Black_Orchid wrote:I can't comment on whether or not DKR is equal or better than the previous two. I'm sure it's great, haven't watched it, don't plan on it. Not my kid of movie.
The curse of the three isn't that the 3rd one is horrible, just that it doesn't do as well and kind of stomps on the vibe of the franchise. One exception is in the case of a sucktastic sequel, it lowers the bar for any movies that follow. See Tremors 3 for example.
This is how you view "the curse of the three". But the original poster said, "In the history of comic book movies, there has never been a time in a series of films, where the third movie didn't just absolutely suck..." Everyone can have their opinion but the box office numbers, aggregate critical reviews, and various user polls indicate the majority of the audience did not think The Dark Knight Rises
"just absolutely suck[ed]".
Wisdom000 started the topic. Has he provided any metric that supports his view besides his opinion? It is fair to criticize any metric that Chris or I offer but keep in mind the "the other side" stands alone with personal opinion. If anything his supporter, Rockman, provided evidence that the curse may have been broken by X-Men: The Last Stand
or Men in Black III
.Iron Man 3
could have a 100% RT score (critics and general audience) and gross $3 billion worldwide and Wisdom000 could still say, if he did not like IM3
, there is a curse.