I just got back from seeing it at IMAX
It is a long film. It feels like two films shown back-to-back. AND I LOVED EVERY MINUTE OF IT.
this will be a quick, spoiler-free look at the film.
firstly, I want you to know that I am a HUGE Batman fan, I own at least a dozen Batman trades, I have a framed copy of Detective Comics framed and hanging on my wall, I own many Batman DVDs (including BB and the animated series and movies), and I wore my Batman T-shirt to the movies (yes, I'm nerd...but so are you...)
that being said, THIS IS THE BEST BATMAN FILM EVER MADE (animated or live action). In fact, THIS IS THE BEST SUPERHERO FILM EVER MADE. Superman who??? BB was a good attempt at a Batman film, TDK is a note-perfect Batman film - straight from the comic pages to the silver screen!
We finally get to see the real Joker on screen. I believed in Harvey Dent (and had a tear in my eye for his fate).
The IMAX experience was just that, an experience. YOU HAVE TO SEE THIS FILM ON IMAX! I don't know how I will be able to watch it again on a normal sized cinema screen, or heaven forbid, a TV screen.
The Joker was perfect. perfect. perfect.
very minor spoiler - the rumours that we've heard about who the villian in the third film might not be true!
Anyway, for those of you that have yet to see it, enjoy the film. let the gushing begin!
PS - if you haven't guessed, i voted excellent