Posted on July 21, 2008 at 8:00 amB+
|Lowest Recommended Age:||High School|
|Profanity:||Some rude language|
|Alcohol/ Drugs:||Social drinking|
|Violence/ Scariness:||Comic book violence and mayhem, some disturbing|
|Date Released to Theaters:||1989|
The critical and box office success of The Dark Knight is a reminder to take another look at the last re-booted Batman and Joker, Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson in Tim Burton’s broody re-imagining of a character then best remembered for the campy 1960’s television series. Ledger is sensational in “The Dark Knight,” but so is Nicholson in a performance included in the American Film Institute’s list of the 50 all-time best movie villains. The visuals, the music, and most of all the performances make this movie a very worthy precursor to the current re-imagining of the enduring story.