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* While Heath Ledger is a total show-stealer with his Joker, Creator/AaronEckhart '''nails''' it as Harvey Dent. He does a decent job at Harvey alone, [[spoiler:but it's when he becomes ComicBook/TwoFace that the ''real'' good stuff comes in. Eckhart does most of his lines in a SoftSpokenSadist/SuddenlyShouting tone, capturing the pure mental horror that was done to Harvey perfectly. But the most glorious part would have to be his final scene - every damn line he says, he gives it his all, sounding truly like an emotionally tormented, insane psychopath, especially with his StrawNihilist ramblings.]] And while not as completely character-refining as Ledger's Joker, Eckhart's portrayal of [[spoiler:Two-Face]] quickly became one of, if not the most popular incarnation thus far. Hats off to you, Aaron.

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* While Heath Ledger is a total show-stealer with his Joker, Creator/AaronEckhart '''nails''' it as Harvey Dent. He does a decent job at Harvey alone, [[spoiler:but it's when he becomes ComicBook/TwoFace that the ''real'' good stuff comes in. Eckhart does most of his lines in a SoftSpokenSadist/SuddenlyShouting SoftSpokenSadist[=/=]SuddenlyShouting tone, capturing the pure mental horror that was done to Harvey perfectly. But the most glorious part would have to be his final scene - every damn line he says, he gives it his all, sounding truly like an emotionally tormented, insane psychopath, especially with his StrawNihilist ramblings.]] And while not as completely character-refining as Ledger's Joker, Eckhart's portrayal of [[spoiler:Two-Face]] quickly became one of, if not the most popular incarnation thus far. Hats off to you, Aaron.


* While Heath Ledger is a total show-stealer with his Joker, Creator/AaronEckhart '''nails''' it as Harvey Dent. He does a decent job at Harvey alone, [[spoiler:but it's when he becomes ComicBook/TwoFace that the ''real'' good stuff comes in. Eckhart does most of his lines in a SoftSpokenSadist/SuddenlyShouting tone, capturing the pure mental horror that was done to Harvey perfectly. But the most glorious part would have to be his final scene - every damn line he says, he gives it his all, sounding truly like an emotionally tormented, insane psychopath, especially with his StrawNihilist ramblings.]] And while not as completely character-refining as Ledger's Joker, Eckhart's portrayal of [[spoiler:Two-Face]] quickly became one of, if not the most popular incarnation thus far. Hats off to you, Aaron.

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* While Heath Ledger is a total show-stealer with his Joker, Creator/AaronEckhart '''nails''' it as Harvey Dent. He does a decent job at Harvey alone, [[spoiler:but it's when he becomes ComicBook/TwoFace that the ''real'' good stuff comes in. Eckhart does most of his lines in a SoftSpokenSadist/SuddenlyShouting tone, capturing the pure mental horror that was done to Harvey perfectly. But the most glorious part would have to be his final scene - every damn line he says, he gives it his all, sounding truly like an emotionally tormented, insane psychopath, especially with his StrawNihilist ramblings.]] And while not as completely character-refining as Ledger's Joker, Eckhart's portrayal of [[spoiler:Two-Face]] quickly became one of, if not the most popular incarnation thus far. Hats off to you, Aaron.Aaron.
* When the Joker and his men crash the Harvey Dent benefit, the Joker fires his shotgun into the air to get everyone's attention. All of the guests visibly flinch back - except for Alfred.


--->"What were you trying to prove? That deep down, everyone is as ugly as you? ''You're alone!''"

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--->"What --->"[[SillyRabbitCynicismIsForLosers What were you trying to prove? That deep down, everyone is as ugly as you? ''You're alone!''"you?]] '''[[ShutUpHannibal You're alone!]]'''"


** The warden silently hands him the remote...[[spoiler:which Ginty throws right out of the window and into the river]]. After almost two hours of the Joker's HumansAreBastards rants without any real refute, it was a very nice and stealthy "[[PrecisionFStrike fuck you]]" to the clown.

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** The warden silently hands him the remote...[[spoiler:which Ginty throws right out of the window and into the river]]. After almost two hours of the Joker's HumansAreBastards rants without any real refute, it was a very nice and stealthy "[[PrecisionFStrike '''[[PrecisionFStrike fuck you]]" you]]''' to the clown.clown and his cynical philosophy.



