Re: Can Batman escape the "Third Act Curse"?
Unfortunately I don't think it can top TDK. I went into that movie with astronomically unrealistic expectations and it met or exceeded every one. I think it was bolstered by Mr. Ledger's legendary performance and sadly, untimely death as well.
I remember catching all the trailers and clips online well in advance, as early as the previous December. I was counting down the release date months beofre. It was an event. An experience, you know?
I think the third film can be a very good film. I just think it's not going to be as well-received because it will live in the shadow of TDK.
Like how, as great as BB is, (and I REALLY LIKE IT) it just kind of feels like an appetizer to TDK. The third film will be a nice dessert that leaves everyone satisfied. But you'll still have the taste of the Bar-B-Q ribs in your mouth when it's over.
Made you hungry just now, didn't I?