Re: Fear. Chaos. Pain. Vote for your favorite Nolan Batfilm!
^ That reminds me of the Ingmar Bergman quote:
"I DON’T WANT TO MAKE MERELY INTELLECTUAL FILMS. I WANT AUDIENCES TO FEEL, TO SENSE MY FILMS. THIS TO ME IS MUCH MORE IMPORTANT THAN THEIR UNDERSTANDING THEM."
Essentially, as long as the emotional resonance and impact is there, everything else is rather forgivable.
And I agree. Sometimes movies with even the most simplistic plots, or even the most holey and methaphorical storylines can be tremendous films purely due to their emotional - or even, in some cases, intellectual) relevance.
It's like a non-consecutive 24-hour dance party.