Nolan’s Batman Trilogy

Christopher Nolan and Christian Bale worked together for Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises. The trilogy has become a fan favorite for D.C. fans. But Nolan never had an intention of rebooting the film. He says that there wasn’t an idea of how to go about the film, so he just created the origin story in a way that had not been shown before. After Batman Begins, The Dark Knight was the movie that really brought the new franchise into the brightest lights. The film brought in $1 billion and had won many acolades including best supporting actor for the late Heath Ledger. The Dark Knight is still a popular movie 11 years later because of the acting of Christian Bale (Batman) and Heath Ledger (Joker). The Batman vs Joker rivalry is one of the top hero vs villain stories in comics. The sequel provides a deeper look into how dark a movie can get with expectations of reality.

The Dark Knight Rises was another movie that came out 4 years later in reality but 8 years later in movie time. This movie depicts Bane who is another villain of Batman terrorize Gotham as Batman has to find a way to save his city. This movie also brought in another $1 Billion and was the last movie of the trilogy. When looking back at these movies, the idea of secret identity really comes into play. With the Joker’s signature scars and look of terror causing chaos in Gotham to Bane’s first lines in “The Dark Knight Rises”. “Nobody cared who I was, until I put on the mask”, truly is a line that symbolizes what the film wants to do.

With the new wave of superhero movies coming out with The Spiderman and Batman Begins. Nolan’s work is simply magic as D.C. has struggled to recreate another Batman movie so far. Just a couple of years ago Batman vs Superman came out with Ben Affleck representing Batman. The first Batman after Christian Bale of course. This film did not end up doing good in the eyes of critics. The failed storyline and too much CGI made fans think if the Nolan Franchise would be the last great Batman representation.

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