Christopher Nolans second film in his batman trilogy, The Dark Knight, is easilly better (So far, considering the fact that the Dark Knight Rses won't be released into theatres for another two days, yet) than the still solid and ejoyable Batman Begins. But, The Dark Knight makes everything that happens in the rival Marvel Comics movies looking quaint, childish and, dare I say it, deathly boring. The Dark Knight has so many memorably disturbing moments, so many extremely memorable performances (the highlight being the late Heath Ledger), and so many powerful action sequences and most importantly, a seemingly unending supply of clever, smart and well-written narrative notions that make The Dark Knight a bold stand-out from nearly every other superhero film out there today. This film is more of a solid action film, than a superhero film, but nobody should ever think for a second that it doesn't deliver grandly in both scale and power. The performances are all stepped-up this time around, with of course, the always mentioned, late Heath Ledger as the joker in the defining, and, sadly the second last performance of his career. But, in all honesty, this really should hve been his last, because, even though his death was obviously awful and that a great actor was cut short just at the time when he was finally becoming a big sensation, his unforgettable performance s the horrific joker would have made the perfect swan song, which it is often thought of as, as well. Now, even though this movie is only Rated PG-13, every parent should be completely aware that this is probably one of the strongest PG-13 Rated films ever released, and that they should also take some caution when allowing there young chldren do watch this movie, even if they are bg Batman fans, they may not be able to handle some of the content here, but, without furhter ado, here we go: The Dark Knight has nearly non-stop amount of intense violence and mayhem, which coincides with the Jokers brutal and extraordinarily disturbing personality, which includes torture, mutliple bombings and murders, a character having a bomb sewed into his stomach only to have it explode in a police sation filled with other fellow inmates and police officers, and, of course, a main character who is horribly bruned facially, and has a truly gruesome appearance that could very easilly give young children nightmares. Also, there is infrequent but moderate profanity, including several uses each of b-tch, sh-t, g-dd-mn, b-lls and h-ll. The Dark Knight isn't just one of the best superhero movies ever made, it could very well be even one of the best aciton films ever made, which is sure to entertain us long after The Dark Knight Rises is released, but, until that films release in two days, which I have most recently purchased early tickets for, my anticipation for The Dark Knight Rises only contnues to reach a level of near insanity.