Welcome back to the countdown, as we are at the end of my top ten best movies of the decade.
Remember it was very hard to organize the list of the best films of the decade and still this is my opinion on the best film of the decade. So I thank you guys for respecting it. And for this very special film, it is in my eyes fit the words "perfect". A great balance of story, writing, characters, performances, score and cinematography in being both a giant explosive blockbuster and a psychological emotional thinking-man's piece. In results, it claimed enormous critical praises, broke many box-office records and create such a giant cultural impact all around. For me, when the film was over and the theater lights went back up, I kept seated on my seat, motionless and eyes-widened. It was the very best movie theater experience I ever had in my life. It was to me, perfect.
Which makes this very special movie...
The #1 best movie of the decade:
Seriously Avatar is such a..... pppfftt naaahhh! Just playing with you. Hell there is no way this is the best movie of the decade. Lets stop the bullsh*t!
The #1 best movie of the decade:
The Dark Knight (2008)
Who saw this coming? It was so obvious from the start that you couldn't find this entry on any part of the list. Many of you will disagree with me of its position, but it has many damn good reasons why it is worthy of such place. The Dark Knight..... was so damn awesome.
From the start, I wasn't even into the hype of this film. Granted the clips showed Heath Ledger's incredible acting ability, but I kind of forecasted this movie as a great and enjoyable film at best, not entirely brilliant. And I was wrong. The film supremely exceeded every expectation I ever thought of as a comic book/superhero movie as it added so much layers and dimensions and it became so VERY much more than what it could have become. Only Christopher Nolan would be a damn genius to tap that psychological and mind-setting element in a detective/comic book story-piece. And for those who said that this film was just helped by the death of Heath Ledger, I'm sorry, but you're an idiot. This film was damn good in its own merit. While Heath Ledger plays such a big part in this movie, it is Christopher Nolan that is the star of the film. He created such a world sitting on the fence of realism and fantasy, narrating a story that portrays the grey area of the epic battle between good and evil, of a city caught in the brink of chaos and madness and a defining look in what is means to be a hero or a villain. And it is those things that makes the Academy Awards as uncredible as it is now.
What I can say about this film that I haven't praised about? The edge-of-your-seat story. The multiple layered characters, the outstanding performances, the incredible writing, the gorgeous IMAX cinematography, the FREAKIN awesome music score, the well-engaged and brutal action sequences, the tension, the psychology, the emotion... How much do you need to know? We may think we already seen the Joker with Nicholson's portrayal, but that has been outshined by the late and great Heath Ledger. HE IS FREAKIN SCARY! There is no other villain that invokes so much fear and chaos in any other comic book movies we have seen, until this. He's more scary than Nicholson's, Hamill's, Romero's, hell even the comic book version. He is a force of nature that brings death, fire and madness to anyone he lays his eyes. While he had the most outstanding performance of the film, no-one from the cast has slacked off and each of them, including the minors have brought their game to the table. Bale is still the badass of the night as Batman, Eckhart was just brilliant and tragic as the fallen hero, Harvey Dent/Two Face and Oldman is still completely awesome as Commissioner Gordon. Right from the unpredictable opening of the bank robbery scene to the epic emotional ending where Batman have to choose what is right for the city of Gotham, it just kept me on the edge of my seat with so many cool surprises and awesome moments. Just right after the end of the film, I just sat there on my seat, shocked and speechless that I just witnessed something so.... brilliant. The best movie theater experience of my life and to me the best movie of the decade 00s.
Favorite Defining Moment:
(Spoiler Alert - Don't see this until you see the movie)
Here's the problem with this. There are so many many great moments in the film that I can't just keep it to one. I mean the film is indeed perfect. Mostly are the Joker's scenes, but there are many awesome scenes involving other characters. So I'm going give you my top 3 best moments of The Dark Knight.
"Batman Interrogates Maroni"
This shows that whenever Batman is dealing with petty thugs and crime boss, he is in control. He never breaks his rule, but he brings that sheer brutal punishment. And he is such a badass in this!
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"The Final Joker Scene"
We all thought that the Joker would get his inevitable death, as it was demonstrated in most superhero movies including the 1989 version. But when Batman saved him from his fall to death, it just sealed the deal. What follows is everything that is so faithful to the mythology of Batman and Joker. That they are meant to be together, clashing as two opposing forces forever and ever.
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This shows how damn heroic Batman is. In a sequence of poetic and emotional images, we witness Batman descending down from hero to criminal vigilante for the good of Gotham. And it is either we cry or drop jaw by the sheer epic awesomeness. And what music this has!
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Oh and who could ever forget this?
So that is the top ten list of the worst films and the top ten list of the best films of the decade. Now we will be looking forward to the next decade, whether we will see alot more brilliant or sh*tty films. Its gonna be a whole new level of film next year.
If you like to go through the past entries of the list of best and worst of the decade, here are the links:
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