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Still shot from the movie: The Dark Knight (Batman).

The Dark Knight (Batman)

It's Batman to the rescue again as Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) dons his super hero suit and protects the citizens of Gotham City. This time he is battling the likes of Joker (Heath Ledger) and Two Face (Aaron Eckhart) -- and the crimes of these evildoers are no laughing matter. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: C+
Violence: D
Sexual Content: B+
Language: B-
Drugs/Alcohol: B-
Run Time: 152
Theater Release: 17 Jul 2008
Video Release: 24 Sep 2013
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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How We Determine Our Grades

After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

In this film, the classic Batman enemy “The Joker” is referred to and portrayed as a terrorist. Why do you think the creators of this movie made this change? Do you feel the entertainment industry is inappropriately exploiting the current terrorist environment or do films like these help audiences to deal with the current state of the world?

A character, while discussing the enemy’s motives, observes that, “Some men just like to watch the world burn.” What might cause a person to develop such anti-social behaviors? As viewers of entertainment, do we ever fall into this personality category?

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