The Dark Knight

Batman (Christian Bale) prevents The Joker (Heath Ledger) from blowing up the two boats (one full of civilians and the other full of convicts) after each group refuses to blow up the other one. The police capture Joker. Harvey Dent/Two Face (Aaron Eckhart) holds Commissioner Gordon's (Gary Oldman) family hostage at the building where Rachel (Maggie Gyllenhaal) died and now driven by rage and madness, he's convinced that people's lives are determined by chance (the opposite of his motto: "I make my own luck"). Gordon apologizes for not being able to help Rachel on time and Batman shows up. Batman says that Joker's destruction and chaos was done in order to push Gotham's finest crime fighters (Batman, Gordon and Harvey) over the edge to see if they would lose their minds. Harvey flips his coin and shoots Batman, flips the coin for himself and the coin lands on the good side. He flips the coin to determine the fate of Gordon's son and Batman lunges quickly and snatches Gordon's son. Harvey falls over the edge of the building and dies. Batman decides to take the blame for Harvey's death and allows the police to persecute him. If everyone learns that Harvey killed those who he held responsible for Rachel's death (Maroni, the corrupt cops, etc.) then his reputation as Gotham's White Knight will be shattered and he won't be a hero anymore. Alfred (Michael Caine) burns Rachel's letter to Bruce. Lucius Fox (Morgan Freeman) follows Batman's orders and types his name into the sonar machine after he is finished. This then destroys the machine, Lucious smiles and decides not to resign from Wayne Enterprises. Gordon smashes the bat signal. His son asks him why the police persecute Batman and Gordon replies because he can take it. Because he is a watchful protector, a silent guardian, a Dark Knight.

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Factual error: After escaping the hospital, Harvey Dent wears the same charred suit he was wearing when he was brought to the hospital. That suit would not have been neatly taken off and left intact. It would have been cut off with shears so as not to accidentally remove any damaged skin and flesh when pulling the pants and shirt off. The blazer might still be intact but certainly not the pants and shirt.


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The Joker: I believe whatever doesn't kill you, simply makes you... Stranger.

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Trivia: To prepare for his role as the Joker, Heath Ledger lived alone in a hotel room for a month, formulating the character's psychology, posture and voice (the last one he found most difficult to do). He started a diary, in which he wrote the Joker's thoughts and feelings to guide himself during his performance. He was also given Alan Moore's comic "Batman: The Killing Joke" and "Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth" to read. Ledger also took inspiration from Alex in A Clockwork Orange (1971) and Sid Vicious.

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Question: How did the bomb at MCU leave everyone else totally incapacitated, while the Joker was completely unharmed? I know he has remarkable tolerance for pain, but come on! Also, if he was wearing some kind of protective clothing, they would have discovered it. So how did all the cops get knocked out while the Joker just walked away?

Answer: Look where he's standing just before it goes off. The Joker's carefully positioned himself close to a set of heavy filing cabinets, which are between him and the blast, protecting his legs and almost all of his torso. As the bomb goes off, you can see him duck his head down, allowing the blast to pass him by almost completely. He gets to walk away unscathed because the blast never really hits him.

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