When I was eleven years old, I perused through the video store looking for the perfect movie to watch. Having just rented all three Pirates of the Caribbean movies, I needed something new to quench my thirst for action movies. The dark, mysterious cover of Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight had me instantly hooked; I needed to watch it. After watching the movie for the first time, my life was never the same again.
Many assume that to get from one point to another, similar paths are typically taken. Both the Joker from the Dark Knight and the Islamic state bring chaos into the world with the intention to ultimately cleanse the world of its sinners and uncover what they believe the truth of humanity is. Yet the Joker, however, believes he unveils the truth while ISIS believes they exterminate the lies. Circumstances such as these are similar in its root while opposite in its execution.
Batman and the Joker: vigilante justice The Dark Knight is one of the most realistic superhero movie ever made. The main theme of the movie is good versus evil. This theme is highlighted through the acts of Batman and the Joker. With the help of the district attorney and Jim Gordon, Batman aims to put an end to the remaining criminal organizations that plague the city of Gotham. Definition of superhero. Gotham is relatively peaceful until a criminal known as the Joker puts Gotham in a state of a reign of terror in the city. He is willing to kill people forward his agenda, but Batman fights crime without taking lives. The movie makes the point that vigilante justice is justifiable in certain circumstances and to some extent glorifies it. Batman is a more powerful character because he fights against injustice and corruption in Gotham city. Batman`s parents were murdered before his eyes as a child. Batman has a great deal of wealth. The events and circumstances in Batman`s life lead him to be a leader of vigilante justice in Gotham.
It's not quite fair to say that the late Heath Ledger steals "The Dark Knight" from Christian Bale and the forces of (problematic) good, but, as the Joker, he is the movie's animating principle and anarchic spark - an unstoppable force colliding with the immovable objects of Batman and director
The Joker, is a purposeless criminal. He will destroy anything, or anyone who gets in his way, just to accomplish his goal, to break Batman's personal rules, to never kill or harm anyone, but to save Gotham City from danger and
After Joker reconnects with Cowboy, the platoon is sent to secure an area in enemy control. A battle proceeds with casualties on both sides. Once the area is secured, the members of the platoon are interviewed. Many of the members express their discontent with the South Vietnamese. The South Vietnamese
Joker’s backstory begins as an engineer who decides to quit his job at Ace Chemicals Co to become a comedian. After failing in his attempt to keep his pregnant wife, Jeannie, afloat, he agrees to help two criminals rob the playing card company next door. The police soon inform the ‘soon-to-be Joker’ of the death of his wife due to a household accident. The other criminals strong-arm him into continuing with the plan. Once at the plant, the criminals make him wear a mask, later recognized as Red Hood. Unknown to the engineer, the disguise is secretly being used by the criminals to frame him for the crime.
Christopher Nolan told Indie Wire that Ledger initially did not want to partake in a superhero film and that he “didn’t like to work much and waited until he’s hungry.” And so, when the Joker role came around, “he was certainly hungry then.” Fans should be glad that he was hungry, because without him, The Dark Knight would look more like its predecessor, Batman Begins, a solid movie starring Christian Bale and Liam
The Dark Knight includes scenes that directly correlate to stages in Campbell’s Monomyth. The first class of stages entitled “Departure” includes The Call to Adventure, Refusal of the Call, Supernatural Aid, Crossing the Threshold, and Belly of the Whale. Batman experiences the Call to Adventure when the Joker, Batman’s enemy, begins terrorizing the citizens of Gotham. Batman refuses his call to action by choosing to focus on bringing down the mob rather than defeating the Joker. He receives the equivalent of Campbell’s Supernatural Aid from Lucious Fox and Lau who provide him with physical and emotional aid. Batman crosses the threshold by uniting with Harvey Dent to seize Lau. Batman enters the Belly of the Beast on his journey to Hong Kong
“We look up at the same stars, and see such different things,” George R.R Martin. This quote in addition to courage creates a whole new world to me. It made me think about how many different ways courage can be portrayed. Along with the way the person’s personality might change that perspective even more. As we had the class discussion on the summer reading books and made connections to courage, some thoughts went through my head. I wondered if the people around me thought the same things about courage. One kid brought up Hitler and that people think that Hitler was courageous for what he did. I started to consider heroes and villains, like Batman and The Joker. Their perspective might be that The Joker is more courageous than Batman. I realized that all this had to do with people’s perspectives.
In the film, "The Dark Knight" (2008), The Batman, also known as Bruce Wayne, finally feels that with the assistant of Lieutenant James Gordon and Harvey Dent, organized crime in Gotham City have gone down to an all-time low. Although when a new criminal going by the alias, The Joker, shows up causing madness throughout Gotham and revealing that even heroes can become villains. The Batman struggles in trying to stop the Joker from achieving his master plan but fails numerous times eventually leading to the death of Batman's love, Rachel Dawes, causing Batman's confrontation with the Joker to become personal. This pushes Batman to cross the road between hero and vigilante, in order to stop The Joker from playing out his psychological test and
Ledger did a great job of showing the evil personality that joker had. 1. As an anonymus source said in a movie review about Ledger’s joker in CNN, “According to a Russian proverb, God makes the priests. Jesters come from the devil. You won’t have any trouble believing that aphorism when you see Heath Ledger’s mesmerizing performance as the joker in the Dark Knight.” B. Many actors who played the role of joker, didn’t successed in showing the evil side of the joker. They rather showed him as a crazy person, which is
Reaper Joker may seem unique, but I think a lot of people can relate to him. I have no intention of sounding egotistical, but watching the Joker explain himself was really almost a perfect description of how I feel day after after day. The repetition of walking down my path
The Joker has no alter ego. He walks around the way he is with his deformed face full of scars and in some versions, with his bright colored hair and bleached skin, always with that maniac, chilling laughter which always makes the hair on the back of my neck stand up. He has no personal agenda to all the brutality he inflicts, no thirst for revenge or materialistic goals made him reach this point. He lives to dismantle the codes the society lives by and all he hopes for is to rip apart the expected codes of morality, so the people can then be free of any faith, any belief of right or wrong. He creates situations for the people of his town
The Joker’s constant twitching and licking of his lips as possible evidence of an oral fixation and would want to ask the Joker about his relationship with his mother. If we go ahead and believe that the Joker really did have and hate his abusive alcoholic father, then we would explore the conflict between the Joker and his father and as a result, the underdevelopment of a superego. In the second narration of the origins of his scars, the Joker tells Rachel that he once had a wife that was cut up by mobsters and that in an effort to make her feel better, he carves his own face and was devastated when she leaves him. If we believe this version of the story, then his anger from his father