I saw The Dark Knight on Friday morning but I don't feel comfortable reviewing it just yet. I want to see it again just to make sure of a few salient points. I plan to see it again in a week or so at an IMAX theater to get the full experience. Until then, let me just say that I think it is the best Batman film ever. I loved Batman Begins and this one was much, much better.
Heath Ledger's portrayal of the Joker was amazing. He played the nihilism perfectly. Michael Caine as Alfred describes him thus: "Some men just like to watch the world burn." Ledger makes you believe that that is his exact motivation. I think he really stole the show and would deserve any Oscar that he'll surely be nominated for—even though the Academy would just do it because of his untimely death.
In the end, I highly recommend that you see this movie if you like Batman at all. It's audacious, visually stunning, and exceedingly well-acted. I'm seeing it twice and I can't remember the last movie I saw twice at the theaters.