They don’t make superhero franchises much darker than this. -- New York Magazine
“They don’t make superhero franchises much darker than this.” —New York Magazine
Nolan’s second installment of The Dark Knight trilogy introduces the most disturbing Joker (Heath Ledger) that Gotham City has ever seen. While the other criminals are terrified to act in the dark, the Joker is not. He is freakishly open and evil, forcing his enemies to experience moral dilemmas, while his cackle and dialogue hint at terrible wounds in his past. He repeatedly places Batman (Christian Bale), Commissioner Gordon (Gary Oldman), and District Attorney Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart) in situations that put their ethical decisions to the ultimate test. 2008, 152 minutes.