What an intelligent Superhero movie looks like

2008’s The Dark Knight is the superhero movie we need, not the one we deserve

The Dark Knight

I’ve just been rewatching 2008’s The Dark Knight, the middle one of the Christopher Nolan/Christian Bale Batman trilogy and featuring Heath Ledger as The Joker. And in the context of the last few superhero movies I’ve seen (Suicide Squad, Batman V Superman and yes even Civil War) all crude eye-popping popcorn-fodder, The Dark Knight is Citizen Kane meets The Godfather.

Let me explain.

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