Might just as well cut strait to the chase. BOOOOOOOORRRRING…

While Ledger played an excellent psychopath in the Joker, this was probably the only redeeming feature of this film. It was bloated at 2 and a half hours, had a plot that attempted something like intrigue but only dragged out the action, and dumbed down the story at inexplicable points. For instance, there’s a scene where a character gives another character an object. Later on in the story that scene is shown in flashback to remind the audience about where it came from. But… it’s an essential object. If the viewer doesn’t know where the damn object is from them they’re obviously either stupid or not paying attention…

As I say, the only redeeming feature of this film is the Joker. The rest of the action is routine by today’s standards. The intrigue that’s supposed to underwrite the story is patchy at best, and outright silly at worst. And some characters seem to contribute very little and could probably be don away with entirely to save about a hour of my life from being squandered.

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