Ok since I've been a little vague I'll add this although I've probably blabbed about this in the past in other threads:
I liked Batman Begins, I really did. There was something there that worked and worked well as an origin story. Bale was tolerable to me in that one because it was mostly about Bruce Wayne which he can pull off as an actor. However, as Batman the train goes off the tracks when he brings out that ridiculous growl.
The Dark Knight, as I poked fun at Mofo earlier in the thread, suffers from The Phantom Menace syndrome or at least it does for me and I think many other folks. You go in expecting the world and you walk away trying to convince yourself you received it. However, it simply failed on all levels. Story wise it was a choppy mess. Yes I get the underlying theme of "how far must you go to stay the hero" which I'm cool with. That and what makes a hero. However as a viewer, I want to know how far the film will go to entertain me which frankly, it didn't. It has no rewatch value for me personally. It was actually painful the second time around and I mean painful.
Harvey Dent should have simply been a background character but gets thrust into the mix way too much. Ledger was par for Mr. J but I really don't think it was as epic as people made it out to be. Especially Oscar winning, no offense to the deceased of course.
But... I thought we were friends.
Actually, most of the things you mentioned didn't work for you I thought were the strongest points of the movie. I think the movie is very tightly constructed, in that there is almost nothing mentioned in the movie that does not come up later and serve as an important plot point later on. Harvey Dent/Two-Face is the very sole of the movie, his downfall is the entire point.The Dark Knight
, to me, is a phenomenal film. There is a very human story being told in a big-budget action film, and it's the best Batman movie ever made. Well, outside of
I think the film is brilliant and very, very good. Obviously there is a difference of opinion here, but I don't care. I loved the hell out of The Dark Knight
and if you disagree, well, I still don't care.