Point: A former TV star, who would later disappear from what seemed like a burgeoning movie career, playing the love interest to the greatest Detective in comic history.
Counterpoint: A proven Independent film star, who's gaining traction in mainstream Hollywood.
Advantage: Counterpoint, though sympathies do go out to Katie Holmes' dying career.
Point: An Academy Award winner putting a new spin on an old classic, and a Joker that's more menacing, but still a huge ham.
Counterpoint: An actor who tragically passed, before the performance that would have given him an all access ticket to any project he desired
Advantage: Draw. As easy as it could be to say Heath Ledger is absolutely brilliant as the Joker, I would have to say that both he and Joker Jack owned the role in their own rights. Burton's Joker was the perfect Joker for Burton's Batman, and the same for Nolan's Joker in Nolan's Batman. As opposed to pitting them against each other, I say let them compliment each other. Think of it as a comic versus a graphic novel.
Ultimate Advantage: Seeing Dark Knight in IMAX at noon, instead of spending the day at work.