I know, we don't need any more "Dark Knight" screed around here -- it's now earned the fastest $300 million in movie history, breaking the "record" set by "Pirates of the Caribbean 38: Davy Jones' Rockin' Locker" or whatever it was called -- but I can't resist. Ever-irascible critic Michael Atkinson (we're former colleagues, and I like him) has let loose his own delayed salvo. "Superheroes are, essentially by definition, idiotic confections intended for children," Atkinson observes, "and the fact that I can’t escape them as an adult so far this millennium makes my blood boil." As you can tell, a fair-minded, judicious consideration. I think there's nobody left to write you hate mail, Mike. They've all exploded. - Andrew O'Hehir, "Beyond the Multiplex"