The final acting role for late actor Heath Ledger is a dark, whimsical walk into the world of new villains and even more action than previous Batman films. The story revolves around the introduction of the Joker, played by Ledger, but it is rumored that toward the end of the film the villain Two Face makes his first appearance. (Unlike the comics, Dentâ€™s alter ego is portrayed as more of an anti-hero than necessarily a villain.)
You can best describe Ledgerâ€™s character as a less fun-loving rendition of the Jack Nicholson version who is a psychopathic, schizophrenic killer. Director Chris Nolan wanted a frightening anarchical portrayal of the Joker, and Ledger definitely delivers.
Like every other Batman film, you have classic fight scenes and even a few surprises. You will find plenty of worthy quotes to repeat over and over again, and you may find a few unexpected cheesy moments. Brilliant chase scenes and a sense of the ever-coming wow factor add to the necessity for you to see this film again immediately after you have exited the theatre.
If you only see one movie this summer, I highly recommend Batman: The Dark Knight when it hits a theatre near you on July 18th. The stars Include Maggie Gyllenhall, Heath Ledger, Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Anthony Michael Hall, Eric Roberts and Gary Oldman.