While Batman Begins (2005) helped let Christopher Nolan kickstart The Dark Knight Trilogy, The Dark Knight (2008) became one of the most important films of the 2000s and in a post-9/11 era.
One of the greatest if not important aspects of this Timeless Classic was Heath Ledger’s award winning performance as the Joker. Even though he completed his work on the film, he shortly passed away at the age of twenty-eight. If Heath Ledger was still alive, he would still win all of his awards.
Nonetheless, The Dark Knight showed how security can help certain people and be somewhat of a disadvantage. All that the Joker wanted was to unleash anarchy.
“Upset the established order and everything becomes chaos. I’m an agent of chaos. Oh, and you know the thing about chaos? It’s fair.”
The Dark Knight was an even better success than Batman Begins (2005), with Heath Ledger’s posthumous Oscar win for Best Supporting Actor.
This gave Christopher Nolan the idea to finish The Dark Knight Trilogy with The Dark Knight Rises (2012).