Firstly I want to thank you for reading my articles and in this article we are going to criticize : Batman The Dark Knight. While criticizing the movie in terms of techical and script, we are also going to criticize the movie in terms of box office success. However, we are going to examine the movie about if it’s a success or it’s really failure! Or Can we call it for a toy for big men:)
So, let’s start the criticism and let’s look the scenario first. You will see the scenario below which was taken from Wikipedia. I don’t want to write the scenario again because it’s not necessary to write the same scenario again. You can check the scenario on Wikipedia to click this link or you can read the article that is about Batman The Dark Knight on Time Magasine to click this link. So First let’s look the scenario which is below and after reading the scenario, let’s criticize it properly and fairly.
The film begins with The Joker robbing a mob-owned bank. That night, multiple Batman impersonators interrupt a meeting between Russian mobsters and the Scarecrow. Soon, the real Batman arrives and subdues everyone, but suffers injuries which lead him to design a
more versatile suit. Later, Batman and Lieutenant James Gordon contemplate including the new district attorney Harvey Dent in their plan to eradicate the mob, as he could be the public hero Batman cannot be. Harvey Dent is found to be dating Wayne’s love interest, Rachel Dawes. The mob bosses meet to discuss how to handle Batman, Gordon, and Dent, while a Chinese mobster accountant, Lau, lets the gang leaders know he has taken their money to Hong Kong to prevent the police and the district attorney from seizing it in an imminent bank raid. The Joker arrives unexpectedly, offering to kill Batman for half of the mob’s money.
Bruce Wayne and Lucius Fox head to Hong Kong, where Batman successfully abducts Lau and delivers him to the Gotham City police. This prompts the mobsters to agree to hire The Joker. The Joker tells all of Gotham that if the Batman does not unmask and turn himself in to the police, more people will die each day. When The Joker begins killing public officials, including Commissioner Loeb and the judge presiding over the mob trials, Wayne decides to turn himself in. Before he can do so, Dent announces in a public address that he is Batman, to draw The Joker out of hiding. While Dent is being taken away by the police in an armoured car, The Joker chases him in a trailer in an attempt to kill him. But Batman arrives in time and after having his Batmobile destroyed, he uses the Batpod to flip The Joker’s trailer and bring him out. Before he can kill Batman, Gordon intervenes and arrests The Joker.
Batman interrogates The Joker, who reveals that Dawes and Dent have been taken to opposite sides of the city, far enough apart that Batman does not have time to save both of them in time, and placed in warehouses rigged with explosives. Batman speeds off to save Dawes, while Gordon and the police head after Dent. Rachel and Harvey are able to speak to each other through a phone line, where Dawes accepts his wedding proposal. However, it is revealed that The Joker has switched the locations, sending Batman after Dent and Gordon after Dawes. With the help of a phone-bomb planted at the police station, The Joker escapes with Lau in tow. Batman arrives at Dent’s location in time to save him, but Dent sustains severe burns to the left side of his face. Gordon does not arrive in time to save Rachel, who dies in the explosion. Batman find Dent’s lucky two-headed coin, whose one side also gets burnt, in the building wreckage and returns it to his hospital bedside. In the hospital, Dent is driven to madness over the loss of Dawes. The Joker frees Dent from the hospital and convinces him to exact revenge on the cops, mobsters, Gordon and Batman, before blowing it up.
While Harvey “Two-Face” Dent confronts the corrupt cops and the mobsters one by one, flipping his coin to decide their fates, The Joker burns Lau along with the mob’s money that they give him. The Joker announces to the public that he will rule the streets and that anyone left in Gotham at nightfall will be subject to his rule. With the bridges and tunnels out of the city closed due to The Joker’s bomb threat, the authorities begin evacuating people by ferry. The Joker places explosives on two of the ferries — one carrying convicts, the other with civilians — telling the passengers on each that the only way to save themselves is to trigger the explosives on the other ferry; otherwise, at midnight he will destroy them both remotely.
Batman locates The Joker using a sonar-vision and prevents him from destroying the ferries. After being defeated by Batman, the Joker acknowledges that Batman really is incorruptible, but that Dent was not and that he has unleashed Dent’s madness upon the city. Batman finds Dent holding Gordon and his family at the building where Dawes died. Dent proceeds to judge Batman, himself, and Gordon’s son through the chance of a coin flip, which he sees as the only fairness left in the world. Dent shoots Batman in the stomach, but before he can determine the boy’s fate Batman tackles him over the side of the building, saving Gordon’s son. As Dent lies motionless on the ground, Batman and Gordon realize the fallout and loss of morale the city would suffer if Dent’s acts of murder became known. Batman convinces Gordon to blame him for the murders to preserve Dent’s image. As Gordon destroys the Bat-Signal, a manhunt is issued for Batman.
Well, as you read the scenario above, i am sure you are a little bit confused while you read the scenario, if you don’t watch the movie. However, i affirm your decision about the movie; because you can not understand anything about the scenario before you don’t watch the movie. But bad news comes now : Even if you watch the movie, you don’t understand something while you are watching the movie? Well, you can ask the question why you don’t understand the movie, isn’t everything clear in the movie? Well, i can answer you, everything isn’t clear in the movie:)
There are some mysterious things in the movie that you don’t recognize. For example, if Rachel is dead or not. Yes you read the scenario and Rachel died but in the movie you can’t see the Rachel’s body or any pictures about Rachel after the explosion. In addition to that, you don’t recognize the situation about robs. And Another problem in the movie is: who is who, and where are the mobs and what they want properly:) You don’t understand the relationships and you can’t really catch what mafia wants. Situations are really confusing in the movie.
So to talk about the Batman’s leading role. Batman is the back position in the movie; because i don’t think Batman is not in the leading role in the movie. Although Batman is being introduced a leading role in the movie; the Joker comes to the fore. Batman shows himself getting busy some activities but he doesn’t sufficent to end the bad things. We see Batman as a powerful hero at the end the movie but this is not enough for people who want more.
If we look at the movie in terms of the love, we don’t understand what is the love or how they try to explain the love. There seems some shots in the movie is about love and this love is between Harvey Dent and Rachel. But it seems Rachel still loves Bruce (Batman). However, at the and the movie, in the explosion scene which Rachel is going to die in, Rachel and Harvey Dent does speak to each other and Harvey Dent makes a proposal of marriage, when Rachel is about to accept the proposal, there goes bad things and line is dead. Soon, second bomb explodes and Rachel is dead. So I was really confused when i saw the scenes.
As a conclusion, you should see the movie but you should consider that there are lots of missing things and broken shots. I don’t understand why the scenario is broken. Maybe we will wait for the second episode to understand the scenario but i should say there are lots of things missing in the movie.