Ok, so it has been weeks and I still haven’t written about The Dark Knight. I saw it twice and I would go see it every week if I could afford it. I had been thinking for a while about the lack of the great villain in super hero movies. Hancock had to fight a former psychology professor with no super powers at all. Tony Stark’s big enemy actually has the name Obadiah Stane.Â Seriously?Â And to pull off that name, you choose Jeff Bridges?Â Eh.Â Stane is the same as Stark, but just like bigger.Â Don’t get me started on Spiderman 3, where the bad guys decide to help the good guy and everyone just becomes friends at the end and sings.
The Joker is a real villain.Â He lives to be the evil counterpart to Batman.Â He is Batman, but vigilante for badness.Â The Joker sums up why he is the best villain ever when he says to Batman, “You just couldn’t let me go could you? This is what happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object. You truly are incorruptible aren’t you? You won’t kill me out of some misplaced sense of self-righteousness, and I won’t kill you, because you’re just too much fun. I think you and I are destined to do this forever.”