Movie Challenge: favorite action/adventure


2.) Your Favorite Action/Adventure Movie
answer: The Dark Knight


The Dark Knight is the sequel to Batman Begins, directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Christian Bale. I watched the first installment and liked it but it wasn’t something that stuck with me afterwards. This second installment, is one of those movies that I watch again and again. If it’s playing on television I will always turn it on, no matter if it’s almost over or just beginning.


I like the flow of the story, how it’s separated into several storylines that all fit together.
The Joker and The Mob
‘This city deserves a better class of criminal, and I’m going to give it to them.’


Harvey Dent and Rachel, and Bruce Wayne

Harvey: the famous Bruce Wayne, Rachel’s told me everything about you.
Bruce: I certainly hope not.


Batman and The Joker

‘you won’t kill me out of some misplaced sense of self-righteousness, and I won’t kill you because you’re just too much fun.’


Overall I like the theme of the movie, the sacrifices that Bruce Wayne makes for the greater good and his unwavering faith in humanity. The Joker tests his resolve, and Bruce’s affection for Rachel makes this doubly difficult for him to resist, but he believes in his cause so strongly that he doesn’t waver. In the end, he’s even willing to sacrifice Batman’s reputation in exchange for Harvey Dent’s, because it’s what’s best for the city of Gotham at that time.

Jim Gordon: He’s the hero Gotham deserves but not the one it needs right now… He’s a silent guardian. A watchful protector. A Dark Knight.


Some of my favorite parts: when an employee of Wayne enterprises comes to Lucius Fox and tells him that he’s figured out that Batman is actually Bruce Wayne and he has proof that he’s willing to reveal to the public if his demands aren’t met. the way Morgan Freeman delivers his response, and then the way the employee’s smug face changes as he realizes his blunder.

another favorite is when Bruce is stitching himself up after a fight. Alfred asks if he got mauled by a tiger and Bruce says it was a dog, then clarifies that it was a big dog. his smile a few lines later is enjoyable too.

This movie marked the first time I had seen a movie more than once in the cinema. I’m usually someone who will watch the movie once, then rent it, and then buy it and watch it with abandon. This time I saw it three times! Two times in it’s regular form and a third time in IMAX. The parts of the movie that were shot specifically to be shown in IMAX form were amazing! It truly did feel like I was there and part of the story. The regular parts of the movie though, weren’t as enjoyable for me. I get motion sickness very easily and I wear glasses because of an astigmatism, which sometimes affects 3D viewing and prevents me from sitting too close to the screen. So although seeing Christian Bale up close on a gigantic screen should have been enjoyable, it crossed my eyes a bit and made me feel sick.

such a shame.


As for the actual ‘action’ of the movie, I really liked the car chases and the motorcycles, and all of Batman’s gadgets.

The Dark Knight is a movie that spends much time replaying on my television screen because it makes the comic book world seem real, not like a cartoon. Batman is just an ordinary man (albeit with extraordinary financial resources), not someone with special powers or who comes from another planet. I like my fantasies to be based in reality (somewhat). It makes it easier to step inside the story and pretend that it’s real.

up next: Favorite Horror


4 thoughts on “Movie Challenge: favorite action/adventure

    1. well, technically Christian Bale was my crush first 😉 were you expecting my answer to be ‘The Hobbit’? I do like that movie a lot but ‘The Dark Knight’ has been in my top three favorite movies since 2008 🙂


      1. no, I thought you’d say more about Bale since I knew he was your crush. I wasn’t expecting it to be TH — I love the “action adventure” part of TDOS but I’ve learned that most people don’t, apparently.


        1. ah, I see. I want to try to focus on the movies in this challenge and not just the actors. another Bale movie is the answer to a different question though and I really admire his acting in that one, so you’ll get to see me gush about him soon 😀

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