By Jon Gaffney
on 2.11.10

thedarkknightblu-ray1The second movie in the rebooted Batman series, The Dark Knight is a master piece. It captures the darkness and ethical questions that plague the Caped Crusader and Gotham City, alike. The plot line is well done and keeps you on the edge of your seat the entire time, supported by a stellar cast featuring Christian Bale as the most badass incarnation of the Bat to date. The likes of Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, and Aaron Eckhart are also in the mix. The Dark Knight, great in its own right, is truly defined by the late Heath Ledger and his Oscar winning performance as The Joker. His portrayal of this quintessential villain is spellbinding, chilling, and a reminder of what might have been. Hunker down with a nice flat screen and prepare to be entertained. Oh and keep your eyes peeled for the The Joker’s pencil magic trick…

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30-essential-movies130 Essential Movies is a Gear Patrol series focused on highlighting the 30 core films every guy should own as part of his movie library. Feel free to leave comments about our selections and (please) be sure to rate our picks using the star system below. At the end of the series, we’ll use this information to select the top rated film according to the Gear Patrol audience and to give away something special as a thank you.