The Dark Knight Reviewed
Caution: Two Spoilers Ahead...
Okay so this isn't a comic book reviewed, but rather a DC character.
Batman, portrayed by Christian Bale is at it again, as the best Batman on silver screen in this latest installment of the Batman movie series. This has got to be the most impressive Batman movie that I have ever seen. Everyone's acting was suberb and the late Heath Ledger stole the show with his portrayal of the maniacal Joker. Aaron Eckhart as the Harvey Dent was superb. Also there was indeed fine acting by returnees Gary Oldman as Jim Gordon, Michael Caine as Bruce Wayne's butler Alfred and Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox. Maggie Gyllenhaal plays Rachel Dawes in this movie, replacing Katie Holmes who played the character in Batman Begins.
Although Jack Nicholson's portrayal of the Joker in the Batman film by Tim Burton back in 1989 was great the character was not played as so maniacal and sadistic as Ledger portray's him. In my opinion Ledger is the dark Joker of the comic books, the one that provides Batman a truly worthy adversary.
The only fault that I have with the movie is one that I have with most comic based movies. That is that many times continuity, that is origin stories and certain other aspects of a character are changed from the comic to the big screen. In The Dark Night the Joker apparently didn't fall into a vat of acid as he did in the comics. Thus in this recent movie he paints his face white with makeup and apparently uses lipstick to cover the scars surrounding his lips.
In this movie, Harvey Dent becomes Two Face not by having acid thrown in his face in a courtroom as in the comic book but rather by gasoline or oil that was covering one side of his face ignite after an explosion.
Other than those two origin stories straying from the comic books this has got to be my favorite superhero movie of all time, even beating the recent Iron Man that I felt was spectacular.