It’s been 12 years since ‘Batman: The Dark Knight’ premiered, but the Christopher Nolan-directed film remains scary to fans due to its realistic plot.
Despite being based on superhero comics, the similarities to real-world corruption and crime are frightening.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Aaron Eckhart brought up the subject and said that the success of the film is because it reproduces the same feeling of insecurity that people experience on a daily basis.
“The people of Gotham live in oppression and are afraid to go out during the day. Everyone is afraid of insecurity, violence and theft as the city is dominated by gangs and corrupt police. No one trusts anyone … Does this sound familiar to you? It’s not just a hero movie, it’s a reflection of our own reality.
He added that the script for the film could very well be a literary work.
“Some scripts only serve to give direction to an artist’s performance; you read them and know what needs to be done. But “The Dark Knight” was like reading a novel, it was dense and it made you question. It was like a literary work.
Finally, the star also praised the genius of Nolan and the talent of Heath Ledger as the Joker.
“Chris has exceeded all expectations and that’s why this movie is so important. And obviously, Heath’s performance [Ledger] contributed to all this success. His talent was what brought this thrill feeling every time we watched the movie. And what a movie! I am very grateful to be a part of it. “
Recalling that the acclaimed adaptation is now available on Netflix.
In the plot, with the help of Jim Gordon and Harvey Dent, Batman kept order in Gotham City. But an anarchic young criminal known as the Joker gains strength and decides to wreak havoc in the city. The vigilante will be tested psychologically and physically like never before in a very personal confrontation. It’s up to Batman to find a way to stop the sadistic villain, before more lives are lost.
Batman: The Dark Knight is still considered one of the best adaptations in comics, with a 94% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Released in 2008, the film became a critical and public success, raising US $ 1.005 billion on a budget of US $ 180 million.
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