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Jinkla

why do pseudo-intellectual douchebags try to pass themselves off as intelligent movie critics by dumbing down the plot to make the film sound average. if you're going to put the dark knight up against any superhero movie, you're going to find that in all aspects, the dark knight surpasses it by a landslide! how does that make it bad? if it can be considered #1 in its category?

people often rely on movie conventions to criticize this film, often missing the essential point.
"bruce wayne was a dull, flat character."
bruce wayne, was not the primary focus, his relationship with characters were their to define the motive of his alter egos actions. his alter ego, being the primary focus as a character, symbolically. the dark knight was a symbol for the actions of all throughout the film, and the relationships were their to accompany the actions of the people in their final decisions.

"it's just another action blockbuster."
be that as it may, an 'action blockbuster' title should not do its part to discount the dark knight from its scaling on whether it is good or bad.
is 'usual supects' just another crime thriller?
is 'the good the bad and the ugly' just another western?
of course not, in their respected genres they're high calibre and create a well-told story with its own unique setting, character archs and tools. you can't ostracize and attack a movie just for the field it chooses to fight in, if it does it so well.

the dark knight is one of the best superhero films in recent memory, and whether it is overrated or not, is up to you to decide. that is merely on the scale of your own expectations. but saying the movie is bad, without actual reason, is indefensibly stupid. you don't have to like it, but you casting imaginary stones won't coax peoples original opinions or create this intellectual illusion that you so desire.

there's more criticisms that people have adressed that would take a lot of time and effort to get into, but i'll draw the line at where i have.

(this comment is aimed at some of the bad TDK reviews/comments that i've read on this site.)
5 years 10 months ago
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nick-samuel

" and whether it is overrated or not, is up to you to decide. that is merely on the scale of your own expectations."

Subjectivity explained pretty well there. Reviewing the comments for the top 5 films on this site, and all of them descend into similar over/underrated dichotomies...
5 years 2 months ago
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armyofshadows

It might be the greatest superhero movie ever made.
6 years 7 months ago
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Hippiemans

Heath Ledger gives one of the best performance by an actor I have ever seen.
7 years 2 months ago
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IreneAdler

One of my favorite superhero movies. Loved the plot and the sinister atmosphere - the best part for me was Heath Ledger's performance as the Joker. I consider it the best Batman movie there is.
5 years 7 months ago
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jarudet

Best superhero movie I've watched. But it doesn't change the fact that it's way overrated boohoooo. It also need not be that long.

Hats off to Heath Ledger.
5 years 12 months ago
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sammysin

You've officially made it as a man when you can replicate the way Batman shouts down bad guys.
6 years 4 months ago
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Lemonball679

A modern classic. Never thought anyone could touch Nicholson's Joker, until Ledger came along. However I feel that Batman Begins deserves more credit. It is just as good as TDK. Here's hoping the 3rd installment won't let ths series down.
6 years 9 months ago
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George Bailey

@Mightysparks, you go girl! And @shydee, so fricking what, if she has White Chicks on her favorite list? Everyone has a guilty pleasure and EVERYONE should have their opinion!
7 years 10 months ago
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gekarlt

Keaton and Nicholson for life!!!!!!
3 years 7 months ago
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MP3Amplifier

I've gotten slightly obsessed with this movie...I'm not usually a superhero fan but this blew me away, to be perfectly honest. Mostly because of Heath Ledger's performance though, I'm not sure I'd like it as much if they'd cast someone else as the Joker. It was just amazing to see him develop his character and his insanity in some of the scenes is pretty addictive to watch.

I'd recommend this to anyone, even if it can be hard to follow, and it might not be everyone's cup of tea, I genuinely can't find much to dislike in here.
4 years ago
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Angellike

I wouldn't go so far as to calling the ultimate action film, partly because that would be rather sad. It comes very close/It's very hard to beat and viewers will be hard-pressed to find something to dislike.
6 years 9 months ago
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devilsadvocado

The problem with The Dark Knight is that the main demographics decided that it was going to be one of the greatest films of all time...well before it was even released. It was a self-fulfilling prophecy based off of a number of factors.

The truth is though that this doesn't belong on any list, except for worldwide box office. Christopher Nolan screened Heat for the entire cast and crew before production. He wanted TDK to be one of the greatest crime dramas of all time, that just happened to be about Batman. Very few people are able to objectively judge this movie for what it really is though. It's a glossy, over-hyped superhero film. It doesn't even touch Heat.
7 years 3 months ago
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Prof. Lumpcicle

If this movie wasn't about Batman, would it even be rated so high?
7 years 3 months ago
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Drage3000

Most over rated movie of all times!
I prefer the 90's Batman films and the comics.

For once, I agree with you, Diego Marques.
7 years 5 months ago

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