ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Batman: The Dark Knight Blu-ray Movie Review

Updated on November 26, 2014
The Dark Knight
The Dark Knight | Source

Our Family's Dark Knight Blu-Ray Review

We'd like to share with you our Dark Knight Blu-ray Review. We are not technical experts so you will find mostly our impressions of the movie, whether or not we liked it and would recommend it and perhaps a bit about the format, blu-ray. To compensate for our lack of technical expertise, you will find a host of great links to The Dark Knight blu-ray movie reviews by experts.

It might help to know that we are a family of four -- one Mom (that's me) who doesn't mind action movies but who does cringe occasionally when there is violence on the screen, one Dad (Chris) who could probably watch anything and two teenage boys, Douglas and Ian, one who is a bit more sensitive than the other in regard to the movies he is comfortable watching. Because of the makeup of our family, it is natural that a superhero movie would be one we would have to consider buying on blu-ray. Read on to find out what we thought.

If, by any rare chance, you have not already seen this movie, you do not have to worry about us spoiling it for you. We have written our reviews of the movie without giving the story away! I hope you enjoy your visit on this page and that you will come back and let us know what YOU think of the movie once you have watched it.

Click here to order your copy of The Dark Knight from Amazon.

Batman - The Official Dark Knight Movie Trailer

The Dark Knight Blu-ray Review by Me, Wife and Mother of Two Teenage Boys

Brenda gives this movie an 'A' but please do not show it to your children!

Let me start by saying I did not particularly enjoy this movie in the movie theatre but I LOVED it at home. I enjoyed it so much that I felt it was a real shame we had chosen to rent this one for $8 rather than buy it...

Why did I like it more at home? I am not sure. I do not believe it is as simple as the fact that I could curl up with a blanket on the couch or that I could stop midway for a little treat or that I could go to the washroom as required. (Although those facts certainly helped.) I really felt like the movie was richer at home, deeper. The characters more likeable.

Definitely a 'dark' movie, I would not show this one to children. As a matter of fact, my 15 year old is really in my mind, just old enough to watch this movie. I'd agree with Nell Minow, The Movie Mom, who I frequently quote. She rates this one for 'Mature High Schoolers' and I positively agree. You can read The Movie Mom's full review at The Dark Knight. It has intense sequences of violence and some menace. As always I appreciate her full review and especially the thoughtful questions she puts forth for family discussion.

If you are careful about the movies you buy and you like superhero movies, I would definitely consider this one as one you should own. Blu-ray and a high definition television made it an absolutely amazing movie to watch.

"Let's Put A Smile On That Face"

The Dark Knight Blu-ray Review by My Husband, A Fifty-Ish-Year Old Action Movie Lover

Chris says, "Eight out of Ten."

This is a movie I found hard to rate both in the theatre and at home. It was not immediately one of my favourites, but it still scored very well. 8/10. There was plenty of action and effects that were spectacular playing on a blu ray disk on a large screen HD TV at home. The detail was so crisp it came across better than in the theatre. On the other hand, much like the Joker setting up the climax to be a social experiment, the director used a number of situations, especially between Bruce Wayne/Batman and Luscious Fox, Alfred, Jim Gordon and Harvey Dent to introduce serious social comments that sometimes seemed contrived rather than natural. This was the one drawback from an otherwise very good movie. It helps that I have always liked Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman and I think they are both terrific in this film. Heath Ledger portrays the Joker as the most believable villain, drawn from a comic book, that I have ever seen. His performance alone makes this movie worth watching. I am sure we will be watching it again.

"Gotham Needs You"

The Dark Knight Blu-ray Review by Douglas, A 17-Year Old Movie Lover

With our new TV and crystal clear blu-ray disk, the movie was awesome. As in every superhero movie, the cars that Batman drove were amazing and of course they were then smashed. There was one surprise though...Two Face. I was taken aback when they made two face different than I expected. With plenty of action to satisfy action lovers and parts that may even make you close your eyes, this is a movie that will satisfy all. With the now famous quote from the joker -- “Why so serious?”-- this movie is another great addition to the Batman series.

"Why So Serious?"

The Dark Knight Blu-ray Review by Ian, A 15-Year Old Movie Lover

"It was good."

The filmography was good. The sound was good. The lighting was good. The effects were good. The stunts were good. The story was good. It was all good!

The silent pans at the end showing the devastation were particularly effective on our big screen t.v. Recommended for anyone who likes comic books and action movies. This movie should put a...SMILE...on your face.

Have you seen The Dark Knight?

See results

Will you be buying The Dark Knight?

See results

Looking For Your Copy of The Dark Knight? - You can order it from Amazon right here and have it delivered to your front door lickety split!

The Dark Knight
The Dark Knight | Source

Also Available: The Dark Knight: Limited Edition with Batpod Digital Copy and BD Live Blu-ray

The Dark Knight Limited Edition with Batpod
The Dark Knight Limited Edition with Batpod | Source

© 2009 Treasures By Brenda


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)