‘BlacKKKlansMan’ Review

The best Spike Lee movie since Inside Man, which came out over a decade ago. To say Spike is back is an understatement.

Remember the name Ron Stallworth. So this is based off some historical reference, making the story seem even more bizarre. Spike makes sure to mention this in the beginning moments of his newest film, because well, this whole story is kind of bat shit crazy.

It’s 1972 and the world is a different place, well actually it’s not that much different, as Spike comments on numerous times throughout the film. Stallworth (David John Washington) wants to be the first African-American police officer in Colorado. From the very get-go you get the sense that even the police themselves don’t know how to handle this situation and they are unsure of how to use Ron properly. He’s literally the first of his kind, there has never been an African-American police officer in his town. So when a Black Power activist holds a rally, they send Ron in undercover. There he meets Patrica (Laura Harrier) head of the black student union at the local university. Just like in Spider-Man Homecoming, Laura proves to be a great and up and coming actress. She is the one responsible for putting this rally together. We meet Kwame Ture played by Corey Hawkins, who comes is so hot. He’s pitching 100 miles per hour, he’s only in one scene, but it could have been one of my favourite scenes of the movie. He’s electric, and I just thought he did an unbelievable job for the little screen time he gets. Local police are worried about the black community protesting and causing trouble and they even believe there could be a civil war on the horizon. Ron suggests otherwise and that Kwame was just trying to get a rise out of the crowd and that they are harmless.

After a successful undercover job, Ron gets promoted to the intelligence unit. That’s where this story takes a weird but altogether incredible journey. There he meets Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver) his soon to be “white counterpart.” Ron feeling good about himself sees an ad in the local paper about joining the KKK. Inclined, he calls the phone number listed and talks to the director of the Colorado section Walter (Ryan Eggold). The two hit it off on the phone, so Ron obviously wants to peruse things further. That will prove to be difficult, because, well…..he’s black. So that’s where Flip comes into play. He goes undercover as Ron and together they infiltrate the KKK. Ron, as he describes is fluid in both “white man” and “jive” and that’s how he is able to talk to these white KKK members. Because as they love to mention, “they can always tell when they aren’t talking to a white man on the phone.” The back and forth on the phone is hysterical, and Washington has some tremendous comedic chops. This really is a star making performance by the man. Couldn’t be happier for him, he’s about to be on the rise.

Topher Grace pops up and plays David Duke, and it was really nice to see Topher back working on a great project. He delivers quite the performance here, and obviously a lot of his language used throughout the movie is just god awful. A few of the Klan members, sorry, “organization” members are interesting characters themselves. Some you just need to see for yourselves. I said organization because they didn’t want to go by the Klan I guess, and it’s funny to hear them correct people throughout the film about this little mistake. I bet making a movie like this can serve to be a little difficult. I mentioned the language, which a movie about the KKK, there is going to be extremely strong offensive language used by everyone. But I recently listened to a podcast with Washington, who said that on set, Spike is so great with the entire cast and crew and makes everyone feel comfortable and relaxed, that it makes the whole process that much easier. Those are the tall tale signs of a mature, veteran film-maker, and Spike happens to be all of that.

Spike is really on his game here, the film is shot beautifully, and there’s even a classic floating dolly sequence that Spike has become known for. This is a powerful movie. It feels powerful from the very opening moments of it. Yes there is a ton of comedic moments, but thats because the premise of it is so unbelievable. Spike wants to get a message across, and by the end of it, the message is pretty damn clear. Powerful message, powerful performances, and once the film is over, they bring it all back to present day America. This was the hardest hitting part of the movie, because this thing takes place in 1972, and in present day America, things don’t seem that much different. This should be nominated come awards season, well it better be. I’m ecstatic for everyone who was involved. Adam Driver once again proves he can do anything, Overall, one of 2018’s best films to date, with a strong message behind it, made by the right man. Again it’s a smaller film that scores big from me, not another sequel or generic summer blockbuster. Go see this movie! Support smaller movies!

Nate’s Movie Tour Reviews – BlacKKKlansMan = 95/100

Final ‘Venom’ Trailer

He’s got no food. He’s got no job. He’s biting peoples head off!

We have come a long way from Topher Grace and whatever he was playing in Spider-Man 3. My god, it’s like night and day. That doesn’t mean I am officially sold on Venom yet, but at least they are trying to bring us Venom from the comics. You can tell the effort is there. And sometimes with a movie like this, effort will go a long way.


