REEL CHAT 53.0 – THE DARK KNIGHT (2008)

Comfortably the most successful Batman film to date, 2008’s “The Dark Knight” roughly tripled the box office success of its predecessor, “Batman Begins”. What was it that drew audiences in such large numbers to Nolan’s second attempt at the caped crusader? Was it the Heat-esque sprawling crime thriller narrative, Heath Ledger’s terrifyingly unhinged performance as the Joker or indeed the actor’s untimely death that had viewers who hadn’t bothered to see the first film lining up to see this one? Adam Stolfo, Brose Avard, Andrew McCaskill, Stuart Wilson and James Hazelden – a cast of characters almost as big as the film’s – have reported for… More…