Posted on 3/08/14 08:58 PM
Heath Ledger was impecabble, and the immense script felt impressively consistent throughout. Unfortunately, The Dark Knight is overly pretentious and self-important at times, and beats its message over your head too often. Aaron Eckhart did well as Harvey Dent, but overacts as two-face, Batman's raspy voice was unnecessary and laughable, and the "love triangle" subplot with Rachel felt unremarkable. The Dark Knight benefits from sharp cinematography, an iconic antagonist, well-staged action, interesting characters and an epic score, but the gripes hinder me from loving it.