Joker Vs Batman

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Gaelle Emmanuel October 6th 2015 English Composition 101 Jacqueline Morrill The Good, the Bat, and the Ugly Director Christopher Nolan stated that the major theme of the 2008 film, The Dark Knight, was to be a sense of escalation and the idea that things have to get worse before they get better. To achieve escalation, the Joker (played by the late Heath Ledger) would be introduced into the film as its primary antagonist and the protagonist is Batman (played by Christian Bale). Another major character introduction would be Harvey Dent (played by Aaron Eckhart) to illustrate the friendly rivalry that exists between district attorney Dent and billionaire Bruce Wayne. Harvey Dent is the District Attorney who is self- assured. He was made…show more content…
This film is a tale of both good and evil. The whole plot line revolves around how the citizens of Gotham City were calling Batman a vigilante and blaming him for the deaths of many policemen and citizens. This story is mostly between the Joker and Batman. The Joker who seeks a pleasure of destruction. He makes Batman question himself in a lot of ways because he is not a normal criminal. The Joker does not want regular money, he wants to watch the world burn because it is fun. As Alfred explained a similar story to Bruce Wayne, “Some men are not looking for something logical, they can’t be bought, bullied, reasoned with or negotiated. Some men just want to watch the world burn.” Viewers will be gripped to their seats as they watch Harvey Dents transformation. “You either die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain.” This statement is made by…show more content…
For an example the Bat-mobile was not an HGMI it was an actual car. It could do basically everything it was supposed to do the car was shot off a cannon. All the things that are in this movie that could have been real could have been CGI. But no, this amazing director actually had them flip over a semi-truck. Pretty much every aspect of The Dark Knight needs praise. The directing, the writing and the performances all were gripping and larger-than-life. As the film progresses, it becomes a dark tragedy. The heroes that existed at the beginning of the film had all essentially been defeated by the end. The Dark Knight is one of the rare films where I would argue that the villain actually won. Bringing this psychopathic villain to life is the late Heath Ledger. Ledger as the Joker is one of the greatest cinematic performances ever. It was if Ledger played this role his whole life. Every other Joker I have ever seen in cartoons, or in movies made it seem like destruction was mainly a game. Heath Ledger’s Joker seemed to feel sensational just watching his dark plans unfold, even when they failed, he had another plan up his sleeve. He was capable of being a brilliant schemer whilst also remaining insane with his animalistic behavior. He completely threw himself into the role, and immediately, audiences forget that there’s an actor behind the costume. Repetitively, it was as if the Joker placed himself in

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