I loved it! Things to love about the Dark Knight:
1. The Joker, obviously... Yes, he deviates from the way the Joker is portrayed in the comic by his grungy looks. But a true-to-the-comics Joker wouldn't have fit into this kind of movie. In the comics, the Joker's real face is clown-coloured, because he was mutated. And that works in the comic, because comic-book Batman lives in a universe where this kind of weird s**t happens all the time. But the movie is set in a more realistic universe (I don't say realistic, just more
realistic...), so the clown-face has to be make-up. And the make-up gets more and more messed-up the longer it has been worn, which is how make-up actually behaves. You can see he looks a little better again in a scene where you could have expected him to patch up on the paint since last we saw him.
And he's truly credible as a guy who's dangerous because there are no limits to what he could do, and he doesn't play by the same rules as the rest of us. And that
has always been the most important thing about the Joker, which is captured great.
2. It's great that the Joker doesn't get any "origin" that explains
him. It's always so stupid where some pop-psychological cliché s**t is pulled out in a movie or a book to explain a truly weird psychopath of a character...
3. There's this issue about how far it's reasonable to go in fighting terrorism, if it's okay to become as bad oneself in an attempt to keep up... And I love the whole thing with Batman going all Big Brother and spying on everyone in an attempt to find this one terrorist, and Lucius objecting.
5. All the cast was good... And Rachel's problems of making up her mind about which guy to choose were credible. Not like, say, Mary Jane in Spiderman 2. MJ basically goes "Okay Peter, since you're always late for dates I'll punish myself
for your behaviour by picking some random guy who I don't really love and spend the rest of my life with him!". I mean, that's not the behaviour of a sane adult woman, she's being completely psychotic. With Rachel you can understand her qualms. And I love that she has the ability to keep her head cool in all situations and is portrayed as far braver than the average person... otherwise she'd just look extremely helpless beside the big brave men. Like Kim Basinger's horrible Vicki Vale in the first Tim Burton movie, who just screams and screams till your ears start to bleed.
So I'll have to agree with this site's review! It was a great movie!
Plus I'm not even annoyed by the "bat-voice"... If he's really gonna disguise his voice when talking to people who knows Bruce Wayne, growling out the sentences like a death metal singer with a cold is probably the best way. And then I guess it just became a habit over time, so now he automatically speaks like that whenever the suit is on.