Godfather 1, Godfather 2...
I can't wait for Scot to see this.
Yeah, I saw it. Decided I can't jump up and down and throw a tantrum every time somebody slags Nolan's films. People can say and will say whatever they feel like, all entitled to opinions and all that jazz. Many had lined up against TDK
before its release and ended up chowing down on a healthy plate of braised crow (and even those who continue to pick at that film -- their comments sound more petty or even petulant than anything else).
Sure, I hope for a similar cinematic experience this time as well. Do I EXPECT it? No, but I can still hope
for it. If some are determined to do a "compare & contrast" between this film and say, The Avengers
-- well, so be it. Whedon himself decried such stupidity -- and that's not just "Hollywood manners" -- anyone remember when RDJ made several sniping comments back in 2008?
Should one knock Unforgiven
because it's not as much fun as Tombstone
Should one knock Chinatown
because it's not as much fun as Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Should one knock 2001
because it's not as much fun as Star Wars
Then why knock TDK
? Other than a childhood borne resentment of "the other guys" when we chose sides between DC & Marvel (something I personally will admit to) -- it's just plain silly. TDKR
might suck, it might be great -- and odds are it'll fall somewhere in-between. It probably won't approach the astronomical business that The Avengers
has already done because (a) far
less of a kids fun factor [happy now, Marv?]; (b) no 3D showings to elevate a large percentage of ticket prices and (c) a likely letdown with no Ledger and a villain far less familiar to the masses (and also somewhat harder to understand dialogue-wise, though it appears they've tinkered with the audio to resolve that).
And if some decide to point fingers because TDKR
ends up "only" doing $700 - $900 million worldwide instead of breaking the billion dollar mark -- well, sorry, that goes from just voicing an opinion to being an idiot, plain and simple.