“The Dark Knight,” a movie directed and produced by Christopher Nolan, depicts the way a system of justice deals with terrorism. If an archetype is defined as a symbol that exists instinctively in the collective consciousness of the human race, the terrorism in Batman The Dark Knight represents an archetype through the violence, murder of the innocent, mayhem and mass destruction. Governments often lay down laws and procedures for a country to function, and to avoid anarchy. The laws promote wellness, equality, and justice, but sometimes even these entities of justice are forced to break the law for a greater good. In contemporary U.S. history, President Barack Obama, the head of one of the most powerful countries in the world, decided to introduce a select team of individuals into Pakistan, in an illegal manner, in order to kill Osama bin Laden, the head of an international Islamic terrorist group known as al-Qaeda. In the movie these two sides of justice are represented by two “knights.” On one side, Batman, who is constantly referred to as the dark knight and on the other Harvey Dent, who is referred to as the white knight. The words “white” and “dark” have two specific connotations, one which brings to mind the concept of light, an archetype that symbolizes purity, justice, hope, and clarity. The other invokes into mind the concept of darkness, an archetype which embodies fear, ignorance, despair, and the unknown. The use of this archetypical antithesis throughout the whole movie is an allusion to the two sides of justice: the “white side” and the “dark side.” Terrorism is represented by the criminal mastermind known as “The Joker,” a cynical clown that is very similar to Islamic terrorists, an archetype of the devil figure. The most prevalent real life terrorist in current world news is Osama bin Laden, the head of al Qaeda. He plans and orders attacks onto specific targets through suicide bombings, representing the...
...Batman: The DarkKnightBatman: The DarkKnight directed by Christopher Nolan is non-stop action thriller that continually did the unexpected. The film is based off of the original Batman comic book but additionally changes the perception of the everyday world as good to naturally bad. Throughout the movie, Batman stands for honesty and goodness while the Joker is a symbolism of chaos and evil. Both sides are forced to make quick-witted decisions in order to stop the opposing vigilante from doing his desired work. The citizens of Gotham are put in the heart of this circumstance and feel obligated to go against their values to stop the chaos. Numerous people habitually pursue their dreams and values but often become blinded from their true intentions by the world they exist in.
To understand the circumstance the citizens of Gotham are placed in we must first understand each side they are being pulled from. First is the good side, represented by Batman/Bruce Wayne and played by Christian Bale. He stands for everything good and has one personal rule as a superhero that prevents him from killing any person. Batman believes the law must punish the immoral so he stays in the shadows of the night. The law depends on Batman to do the work they legally cannot do. So Batman makes it possible for the law to easily...
...The Hero Gotham Deserves
“Because he's the hero Gotham deserves, but not the one it needs right now. So we'll hunt him because he can take it. Because he's not our hero. He's a silent guardian, a watchful protector. A darkknight.” (Christopher Nolan) In The DarkKnight, Batman is the hero of Gotham. Batman is Bruce Wayne’s identity as he fights crime to protect Gotham in Nolan’s trilogy. Bruce Wayne was born a hero, he was raised the way a hero is and lived the life of a hero. There is no doubt in my mind my argument will be convincing in this case. When one searches for the definition of “hero” in the dictionary, one finds definitions of the term such as: “a man of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities.”, “the principal male character in a story, play, film, etc.”, and “a person who, in the opinion of others, has heroic qualities or has performed a heroic act and is regarded as a model or ideal”. If you are familiar with Batman, you would already be nodding your head in approval of my premise, but as a sign of respect to Christopher Nolan’s trilogy and for points in the AP English Language class this essay will be more thorough in its analysis. It will be deeper, in a literary way. You haven’t read everything. Not everything, not yet.
The story of a hero must be one of rebirth and the overcoming of obstacles. All...
The main conflicts in the world of The DarkKnight Returns revolve around escalating crime in Gotham city and forces of the authority attempting to control it. The authority should be a moral force and represent justice. The figures that represent the authority should be selfless and work only to promote the integrity of law and order. Authority proves to be contradictory in Miller’s novel as the authoritative figures express qualities of vigilantism and overall moral ambiguity.
The first example of a figure that contradicts his morals and skews the integrity of the authority is the president (assumed to be Ronald Reagan). In the novel Reagan is fed up with Batman’s movement of illegal actions. He uses Superman as a political pawn to kill batman, as he is “bad for business”(Miller, 84). What they are doing is outside of the law and deeming Reagan a hypocrite as he is acting like a vigilante himself. Going above the law to employ a legal vigilante in superman proves Reagan to go against his own moral integrity and contradicts the authority as a whole.
Another example of how authority is paradoxical in the DarkKnight Rises is exhibited by the questionable morals of Police Commissioner Jim Gordon. Gordon should display actions that abide by the rules of law and order yet he continually works above the law. For instance, he kills a seventeen-year-old mutant grunt and continually works with...
The Hero’s story that I am going to write about is the ‘The DarkKnight Rises’ in this story you will see how Bruce Wayne (batman) will come from being known as a villain in Gotham city to be coming the city’s biggest hero they ever had. In the last move of the Darkknight Bruce Wayne defeated the joker but lost what he though was most important to him his love Rachel, Bruane Wayne (Batman) took the fall for Harvey Dent murder so that the city would have an icon and could live up to. In the DarkKnight Rises Bruce Wayne is after losing himself and think’s that there is nothing else out there for him. It takes till Bane come’s and starts destroying Gotham City, for him to relies that he is once again needed and needs to overcome is past to save the city and put back on the mask.
