The Dark Knight

Well, it is Thursday, August 7th (almost three weeks since The Dark Knight was released on July 18th) and I finally saw it.

What a great movie, it complements Batman Begins and sets up for a spectacular sequel. Here are some screen shots from the movie.
Batman and The Joker
Batman interrogating The Joker

The Dark Knight
The Dark Knight on top of a police car

The Joker
The Joker in the jail cell

This is my favorite posters from the movie

Here are all of the Batman movies

Batman (Michael Keaton) 1989

The first (and maybe) the best. Michael Keaton was a great Batman. Jack Nicholson played Joker/Jack Napier exactly as he should have. I liked Kim Basinger as Vicki Vale and Robert Wuhl as Alexander Knox. Jack Palance was superb as Carl Grissom

Batman Returns (Michael Keaton) 1992

Batman Returns
Again Michael Keaton portrayed Batman and I thought again, very good job. Danny DeVito as The Penguin was good, but very creepy looking. Michele Pfeifer was excellent as Catwoman.

Batman Forever (Val Kilmer) 1995

Batman Forever
A very good Batman movie, although sad to see Michael Keaton gone, but Val Kilmer did an excellent job as Batman. I personally don't like Jim Carrey, so I didn't care for The Riddler character. Tommy Lee Jones did a good job as Two-Face and Nicole Kidman as Dr. Chase Meridian was terrible. The unnecessary character was Robin, played by Chris O'Donnell

Batman & Robin (George Clooney) 1997

Batman & Robin
The worst Batman movie, BY FAR. Too many stars, too little action. George Clooney had no reason to play Batman and was aweful. Chris O' Donnell back at Robin was a disgrace and adding Batgirl was a bad decision. Then to have two big names, Arnold Schwarzenegger as Mr. Freeze and Uma Thurman as Poison Ivy, was also a bad decision. Everyone wanted to be the star of the movie and it went nowhere. They even gave top billing to Arnold Schwarzenegger as a sub-character when it is a Batman movie.

Catwoman (Halle Berry) 2004

Why???? Funny, as the movie went on, her suit got smaller and smaller.

Batman Begins (Christian Bale) 2005

Batman Begins
The Batman franchise got back on track with this movie. Bale is excellent as Batman and I liked how they went all the way back to his childhood and followed him through his teen years, until he was given the chance to take on the role of Batman. The temple scenes with Ken Watanabe as Ra's Al Ghul were well done and following with Liam Neeson as Henri Ducard as the main antaganist. As a subplot to play on his fears Cillian Murphy as Dr. Jonathan Crane/Scarecrow was well set-up.

The Dark Knight (Christian Bale) 2008

The Dark Knight
The best??? It is hard to give a sequel the title of the best movie as the original always holds a special place, but this movie could (in some ways) be the best Batman movie. Christian Bale puts in another great performance and Heath Ledger steals the show as The Joker. Very different than Nicholson's Joker, much darker and very sinister.