Someone told me that "The Dark Knight" is the best superhero movie ever. I believe him. Christopher Nolan pulls off an incredible tale that just ups the ante for forthcoming movies about men in tights. I've rarely liked Batman movies especially because of the silly portrayal of the villains and lack of credibility. Batman Forever and Batman and Robin were those that I especially detested. Christopher Nolan, however has changed the face of Batman to be meaningful, gripping cinema.
You dont find it strange that Batman is tired of playing vigilante; you dont find it strange that he wants to hand over the mantle to a hero with a face; you dont find it strange that he is upset about losing his lady love; you dont find it strange that the Joker doesnt wish to kill Batman since he completes him; it isnt strange the way Harvey Dent discovers his split personality; it isnt strange that he wishes to decide things at the flip of a coin. The movie is lifelike and flawless and I could keep going on with the examples.
Heath Ledger, Christian Bale, Aaron Eckhart all excel in whats the most gripping bat-tale ever (at least for me). I was almost embarrassed I hadnt watched this movie yet. If you havent you must.