I don't care what anyone says, this is the best film ever made. That's me not being biased. That's me, as a movie fan, appreciating this for the beauty that it is. 'The Dark Knight' builds on the successes of 'Batman Begins' and it introduces the world's most iconic villain into the franchise -the Joker. Everyone knows how amazing Heath Ledger was as the Joker, making him arguably irreplaceable as the Clown Prince of Crime. This film follows straight on from the 2005 phenomenon, and it just does everything perfectly. This delves deep into the fear spread around Gotham since the introduction of Batman, and the film takes a very political viewpoint throughout. It's no secret that I've lost count how many times I have seen this film, but I know I am always going to find something that I didn't spot before. Nolan did a fantastic job of making this film relevant, no matter what year this is watched, and as every year passes, it seems to be even more important. Ledger's Joker is iconic, and his sarcastic, completely anarchical approach to the role is just astonishing, even to the point you forget how amazing everyone else is in this film. Although this film is definitely intended to be an eye-opener and shifted comic book movies forever, every time I see this, it's as if, "now I'm always smiling!" at just how perfect this movie is. Thank you, Christopher Nolan, this is timeless art.
The Dark Knight (2008)