Yeah I’m sure this will end up with a 29% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, but Tom Hardy really is bringing Eddie Brock and Venom to life. This has potential to be the next Fantastic 4, but it could also surprise a lot of people. You can tell the CGI isn’t done yet, but that’s to be expected, the movie isn’t due out for another 4 months. And some of that dialogue – can you say cheese fest? But even with the CGI not being fully completed, some of the visuals are stunning. We have symbiote on symbiote crime here. We get our first look at Riz Ahmed as Riot, the films other symbiote. Who looks like he will be going toe-to-toe with Venom. He’s a fantastic actor and I really hope they don’t water him down and make him a cartoon character come to life.

No signs of Woody Harrelson yet, who is rumoured to be playing Carnage. Maybe they are saving that ace up their sleeve for the movie. Because obviously they want to make this a franchise and be part of something bigger. The movie will not only have to be good, met with some praise, but be financially successful as well. All these things can happen, but I dunno, this has disaster written all over it. That doesn’t mean I’m not excited to watch Venom bite peoples heads off. I still think in order to win over the audience they needed to shoehorn Spider-Man in here somehow. Maybe they will do just that. Because Venom looks menacing as hell, and I would love to see him go up against Tom Holland

Only time well tell he outcome for this potential franchise. But I’m really on the fence. I love Venom, but these trailers just aren’t doing it for me fully.

‘Mission Impossible: Fallout’ Review

It goes. Mad Max: Fury Road. The Dark Knight. Mission Impossible: Fallout. Those are the best action movies in the last decade.

The year was 1996, Tom Cruise was slowly becoming the worlds biggest movie star. Now they wanted to reinvent the classic television show Mission Impossible. Hollywood hadn’t really been doing this, it hadn’t become as frequent as we see today. So when they picked Cruise to lead the charge, the outcome was up in the air. Well 6 movies and 22 years later, the Mission Impossible film franchise is the best franchise in the world today. It wasn’t always like this for Ethan Hunt. It’s taken 5 different film makers, countless years before each new installment to arrive at this point. Brian De Palma’s Mission Impossible changed the game, it also changed the landscape for Cruise’s career. He was a bonafide action star after the release of this movie and it helped shape the rest of the career we have all come to love. Somehow these movies keep getting better and better and the newest addition is a worthy contender for one of the best action movies I’ve ever seen.


Ethan Hunt is back and he’s better than ever. If you haven’t been along for the ride with this franchise, well, what’s your problem? This movie is exhilarating from start to finish, throw in some unique suspense, a brick shithouse (Henry Cavill) and you have the best summer blockbuster of 2018. Mission Impossible: Fallout isn’t just the best movie in the franchise, but it’s simply one of the best action movies of the last decade. I had extremely high expectations going into it, after the terrific Rogue Nation, which was directed by Christopher McQuarrie. He returns and is the only film maker to do so in this franchise to direct Fallout. He’s worked with Cruise on 9 different projects, so to say they have a great understanding of one another and a terrific relationship is an understatement.

So it’s up to Ethan and his team to once again save the world. Crazy how many times one person can save the world from annihilation, but all of these movies have terrific stories and are terrifically written. So it doesn’t really matter to me, in fact, I can’t wait to watch the next one already. The usual suspects are back, Simon Pegg as Benji, Ving Rhames as Luther, Rebecca Ferguson as Ilas and throw in new comers Henry Cavill as August Walker and Angela Bassett as Erica Stone. Two worthy additions I might add, because Henry Cavill somehow manages to steal the show from Cruise himself. I’ve always liked Henry, I just don’t think he’s gotten enough chances to showcase his talents in Hollywood. Well his whole repertoire is on display here, and he does a fantastic job as the films villain. Speaking of villains Sean Harris returns as the baddie from Rogue Nation, and yeah he might not pose the physical threat that Cavill does, but he’s so menacing and his voice is just so god damn perfect for a villain in a Mission Impossible movie, that they really play well off each other. The movie gets crowded pretty quickly, but that needs to happen in order to set up the entire movie, and McQuarrie does a fantastic job balancing all these pieces out. This is a non-stop action thrill ride, but that doesn’t mean there is a story here. There is a ton of emotion at play, between Ethan and his team. He lives by the mentality of one life over a million, and there’s some real fat to be chewed throughout the film. A lot of that emotion comes from Ethan’s relationship with Luther. Ving Rhames has been in all 6 M.I movies, the only other cast member to be in all of them, except for Cruise. They have built a close relationship and usually his role deals with him sitting in a van. He’s always the brains behind the operation, the smartest guy in the room, but this time they let him out of the van and he’s doing stuff, which was great to see. Simon Pegg is actually the one who takes a back seat in this one. McQuarrie even stated that Pegg was a little thrown off by this, but it was time to tell Ethan’s and Luther’s story, and it really worked out nicely.

