I saw the Dark Knight finally, but I guess I expected too much from the movie? I went in expecting some epic crime drama with "teh best villain evars". But the film was just boring. The opening scene was interesting, but it was all down hill from there. Maybe it was Ledgers character, but I just didn't see the Joker as a great villain. He seemed like some wimpy guy who managed to con some people to work for him through various means. I guess thats supposed to make him some epic villain?
The story dragged on far too much. I can't even really recall what the movie was about besides Joker constantly escaping police custody, or just harassing certain members of the public while Batman tries to stop him. When do the interesting parts start? There wasn't any kind of drama, and the Batmans love interest storyline was so hard to swallow with her eye bags and generally older looking appearance. There wasn't any clever back and forth between Joker and Batman. Joker was just some insane guy who wanted to see the world burn. That doesn't make for a very interesting villain imo.
I read a critic review that compared the movie to Heat, on that same level of a crime drama. But holy cow, how wrong they are. This was just boring all throughout.