The Dark Knight

152 action-packed minutes of pure epicness. That’s how a lot of people would describe the second part of the The Dark Knight trilogy.

In the film which was directed by Christopher Nolan Batman/Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) is making life safer for the inhabitants of Gotham City. When the Joker (Heath Ledger) promises to get rid of Batman in exchange for a literal mountain of money, Batman and Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart) team up with Lieutenant James Gordon (Gary Oldman) to put the villain at rest. They think they have finally got him in their hands but of course, the Joker had a plan beforehand and can escape - and well, let’s say he knows how to put on a show. Batman tries to fight the evil villain as best as he can, but even he isn’t sure how to stop his enemy.

The best aspect of the film is probably the way Heath Ledger breathtakingly performs as Batman's arch rival the Joker. He acts the character just like he's supposed to be, namely in a comical, ruthless, sadistic, charismatic and twisted way. Needless to say that he definitely deserved all the awards he got for this role, for example the Oscar for the Best Actor in a Supporting Role - awarded to him posthumously.

In conclusion, I would totally recommend this movie because of its action-filled scenes that can also really make you think about how you would act in certain situations (like the ferry scene). The ongoing tension and the eerie atmosphere grabs your attention and lets you enjoy every minute of Christopher Nolan's masterpiece. But you would have to see that for yourself - and believe me, you won’t regret it because I mean it's Batman! (Michelle Gal, 8a)