I am really hoping that I like this film. I reread the books about four years ago and thought they did stand up pretty well, but perhaps not so much to people who were not into the comics of that era. Based on the reviews, I have two worries:
The film will drag.
The film will be too unrelentingly violent.
I know that I am in the minority, but I found both of these things to be flaws with The Dark Knight. I did enjoy the movie but found it too serious to be enjoyable in a popcorn munching cinematic experience kind of way. Also, I really really think it should have ended with the Joker and Two-Face in the hospital room--everything after that I just felt to be too much and too long.