I didn’t dislike this movie, just aspects of it. I do have a problem with the girl; can’t remember her name offhand, but she annoyed me and while I wasn’t exactly rooting for her to die, I knew which of the two (Harvey Dent and the girl) were more important for Gotham. I also thought Harvey Dent’s fall was a little too pat. I feel like they spent a lot of time in exposition in the first forty minutes of the movie and could have spent a little more time on his fall and developing just what made the White Knight fall so badly. By then it just felt like “Hey - you all know he falls! Let’s get on with it!” Basically I think they spent too long on the trees and not enough on the forest.
I did, however, think Joker was amazing. When I first watched the movie, I didn’t like it much and didn’t remember a lot of it (seriously that is a long and complicated movie and it takes at least two viewings to ‘get’ everything)…so I wasn’t sure how good Joker was, and thought perhaps some of it was hype (dead actors are always better, as they say). I watched it again in the comfort of my home, and realized - he had done a phenomenal job.
But don’t tell me he doesn’t plan!