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Celebrating The Dark Knight’s 10th Anniversary: Why it remains the best superhero film

Ricky Church revisits The Dark Knight on its 10th anniversary…

When you look back to 2008, the change in the superhero film genre is incredibly evident. Not only was Marvel just getting started, but the number of superhero films per year was few and relegated mostly to the summertime. They also weren’t as universally adored and consumed by mainstream audiences as they are now or thought of as ‘serious’ films, but one film in the summer of 2008 changed that.

Today marks the 10th anniversary of The Dark Knight, Christopher Nolan’s sequel to Batman Begins which saw Christian Bale don the cape and cowl once again to battle Batman’s archenemy The Joker, played brilliantly by the late Heath Ledger. The film was more than just a typical summer blockbuster that featured superhero fisticuffs and grandiose action sequences, but had a range of deep themes and character arcs that not only built off Batman Begins,

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