Why The Dark Knight Is The Best Of The Movie Trilogy
The Joker and The Caped Crusader Meet Again
Having watched all 3 of the Dark Knight trilogy movies several times, I have come to the conclusion that the 2nd movie of the three is my pick for best. What makes me say that?
It comes down to the villain.
As with Batman himself, the villains in all three movies are tortured souls in some way or another. While Harvey Dent could invoke a bit of sympathy at times due to circumstances beyond his control, and Bane proves to be a formidable opponent in hand to hand combat, my vote for best/worst villain has to go to The Joker.
Batman and The Joker Share a Long History
From Cesar Romero in the 1960s to Jack Nicholson in the 80's, the master criminal known as The Joker has been a nemesis of Batman's since his introduction in the 1940 comic book Batman #1. However, the portrayal of the role by Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight has to go down as as one of his best movie roles, and my favorite actor to cover the role.
As for the Bane character, well I am on the fence. I see where this can tie up some loose ends from the first movie and the League of Shadows story line, but to be honest, I found the voice to be a bit on the annoying side. Give me The Penguin or The Riddler instead, please.
Making it a tough call on the best of the three movies was the revival if the anti-hero Catwoman, and the great job done by Anne Hathaway in covering the role.
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© 2014 Hal Gall
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