The Dark Knight

Why So Serious?

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Podcast Release Date:
Jul 21, 2008

This was an early Now Playing review, shorter and spoiler-free. It was not intended to be part of our Batman Retrospective Series.

Why so serious?

The super-hero summer marches on with The Dark Knight. A sequel that has been busting box office records and receiving critical praise.  How does this movie compare to its other super-hero competition and does Heath Ledger carry the film? Find the answers in this episode.


Movie Details

DC Comics Series
Christopher Nolan
Christopher Nolan
2 h 32 min
Release Date
14 July 2008
Drama, Action, Crime, Thriller
Batman raises the stakes in his war on crime. With the help of Lt. Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to dismantle the remaining criminal organizations that plague the streets. The partnership proves to be effective, but they soon find themselves prey to a reign of chaos unleashed by a rising criminal mastermind known to the terrified citizens of Gotham as the Joker.

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