Asher, you philistine. Look, I hate comic book movies ten times as much as the next guy. No joke. They’re stupid 95% of the time. Seriously stupid. I sit in the theatre and roll my eyes and wonder what the deal is with the retards who write, read, and revere this stuff. And then I adjust my beret, sniff, and pick a piece of lint off my pressed slacks. But to try to tar Dark Knight with the comic book movie brush is just goofy. “No real insight”? “Titillates but never illuminates”? Dude.
It’s a movie about characters making difficult choices instead of just punching each other real hard. On that level alone, Dark Knight has more claim to a “serious” movie that most serious movies.