It would be a mistake to call The Dark Knight only a super-hero movie since itï¿½s also probably the best crime drama of the new millennium. The sense of realism evoked by director Christopher Nolan is staggering despite the fact that this is a story is about a dude who dresses up as a bat. Much of this is due to the spectacular city vistas courtesy of IMAX cameras, very limited CGI work (the antithesis of comic-book moviemaking), and the focus placed on characters above action. Heath Ledgerï¿½s Joker serves as an anarchic foil to Christian Baleï¿½s law-enforcing Batman, two sides of the same coin ï¿½ a philosophical notion personified in the role of white knight DA Harvey Dent who becomes the homicidal Two-Face (Aaron Eckhart) (152 min.).
Director: Christopher Nolan
Writer: Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan, David S. Goyer and Bob Kane
Producer: Christopher Nolan, Charles Roven and Emma Thomas
Cast: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Heath Ledger, Gary Oldman, Aaron Eckhart, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Morgan Freeman, Nestor Carbonell, Nathan Gamble and Anthony Michael Hall