His hero story starts off with him trying to get back in to the game and overcoming his injures over the past years and getting back to where he was. Before the war with bane starts he has a big argument with his butler Alfred, Alfred is the only person that Bruce Wayne has in his life and when Alfred tells him what Rachel said in the letter that she did not love him anymore and wanted to have a family with Harvey Dent, Bruce Wayne is so hurt by the whole situation he ends up falling out with Alfred and tells him to leave. It is a crucial part of the film as...
The DarkKnight Rises
Director: Christopher Nolan
Genre: Action, Crime, And Thriller
The movie started with a short clip from the movie The DarkKnight, where Commissioner Jim Gordon had a short speech in Harvey Dent’s funeral saying: “I knew Harvey Dent, I was his friend and it will be a very long time before someone... Inspires us the way he did, I believed in Harvey Dent.”
Then a scene comes in where a black van carrying Dr. Pavel and a few mercenaries approach a small black plane and boards it, while in mid flight the CIA agent tries to interrogate the mercenaries and found out that with them, onboard the plane is the mercenary leader Bane. Bane said that it was part of his plan to be captured because Dr. Pavel refused their offer in favor of the CIAs. While they continued their conversation, a larger plane carrying Bane’s backup tailed them in mid flight, as their conversation continues, they were suddenly attacked from outside the plane, and Bane’s subordinates successfully hijacked the plane and entered it by breaching the end part of the plane. After Bane was secured they escaped along with Dr. Pavel and left the CIA plane to crash.
Bane a brutally ruthless terrorist leader, executes a sinister plan to tear apart Gotham and Batman’s legacy piece by piece. Physically and spiritually pushed to the edge, Bruce Wayne must rediscover himself to...
The DarkKnight Trailer Analysis
The DarkKnight was made in 2008 and had a stellar cast including Heath Ledger, Christian Bale and Morgan Freeman. The DarkKnight was portrayed in many different ways, by an animated series, movies in the 90's, but the best take on the comic book favorite is the dark and twisted version directed by Christopher Nolan. The shots of explosions as well as Batman jumping off buildings, really puts The DarkKnight into the action genre. Nolan also shows in the trailer a couple hints of drama that Batman must face throughout the movie. The trailer shows a little of Batman’s struggles with his new foe that he comes up against and the dark music helps to improve the drama genre aspect of the movie. The DarkKnight is an action movie, but with a twist of drama. The trailer gives both sides of the two genres with the help of the action shots and the scenes where batman is struggling. The trailer draws audiences in who are fans of drama and action movies with aspects of both genres. The characteristics that draws an audience to The DarkKnight is the cast, the action and suspense, and the appeal of Batman.
Action genre is described as having a hero...
...us that the action is important only here.
Description: Purple and green suit- royalty and jealous. This means that the Joker is powerful but also jealous of Batman. He also wears a suit- suggesting he is a powerful person but because of the colour, doesn’t play by the rules of society.
"You either die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain." ―Harvey Dent[src]
The DarkKnight is a 2008 superhero film based on the fictional DC Comics character Batman, it is the sequel to the 2005 release, Batman Begins. The film is directed by Christopher Nolan and stars Christian Bale as Batman, Michael Caine as Alfred Pennyworth, Heath Ledger as The Joker, Aaron Eckhart as Harvey Dent / Two-Face, Maggie Gyllenhaal as Rachel Dawes, Gary Oldman as James Gordon and Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox. The DarkKnight was released July 18, 2008 in the United States.
The DarkKnight proved to be successful, and a sequel titled The DarkKnight Rises was commissioned for a 2012 release with both Nolan and Bale returning.
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"Because he's the hero that Gotham deserves, but not the one it needs right now. So, we'll hunt him, because he can take it. Because he's not our hero. He's a silent guardian. A watchful protector. A...
...The DarkKnight Film Analysis
The DarkKnight is a 2008 action hero film co-written, produced, and directed by
Christopher Nolan. It is Nolan’s second film based around the DC Comics character Batman, and
the film is the sequel to the 2005 film, Batman Begins. Christian Bale returns to play the role of
Bruce Wayne, the billionaire who defends Gotham City asBatman. Other returning cast
members include Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox, Michael Caine as Alfred Pennyworth, and
Gary Oldman as James Gordon. The film introduces new characters, including Heath Ledger as
the Joker, and Aaron Eckhart as Harvey Dent. The DarkKnight received highly-positive reviews
and, with revenue of over $1 billion, is the eleventh highest-grossing film of all time.
The DarkKnight is set in the fictional Gotham City. Here, a new villain called the Joker
robs a bank with his small band of accomplices. The Joker kills his gang and leaves the bank in a
school bus alone. Batman sets out to find the Joker with the help of Lieutenant James Gordon
and the new district attorney Harvey Dent. The Joker tells Gotham City that he will begin to kill
people each day that Batman does not reveal his identity. Commissioner Gillian B. Loeb and a
judge are both killed by the Joker, and he tries...