Honestly, I tried to stay away from the hype of The Dark KNight as much as possible. So basically all I knew about it was there was a bank robbery and The Joker was played by Heath Ledger. Oh, and Batman had a motorcycle. That was it, and I went to see it based solely on that. Good thing it kicked ass then, huh.
Yes, Heath Ledger rocked the shit out of The Joker. Yeah, he's getting a lot of buzz because this was, effectively, his last film ever. Gary Oldman as Commissioner Gordon was just as good. Hell, everyone in the film was golden. But, yes there's a but, there's a very good reason I and many others are comparing everyone else to him in this movie and that's because he, The Joker, brought this movie, this world, full circle. A world without Joker, but Batman is not a world I would choose to watch. Heath Ledger brought out the magnificent bastard in Joker and I think everyone will remember him for it.
Now, lets get to the actual movie, hmm. I was never bored once through this ordeal of a movie. That's saying something as it was two and a half hours. Some things happened that I was totally not expecting to happen. I don't just mean some of the larger plot twists, but it was some of te small things. If anything those little moments that don't seem to add up to much, kinda see m to fill you up as to what exactly Batman is fighting for, and why he does the things he does. You get it.
Then ofcourse, there's the flipside, where normally you think you would be disgusted or that you would never laugh at; you find yourself cracking a smile and laughing along with The Joker, and you don't feel bad about it. I don't even remember how many movies have made me do that, if any.
This movie was off the hook, and I think I'll go see it again.