After a few weeks, I -finally- saw The Dark Knight this morning. Haven't decided where it stands in the film series. But for now, some random thoughts...
Good movie, though a little long. After some have said the Joker was funny and scary at the same time, I went in expecting lots of dark humor from him, but really... I didn't find him funny at all.* He's a deeply disturbed individual. But that makes him a good villain, too.
*That said, I did get a chuckle out of him fiddling with the remote when he didn't blow up the hospital all the way.
The transformation to Two Face was VERY cool, and he definitely looked much closer to the comics than the Tommy Lee Jones version.
Joker's talk about anarchy wasn't exactly fresh territory, but I did like his line about "We're destined to do this forever" and how he can tell someone's true persona right before he kills them. "You want to know which one of your friends were cowards?"
Good tension in the double boat scene. I certainly didn't expect the prisoner to do what he did. But it does prove Batman's point about humanity.
I got a kick out of the judge reading the charges, asks how do you plead, and a bunch of mobsters all shout at once.
Totally didn't see the twist coming with Gordon. Nice job.
Overall, I enjoyed it, though the hype was definitely overwhelming.
"You have the right to remain silent. But then again, you have the right to spill your guts and really blow it for yourself!"- Goofy, after arresting Pete and Peg