** It's not just a CMOA, it's even a moving, TearJerker moment for many. A reminder that criminals, in the end, are still people.
** The same scene is nearly repeated on the other boat. One of the civilians declares that he'll do what no one else is willing to do. He walks over, picks up the detonator...and after several tense moments, wherein they realize that the other boat ''hasn't'' blown them up yet, [[spoiler:he puts the detonator back down with trembling fingers and sits down.]] There's something about that scene that is so incredibly ''human''.

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** It's not just a CMOA, it's even a moving, TearJerker moment for many. many, if not, a [[SugarWiki/HeartWarmingMoments Heartwarming moment]] for others. [[RousseauWasRight A reminder that criminals, in the end, are still people.
people]].
** The same scene is nearly repeated on the other boat. One of the civilians declares that he'll do what no one else is willing to do. He walks over, picks up the detonator...and after several tense moments, wherein they realize that the other boat ''hasn't'' blown them up yet, [[spoiler:he puts the detonator back down with trembling fingers and sits down.]] There's something about that scene that is so incredibly ''human''.''[[RousseauWasRight human]]''.


** Even more awesome: that was all a practical effect; no CGI, no miniatures. They put up a giant air piston on [=LaSalle=] Street and used that to flip the truck over. An impossible stunt? Oh, yes. But that doesn't make it ''any less breathtaking'' a stunt for the Dark Knight to pull off.

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** Even more awesome: that was all a practical effect; no CGI, no miniatures. They put up a giant air piston on [=LaSalle=] Street and used that to flip the truck over. An [[ArtisticLicensePhysics impossible stunt? stunt]]? Oh, yes. But that doesn't make it ''any less breathtaking'' a stunt for the Dark Knight to pull off.



* Harvey Dent's first scene, where he's questioning a witness. The witness (a hired gun) pulls out a pistol and aims at Harvey, the gun jams, and Harvey responds by quickly grabbing the gun and giving him a right cross. And then calmly tells the man who hired the hitman - who is on trial - that he ''really'' should have bought an American gun instead of a Chinese one. And then protesting when the judge orders the man taken away... because he hasn't finished his cross-examination. Appropriately, the crowd cheers.

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* Harvey Dent's first scene, where he's questioning a witness. The witness (a hired gun) pulls out a pistol and aims at Harvey, the gun jams, and Harvey responds by quickly grabbing the gun and giving him a right cross. And then calmly tells the man who hired the hitman - who hitman--who is on trial - that trial--that he ''really'' should have bought an American gun instead of a Chinese one. And then protesting when the judge orders the man taken away... because he hasn't finished his cross-examination. Appropriately, the crowd cheers.



** "How 'bout a magic trick? I'm going to make this pencil disappear... '''TA-DA!''' It's ''gone!''"
** "[[MemeticMutation Why... so... serious?]]"

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** "How 'bout a magic trick? I'm going to make this pencil disappear... '''TA-DA!''' It's ''gone!''"
It's...''Bah'', it's ''gone...!''"
** "[[MemeticMutation Why... so... so...serious?]]"


* While Heath Ledger is a total show-stealer with his Joker, Creator/AaronEckhart '''nails''' it as Harvey Dent. He does a decent job at Harvey alone, [[spoiler:but it's when he becomes ComicBook/TwoFace that the ''real'' good stuff comes in. Eckhart does most of his lines in a SoftSpokenSadist/SuddenlyShouting tone, capturing the pure mental horror that was done to Harvey perfectly. But the most glorious part would have to be his final scene - every damn line he says, he gives it his all, sounding truly like an emotionally tormented, insane psychopath, especially with his StrawNihilist ramblings.]] And while not as completely character-refining as Ledger's Joker, Eckhart's portrayal of [[spoiler:Two-Face]] quickly became one of, if not the most popular incarnation thus far. Hats off to you, Aaron.
* To this day, this and ''Film/JurassicPark'' are the only two films that have grossed a billion dollars (not adjusted for inflation) while never being theatrically [[BannedInChina released in China]]. [[note]] It was so popular bootlegged that ''The Dark Knight Rises'' got a release [[/note]] It is now the second biggest movie audience in the world and is expected to pass the US sooner rather than later.

