...I’m afraid you got off on the wrong foot with me a bit by holding up Nolan’s approach to Batman and superheroes generally as a positive move he abandoned by the end of the final film. I think that series is the single most overrated corpus of filmmaking since the dawn of the blockbuster in the late ’70s; the opening sequences of the two Dark Knight movies, the treatment of city skylines as a form of landscape photography, and the strong, kooky performances by Heath Ledger and (especially) Tom Hardy as villains are about all that save them for me. Turgid, ineptly staged, and about as deep as a papercut. Also Batman’s basically a supporting character for Jim Gordon, and what’s up with that?
I am glad someone else thinks this: