This has got be one of the best opening scenes I have ever laid eyes on, so I just couldn’t resist sharing this with everyone. To think that one of the greatest villains of all time in superhero history can make robbing a bank look so easy, which was all done in about five minutes. The Joker just makes the whole movie start off with a BANG! (Rest in peace to the great Heath Ledger). The Batman is obviously isn’t shown in the opening scene, but from that point I just felt like the rest of the movie doesn’t even need the Batman; just make the movie all about The Joker. But, what is The Batman without The Joker? Nothing. And from that point on you just know that the whole movie will just be filled with a bunch of action-packed ventures. I think that Christopher Nolan, which is one of my favorite directors, did a fabulous job directing this film and doesn’t get as much credit for his fine works. I honestly recommend this movie to everyone, if you haven’t seen it yet, even if you aren’t into superhero movies, it’s way much more than your average “hero versus villain” movie. It’s definitely a must watch.
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I agree with you that this is one of the best opening scenes but for a “Superhero” movie. Yes opening up with a villian without showing Batman within the first 5 minutes of the movie is good, it gets you on the edge of your seat. but I think the best opening scenes of all time is Quentin Tarantino’s “Reservoir Dogs”. Showing a piece of one the characters wounded in the back of a car with blood all over him. It gets you thinking…What happened to him? Who did this?…see when you see a villian robbing a bank, it seems to typical of superhero movie to start off with.
I agree that this is a great opening scene! Although it does catch the viewers attention right away and gets them drawn into the movie, I just feel as if it almost like every other bank robbing scene I’ve seen in other movies. Nonetheless it is a great opening.