Originally Posted by The Joker
Believable and dramatic? Like someone called Otto Octavius ending up with 8 limbs is unbelievable? Like someone called Pamela Isely ends up as Poison Ivy?
It's a comic book movie. A play on words with names doesn't detract from the movie at all.
If Dawes being a love interest to Dent is a goof in your eyes, then her being a love interest to Batman is an even bigger goof.
How? He looked exactly like comic character ripped from the pages and put onto the screen. He's the most visually faithful comic booky looking villain Nolan has done so far.
Newsflash: We aren't discussing Spiderman. We are discussing TDK. There was nothing wrong with Dent's original disfigurement, its much more believable and would have fit in seamlessly with the concept of corrupt police officers hating Harvey Dent. They called him "Two-Face" behind his back. One of them burning off half of his face intentionally, not accidentally, would have been a better approach.
And Dent may have looked like he was torn from the page of a comic book...that's the problem. Nolan spent the first film and a half of his trilogy grounding the characters in realism, stripping them down to their bare essentials, and making their appearances plausable. Then he does a 180 and has a guy walking around unimpeded after half of his body has been melted. Ridiculous.
I won't bother commenting on your other points, as it seems like you're just trying to be the loyal Nolan fanboy who'll argue with anyone that doesn't hail TDK as a masterpiece.
Having said all that, its a good movie, but Batman Begins is better.