Originally Posted by Ultradude
I have pretty much addressed the other part of your post on my reply to Octoberist.
Doing more of the same is not being inspired. It's copying.
Sorry but there's no fact here, just opinion. All TDK did was have a great story. That's why it's so good. It is a great film. Iron Man also had a great story and was great. But to say either raised the bar quality wise is just not true. Before TDK films were being shot the same way TDK was and they are still now. Just because a couple of scenes were shot in IMAX doesn't mean raising the bar. Actually, I would say that Nolan senseless stubbornness against CGI actually held back many scenes from greatness. Any intelligent director should know CGI can be put for good use. TDK was lackluster in terms of visuals in many ways and the best we got was the truck flipping and it was awesome just because....it was done for real? Err, it's a movie no matter what so.
I disagree that Dark Knight didn't raise the bar. I kinda get the impression while you did like the Dark Knight, but you just saw it as another good comic book adaption (X2, Spider-Man 2) Well, if it didn't then it still left a mark. Same with Iron Man and hopefully Watchmen.
Let me explain: A movie that's like Fantastic Four or Daredevil can't make it though alive after Iron Man and Dark Knight era. I think that's what I'm trying to get at.
With a Fantastic Four type movie - if you want a light optimistic movie - look no further than Iron Man, which has it and is done well. May I add The Incredibles. Anyway, a movie like Dark Knight is telling other film makers out there to "Just do your friggin' best to make a good movie" and not just cash in the paycheck.