Every time you discuss “The Dark Knight” with someone they almost always say that the film is “Perfect”, but those people seem to deny that the film has some big flaws. And, there is even those that still complain the film “snubbed” from the oscars. So, here is just why I think the film is very over-rated.
And, just to remind you that this is all just my OPINION. But, since I wrote the post my opinion means more than yours, lol(Joking).
1. Two-Face And The Scarecrow Were WASTED.
This is the biggest problem I had with the film. Everyone should know that Two-Face is one Batman’s most well-known villains. However, killing the character off after only 20 minutes of screen time was just an utter waste. I would even say that it was almost as bad as Burton killing off The Joker.
The writers gave Dent so much development that Two-Face could/should have been saved for the sequel. Nolan could have done so much more with that character in the following sequel. You have to remember that “Batman Begins” was based off of Batman: Year One. And, “The Dark Knight” was based off of The Long Halloween. So, the third film could have been based off of Dark Victory which also featured Two-Face.
But now, that Nolan has confirmed that Two-Face is dead, then it would nothing more than a cheap cop-out if they brought the character back.
And as for The Scarecrow, well, that character was completely useless, and added nothing to the story. In fact, the character was so useless that you could have cut The Scarecrow completely and the story would still be the exact same.
2. The Ferry Boat Scene Was Completely Ridiculous.
When I first heard about the stupidity of the Ferry Boat scene on TMB, I thought that Campea was just overreacting to it. But, after seeing the scene for myself I have to agree with him on that front.
I liked the fact that it shows that there is still some good left in the citizens of Gotham, but it makes no sense. Are you telling me that a mother won’t blow up a boat full of people that are nothing more than low lifes to protect her child? Come on, I thought this Batman universe was supposed to be realistic.
Not only that, but I can tell you right now that criminal who rape, mug, murder for the mob or just for fun would have no problem killing off all of those citizens.
3. Use Of Wayne’s Detective Skills Was WEAK.
One of the aspect of “Batman Begins” that I was disappointed in was that we didn’t see Wayne use his skills as a detective. I understand that it was dropped with the purpose of time, and was very much looking forward that in the sequel. But, the way it was utilized was just weak. All he did was take fingerprints off a shattered bullet. Is that really all the “great” Christopher Nolan could come up with when you have about a hundred comics to get ideas from?
4. The Film Was Too Long.
The majority of the time I don’t mind if a film is long, but only if the story needs it to be long. But, “The Dark Knight” should have ended after The Joker blew up the hospital. If the film ended right after that scene then we wouldn’t have had that horrible Ferry Boat scene, nor would Two-Face have died so early.
If the film ended there, then they could have easily set up the sequel with The Joker and Two-Face on the loose. And, could have used Dark Victory as a bases for the sequel.
So, there you have it, four reasons as to why I think “The Dark Knight” is the most over-rated film of the decade. No, I’m not saying that I hate the film, because I don’t.
If I were to rate the film I would actually give it a 4 out of 5, and would rank it third on my “Favorite Comic-Book Films” list.
What do you think, Over-rated? Or not over-rated?