Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne in a scene from The Dark Knight Rises (2012). The Batman films by director Christopher Nolan are three of the best superhero movies ever made. Photo: Ron PhillipsChristian Bale as Bruce Wayne in a scene from The Dark Knight Rises (2012). The Batman films by director Christopher Nolan are three of the best superhero movies ever made. Photo: Ron Phillips
Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne in a scene from The Dark Knight Rises (2012). The Batman films by director Christopher Nolan are three of the best superhero movies ever made. Photo: Ron Phillips

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The Dark Knight film trilogy review: Christopher Nolan’s Batman films are three of the best superhero movies ever made

  • Blending gritty realism with an epic sense of scale, the trilogy is held together by Christian Bale’s layered portrayal of Bruce Wayne as a reluctant Batman
  • The Dark Knight’s US$1 billion box office take, eight Academy Award nominations and posthumous Oscar for Heath Ledger helped legitimise the superhero genre
Topic |   American films
Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne in a scene from The Dark Knight Rises (2012). The Batman films by director Christopher Nolan are three of the best superhero movies ever made. Photo: Ron PhillipsChristian Bale as Bruce Wayne in a scene from The Dark Knight Rises (2012). The Batman films by director Christopher Nolan are three of the best superhero movies ever made. Photo: Ron Phillips
Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne in a scene from The Dark Knight Rises (2012). The Batman films by director Christopher Nolan are three of the best superhero movies ever made. Photo: Ron Phillips
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