The night is darkest just before the dawn

Christopher Nolan is the best thing to happen to Batman since the 1989 original.  Having successfully revived the ailing franchise (after it hit rock bottom – see Batman & Robin) with (2005’s) Batman Begins, expectations were extraordinarily high for Nolan’s latest attempt – The Dark Knight.

Fortunately for fans, The Dark Knight is fantastic!  Heath Ledger delivers an absolutely stunning performance as the infamous Joker, while Christian Bale is right at home playing Gotham’s favorite crime-fighter.  In the end, the acting, writing, direction, and cinematography all come together to form a more perfect Batman.