Spoiler Alert Read no further if you haven't seen the movie!!!!! I posted this in reviews, but I deleted it as I don't want to ruin the movie for those who haven't seen it. Is it just me or did you see a great deal of "War on Terror" symbolism in this movie. I watched it three times and each time the feeling was more deeply ingrained. The Joker. Terrorist. Wants to die. Not interested in money. Has no rules. Obeys no law. Has no code of honor Harvey Dent. Wants to do the right thing but finds himself too constrained by the very thing that he would ordinarily defend as the end all of justice. In the end becomes what he most despised. The Batman. Not as hamstrung as Harvey, but still constrained by his code of honor. The Joker confides that Batman "must break his only rule" if he hopes to be victorious. Batman takes the fall to protect Gotham. Plus: Batman doesn't hesitate to torture the Joker to get the information he needs to save Harvey and Rachel. Batman builds an illegal super cellphone wiretap/video monitor that he uses to locate the Joker, and even though Mr. Fox detests the ease-dropping, he still uses the machine to help Batman. JMHO, YMMV.