History Film / TheDarkKnight

18th May '17 6:10:01 AM NightShade96
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* AdaptationalUgliness:
** Two-Face was more cartoony-looking in the comics. In the film, the scarred side of his face is given ''much'' more detail.
** The Joker has a clean, cartoonish appearance in the comics and some of the other adaptations, but in the film, he gets a dirtier, creepier appearance that gets worse over the course of the film.
10th May '17 10:31:56 AM CosmicFerret
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A year after the events of ''Film/BatmanBegins'', Batman (Creator/ChristianBale), Lieutenant James Gordon (Creator/GaryOldman), and District Attorney Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart) have achieved real success in taking down Gotham's organized crime by hitting the mob where it hurts: their money. The city's mob leaders become so afraid of Batman and what he represents that when a scarred psychopath in [[MonsterClown clown makeup]] shows up and offers to kill Batman, they hire him. But once he's backed by the mob, ComicBook/TheJoker (Creator/HeathLedger) decides that simply killing Batman won't satisfy him. He aims to destroy Gotham City from the inside out, and part of his "plan" involves attempts to corrupt the city's two heroes (Batman and Harvey Dent) by [[ComicBook/TheKillingJoke making their lives hell until they snap...]]

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A year after the events of ''Film/BatmanBegins'', Batman (Creator/ChristianBale), Lieutenant James Gordon (Creator/GaryOldman), and District Attorney Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart) (Creator/AaronEckhart) have achieved real success in taking down Gotham's organized crime by hitting the mob where it hurts: their money. The city's mob leaders become so afraid of Batman and what he represents that when a scarred psychopath in [[MonsterClown clown makeup]] shows up and offers to kill Batman, they hire him. But once he's backed by the mob, ComicBook/TheJoker (Creator/HeathLedger) decides that simply killing Batman won't satisfy him. He aims to destroy Gotham City from the inside out, and part of his "plan" involves attempts to corrupt the city's two heroes (Batman and Harvey Dent) by [[ComicBook/TheKillingJoke making their lives hell until they snap...]]
9th May '17 11:07:17 AM DustSnitch
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* TheSecondLawOfMetafictionalThermodynamics: In relation to the comics, ''The Dark Knight'' is an exception to the rule. In the comics, it's a rare, rare person who escapes the attentions of ComicBook/TheJoker alive, much less un-maimed. In the movie, many do so, even cops who are usually the first to go. ''The Dark Knight'' and ''Film/BatmanBegins'' seem to be working very hard to present Batman and his world in a '[[{{Demythtification}} realistic]]' setting. In a superheroic setting where the main characters are far more powerful and capable than normal humans, ComicBook/TheJoker can go omnicidal easily enough. But when you present Joker as a 'realistic' psycho, he's more limited.

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* TheSecondLawOfMetafictionalThermodynamics: SecondLawOfMetafictionalThermodynamics: In relation to the comics, ''The Dark Knight'' is an exception to the rule. In the comics, it's a rare, rare person who escapes the attentions of ComicBook/TheJoker alive, much less un-maimed. In the movie, many do so, even cops who are usually the first to go. ''The Dark Knight'' and ''Film/BatmanBegins'' seem to be working very hard to present Batman and his world in a '[[{{Demythtification}} realistic]]' setting. In a superheroic setting where the main characters are far more powerful and capable than normal humans, ComicBook/TheJoker can go omnicidal easily enough. But when you present Joker as a 'realistic' psycho, he's more limited.
9th May '17 11:03:02 AM DustSnitch
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* TheSecondLawOfMetafictionalThermodynamics: In relation to the comics, ''The Dark Knight'' is an exception to the rule. In the comics, it's a rare, rare person who escapes the attentions of ComicBook/TheJoker alive, much less un-maimed. In the movie, many do so, even cops who are usually the first to go. ''The Dark Knight'' and ''Film/BatmanBegins'' seem to be working very hard to present Batman and his world in a '[[{{Demythtification}} realistic]]' setting. In a superheroic setting where the main characters are far more powerful and capable than normal humans, ComicBook/TheJoker can go omnicidal easily enough. But when you present Joker as a 'realistic' psycho, he's more limited.
21st Apr '17 9:24:49 PM hullflyer
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** Actually averted with Joker's [[EyeScream disappearing pencil trick]], as we get to see the whole thing, albeit [[BloodlessCarnage bloodless PG-13 version]].

