Ok I’m going to take a lot of flack for this but my favorite theatrical release wasn’t The Dark Knight. It was Iron Man. Oh, don’t get me wrong I think Dark Knight is an absolutely stunning film with some truly superb performances. It certainly aims higher than Iron Man in terms of what it says about it’s main characters but at the same time I feel it over reaches in terms of what, plot wise at least, it tries to accomplish. At the same time there is a certain amount of heavy handedness to the juxtaposition of Batman and the Joker that belittles its audience and keeps it from reaching the level of narrative it could have.