Movie critics have already raved about The Dark Knight.
Director Kevin Smith (Clerks, Mallrats) just saw the film and he raved about it on his blog.
"Courtesy of Peter Sciretta over at SlashFilm.com, I caught an early screening of "The Dark Knight" yesterday evening.Without giving anything away, this is an epic film (and trust me: based on the sheer size and scope of the visuals and storytelling, that's not an overstatement).
It might not be humanly possible to look forward to a movie more than we're looking forward to The Dark Knight.
It's the "Godfather II" of comic book films and three times more earnest than "Batman Begins" (and f-ck, was that an earnest film). Easily the most adult comic book film ever made. Heath Ledger didn't so much give a performance as he disappeared completely into the role; I know I'm not the first to suggest this, but he'll likely get at least an Oscar nod (if not the win) for Best Supporting Actor.
F-cking flick's nearly three hours long and only leaves you wanting more (in a great way). I can't imagine anyone being disappointed by it. Nolan and crew have created something close to a masterpiece."