AaronW wrote:Nolan's Batman movies were good but quite overrated IMO.
Nolan's Batman relyed on a singular gimmick: a realistic Batman. I remember watching the trailers for the first movie, especially the scene where he's in the Batcave folding up all the tiny Batarangs to put in his belt, and thinking "Wow! I can't wait to see what all the things we take for granted in the comics would be like if they were in the real world. This'll be exciting!
" And it was fascinating no doubt - for one movie. But after that it just kinda lost it's appeal for me. With that curiosity out of the way there just wasn't anything else to hold it up because, let's face it, at the end of the day realism is boring. It's like when Alex Ross first started appearing. Everyone was like "Wow I can't wait to see what my favorite superhero will look like when drawn realistically
" But once everyone's curiosity was satisfied (which didn't take long because between Kingdom Come and Marvels he crammed just about ever DC and Marvel character into just two stories) it just kind of fizzled because that curiosity was just about the only thing holding most of his books up. IMO Christopher Nolan is the Alex Ross of movies.
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