Originally Posted by Dennis
I won't roll my eyes Den Den, you could have picked much worse.
On the subject of The Joker, everyone is going to have their favourite, but for mine it's Ledger and here's why. Nicholson played Joker as equal parts Jack Nicholson and Cesar Romero's Joker. Was it good? Sure. But it was just another great Nicholson role. If you really want to judge it, don't compare it to other Jokers - compare it to other Nicholson roles.
As for TDK, be it Ledgers or Nolans idea (or both) to portray The Joker in this style was nothing short of masterful. Nobody should ever listen to what comic book "purists" have to say because they are nothing but insulated and narrow minded fanboys. I look forward to them losing control of their bodily functions if they go ahead and make Joseph Gordon Levitt the Batman.
I disagree with Asher about Ledgers death making it seem better - it sure didn't do anything to make crap like The Patriot or A Knight's Tale seem any better, now did it? (I don't care what anyone says, AKT was fucking terrible) But the guy showed he had chops in Brokeback Mountain and Monsters Ball.
In any case, it really just comes down to personal preference.