Batman: 5 reasons the Dark Knight trilogy is the gold standard

Photo: Batman Begins.. Image Courtesy Warner Bros. / DC Universe
Photo: Batman Begins.. Image Courtesy Warner Bros. / DC Universe /
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Hans Zimmer’s Score

One thing that cannot be overlooked about this franchise is the iconic music within it – specifically, the music composed by Hans Zimmer. Zimmer has produced plenty of classic scores over the years – including The Lion King, Pirates of the Caribbean, Inception, and Muppet Treasure Island (just to name a few), but he perhaps will always be defined for the work he committed behind the orchestra for The Dark Knight trilogy.

Certainly for The Dark Knight alone, as The Joker’s main theme is one of the most fondly remembered aspects of the film. You’d be hard pressed to find anyone who did not come out of these movies humming the “Why So Serious?” theme or the “Rise” theme to themselves after leaving the theater.

It may often be overlooked, but in movies, one of the most important aspects is the musical score. Producing memorable music can help leave a memorable imprint and impression on viewers’ minds, and Hans Zimmer offered some of the best music that could ever be used for a superhero movie or comic book adaptation.

The Dark Knight trilogy gave us the most iconic and memorable superhero music score since perhaps the main theme of the first Christopher Reeve Superman film or Danny Elfman’s fellow Batman score.

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