“Because he’s the hero Gotham deserves, but not the one it needs right now. So we’ll hunt him, because he can take it. Because he’s not the hero. He’s a silent guardian, watchful protector. The Dark Knight.”
A screener viewing of this film has solidified what I already knew: The Dark Knight is, if not the best film of 2008, certainly one of the top five and it absolutely holds up on Screener-TV. It bears repeating because it’s easy, during awards season, to get lost in the numbers game – who won this, who won that. But a few films have really defined this year and this is one of them. Just, you know, for the record.