The Dark Knight Reviews
10/10 - Masterpiece
Heath Ledger as the Joker is without a doubt the best part of the film. He is truly the best villain I've seen in a comic book movie, and brought a new type of terror to the city of Gotham. Unlike Jack Nicholson's Joker in the 1989 Batman, this Joker is much more focused on his goals and isn't as silly and comedic as Nicholson's. Villains should be seriously motivated, and not by parading around an art museum blasting Prince from a boombox.
Also, the film does a great job of juggling the complexity between Joker and another villain, Two-Face, who is played by Aaron Eckhart. In the film, Harvey Dent has a key role in the stopping of Joker, and works with Batman and Jim Gordon to stop him. Over the course of the film, he begins to show more and more signs of becoming evil, and after he and Rachel are captured (the latter being killed), he falls on the right side of his face into a puddle of lighter fluid. After being rescued, his face catches fire and burns, becoming a turning point in his journey. But Joker manipulates him into seeking vengeance, and Dent becomes a true threat. Two-Face is actually not the villain for a very long time, being killed by Batman at the end of the film. But he's given enough time to prove himself as a worthy foe, not just to Batman, but to the citizens of Gotham as well. I have no problems with this movie, and love it dearly.
Simply, the best movie I've ever seen. But has something bad? Yes, if you are a loyal fan of the Batman's cómics, you'll be not very happy with some details, but the way it is done will make you forget.
-LOVED IT SO MUCH