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Batman

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Namandeep Singh

                                    My Favorite Movie

My favorite movie is The Dark Knight, directed by Christopher Nolan, was released in 2008. I like this movie because it’s funny and fully packed with action and romance. There is another reason for me to just fall in love with this movie that my favorite actor Christian Bale, who is the main protagonist in the movie. He is a Batman. It is a superhero movie based on comic books.

Before I go ahead telling you the story of The Dark Knight, let me take a moment to summarize the film. Bruce Wayne, played by Christian Bale, is one of the wealthiest men in the world.  His parents, who built Wayne Enterprises, were intensely idealistic and spent their lives trying to improve Gotham City.  Unfortunately, they were murdered in front of Bruce when he was very young, and in the first film in the Batman trilogy directed by Christopher Nolan, we see the young Bruce go on a spiritual journey.  That movie, titled Batman Begins, showed Bruce’s transformation from an angry and dejected young man, to his decision to become the Batman in order to continue his parent’s fight for justice.

In The Dark Knight, Batman’s attempts to do good are constantly foiled by The Joker, a sociopathic murderer played by Heath Ledger just before he died of a drug overdose; it is a haunting, brilliant, spine-tingling performance, perhaps the best I have ever seen in a movie.  The Joker puts the Batman into situation after situation where the line between Good and Evil is blurry; for instance, Ledger’s character informs Gotham that if Batman does not remove his mask and reveal himself to the world, five people will die.  The Batman does not want to reveal himself for reasons I will explore below, but he finally realizes, after people begin dying, that he cannot abide the suffering he is causing.

I love this movie because its just full of action and emotions too, It has everything I needed to see in a good movie. How the...

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