I finally saw Batman last night. For some reason, it came out about 3 weeks later than it did in the states. This means that I spent the last 3 weeks carefully avoiding spoilers on the internet. I was fairly successful -- the only things I knew about ahead of time were "Why so serious?" and the slightly distracting voice Christian Bale used when he was Batman.
I have to say I was very impressed by the film. There were some moments where the entire audience gasped, which is a sign that a movie is doing something right. I also enjoyed how dense they made the Joker's personality. One of my problems with the Joker has always been believing he could actually find henchmen to work for his crazy ass. This film explained it in a truly plausible way.
There is a lot more I would like to talk about this movie, but since I spent the last three weeks avoiding spoilers, I probably shouldn't include spoilers on my blog.
Best Batman movie ever.