Originally Posted by frazod
For starters, how completely different it was from every other comic book superhero movie, most of which are complete shit.
Tell me what's so interesting and gripping about Dark Knight except for BIG AND SHINY and LOTS OF EXPLOSIONS and HEATH LEDGER'S DEAD AND WE SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO LOVED HIM IN BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN?
Well I tend to like the dark and gritty direction the Batman series is taking these days. I like how it isn't all about Batman going out and saving the day, it had more depth. The main plot with Harvey Dent becoming the new face of crimefighting in Gotham makes sense. Bruce Wayne is probably, what, 30 something? He can't fight crime forever, they need more regular people in positions of power to step up and get the justice system back in order. Meanwhile, you had the Joker running around and basically making that impossible with his sadistic madness. Yeah, of course it was a little unrealistic with the Joker's perfectly executed schemes- but while defending the Watchmen (with that blue dude) I would hope you wouldn't argue against that. At times you have to suspend your disbelief, which I did with Watchmen, unfortunately I couldn't suspend my boredom...
By the way, Ledger's performance was great. You're just so much of a non-conformist you won't even acknowledge that.