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** Actually averted with Joker's [[EyeScream disappearing pencil trick]], as we get to see the whole thing, albeit a [[BloodlessCarnage bloodless PG-13 version]].version]], though the whole thing happens so fast you probably couldn't have seen anything no matter what.
21st Apr '17 9:10:31 PM hullflyer
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* AluminumChristmasTrees: You'd be forgiven for assuming that Skyhook, which Batman uses in Hong Kong a) was never invented for the CIA to get their agents out of tight spots and b) wouldn't work if it was. In fact, it was and it did. In fact, it's actually pretty ''old'' - it was in use in 1958, and was only 7 years old when it was seen in the James Bond film ''Film/Thunderball''.

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* AluminumChristmasTrees: You'd be forgiven for assuming that Skyhook, which Batman uses in Hong Kong a) was never invented for the CIA to get their agents out of tight spots and b) wouldn't work if it was. In fact, it was and it did. In fact, it's actually pretty ''old'' - it was in use in 1958, and was only 7 years old when it was seen in the James Bond film ''Film/Thunderball''.''Film/{{Thunderball}}''.
21st Apr '17 9:10:05 PM hullflyer
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* AluminumChristmasTrees: You'd be forgiven for assuming that Skyhook, which Batman uses in Hong Kong a) was never invented for the CIA to get their agents out of tight spots and b) wouldn't work if it was. In fact, it was and it did.

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* AluminumChristmasTrees: You'd be forgiven for assuming that Skyhook, which Batman uses in Hong Kong a) was never invented for the CIA to get their agents out of tight spots and b) wouldn't work if it was. In fact, it was and it did. In fact, it's actually pretty ''old'' - it was in use in 1958, and was only 7 years old when it was seen in the James Bond film ''Film/Thunderball''.
11th Apr '17 1:49:05 PM LtFedora
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''[to the organized crime community):''' Soon little Gambol here won't be able to get a nickel for his grandma.\\

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''[to the organized crime community):''' community]'' Soon little Gambol here won't be able to get a nickel for his grandma.\\
11th Apr '17 1:36:22 PM LtFedora
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--->'''Grumpy:''' Bus driver? ''[Bozo glares at him]' What bus dri- ''[The back end of a school bus bursts through the doors and sends a flying piece of furniture on him]''

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--->'''Grumpy:''' Bus driver? ''[Bozo glares at him]' him]'' What bus dri- ''[The back end of a school bus bursts through the doors and sends a flying piece of furniture on him]''
3rd Apr '17 4:09:31 PM hiddenelastic
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A year after the events of ''Film/BatmanBegins'', Batman (Creator/ChristianBale), Lieutenant James Gordon (Creator/GaryOldman), and District Attorney Harvey Dent (Creator/AaronEckhart) have achieved real success in taking down Gotham's organized crime by hitting the mob where it hurts: their money. The city's mob leaders become so afraid of Batman and what he represents that when a scarred psychopath in [[MonsterClown clown makeup]] shows up and offers to kill Batman, they hire him. But once he's backed by the mob, ComicBook/TheJoker (Creator/HeathLedger) decides that simply killing Batman won't satisfy him. He aims to destroy Gotham City from the inside out, and part of his "plan" involves attempts to corrupt the city's two heroes (Batman and Harvey Dent) by [[ComicBook/TheKillingJoke making their lives hell until they snap...]]

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A year after the events of ''Film/BatmanBegins'', Batman (Creator/ChristianBale), Lieutenant James Gordon (Creator/GaryOldman), and District Attorney Harvey Dent (Creator/AaronEckhart) (Aaron Eckhart) have achieved real success in taking down Gotham's organized crime by hitting the mob where it hurts: their money. The city's mob leaders become so afraid of Batman and what he represents that when a scarred psychopath in [[MonsterClown clown makeup]] shows up and offers to kill Batman, they hire him. But once he's backed by the mob, ComicBook/TheJoker (Creator/HeathLedger) decides that simply killing Batman won't satisfy him. He aims to destroy Gotham City from the inside out, and part of his "plan" involves attempts to corrupt the city's two heroes (Batman and Harvey Dent) by [[ComicBook/TheKillingJoke making their lives hell until they snap...]]
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