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Everything in this film is what is needed for great drama - great plot
on 4 December 2015
It is such a pity that Heath Ledger got his Oscar posthumously. It has to be one of the most transfixing performances of that decade. When I first saw it, the Joker genuinely scared the hell out of me.It is one of the most successful performances of a psychopath by someone who is decidedly not so. Out of all the films from 2000 through 2010, Heath's was indeed most deserved. Of course, anything that the Nolan Brothers touch seems to turn to cinematic gold. Everything in this film is what is needed for great drama - great plot, wonderful character development, and three cinematic acts with a great conclusion and an apt ending. I was disappointed somewhat with the last film in the trilogy, but this one on it's own follows the cardinal rule of middle pieces of trilogies - make them engaging, entertaining, dark, unsettling, and somewhat unresolved. The best Batman movie ever made, IMHO. We'll see what Ben Affleck does with Superman vs Batman. Last time Fox did that with Aliens Vs Predators they should have hung themselves for poor taste and sheer avarice. Turning two of that generations most compelling franchises into mere bloodbaths was disgusting, and without cinematic merit. Anyway, buy this movie - it's the best.