With the help of some pretty fancy action figures (big ups to Hot Toys) Hong Kong based directors Derek Kwok and Henri Wong created this action-packed stop-motion film entitled “Dark Knightfall”. As the title suggests, this film depicts the downfall of Gotham’s hero (as if that were ever possible) while offering a very unique surprise at the end. At the hands of The Joker with a little help from Bane, Batman is brought crashing down while trying to rescue Commissioner Gordon (can that guy ever stay out of crime alley?). The Joker’s clown-faced cronies flooded the scene and as usual, were no match for Mr. Wayne and subsequently left Batman for their boss. As always, The Joker and Batman are locked in a seemingly endless battle until one of them ‘disappears’. It is then that not-so-new villan-on-the-block Bane appears and in essence, brings Batman to an end; or so he thought.
“Dark Knightfall” holds a pretty interesting premise with just enough twists and turns to keep the film interesting. I’ve seen a lot of films with a lot of CGI and camera tricks but having The Joker’s head spin and he switch from the epic Heath Ledger Joker to the classic Jack Nicholson Joker was pretty cool. I love it! These twists, the awesomely details figures used combined with the fancy camera tricks make “Dark Knightfall” a must watch for any Batman fan. With that being said, here’s “Dark Knightfall” for your viewing pleasure! Enjoy!
RIP Heath Ledger