Now for all the good stuff, the action, the stunts and Tom Cruise being the most badass man on the planet. The man does all of his own stunts, has done them all for as long as I can remember. You gotta see this in IMAX, there’s a helicopter sequence at the end of this that is so mind blowing and the fact that Cruise himself learned how to fly a damn helicopter is insane. He jumps off a building, he parachutes from an airplane, this guy is actually a real life hero. Much like this franchise, which doesn’t get the credit it deserves, neither does Cruise. The Fast and Furious franchise or the MCU gets praised, and people kind of sleep on these movies, and they are so good. The crazy thing is how this could have been dead in the water. JJ Abrams saved this franchise with M.I.3 and that was after a 6 year hiatus. It has been 22 years and it’s still going, actually it’s never been better. This is the LeBron James of movie franchises.

Look I don’t want to go into insane detail about this movie. You gotta simply go see it for yourself. For the love god, even if it’s for the 3 minute bathroom fight scene. That’s so brutal and hard hitting, it’s honestly one of the best fight scenes I’ve ever watched. There have been so many bad movies this summer that have made way more at the box-office and it kind of isn’t fair. Go see this, then tell a bunch of your friends to see it, and maybe even go see it again.

Nate’s Movie Tour Reviews – Mission Impossible Fallout = 94/100

 

‘Mid 90s’ Trailer

So somehow Jonah Hill has created a time machine. I guess we can add writer and director to his resume

I’m serious though. This entire trailer doesn’t just look like the 90s, it might have been made in the 90s. The colour grading is so subtle but yet so sublime that it honestly feels like you are flipping through a 90s photo album.

Just when you thought all the trailers dropped this weekend at SDCC, Jonah Hill comes along and drops this Oscar bomb. His directorial debut and add the written honours to it as well. This will certainly be a nostalgia trip down memory lane for so many people and it appears to be an homage to skateboarding.

A coming of age drama, just shouts Oscar material and with Hill behind the camera, next March this certainly will be getting all sorts of recognition. Lucas Hedges is apparently in everything these days, but the remaining cast just looks like the perfect assemble for this movie. Really impressed by this trailer and have insanely high hopes for this one. Getting a real Kids vibe from it, and that movie was bat-shit crazy.

‘Godzilla: King of The Monsters’ Trailer

This is the best movie trailer in a very long time

Saved the best for last


So the world is ending and our only hope is Godzilla. 2014’s Godzilla reboot turned a lot of heads, and rightfully so. Everyone loves Godzilla, he’s awesome, he’s big, he’s mean and he’s ready to mess shit up.

Awake from his slumber, it looks like he might even have a tag team buddy in this next instalment. The breathtakingly beautiful Mothra will be fighting side by side with Godzilla. He’s going to need all the help he can get, because Rodan and King Ghidorah are coming and they are going to bring the pain. There’s a deep roster of CGI monsters and not only that a great cast to boot.

The dark, apocalyptic nuance that this trailer brings is stunning to look at. The visuals in this trailer are some of the best I’ve ever seen. The monster aesthetic is a treat to look at. I’m not even sure how the world is going to survive this one.

But a cast of Millie Bobbie Brown, O’Shea Jackson, Kyle Chandler, Vera Fermiga and Charles Dance are looking to come together to stop the world from ending. We have a family dynamic storyline happening, and Ken Wantabe and Sally Hawkins are back. Hopefully with more to do than simply say “let them fight.”

A packed cast full of monsters and actors. Incredible visuals and the king of all monsters, I don’t think this one is going to disappoint.

Oh yeah, King Kong might even show up. So we have that to look forward to.

‘Aquaman’ Looks Stunning

The world will finally now see Aquaman can more than just talk to fish. Also Black Manta for the win.

Everyone. Say hello to Black Manta. The coolest villain not named Joker in the DC universe. Get use to him because he’s going to be around for a long time to come. Just so we are clear. You will learn to love him as much as I do, and you’ll soon understand why he’s one of the biggest badasses in all of comics.

Just needed to get that out of the way first. HOLY SHIT!!! James Wan, just when you thought the DCEU was down and out. Boom Shazam trailer than this breathtaking, underwater spectacle gets dropped in our laps. The world has been waiting for this, it’s finally here and I have water in my eyes. Aquaman truly doesn’t deserve us. Years of insults, and thinking he’s weak. Now the world will know.

