The Dark Knight is the most over-rated warmed up sack of shit ever put on celluloid. The *only* reason, and I mean the *only* reason why people liked it is because Ledger died before it came out. They had a good marketing team too, convincing everyone that the "Why so serious?" shirt was the hottest thing since Vaginas.
Heath Ledger did *not* play the joker in that film, he played Osama Bin Laden.
You're full of it. I'm not going to say that it's the best movie ever, but it's certainly not a sack of shit. I wouldn't expect this from a film critic. I thought the joker's musings on how cheap true villainy is were great, and his well-constructed crimes were certainly of higher quality than ordinary terrorism. I don't think that you thought that comment through, so I'm not going to harp on it, but you are providing an image nothing short of simply disliking a popular movie because it's popular. Evaluate it for yourself. And who gives a crap about the marketing? It doesn't matter.
Best comic movies for me, in order, are:
1) History of Violence
2) Iron Man
3) X-Men III
4) V for Vendetta
5) Fantastic Fou: Rise of the Silver Surfer
Oldboy fucking RULES! The other two in the "vengeance trilogy" did virtually nothing for me though.
I totally agree with you about the Vengeance trilogy. Really, nothing more to be said. However, did you really like those comic movies that much? I don't think V for Vendetta is all that, but I do think it's better than the top three. History of Violence was really terrible when contrasted with the comic, and that added sex was a complete and rather graphic waste of time. Iron Man had a nice setup, but I don't think there was anything special about the rest of the movie. It was pretty generic and the villain was a total bore. I guess I'd have to re-watch X-Men III to re-evaluate my opinion on that one.
Maybe I'm just a fool, but I thought that Spider-Man 2 was a damn good comic movie. Sure, you could trim a lot off of it, but flinging sacks of gold coins as weapons was neat, and that train battle is what I think a comic movie's fighting should feel like. I also thought that the villain was rather well done as a whole. Although, Harvey Dent's setup was well done - one of the better villain setups in a movie. He was lacking as a true villain, though.