I think it's going to be a movie that'll try to recapture the magic sauce of the last film. Only to over do it and become tedious half way through. I'm getting Batman fatigue. I can just see myself, sitting there in the dark crowed theater; watching the second vehicle chase or the third beat'em up scene with uptempo orchestra music blaring all the while I'm on my phone setting up my roster on Big Win Baseball.
Or maybe it'll be great, what the hell do I know.
I think it will be good, very good but I doubt it will top TDK. I just don't invision Nolan filming a bad film with that said tho I think it will have flaws especially the most common one; when a director wants to go epic they invest in to many characters resulting in underdeveloped new ones. Hopefully I'm wrong n the movie surprises me.
I've hated the trailers so far, and Bane seems like kind of a dull villian, but i'm not the biggest Batman fan. I enjoyed "The Dark Knight" but I couldnt stand "Begins". I think (for me at least) it'll be somewhere inbetween those two.
But 2 hours & 44 minutes? That's Michael Bay level of filler...
Well Christopher Nolan is my absolute favorite movie director and I love his work so much. Especially Memento, Inception and The Prestige. After that comes The Dark Knight, followed by The Following (no pun intended) and it closes out with Batman Begins and Insomnia, those 2 I like the least, still far from bad.
So I just can't imagine this movie not being at least "very good". Better than TDK? Who knows, everyone will find out for himself! edit: or herself!
Better than Inception. That doesn't require much though. Hopefully it'll also beat TDK. It won't be better than Begins, since I hate the modern-day Chicago-look the movie has instead of the actually somewhat original Gotham in Begins. But whatever, just let it come and be what it is.
I suppose our taste differs by a large degree from your comment but still, let's give it a try:
Batman Begins better than TDK?
How's that? I don't even like the action in Batman Begins with all that close up camera work where you can't figure shit out. And I just don't see an aspect that's worse in TDK really.
While I do have high hopes, I just don't see Nolan capturing lighting in a bottle for a 2nd time and making this more awesome than The Dark Knight was. Don't get me wrong, I am not saying that TDKR will be bad, but I just don't see it surpassing the epic movie that it follows in the franchise.
I don't know yet?
Either way I'm going to avoid the internet for a week. I can already feel the giant tides of backlash and the opposing tides of fanboyism getting ready to crash and tear us all apart. Plus you have the Avengers lovers, just waiting to jump in the fray. Everything is going to be terrible and angry in a week or so, regardless of the quality of the film, I'm afraid.
I'm thinking and hoping that this film will have a lot more to do with "Batman Begins" than "The Dark Knight", thematically at least. My gut feeling tells me that "The Dark Knight Rises" will be better than TDK, but I'm not sure about topping Batman Begins. (my personal favorite is Batman Begins obviously).
I'm nowhere near as excited for this movie, mostly because I can't see any villain beating that Joker, in anything.
The trailers are pretty good though. (except the bit at the end that ruins it for me, how the fuck is that tank supposed to have any kind of aerodynamics)
I want to love it though.
I imagine it will be good, but I can see it falling into the same sort of letdown that we had with Spider Man 3. Namely, a let down from a really classic villain to something that fewer people care about coupled with the general problem of trying to jam way too many new stories and subplots together.
@ VierasTalo I suppose our taste differs by a large degree from your comment but still, let's give it a try: Batman Begins better than TDK? How's that? I don't even like the action in Batman Begins with all that close up camera work where you can't figure shit out. And I just don't see an aspect that's worse in TDK really.
Not the guy you were replying to, but I also vastly prefer Batman Begins to TDK. Here's why: (DISCLAIMER: THESE ARE OPINIONS! WHOA!)
Batman Begins captured the brooding and moody atmosphere of Gotham and Batman perfectly. The films focus on fear was spot on for Batman, and the action scenes perfectly reflected Batman "turning fear against those who prey on the fearful." The pacing was tighter, the action though not as much of a spectacle actually made sense. Everything Batman did in BB made perfect sense, they even did a good job explaining why he had "bat ears". The films plot, while less complex, was more focused, direct, and not all over the place like TDK. And I really can't stress enough just how great the pacing was in Batman Begins. Gotham actually felt like Gotham and Batman actually felt and acted like Batman. If you watch the two films back to back it's almost startling how different they feel. In TDK, the moody dark Gotham is completely gone. Batman for some reason no longer uses stealth and fear to fight crime, in favor of just showing up (THEN YOU'RE GONNA LOVE ME). TDK was a fantastic spectacle, but when you watch it a few more times you start to really see through all that. Nearly ever action scene in TDK I queston "why did Bruce do that? That wouldn't actually work. etc.", where as in BB the action makes sense. I don't remember a single scene in TDK where Batman actually uses stealth tactics. In the penthouse party scene, he just shows up. In the nightclub scene he just shows up. The only scene in TDK that made sense for Batman not to use stealth was near the end when he was frantically searching for the Joker. That actually made sense, he didn't have time to do anything intricate.