Upon second watch of the Dark Knight I realized it was a mediocre film , but Heath Ledger Joker is still impressive. Where this movie failed to impress me it was not the performances or cinematography. Despite being portrayed as a brooding, dark film on mental illness it came across as very shallow. It lacked originality, which is a shame. Do we have people that bully and treat the vulnerable like crap ? Absolutely. Is the system corrupt and have been making money over mental illness, while we still on some parts is seen as a tabo? Yes . Do we also have good people and those who are underpaid on social work jobs?
The movie didn’t explore Joker psyche or his motivations. It was a cheap use of outside drama to tell a half - baked compelling story.