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* While Heath Ledger is a total show-stealer with his Joker, Creator/AaronEckhart '''nails''' it as Harvey Dent. He does a decent job at Harvey alone, [[spoiler:but it's when he becomes ComicBook/TwoFace that the ''real'' good stuff comes in. Eckhart does most of his lines in a SoftSpokenSadist/SuddenlyShouting tone, capturing the pure mental horror that was done to Harvey perfectly. But the most glorious part would have to be his final scene - every damn line he says, he gives it his all, sounding truly like an emotionally tormented, insane psychopath, especially with his StrawNihilist ramblings.]] And while not as completely character-refining as Ledger's Joker, Eckhart's portrayal of [[spoiler:Two-Face]] quickly became one of, if not the most popular incarnation thus far. Hats off to you, Aaron.
* To this day, this and ''Film/JurassicPark'' are the only two films that have grossed a billion dollars (not adjusted for inflation) while never being theatrically [[BannedInChina released in China]]. [[note]] It was so popular bootlegged that ''The Dark Knight Rises'' got a release [[/note]] It is now the second biggest movie audience in the world and is expected to pass the US sooner rather than later.
Aaron.


** The warden silently hands him the remote... [[spoiler:which Ginty throws right out of the window and into the river]]. After almost two hours of the Joker's HumansAreBastards rants without any real refute, it was a very nice and stealthy "[[PrecisionFStrike fuck you]]" to the clown.
** What happens afterwards? [[spoiler: He goes back to his seat and bows his head in prayer, and a crowd of prisoners joins him.]] All without raising his voice above a whisper. BAD. ASS.
** It's not just a CMOA, it's even a moving, TearJerker moment for many.
** The same scene is nearly repeated on the other boat. One of the civilians declares that he'll do what no one else is willing to do. He walks over, picks up the detonator...and after several tense moments, wherein they realize that the other boat ''hasn't'' blown them up yet, [[spoiler: he puts the detonator back down with trembling fingers and sits down.]] There's something about that scene that is so incredibly ''human''.
** And the Joker's reaction is perfect, too. After a movie of watching him carry out all of his twisted plans with a [[SmugSnake self-satisfied]] assuredness that people will [[HumansAreBastards fall in line,]] his expression is one of [[EvilCannotComprehendGood understated, genuine confusion.]] ''The Joker doesn't know what to do.''

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** The warden silently hands him the remote... [[spoiler:which Ginty throws right out of the window and into the river]]. After almost two hours of the Joker's HumansAreBastards rants without any real refute, it was a very nice and stealthy "[[PrecisionFStrike fuck you]]" to the clown.
** What happens afterwards? [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:Ginty goes back to his seat and bows his head in prayer, and a crowd of prisoners soon joins him.]] All without raising his voice above a whisper. BAD. ASS.
** It's not just a CMOA, it's even a moving, TearJerker moment for many.
many. A reminder that criminals, in the end, are still people.
** The same scene is nearly repeated on the other boat. One of the civilians declares that he'll do what no one else is willing to do. He walks over, picks up the detonator...and after several tense moments, wherein they realize that the other boat ''hasn't'' blown them up yet, [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he puts the detonator back down with trembling fingers and sits down.]] There's something about that scene that is so incredibly ''human''.
** And the Joker's reaction is perfect, too. After a movie of watching him carry out all of his twisted plans with a [[SmugSnake self-satisfied]] assuredness that people will [[HumansAreBastards fall in line,]] his expression is one of [[EvilCannotComprehendGood understated, genuine confusion.]] His [[HumansAreBastards belief]] has gone unjustified, in this one crucial moment. ''The Joker doesn't know what to do.''



* The bank manager gets one when the Joker and his clowns storm the bank at the beginning of the film. While everyone is screaming in panic, he calmly takes off his glasses and blasts Chuckles in the back with a sawed-off shotgun ''without even getting out of his seat.'' He then proceeds to walk through the bank, firing at the Joker and Grumpy, and even when he's completely at his mercy, he still defies him. Granted he was most likely trained by the Mob, but it's still more badass than you'd expect from [[BadassBystander the average person.]]

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* The mob bank manager gets one when the Joker and his clowns storm the bank at the beginning of the film. While everyone is screaming in panic, he calmly takes off his glasses and blasts Chuckles in the back with a sawed-off shotgun ''without even getting out of his seat.'' He then proceeds to walk through the bank, firing at the Joker and Grumpy, and even when he's completely at his mercy, he still defies him. Granted he was most likely trained by the Mob, but it's still more badass than you'd expect from [[BadassBystander the average person.]]



