However, stylistically, the comedy was a little confused. Obviously, the goal would be to stylistically mimic Dark Knight and since I have not seen it (Yeah, I know. Shame, shame. Whatever.) I cannot comment on that. However, I can comment on the juxtaposition of Julian's and Richie's performances. Julian was underplaying and Richie was overplaying. Over-acting can be very funny in its own right especially when, stylistically, the entire film is overplayed. (Like StMB.) However, Julian as the commissioner was, for the most part, underplaying his role almost to an extreme and it occasionally contrasted with Richie's overacting.
An example is the entire "dot" exchange. Julian's tone is kept fairly level, his gestures are limited, and his expressions are relegated almost entirely to his eyes and eyebrows. Richie on the other hand managing to vocally emote despite the growling and his gestures are exaggerated. (Hmm… trying to explain this with text is a little more difficult than I expected…)
I enjoyed your little review here, don't worry, it wasn't for nothing. Although, I think your viewpoint is lacking something very important: familiarity with the subject of parody. Rich and Julian's acting resembles that of the characters in the Dark Knight: The serious Commissioner Gordon and the theatrical Batman. That contrast is made in the films and if it has a flaw in your eyes then it's the parodied's fault not the parodiers.
I loved this movie but then again I may have I bias. I am a big fan of The Dark Knight, RichAlvarez, and Pac-Man Live Action Parodies. Some might even say I have a LARGE bias; however, I can't imagine why... But I did enjoy this thoroughly, not a part I didn't like... except the last clip. That was far too Randumb for me and not only did I disagree with the statement but I also think that it may have tainted the overall video knocking off .5 pts.
I give this 9.5/ 10... Clydes.