Warning: this post contains spoilers!
If you haven’t watched the movie yet, come back later.
Before I begin, let me mention that I have really enjoyed the movie, particularly Heath Ledger‘s outstanding performance as the Joker. Batman, in my opinion, lacked in several elements:
- No Bat Cave
I’m sorry, but a basement with brightly lit lights does not fit with Batman’s dark persona.
- The Destruction of the Batmobile
Rather than use the advanced features of the his sophisticated batmobile, Batman drove recklessly, in an attempt to prevent Harvey from being targeted, and ended up destroying his vehicle altogether. It was as though he deliberately wanted to obliterate his own vehicle just to use the motorbike!
- Inferior to Dogs
Someone explain to me why a deadly martial artist in hard titanium armor would ever be concerned about a regular pair of dogs?
- All-Along Guess Work
When Batman couldn’t figure out what the Joker’s next move will be, rather than solve riddles and connect the dots, he goes ahead and spies on all of Gotham’s wireless communication violating everybody’s privacy along with it. Way to go; real classic case solving, detective!
- Sonar Vision
I could pass up the fact that all mobile phones were omitting omni-directional high frequency pulses during the end of the movie, but there was no way that there were enough phones to generate an accurate realtime 3D structure of an entire building! It wouldn’t hurt to have Batman wear a large pulse generator gadget on his belt you know.