Thursday night, at 11:59PM, I sat in my chair in the auditorium, second row from the front (not by choice), and the trailers began to roll. A few minutes later, a movie began. This movie was one of the best movies I've seen in a long time.
A gritty, dark, somewhat depressing crime drama with an excellent cast that sucks you in during the opening bank heist and keeps you in until the credits roll.
This is not exactly the description you'd expect from a movie adaptation of a comic book, but it's all true. The Dark Knight is truly an exceptional film.
as with Wall-E, I'm not going to go in to details about the film, just know that it is definitely worth watching in theaters.
Also, everyone is talking about Ledger's performance as the Joker. Now, I understand that he is getting a lot more praise for the role because he passed away, and usually I feel that it is not really deserved (as is the case with Kurt Cobain), but he truly did an exceptional job. He loses himself in the role, and I entirely forgot that I was watching Heath Ledger playing the Joker, I was watching the Joker play himself.