Is The Dark Knight really the best film ever made?
It's shot straight to the top of imdb.com's top films of all time. Fair praise for Christopher Nolan? Or is this a vote-rigging scandal by Bat-fans?
A far better barometer, though, is the Internet Movie Database's top 250, where The Dark Knight has deposed The Godfather as the No 1 movie. This is no mean feat. In fact, it's incredible. Coppola's crime opus has held the imdb's top spot ever since I've been using it - at least 10 years. The next highest 21st century movie is The Lord Of The Rings: Return Of The King at No 14.