I can not tell you how many people have asked me, knowing that mom and I go to the movies each weekend, if I've seen The Dark Knight and what I thought about it. I know this is going to come as a bit of a shock, but until today she and I hadn't gone to see this one. Neither of us are a big fan of crowds; therefore, we waited - and waited, and waited. Well folks, today was the day that we finally got around to seeing it and after all of the movie that we've endured lately, I'm wondering why we waited so long...This was an excellent movie!
Batman (Christian Bale) joins forces with Lt. Gordon (Gary Oldman) and a fearless district attorney (Aaron Eckhart) to take on the Gotham underworld and a wild-card villain, the Joker (the late Heath Ledger).
Batman has been doing a good job cleaning up the streets of Gotham. In fact, he may be doing too good a job. The organized crime lords have been backed into a corner. Not only do they have Batman after them, but the new DA, Harvey Dent, who actually wants to clean things up. And of course, Jim Gordon and his crew are fighting the good fight as well. Seeing no other way to deal with the situation, they accept the assistance of a newcomer: The Joker. The trouble is, they don't know what they've unleashed....
Even if Heath Ledger hadn't died, critics and audiences alike would still be buzzing about his performance as The Joker. He was superb!!
If you are one of the few who still hasn't gone to see this one, I suggest you head to your nearest movie theater and get yourself a ticket - make sure you use the bathroom first though, because it is a long movie - you won't be disappointed.