale’s infamous Dark Knight voice was the only option

 

The Dark Knight’s IMAX bank heist was a reverse revolution

 

The Dark Knight’s interrogation lives on in one perfect YouTube spoof

 

Gothcago: How The Dark Knight built upon an American metropolis

 

The Batman comics that inspired The Dark Knight’s hyper-realism

 

The Dark Knight, The Wire, and the poisonous effect of corruption

 

The Nolan brothers’ obsession with mystery brought The Dark Knight’s Batman back to his roots

 

The confusion of The Dark Knight chase scene, or not

 

The Dark Knight’s greatest memes could outlast the movie’s legacy

 

The Dark Knight truck flip was peak superhero stunt work

 

There are two faces to The Dark Knight’s music, and one is always overlooked

 

The easy choice made impossible: Rachel Dawes should have survived The Dark Knight

 

The Joker hospital scene is the chaotic brain of The Dark Knight script

 

The Dark Knight’s only redeemable character is the criminal who saves the ferries

 

The Dark Knight being re-released in IMAX theaters for 10th anniversary

 

Watching the world burn: The incongruous politics of The Dark Knight

 

How a Dark Knight Best Picture snub forced the Oscars to change

 

Why I’m waiting to show my Batman-loving kid The Dark Knight

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41 minutes ago, SFLUFAN said:

Polygon had extensive retrospective coverage last week - The Dark Knight At 10

 

We will never see a movie like The Dark Knight again

 

Batman veteran Scott Snyder on the extremes of The Dark Knight’s Joker

 

Christian Bale’s infamous Dark Knight voice was the only option

 

The Dark Knight’s IMAX bank heist was a reverse revolution

 

The Dark Knight’s interrogation lives on in one perfect YouTube spoof

 

Gothcago: How The Dark Knight built upon an American metropolis

 

The Batman comics that inspired The Dark Knight’s hyper-realism

 

The Dark Knight, The Wire, and the poisonous effect of corruption

 

The Nolan brothers’ obsession with mystery brought The Dark Knight’s Batman back to his roots

 

The confusion of The Dark Knight chase scene, or not

 

The Dark Knight’s greatest memes could outlast the movie’s legacy

 

The Dark Knight truck flip was peak superhero stunt work

 

There are two faces to The Dark Knight’s music, and one is always overlooked

 

The easy choice made impossible: Rachel Dawes should have survived The Dark Knight

 

The Joker hospital scene is the chaotic brain of The Dark Knight script

 

The Dark Knight’s only redeemable character is the criminal who saves the ferries

 

The Dark Knight being re-released in IMAX theaters for 10th anniversary

 

Watching the world burn: The incongruous politics of The Dark Knight

 

How a Dark Knight Best Picture snub forced the Oscars to change

 

Why I’m waiting to show my Batman-loving kid The Dark Knight

 

Holy shit, dude! Thanks for the links! 

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Still the best comic book superhero movie in my opinion. 

 

I would have made a thread on Wednesday, but I didn't think anyone else would care lol, plus I wouldn't have filled it with all these great articles. I'm going to have to read them. 

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On 7/22/2018 at 8:38 PM, 5timechamp said:

Im still surprised my dumb butt only saw it in theaters once.... whereas I watched Begins 4 times (it was during deployment so not many choices), even the subpar Rises got 2 viewings

 

 

 

Even now this remains one of my favorite write ups about the film

https://them0vieblog.com/2009/07/13/non-review-review-the-dark-knight/

 

The Dark Knight was the first movie I had ever seen more than once in theatres. I saw it three times. 

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