Originally Posted by ThaVirus
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.
It was a lot unrealistic, especially coming from a guy who is shown to whack his henchmen when done with them. He must have run Henchmen R Us out completely. How could some batshit crazy, but otherwise human, villian with constantly dwindling support pull off all the precision crap required to make DK's ridiculous - say again, RIDICULOUS - story work? Talk about suspension of disbelief. Dr. Manhattan, OTOH, was able to pull stuff off because he was basically a god. Obviously some suspension is involved there, but everything he does later makes sense for the character, and nobody is sitting in the audience thinking "what the hell, he couldn't do all that shit." He could basically pull anything off.
Like I said, I don't read comics, graphic novels, whatever you call them. That certainly gave me a clean slate going into Watchmen since I knew nothing about it. However, I did have some expectations with DK (especially since I liked Batman Begins so much), and they were quite simply not met. At all. Regardless of how many gushing critics and fanboys told me they should have been.
And when it comes to acting, Ledger can't hold Jack Nicholson's jock, dead or alive.