Cast: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, ...
Synopsis: Batman raises the stakes in his war on crime. With the help of Lieutenant Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to dismantle the remaining criminal organizations that plague the city streets. The partnership proves to be effective, but they soon find themselves prey to a reign of chaos unleashed by a rising criminal mastermind known to the terrified citizens of Gotham as the Joker.
Review: The Dark Knight felt out of sync with Batman Begins. The re-cast of Rachel Dawes was unnecessary. It was a character created solely for the film, and at the very least should have been consistent. They went with an exaggerated, comic-style appearance for Two-Face, though the film itself tries to be more dark and realistic. I would have preferred to have seen Harvey Dent scolded badly, instead of having half his face set on fire. Which, cinematically, looked awkward. The revised cowl design for the Bat-suit was much bulkier in the redesigned suit. Overall, I was impressed with the redesigned suit in all other aspects. The performance of Heath Ledger as the Joker also fell a bit short. The character seemed much more mild than expected.