As an avid D.C. fan, you can say I was excited when I learned that Christopher Nolan and Christian Bales’s famous action-thriller, The Dark Knight, was released on Netflix Monday. And clearly, I wasn’t the only one, considering the 2008 flick already landed the number seven spot on the streaming platform’s most popular movies list.
If you’re unfamiliar, the Superhero film, which is the sequel to Batman Begins and stars the late Heath Ledger, centers around Batman, Lieutenant Gordon and the newly elected district attorney as they continue to take down Gotham's criminal underground. Unfortunately, they might have met their match when a new villain creates a monopoly on organized crime and takes over their city’s streets.
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Warner Bros.’s official synopsis reads, “With the help of Lieutenant Jim Gordon and new district attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to destroy organized crime in Gotham City forever. The three enjoy early success, but they soon find themselves prey to a rising criminal mastermind known as The Joker, who throws Gotham into anarchy and forces Batman ever closer to crossing the line between hero and vigilante.”
In addition to Bale and Ledger, the film also stars Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour), Aaron Eckhart (Thank You for Smoking), Michael Caine (The Prestige), Maggie Gyllenhaal (Crazy Heart), Morgan Freeman (Bruce Almighty) and Cillian Murphy (Peaky Blinders).
Might we suggest following up the film with its third installment, The Dark Knight Rises?
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