Again Geoff Johns reinvented this character in the New 52. Currently rereading his masterpiece and boy this movie looks like his story ripped from the comics. Aquaman, Mera, Orm, Black Manta. All the big players are here and it’s time for Aquaman to take back his throne. Orm played by Patrick Wilson is Aquaman’s half brother and he wants to take the surface by storm. It will be up to Aquaman and Mera to take back Atlantis and make sure all is right in the seven seas.

Star Wars under water? Something along those lines right? It’s just incredible. So happy for everyone involved and more importantly us fans. We never gave up on you DC!

‘Shazam’ Trailer Hits

This looks like a laugh a minute. Tons of heart. With the right bit of edge. DC crushed it.

What happens when a 10 year old becomes a Superhero? Well Shazam wants to tell that story the world.

David F. Sandberg is about the tell the story of Billy Batson. The unexpected kid who happens to become a real life Superhero. Shazam is a great story and a terrific character, and I’m so glad that DC is telling it to the world. A lesser known DC hero, when compared to Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman he is considered second tier.

When DC comics reinvented themselves with the New 52, Geoff Johns tackled Shazam’s origin and it blew up. He reintroduced this character in a way that no one had seen before. DC jumped on the opportunity to make this movie and he’s know a frequent member of the Justice League. He’s a hero, with the heart of a child. And what better person to play and represent this than Zachary Levi himself. Talk about a home-run.

Being part of the Justice League means we will see him interact with Batman and Superman at some point. And from what we just saw in this trailer, that is shaping up to be something unique. I’m really hoping Superman makes a cameo in this, maybe to teach Billy how to use his powers.

There’s one last thing. Shazam’s arch-nemesis is Black Adam and that role is being filled by none other than Dwayne Johnson. You heard it right. He’s joining the DCEU and first up will be Shazam.

This trailer blew my expectations out of the water. They nailed the tone and style down perfectly. Congrats to Zachary Levi, because no one thought this was possible.

New ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Sequel Trailer

Johnny Depp legit just ruins everything now.

I remember going into the first Fantastic Beasts and being pleasantly surprised. Going back to the world of magic and muggles and all things in-between was incredible. Then towards the end of the movie Colin Farrell’s character morphed into Johnny Depp and well, my jaw hit the floor. Not because I was shocked, not because I was happy, because it flat out ruined the movie. Yeah 90’s Depp was awesome, but now, he’s just Johnny Depp. He’s no longer an actor. Okay, it didn’t ruin the movie completely but I can’t believe they did Colin dirty like that, he was fine in this role and I think he was better suited for the role.

So now we have the upcoming sequel which predominantly features Depp and all I see is Johnny. It’s hard to see him as anything else these days, and I don’t know how I can possibly sit through this movie. It appears to be darker in tone and have way more magic, both great things. Jude Law is playing a younger Dumbledore which seems all too perfect. I can’t wait to go back to this world again, it’s just a shame we have to put up with Johnny Depp in the mean time.

The trailer is pretty fantastic, no pun intended. These new characters especially Newt are a nice additional to an already packed universe. It makes me want venture back to this world again and again. Check it out and see for yourself!

‘Glass’ Trailer Preview

First name Mister, last name Glass

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First Unbreakable, then came Split. Now we are getting an end to M. Night Shyamalan’s epic Superhero trilogy. Who knew when Unbreakable first came out, about 20 years ago that it would all lead to this? M. Night has gone on to prove that he’s still got it and could create one of the best Superhero trilogies of all time. Now that the trailer just dropped at SDCC, it appears that Glass is going to be an incredible finish.

Everyone is back, David Dunn (Bruce Willis), Mr. Glass (Samuel L. Jackson) and psycho of the year Kevin Wendell Crumb (James McAvoy). The trailer is a bit mysterious, but Crumb is back to his old ways and has kidnapped some girls for the beast to feast on. David accidentally bumps into one of Kevin’s 24 personalities on the stress, which turns into a race against the clock to save the captured girls. Mr. Glass is also trying to use Kevin to his advantage and cause more problems for David.

Everything about the trailer is spectacular, the cinematography, the visuals, the cast. This is going to be such a wonderful treat, and knowing M. Night we don’t even know the half of what we are going to witness next year. Twists will happen, and with him, always, expect the unexpected. Personally I believe Unbreakable is Samuel L. Jackson’s greatest performance because it’s just so far out of his comfort zone. I can’t wait to see him dive back into this character and see how much he has evolved. M. Night was making gritty, dark and serious superhero movies before it was even cool to do so, Unbreakable doesn’t nearly get the credit it deserves.

