Mason wrote:MiracleSleeper wrote:If the film's quality is less than TDK, there will be riots. This film either has to be on par with TDK or better to keep the fans (and trolls) at peace.
It doesn't really need to beat it from my own perspective, it just has to be a damn good film. If it is, and if I think The Dark Knight is better, I won't complain.
Ditto. TDK would have been a better film than BB regardless of Ledger, but he truly elevated parts of it into something strange. I have grave doubts over another actor having a similar effect on this next film's potency, though Hathaway and Hardy look promising in their roles. I wasn't impressed with Neeson as Al-Ghul, Freeman as Lucius, or even Bale as Bruce (aside from lacking the black-haired, blue-eyed physicality I expect Bruce to have, to me he seems frattier than the Bruce of the comics and Animated Series, and less able to convey Bruce's intelligence); in short, Nolan's casting ranges from genius (Ledger) to great (Oldman) to good (Eckhart, Cillian) to meh (Bale, Holmes).