A 20-minute breakdown of why The Dark Knight's chase scene didn't make any sense

I don't know about you, but I found the truck chase in The Dark Knight to be the film's high-octane centerpiece. Jim Emerson was less enamored of it and made a meticulous, 20-minute critique explaining the scene's many flaws. Namely, the chase's disjointed characters close-ups and off-kilter editing. He does bring up a good point that the chase could've been way creepier if it began with the shot of the burning fire truck.

[Via Topless Robot]

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James Whitbrook

The guy is obviously incredibly passionate about filmmaking and has great knowledge and interest about the medium... but it comes off as if he's trying to highlight some dark, terrible secret about The Dark Knight that is seemingly more of a mountain out of a molehill. I don't know what it was exactly, but it seemed like any valid points he made about the action scene were undercut by an almost superior tone in his voice.