I saw the name of the topic and I already knew that most folk will start picking at the fight scenes in the Batman films. Okay, listen, I'm an action movie whore. I'm not talking "Oh, The Matrix films and John Wick films, man, those are cool" kind of action film fan. I'm deep down into this B###. I'm talking from old-school stuff like Day of the Jackal to all the obscure wannabee Hong-Kong-action-movie flicks like The Corrupter. I grew up with action flicks, most of which were in fact focused on hand-to-hand action. I've watched it all. And yes, the fight scenes in TDKT neither are consistent, as the first movie was clearly copying then still fresh Bourne films while the other two abounded that style completely, nor do they have the hard-hitting kinetics of Isaac Florentine's films.
But I do think couch potato arts experts really need to stop pointing their fingers at Nolan like he took a piss in their cereal when they are talking about him sucking at the fighting scenes and acting like it's some revelation they found in the old testament.
Again, I don't want to go into whataboutisms, but they really need to stop pretending that Nolan is the first A-level Hollywood auteur who isn't preoccupied with filming flashy fight scenes. Unless directors hire second unit to do job for them (which most of them, a lot like Nolan, don't), they always do less than a stellar job. Likewise, Coppola simultaneously made what is one of the best movies ever made (The Godfather) that also contains one of the worst fight scenes ever filmed (the fight between Sonny and Carlo). Or my personal hero De Palma, who made an awesome cops-after-mobsters movie with The Untochables, but the fight scenes are borderline comical. Or heck, even someone, as most would think, well-versed in flashy action scenes as Sam Raimi did a rather very poor job on the fight against creeps in the alley in the first Spider-Man movie, where it looks staged from ten miles away, despite the scene having a great setup and a visually interesting setting.
All in all, I doubt Nolan will ever start filming kinetic and over-the-top fight scenes like in Undisputed films with Scott Adkins, but I don't think that means he should stop filming fight scenes. The same way Kirk Hammet isn't precise at guitar playing, especially solos, but that doesn't mean he should stop writing solos for his band.