Film School Rejects is an excellent site devoted to films. Since we are still in the midst of debate about TDKR, I thought it was worth sharing some recent articles posted by FSR. After posting my mostly positive review, I have spoken to many people about TDKR. Some were overtly positive about the film (fanboys so blindly in love with Batman, that I think they might need to invent a new porn subgenre), others who thought that the film was great but definitely flawed (like me, although it’s worth pointing out that The Dark Knight wasn’t perfect either), and some detail-orientated film nerds who let the films flaws ruin the experience for them.
For the record, I think that Bane’s voice was annoying, that there were plot holes, and that certain things didn’t make sense. But Nolan and co. got so much right in making the film, that ultimately that is what tipped the scales, and I enjoyed the film on balance.
The first article is 11 things that didn’t work in The Dark Knight Rises:
The second article is 11 things that did work in The Dark Knight Rises:
The third article is 11 things that were just okay in The Dark Knight Rises:
Plenty of food for thought there, and I think most of their points are broadly right. Here’s hoping that this is the first of many blockbusters that provoke such debate.
If you agree, disagree, or would like to add to any of the articles’ points, feel free to post a comment below.
Also, as one last treat, and speaking of raging fanboys, here’s the entirely self-financed trailer for a fan-film called Grayson. It depicts a world where Batman has been killed, and Robin steps up. The guy himself directs, writes, and stars. Perhaps surprisingly, it doesn’t look completely terrible: