I'd say that's a sign of the apocalypse but that's so 2012.
Besides, the pudding guys fixed our problem.
Anyway, I totally hate plotting but it helps rewrites and it'll definitely set up the sequels.
Let me explain.
Story, Big Idea, Goal, Conflict, Solution.
I start with those five then focus on the protagonist:
Want, Flaw, Need, Consequence.
Then the last twelve are the Hero's Journey. I'll explain each point and give examples from The Dark Knight.
In The Dark Knight, the main conflict is Man vs. Man: Batman vs. The Joker; Man vs. Self: Bruce Wayne vs. himself.
Could be growing up for YA or responsibility for NA.
Several ideas come out in The Dark Knight. Madness, chaos, standing for something believe in.
I'd recommend filling this out last possible moment if you don't know. Pick basic, too.
The main idea to this Batman flick, I think, was roles. Throughout the movie, each role came with a set of belief and consequences.
Harvey Dent is DA and the public face for justice. He, no matter how much danger he's in, stands for what he believes.
Batman--ya get it?
*Note: themes wouldn't be themes if they didn't apply to most of the characters. I.E. the commissioner, judge, etc.
Goals could be rescue the princess, become a vampire, kill a vampire.
The goal of The Dark Knight is for Batman to clear the way so he can be with Rachel Dawes.
A dragon and a tower to hide a princess. A boyfriend who's thinking short term so he won't let you become a vampire.
The conflict of The Dark Knight is rightfully a mixture of internal and external.
External: madman out to get rid of Batman, fed by mob money.
Internal: Bruce Wayne who goes after all crime thinking he'll eventually clean the city. (When really it seems like he can't handle quitting.)
In the Dark Knight, Bruce Wayne chooses to give up on having Rachel, to help Harvey Dent finish crime in Gotham.
These top five are only basics and TDK is so awesomely written, even in the most basic form, it makes my heart sing. (Am I annoying you yet? Omgawd, love Batman! >u<)
The next four revolve around the internal conflict and aid the Hero's Journey thing.
These were the hardest to gather and worse to answer. Not to scare you.
But they're also for next time!