Friday, August 17, 2012

The Dark Knight Reminisces

Let's just dust off this here thing.

I will be the first to admit, as a life long Batman fan I have had my own prejudices against the Nolan Batman films. After completing the trilogy this year, I have gained a new insight into the whole thing.

Just got done watching "The Dark Knight" again after only seeing it once. I found alot more to appreciate in the film than I did the first time. I honestly should have visited it again sooner.  Problems I had felt were present before were nowhere to be found. It truly is the best of the three when we stay in the realm of "make a 'real world' Batman" world.

The Dark Knight Rises was still the better film, if we imagine it being closer to the comic book world that Batman comes to. I can see how one might see that as a flaw of TDKR but I think it may have been more altruistic to Batman fans like me. TDK was the pinnacle to the realistic world view of the Batman so Nolan realized he couldn't top that so let's make one more inline with the books. He also played to the fans with giving us his version of Robin after claiming he never would.

At this point, I don't see any need to continue the Nolan 'verse. Even with the opening they left to continue I think we have all we need to see out of this Batman. I await the next version that we know will come.