Wow, I just got home from seeing Batman: The Dark Knight, and it’s the first time I’ve been to the theatre in about 5 years because it just hasn’t been worth it for a long time. This movie however is definitely worth it and it will keep you both on the edge of your seat and work your brain as well. I can only think of one nitpick to say about it and that’s that Rachel Dawes character was more of a plot device then anything to move along the key characters of Wayne and Dent, but Harvey Dent and The Joker’s modern intepretations have social implications reaching down to the very core of just about everything we think we know about ourselves.
No spoilers, but pay special attention to the character of Harvey Dent and how he conducts himself throughout the movie and you can get an idea of where he is going. Especially pay attention anytime he talks about Justice, Fairness and Bias, because he is more right then you might think given the situations in the movie. Also consider the lines spoken by the Joker, especially his “Agent of Chaos” speech as it serves to solidify him as just that and nothing more, as well as pretty much the only honest character in the movie. This is one of those movies where nobody is the same at the end of it, even if they have to pretend to be, and nobody is really the true hero or the villain as the attentitive viewer will come to realize are merely labels we apply for our own peace of mind and self-comfort, they all merely have qualities that are within all of us.
So what are you waiting for? Go see this movie now. WAIT! Don’t just take my word for it, don’t even take your own. Just flip a coin and let fair unbiased chance decide for you……considering that chance can never make the wrong choice.