The Dark Knight

The Dark Knight ★★½

The Dark Knight has a lot of great ingredients in it - most notably Heath Ledger's amazing performance as the Joker - but put all altogether it becomes a fairly over-baked affair. Action sequences are clumsily constructed, Bruce Wayne is an insufferable protagonist, and the whole thing feels overly long and poorly paced.

Watching The Dark Knight on its initial release I found that there was enough surprises and big-screen spectacle to make it a fun experience but on a repeat-viewing there really isn't very much to enjoy in this film.