Spoiler alert! Do not read this if you have only seen The Dark Knight once. You will shake your head and say, "No...I don't think so. Are you sure?" and you'll argue these points as if you have seen the film twice, but you haven't. You'll probably do it with a mouthful of sandwich. Just stop.
There are only two swear words in the whole film. To some people hell is not even a swear word, which brings us down to the "G(osh) Da(rn) it!" that Det. Lt. Gordon (Gary Oldman) shouts in desperation. I have a feeling it was an improvisation based on someone off camera holding up pictures of him from Dracula.
Bruce Wayne is ready for the Dear John letter. He kisses Rachel only once and with his hand in his pocket at that. Survey says he's not even that into her.
THERE'S NO BLOOD IN THE WHOLE FILM. Not even when people are shot with rifles.
Director and co-writer of the screenplay CHRIS NOLAN HATES DOGS. They die senselessly twice. Three times if you count Maggie Gyllenhaal, who closely resembles a bull dog.
BATMAN DOES NOT SAVE THE MOST PEOPLE. He saves Rachel. Det. Lt. Gordon saves the mayor, the tattletale guy, and Batman himself. Perhaps Gordon is the hero movie audiences deserve but not the one they need?
MOST UNDERRATED ACTOR: GORDON'S WIFE (Melinda McGraw). She has three scenes, and she bawls in each one of them. Do you know how hard that is to do?!
THERE IS RECYCLED DIALOGUE. Bruce Wayne says to Lucius Fox, "I'm playin' this one pretty close to the chest," which would be a clever card metaphor until Harvey Dent later says to Gordon, "You were playing this one pretty close to the chest," By the time Alfred says it to Rachel when she returns to Wayne Manor for her bra, it's DOA.
Two coin-tossing thumbs up!