After seeing the dark knight and sleeping for a little, I now have time to reflect on what is possibly my favorite movie of all time. The way it was portrayed was absolutely spectacular. The camera work was nearly flawless. Every move was captured perfectly. They highlighted all of the right things in every single scene.
Christian Bale did an amazing job of exposing Batman's inner turmoil. He makes it very clear how he feels about everything without actually vocalizing it. He showed a lot more anger in this movie than he did in the previous one. His pure spite for all that was bad or wrong is a large part of what made his character so great.
However, this movie would have been nothing, nothing, without Heath Ledger. His performance was 100% perfect. Every move, every word, ever expressions was absolutely perfect. He said everything with just the right amount of attitude and arrogance. To put it simply. he was one of the funniest characters that I've ever seen (including in actual comedies) in an extremely serious movie. He also did the one thing that I thought he couldn't do. I thought that no person could have possibly played the Joker better than Jack Nicholson. I was proven wrong and can now happily eat my ignorant words.
The Dark Knight have said the bar higher for superhero movies. Spiderman won't top this, Superman won't top this. No superhero movie that I've ever seen has come close to this. The writing was near perfect, the camera work was near perfect, and the acting was near perfect. This movie is one for the ages.