Tavish wrote:I'll take the dissenting opinion with The Dark Knight. Other than Ledger's performance which was outstanding, I thought the rest of the movie was not any better than the last few movies before the Batman reset. The plot was scattered to the point of being unbearable at times, the deep Batman voice was grating and aggravating, and by the time the movie ended I was completely uninterested in the Dent/Two-Face storyline. It is never a good sign when you are hoping that they show more Wayne and less Batman and I found myself at that point several times in the movie.
As unpopular as that view might be, I'll go even further and say that as great as Ledger was I still think Nicholson was better. Jack certainly didn't have the same type of dialogue to work with that Heath did, but I think overall the performance was better.
You are entitled to your opinion of course. Two things I do agree with: Dent's storyline should have ended with him becoming Two Face and maybe expand on his story in the next installment. Batman's raspy voice did get annoying after a while. He did that in Batman Begins but I'm not sure if it was really necessary to change his voice in that manner.
I liked Ledger's Joker better than Nicholson's. They were both good but Ledger's joker had more depth and he was much more believable.
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