You know, it’s a comic book movie. I didn’t read the comics, so I can’t really comment on the accuracy of the re-imaging of Batman’s battle against the joker. The Dark Knight was far better than I expected; it needs a healthy amount of editing (say, cutting about half an hour). Most of this could come via the elimination of some superfluous side plots. As an example of the genre, it’s the best I’ve seen. 8/10.