‘The Dark Knight’ is a movie that has stood the test of time


Chad Baconrind

For movie night, senior Chad Baconrind and his little brother Gunner decided to dress up and watch their favorite Batman movie, “The Dark Knight.”

Aaron Farfan, Photographer

As the years go by, many movies come out. There are few that end up being rewatchable or even legendary. The ones that do have a lasting impact in the film industry and on people. 

“The Dark Knight” (2008) is one of those films. It is directed by Christopher Nolan, and it had many famous actors such as Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Morgan Freeman and many more. 

This film is about Batman, a beloved character in comics, who meets his match for a villain, the Joker, for the first time. 

The Joker in this movie is sick and cruel. He is frightening and unpredictable. He always keeps the audience on edge wondering what he will do next.  

As the movie goes on, the Joker has one main goal: to create maximum chaos and prove that even the best people in the city will turn evil if they are pushed far enough to the edge. Heath Ledger’s performance gives off a sense of true evil and chaos. 

This movie creates inspiration for short films and future actors. This in turn can push people to act and direct movies with more passion and spice. 

From Halloween costumes that represent “The Dark Knight” characters to many positive critiques, this movie has been regarded very highly. This just shows the way people feel about this movie. 

When it comes to “The Dark Knight,” one of the most praised performances above all others was Heath Ledger’s act for the Joker, who unfortunately passed away before the movie came out due to an accidental overdose.  

When it comes to this movie, the inspiration gathered from it is great. Hopefully there will be another Batman movie soon that is as legendary as this one.