Re: Where does most of TDK's critisism come from?
What are you valid points, though? It doesn't feel like the Batman you prefer. Ok, that's valid in the sense that it's not your personal taste. There's nothing wrong with that. But that's the only thing I've seen. It doesn't really have any bearing on the overall quality of the piece on it's own when you remove your bias to whatever take of the character you think it should be. From what I gather, it just doesn't fit 'your' Batman (we all have our own idea, and that's fine, whatever.)
But, the people stomping around saying it's a bad or only decent or above average at best film in regards to scripting, direction, acting, editing, score etc...those are the folks I'm mainly referring to. They're full of it. Most of the whiners didn't even pop up till a good while after the film's release. Further fueling my point that the majority are doing it just because they can. When people start nitpicking and pulling things out of their rear just so they can be the voice of dissent is where I draw the line on 'to each his own.'
Take the fans out of the equation, this is still the most highly, or at least the most widely, praised film of last year. Critics (usually) aren't fanboys or even fans. It's like I said last post, they're not giving handouts. The movie was a god damned good one and deserves every bit of praise and every award it's received.
You cannot deny there is a very large portion of 'haters' that seem to be doing it simply for the very reasons I mentioned previously. They want to shun the new big thing. The purists/differing takes people I can at least deal with. But not the former.
TDK is not exactly how I would like things, either. I've said that numerous times so it's not like a miracle happened and I'm on the exact same wavelength as Nolan and company. But they got more than enough 'right' to please me as a fan. I was very pleased in that regard. As a movie judged on it's own merits it's far better than that, even. TDK is an extremely compelling narrative that's almost flawlessly executed (again, I'm talking about the artistry involved, not faithfulness or adherence to my own personal tastes of Batman).
If you honestly believe this film is seriously flawed in that respect, I disagree completely but I can accept that. But undermining it for petty reasons or because it's not how you would have done it is silly and, in the latter's case, showing an inability to appreciate differing views on the subject to a point where it ruins the piece for you rather than any wrongdoing on the filmmaker's behalf. I'm sorry if that ruffles your feathers but it's the truth. If you can't get into it because your hung up on something relatively superficial, that's not the crew's fault.
So far this quest is a breeze. I've already killed a dead monster, what's next? We're going to open an unlocked door? Rescue a princess from herself?
Last edited by Daredevil_2003; 03-17-2009 at 06:53 PM.