* For the car chase of this film: the Joker, armed with a garbage truck, a semi truck worded "[[PutTheLaughterInSlaughter (S)LAUGHTER IS THE BEST MEDICINE]]", many henchmen, some shotguns, and a bazooka, is trying to kill Harvey Dent, who's in a fleeing armored car. After the truck punts an entire SWAT team's transporter into the river, Batman finally shows up in the Tumbler rocketing towards the carnage from the opposite side. The armored car sees the Tumbler approaching at high speed, and both are driving 70 mph at the least, they're about to collide head on...and then, obviously in a planned move, the driver swerves to the other lane at the very last possible second so that the Tumbler ''knocks the many-ton garbage truck, flattening the truck's cab against the ceiling, then turns around, and without a single visible scratch on it goes after the Joker.'' The Joker is loading up another missile to fire at Dent, Batman turns on the booster and the Tumbler rockets into the air ''and takes the entire blast of the missile''. The Joker was magnificent, but the Tumbler transcends the mortal limit of badass.

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* For the car chase of this film: the Joker, armed with a garbage truck, a semi truck worded "[[PutTheLaughterInSlaughter (S)LAUGHTER IS THE BEST MEDICINE]]", many henchmen, some shotguns, and a bazooka, is trying to kill Harvey Dent, who's in a fleeing armored car. After the truck punts an entire SWAT team's transporter into the river, Batman finally shows up in the Tumbler rocketing towards the carnage from the opposite side. The armored car sees the Tumbler approaching at high speed, and both are driving 70 mph at the least, they're about to collide head on...and then, obviously in a planned move, the driver swerves to the other lane at the very last possible second so that the Tumbler ''knocks ''rams into the many-ton garbage truck, flattening the truck's cab against the ceiling, then turns around, and without a single visible scratch on it goes after the Joker.'' The Joker is loading up another missile to fire at Dent, Batman turns on the booster and the Tumbler rockets into the air ''and takes the entire blast of the missile''. The Joker was magnificent, but the Tumbler transcends the mortal limit of badass.


-->'''Weurtz''': [[spoiler:Dent]]...Jesus, I-I thought you was dead!\\

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-->'''Weurtz''': -->'''Wuertz''': [[spoiler:Dent]]...Jesus, I-I thought you was dead!\\


*** If the audience isn't laughing every single second the Joker's on screen/page, no matter what the adaption or medium, then they're doing it so very, very wrong. That's the creepy thing about him... he makes you laugh, no matter what he does. The Joker could be massacring baby orphans, and it should still be funny.
*** The really hilarious part was how the scene ''totally'' subverted the UnflinchingWalk; the Joker ''starts'' by walking away with all the explosions going off, but then stops, angrily fiddles with his detonator, and then, when the ''rest'' of the bombs blow, he jerks in surprise and then runs away quickly, which is also a bit of ThrowItIn FridgeBrilliance, as no one expected the explosions to stop, so Heath just ad-libbed fiddling with the trigger and was genuinely surprised when they started up again.


* To this day, this is the only film that grossed a billion dollars (not adjusted for inflation) while never being theatrically [[BannedInChina released in China]]. [[note]] It was so popular bootlegged that ''The Dark Knight Rises'' got a release [[/note]] It is now the second biggest movie audience in the world and is expected to pass the US sooner rather than later.

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* To this day, this is and ''Film/JurassicPark'' are the only film two films that have grossed a billion dollars (not adjusted for inflation) while never being theatrically [[BannedInChina released in China]]. [[note]] It was so popular bootlegged that ''The Dark Knight Rises'' got a release [[/note]] It is now the second biggest movie audience in the world and is expected to pass the US sooner rather than later.


* While Heath Ledger is a total show-stealer with his Joker, Creator/AaronEckhart '''nails''' it as Harvey Dent. He does a decent job at Harvey alone, [[spoiler:but it's when he becomes ComicBook/TwoFace that the ''real'' good stuff comes in. Eckhart does most of his lines in a SoftSpokenSadist/SuddenlyShouting tone, capturing the pure mental horror that was done to Harvey perfectly. But the most glorious part would have to be his final scene - every damn line he says, he gives it his all, sounding truly like an emotionally tormented, insane psychopath, especially with his StrawNihilist ramblings.]] And while not as completely character-refining as Ledger's Joker, Eckhart's portrayal of [[spoiler:Two-Face]] quickly became one of, if not the most popular incarnation thus far. Hats off to you, Aaron.

