Finally - a movie that not only lives up to the hype, but actually surpasses it. I have seen The Dark Knight several times, and each time I watch it I notice something different that I might have missed before. What an incredible movie. I found it very entertaining all the way through, it was never boring, and just when you think you have time to take a breath, you're off again! This movie had everything you could possible want in a good film - great characters, a terrific story, an amazing soundtrack, stunning cinematography, I really can't think of anything about this movie that I didn't like.
As the Joker, Heath Ledger was captivating, and gave the performance of his life in this movie. When he was on screen you couldn't take your eyes off him, and you were always on edge because you never knew just what the Joker was going to do next. Heath put everything he had into making this role his own, adding all the little antics, expressions and mannerisms that actually made his character fun to watch. Although Heath had a major role in this movie, all the other actors were terrific as well, and delivered great performances.
I hope that the next Batman movie can live up to this one, because The Dark Knight will be pretty hard to top. There was enough action, drama, adventure, emotion, and the occasional comic relief, just enough of everything to make it a rollercoaster ride from start to finish. I haven't seen a movie like this in a long time, and certainly not one that I have enjoyed so much. Kudo's to Chris Nolan, the cast and crew, and last but not least, Heath Ledger. He had an amazing talent that will be truly missed.