Plot[ edit ] A woman named Lisa Samantha Jones takes a flight from Montreal to New York Citysmuggling bags of heroin sewn inside an old-fashioned doll. When she disembarks, Lisa becomes worried upon seeing a man watching her at the John F. She is roughly escorted away by the man. Later, when she calls Sam about the doll, he and his wife Susy Audrey Hepburnwho is blind from an auto accident, are unable to find it.
We Burned the Forest Down: This week, The Dark Knight turns 10 years old. Its legacy still looms large, for better and worse. Here is the story of how Christopher Nolan changed the face of superhero movies forever.
The story of how one movie proved that comic book adaptations could be a lot more than kids stuff. And the story of how some of it backfired, giving birth to a new era of fandom that just wanted to watch the world burn.
The early release of a prologue scene, coupled with fantastic trailers, had caught the attention of seemingly everyone — bat-fan and non-bat-fan alike. The tragic death of co-star Heath Ledger had only increased the anticipation for the film.
These rumors were rubbish —friends and family not to mention the crew of The Dark Knight would go on record numerous times stating that Ledger was having an absolute blast playing the Clown Prince of Crime. But the legend stuck — even after the debunking, some still thought that maybe, just maybe, the Joker was the role that killed Heath Ledger.
And that only increased the excitement to see the film. The early reviews started pouring in. They were immediately, and overwhelmingly, positive. Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly and Time all raved. It creates characters we come to care about.
And then it all started to go wrong. At least, in the eyes of some. While the end-tally of reviews for The Dark Knight would make it one of the best-reviewed comic book movie of all time, there were some outliers. And the outrage in the fan community turned toxic — so much so that Denby ended up receiving death threats on Rotten Tomatoes.
What was happening here? There have always been a subset of hardcore fans who take their respective fandoms very, very seriously.
But usually such angry diatribes were directed at the makers of the films, not the critics. And even Nolan was not above reproach — when it was announced the filmmaker had cast Ledger as the Joker, several fans practically lost their minds.
It was directed at the few critics who dared to say that The Dark Knight was less-than-perfect. The simple fact was this: And more than that, it was legitimate.
It was a movie, plain and simple. It was a trend that would only continue, and grow. Not even a mixed-to-positive review would do. You had to say the film was perfect, or else you were a hater. Ultimately, this is a tragedy.Welcome to Dark City, urban landscape of the imagination.A place where the men and women who created film noir often find themselves dangling from the same sinister heights as the silver-screen avatars to whom they gave life.
Excellent sequel much darker, more violent than the first.
Read Common Sense Media's The Dark Knight review, age rating, and parents guide. Trouble City is an unfiltered look at Pop Culture, Media, and the World.
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