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* While Heath Ledger is a total show-stealer with his Joker, Creator/AaronEckhart '''nails''' it as Harvey Dent. He does a decent job at Harvey alone, [[spoiler:but it's when he becomes ComicBook/TwoFace that the ''real'' good stuff comes in. Eckhart does most of his lines in a SoftSpokenSadist/SuddenlyShouting tone, capturing the pure mental horror that was done to Harvey perfectly. But the most glorious part would have to be his final scene - every damn line he says, he gives it his all, sounding truly like an emotionally tormented, insane psychopath, especially with his StrawNihilist ramblings.]] And while not as completely character-refining as Ledger's Joker, Eckhart's portrayal of [[spoiler:Two-Face]] quickly became one of, if not the most popular incarnation thus far. Hats off to you, Aaron.Aaron.
* To this day, this is the only film that grossed a billion dollars (not adjusted for inflation) while never being theatrically [[BannedInChina released in China]]. [[note]] It was so popular bootlegged that ''The Dark Knight Rises'' got a release [[/note]] It is now the second biggest movie audience in the world and is expected to pass the US sooner rather than later.


** The warden silently hands him the remote... [[spoiler:which Ginty throws right out of the window and into the river]]. After almost two hours of the Joker's HumansAreBastards rants without any real refute, it was a very nice "fuck you" to the clown.
** What happens afterwards? [[spoiler: He goes back to his seat and bows his head in prayer and a crowd around him joins him.]] All without raising his voice above a whisper. BAD. ASS.

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** The warden silently hands him the remote... [[spoiler:which Ginty throws right out of the window and into the river]]. After almost two hours of the Joker's HumansAreBastards rants without any real refute, it was a very nice "fuck you" and stealthy "[[PrecisionFStrike fuck you]]" to the clown.
** What happens afterwards? [[spoiler: He goes back to his seat and bows his head in prayer prayer, and a crowd around him of prisoners joins him.]] All without raising his voice above a whisper. BAD. ASS.



** The same scene is nearly repeated on the other boat. One of the civilians declares that he'll do what no one else is willing to do. He walks over, picks up the detonator, and after several tense moments, wherein they realize that the other boat ''hasn't'' blown them up yet, [[spoiler: he puts the detonator back down with trembling fingers and sits down.]] There's something about that scene that is so incredibly ''human''.

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** The same scene is nearly repeated on the other boat. One of the civilians declares that he'll do what no one else is willing to do. He walks over, picks up the detonator, detonator...and after several tense moments, wherein they realize that the other boat ''hasn't'' blown them up yet, [[spoiler: he puts the detonator back down with trembling fingers and sits down.]] There's something about that scene that is so incredibly ''human''.



* One word: Batpod. Its intro scene sure seems tragic ([[spoiler:the Tumbler destroying itself after it has been wrecked to hell]] by intercepting the Joker's rocket-grenade ) then becomes purely awesome when the Batpod emerges and goes on to take down the Joker in an awesome way.

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* One word: Batpod. Its intro scene sure seems tragic ([[spoiler:the Tumbler destroying itself self-destructing after it has been being wrecked to hell]] by intercepting the Joker's rocket-grenade ) rocket-grenade) then becomes purely awesome when the Batpod emerges and goes on to take down the Joker in an awesome way.



** Even more awesome: that was all a practical effect; no CGI, no miniatures. They put up a giant air piston on [=LaSalle=] Street and used that to flip the truck over.

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** Even more awesome: that was all a practical effect; no CGI, no miniatures. They put up a giant air piston on [=LaSalle=] Street and used that to flip the truck over. An impossible stunt? Oh, yes. But that doesn't make it ''any less breathtaking'' a stunt for the Dark Knight to pull off.


** "I believe that what doesn't kill you simply makes you... *DramaticUnmask* ....''stranger.''"

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** "I believe that what whatever doesn't kill you simply makes you... *DramaticUnmask* ....''stranger.''"

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*** It is worth pointing out that Joker keeps his finger on the hammer of the gun; even if Harvey decides to kill him, Joker will still walk out alive.


[[spoiler:'''Two-Face''']]: [[[spoiler:fastens seatbelt]]] ''[[spoiler:Your driver]].'' Bang.

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[[spoiler:'''Two-Face''']]: [[[spoiler:fastens seatbelt]]] ''[[spoiler:Your driver]].'' Bang.[[[spoiler:shoots the driver in the back, sending the car flying off the road]]]

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