I liked The Dark Knight, but I didn't think it was absolutely amazingly phenominally insanely crap-your-pants-over-it brilliant like everyone else did. In my opinion, Dark Knight has "The Crow factor." Everyone crapped their pants over The Crow when it came out because Brandon Lee died and then everyone did it when Heath Ledger died. Only difference is that I REALLY love The Crow. I actually do think it's briliant.
And, am I the only one who finds Christian Bale totally annoying? I find his Bruce Wayne to be very fake. I don't feel any sympathy for him, but I find his portrayal rather superficial and generic. As Batman, he's OK, but the voice really has to go. The best actor portraying a superhero in the past ten years has to go to Brandon Routh in Superman Returns in my opinion.