Some Critics Thoughts

With The Dark Knight, the cinematic superhero spectacle comes closest to becoming modern myth, a pulp tragedy with costumed players and elevated stakes and terrible sacrifices. It's the new gold standard for superhero noir.

Sean Axmaker, Seattle Post-Intelligencer

May be the most hopeless, despairing comic-book movie in memory. It creates a world where being a superhero is at best a double-edged sword and no triumph is likely to be anything but short-lived.

Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

The highest praise I can give a superhero movie is that it makes me forget about its 10-cent-comic-book soul.

Kyle Smith, New York Post

Bale again brilliantly personifies all the deep traumas and misgivings of Batman's alter ego, Bruce Wayne. A bit of Hamlet is in this Batman.

Kirk Honeycutt, The Hollywood Reporter


Phoebe Jane said...
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Phoebe Jane said...

I have to admit though. Based on the advertising and the trailers, The Dark Knight does seem like more of a movie based on a graphic novel as opposed to a comic book.

I like graphic novels better than comic books.