Brad Brevet of Rope of Silicon
weighs in on "The Dark Knight" and notes,
"Heath Ledger presents himself as The Joker in a role that defines a career. It is unimaginable it would come to the point that a film based on a comic book character could actually have such an impact on one person. On a generation. Ledger's decent into what is, and has become, The Joker makes Jack Nicholson's interpretation look like nothing more than a simple clown. "Wait until they get a load of me," says Jack... Wait until you get a load of Heath
"In terms of comic book film adaptations this is the pinnacle. The argument saying this is the Godfather Part II
of comic book movies would insinuate that Batman Begins
is on equal terms with the original Godfather
, which is far from true. However, if we could call this The Godfather
of comic book movies I wait anxiously for what may/will become the film that caps off the trilogy."