THE DARK KNIGHT TRILOGY
6:45pm - BATMAN BEGINS
Genre: Super hero, action, crime, drama
Rating: M Moderate violence, moderate themes
Cast: Christopher Nolan, Cillian Murphy, Gary Oldman, Michael Caine, Liam Neeson, Morgan Freeman, Katie Holmes, Tom Wilkinson, Ken Watanabe
Director: Christopher Nolan
A dark tone was chosen for this super hero, with humanity and realism being the basis of the film. The goal was to get the audience to care for both Batman and Bruce Wayne...and care we did!
Developing a phobia for bats after falling into a disused well and witnessing his parents murder did not bode well for a normal childhood as Bruce Wayne grew up under the care of Alfred, the butler of Wayne mansion. In a plan to impress his childhood friend Rachel he embarks on an extended journey and eventually becomes a student of the Ra's al Ghul and His League of Shadows. Bruce uncovers a plot by them to destroy Gotham City as Ra's works with the criminal Falcone and his undercover infiltrator Crane who possess a device that will destroy the water supply of Gotham City and at the same time emit a vapour that causes extreme paranoid psychosis. Returning to Gotham and discovering the extent of his business Wayne Enterprises, he adapts the persona of a bat to conceal his identity as the crime fighter that he becomes. Wayne mansion burns, the criminals are at large, Rachel, Batman and the police come under the influence of the psychosis and it would appear Gotham City is all but lost!
9:15pm - THE DARK KNIGHT
Genre: Super Hero, Action, Drama
Rating: M Frequent Action Violence
Cast: Christopher Nolan, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Heath ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman
Director: Christopher Nolan
The second of the trilogy. Nolan's inspiration for the film was the Joker's comic book debut in 1940, and the 1996 series The Long Halloween, which retold Two-Face's origin.
Batman raises the stakes in his war on crime. With the help of Lieutenant Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to dismantle the remaining criminal organisations that plague the city streets. The partnership proves to be effective, but they soon find themselves prey to a reign of chaos unleashed by a rising criminal mastermind known to the terrified citizens of Gotham as The Joker. This criminal's intuitive use of the frailty of human emotions deploys explosive scenarios that ravages the hearts of Dent, Batman and Gordon with many casualities. Dent sustaining horrific injuries to one side of his face. Nothing remains but to trust fate as Dent flips a coin to determine the destiny of others in what appears to have become a heartless world. Batman convinces Gordon to hold him publicly responsible for Dent's murders so that Dent will remain a symbol of hope for the city, a matyr!
12:01am _ GUESTS RECEIVE A CHOC TOP & REPLENISH BEVRAGES
THE DARK KNIGHT RISES
Genre: Super hero, action, drama,
Rating: M 164' violence
Cast: Christian Bale(American Psycho), Joseph Gordon-Levitt(Inception), Gary Oldman(The Fifth Element, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Anne Hathaway(One Day), Tom Hardy(Warrior, This means War), Liam Neeson(Taken), Juno Temple(Notes on a Scandal, Marion Cottilard(Inception), Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine
Director: Christopher Nolan (Inception, Memento, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight)
It has been 8 years since Batman vanished into the night, turning, in that instant, from hero to fugitive. Assuming the blame for the death of D.A. Harvey Dent, the Dark Knight sacrificed everything for what he and Commissioner Gordon both hoped was the greater good. For a time the lie worked, as criminal activity in Gotham City was crushed under the weight of the anti-crime Dent Act. But everything will change with the arrival of a cunning cat burglar with a mysterious agenda. Far more dangerous, however, is the emergence of Bane, a masked terrorist whose ruthless plans for Gotham drive Bruce out of his self-imposed exile. But even if he dons the cape and cowl again, Batman may be no match for Bane.
The Age reported that a standing ovation was given to the film after a press screening in LA last week :o