Christopher Nolan steps back into the director's chair for this sequel to Batman Begins, which finds the titular superhero coming face to face with his greatest nemesis -- the dreaded Joker. Christian Bale returns to the role of Batman, Maggie Gyllenhaal takes over the role of Rachel Dawes (played by Katie Holmes in Batman Begins), and Brokeback Mountain star Heath Ledger dons the ghoulishly gleeful Joker makeup previously worn by Jack Nicholson and Cesar Romero. Just as it begins to appear as if Batman, Lt. James Gordon (Gary Oldman), and District Attorney Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart) are making headway in their tireless battle against the criminal element, a maniacal, wisecracking fiend plunges the streets of Gotham City into complete chaos. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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This movie is great. It's probably the greatest batman movie ever made. It's kinda long...but no matter. The film has a great plot and Heath Ledger's Joker was fantastic even though he still wasn't as good as Jack Nicholson or Mark Hamill. It also has a goood ending at it makes you crave for more. This movie far surpasses it's predecessor because it makes the action scenes much easier to see...and of course the Joker is, will, and always will be Batman greatest enemy.