Check out the Glass SDCC trailer below!

‘The Dark Knight’ Ten Years Later

It’s been 10 years since Christopher Nolan’s comic book masterpiece. His finest work to date and still arguably the greatest comic book movie ever made.

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Christopher Nolan –  “You’ve changed things. Forever.”


Funny world we live in, can’t believe its been 10 years since I waited outside a packed theatre. The lineup was legitimately wrapped around the entire building. The hype was real, it was like nothing I had ever seen at this point in my life, and well Christopher Nolan and company didn’t disappoint. I saw The Dark Knight 9 times in the theatre, I couldn’t get enough of this experience. I was like LeBron James when he went to Miami – “Not one, not two, not three, not four.” It has everything you want in a movie, and I don’t mean just a comic book movie, this is such an enjoyable movie experience, it simply meets all your needs. One of the biggest takeaways all these years later, is that people forget that this just isn’t a comic book movie. It’s so much more. This movie simply changed the game, it changed everything. It took the world by notice, that comic book movies should be and can be taken seriously. Everyone saw this movie, even your Mom. People couldn’t stop talking about it, everyone wanted to be the Joker, everyone had their own Batman voice. Ever since this movie, other film makers have been trying to replicate this formula, without that much success (Power Rangers, Fantastic Four). Since the turn of the century this sticks out as one of the very best films we have set our eyes on, and remember you either die a hero, or live long enough to see yourself become the villain.

Where does one even begin with this movie? The incredible opening scene, the best of any comic book movie to date. The way they introduce the Joker at the beginning of this film is so brilliant, and unique. Watching the bank heist in IMAX was such a treat. The whole premise of this bank job taking place with the Joker, yet the rest of the crew has no idea he’s sitting right in front of them, all while they are picking each other off one by one. I could rewatch this scene again and again and it would never get old. I think from the opening moments you knew that this would be something truly special. The way it was shot, the dialogue, everything about that opening scene was so different and transformative. It’s not like this is the only rewatchable scene in the movie, jesus the whole thing is rewatchable. Christopher Nolan was showing us moments that I will just never forget. The “sky-hook” scene and the 18-wheeler being flipped over are things that just blew me and the audience away. Speaking of the 18-wheeler, that entire sequence is one of my favourite in all of cinema. I remember seeing the trailers and knowing that the Batpod was going to make an appearance in the movie, and I kept waiting and waiting for it to show up, and when it finally does, and how they introduce it. I don’t think I’ve ever smiled so hard during a movie. Gotta be one of the most “Batman” moments ever. Then the showdown between Batman and the Joker on the street – you know the one, HIT ME!!! Which ends with the reveal that Commissioner Gordon isn’t dead after all. Just next level movie making stuff. Dark, gritty, grounded are three words that surrounded this movie, it’s what Nolan built this franchise on. He took a character and moulded him the way he saw fit, and he didn’t rely on heavy CGI, insane action sequences to do so. When you think back to The Dark Knight, there isn’t much action to be had, in fact, for a summer blockbuster that just so happens to be a comic book movie, there is very little. His take on the Caped Crusader was so radical, that at first people didn’t know how to react. Since this trilogy, we have gotten another depiction of this character, which is more comic book like than Nolan’s approach. In Batman v. Superman and Justice League we see Batman fighting aliens from other worlds and teaming up with the worlds strongest heroes, that was not the reality in which Nolan’s universe took place. At the end of the day, I can never decide which version I like best. Scorn by critics alike, Ben Affleck’s Batman or “Batfleck” is incredible. People tend to forget that comic book characters are malleable. They can be shaped and formed however someone sees fit. Dark and gritty or fun and light. They can be part of a shared universe or not at all. These aren’t the things that make these movies special, it’s the vision, and having an idea about these characters that will, in the end, make them memorable. I say this because what followed Nolan’s Batman franchise was Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel movie, where you could tell from the trailers that it had a definite Nolan influence. Man of Steel turned out to be the greatest Superman movie ever made, and one of the best comic book movies made to date. People were thrown off about his interpretation of this beloved hero, but it was his take, just like Nolan’s take on Batman. The new Superman is just so different from Richard Donner’s 70’s hero, that people believed it was totally wrong. They can’t see that these characters can be whatever we want them to be, and if you can’t see where the artist is coming from, doesn’t  mean the artist is wrong.

