Just got back from seeing the movie, and I'm still trying to process everything that I saw and heard. This movie has joined the ranks of Empire Strikes Back, The Godfather II and X2 as better than the original. First and foremost, all the talk about Heath Ledger and Oscar nominations is not just hot air. Heath completely inhabits the role, and I was glad to finally see the true Joker realised on screen. Aaron Eckartt was definitely a good choice for Dent, showing us quickly and succinctly the development of him into the third part of what would have been the triumvirate that set about to completely clean up Gotham. He does portray the 'white knight' and public face of the struggle well. From the start of the movie things move along at a rapid pace with so many twists and shifts that you can't predict where it all goes. None of the situations are the usual contrived set-ups you find in blockbusters (well, one might be but it still works well enough). Nolan paces it all so it doesn't feel like set pieces broken up by filler scenes. There's truely only one thing that I'm disappointed with, but it's something that does serve the way the story closes, so I can live with it. Everyone needs to see this. Preferably more than once.