The Dark Knight Review

There are a lot of things to like about The Dark Knight. In the end, I think it was a very good movie--not a very good Batman movie, or a very good superhero movie--just a very good movie.

I suppose that's pretty obvious, though. I mean, it's setting records at the box office, so somebody must like it.

Highly recommended; for spoiler-less details keep reading.

There are two things about The Dark Knight that I found particularly memorable. First, is that the story is masterfully woven. Just enough of the story is both hidden and revealed to keep you enthralled, as well as to keep it from getting overly complex. By the end of the movie, it's more-or-less wrapped up and left me satisfied with a complete tale.

The other memorable thing is Heath Ledger's Joker. In my opinion he upstaged everyone else and "stole the show." His Joker was scary, intimidating, and memorable--not unlike Dr Lecter from Silence of the Lambs.

On the other hand, I was a little disappointed that we didn't get a taste of Mark Hamill's Joker from Batman: The Animated Series. His Joker was crazy, with many ups and downs. In a tense moment he was as happy to punch someone in anger as he was to make a bad joke. As far as Jokers go, I think Mark Hamill probably did the best job--especially the laugh!

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