It all started with the legendary Batman Begins, at the end of the movie where they tease the Clown Prince of Crime. Batman tells Commissioner Gordon that “he’ll look into it,” and that was our first mention of the Joker. When that happened fans everywhere were on pins and needles to find out who would be playing Batman’s greatest foe. So when Heath Ledger was pinned as the Joker, the world didn’t really know what to think. He was a heartthrob, known for Brokeback Mountain and 10 Things I Hate About You. People were on the fence about the whole thing, they wanted this to be right, and some people didn’t think it was a great fit. Well we all know how that turned out, not only did Heath give us the greatest comic book performance we have ever seen, he even won an Oscar for his role. We all know the tragedy that comes with this movie, sadly Heath died shortly before the films premiere.


Some men just want to watch the world burn. Words can’t really describe how I feel about the Heath situation, for so many reasons. His performance is hauntingly beautiful, where it’s almost put a curse on this character because I just don’t see anyone ever topping it. There will be other interpretations no doubt, there’s already been one, but something about his is just magical. Here’s the other thing, if Heath doesn’t die, I don’t really know what happens over at WB. I know Nolan always had his vision for his Batman trilogy, but if he’s alive, there’s no way he’s not part of the final installment of the franchise. Maybe it keeps going. There’s no way we don’t get to see him in this iconic role again. It’s saddens me to say that, because it sounds selfish, but the way we leave his character, just hanging and laughing hysterically because he believes he has beaten the Batman. I just have always wanted more from this Joker, I want to know what happens to him, why he’s never mentioned again. I know these are all unanswerable questions, it’s just every time I watch The Dark Knight, this is always something that crosses my mind. One of films biggest “what-ifs” because I personally think the DCEU might not be where it is today if he were still alive. There was just to much story to flesh out with his character. I always dreamed of WB releasing never before footage or a scene of the Joker, maybe we will get something this week, it’s a pipe dream, but a man can dream.

The movie flows pretty flawlessly, I’ll admit though, the ending does get a little cloudy and messy. I just don’t believe everything that happens, from the ferry scene and the cell phone stuff. Something just seems off about that bit of the movie, but that is a serious nit-pick. Everyone is sitting atop apex mountain. Nolan, Bale, Caine, Eckhart, Ledger, everyone is firing on all cylinders. Comic book movies just aren’t written like this, the screenplay is just brilliant. Comic book movies didn’t tackle things like politics and and philosophical discussion that comes with being a hero and a villain. The interrogation scene, is one of the best Batman/Joker confrontations just not in the movies, but in all of history as well. Joker knows that Batman has one rule, and the way he manipulates and deceives Batman is incredible.

Harvey, Harvey, Harvey Dent. I’m so bittersweet about how they handled this amazing villain. The way he is introduced. I remember my first viewing and when Batman walks into his warehouse, and realizing that Rachel is about to die, it really made you think. It’s such a powerful moment, and happens with the voice over of Rachel telling Bruce that she is going to marry Harvey Dent. Within Nolan’s trilogy it’s by far the most vulnerable we see Bruce Wayne, he is crushed that she is gone, because he believes she was going to wait for him. Two-Face is one of many iconic Batman rogues, and I know when they were making this film they didn’t know what was going to happen to Heath, but again it’s a real shame that they killed off Two-Face at the end, because I think there was so much more to explore with him. They could have adapted The Long Halloween or another great Two-Face story.

What more can I say about this masterpiece of cinema. From Hans Zimmer epic score, to the cinematography, the acting, and everything in-between. It not only helped shape the landscape for movies but how the audience and Academy perceive them as well . The backlash that followed when The Dark Knight wasn’t nominated for best picture, ultimately led to the Academy expanding the best picture nominee category. It’s hard to imagine another comic book movie taking up the mantle of greatest of all time. Because this is more than just a comic book movie, it feels so real. There aren’t any super powers or even super heroes involved. That’s why it’s so special, Nolan was able to tap into something unique and make this so grounded, that it was just about a man in a mask and terrorist clown. It’s everything around that, that makes this a truly special piece of film. The Dark Knight didn’t just set the standard for comic book movies today, but it set a standard for movie making itself. It will never grow old and will be a timeless classic. It’s easy to forget why this movie is so special, because so many comic book movies have been made since. But for me, this is always looked at as a crime thriller-drama, that just so happens to have a man in a batsuit chasing a man dressed up like a clown throughout a city. These two are truly destined to do this forever.