I fail to see what all the hype was about with the Dark Knight. Yes it was a fun action film but wasn't anything special. Heath ledger's joker didn't seem to be the Joker to me as he lacked that quirky sadistic sense of humour that Jack Nicholson portrayed so well.
Honestly I don't think people would have been raving about it if it hadn't been Ledger's last film. All that putting on a deliberate soft talking voice to try to add atmosphere in the film came off as cheesy to me, especially with Bale as Batman trying to sound like Michael Keaton when in the suit and sounding totally different out of it.