The Dark Knight

The Dark Knight ★★

Even more ideologically and thematically incoherent than the previous film, and I still have issues with Nolan’s take on the whole Batman thing. This is really more of a shallow, clunky, and empty homage to Michael Mann’s Heat than it is a proper Batman adaptation. I really don’t get the point of doing a Batman movie just to water down all the weird pulpy stuff that makes Batman unique. Despite a couple of decent action sequences and a very fun performance from Heath Ledger, this felt like it was ten hours long.

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