THE DARK KNIGHT (2008)
With The Dark Knight, director Christopher Nolan built upon Batman Begins by crafting an even grander morality stage for his Caped Crusader to navigate. Drenched in gravitas, and benefiting from Heath Ledger?s topsy-turvy (and Oscar-winning) take on the Joker, The Dark Knight proved that the superhero genre can and should be taken seriously. Of course, the Academy didn't get that memo when it embarrassingly failed to nominated the blockbuster for Best Picture.
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Will ''Iron Man 2'' join ''The Dark Knight,'' ''Terminator 2,'' ''X2,'' and more that proved the second time's the charm?