1. The Dark Knight (12A)
The greatest film of the year – this stunning movie is every bit as good as fans hoped, exceeding the high standards set by predecessor Batman Begins.
The hype centred around the tragic Heath Ledger, whose performance as the Joker is a truly fitting tribute to his great talent. He portrays a genuinely terrifying villain, a man who has no interest in money, only in causing mayhem for the sake of his own entertainment.
On the other hand, Batman (Christian Bale) is a troubled soul who is torn by his morals, which the Joker gleefully plays on whenever possible by setting him up with impossible dilemmas.
Many viewers found the second villain, Two-Face, an unnecessary distraction but I felt he worked well, adding a different element and setting up the big climax perfectly. This is a film everyone should see, comic book fan or not.
Source: Sunday Mail