Originally Posted by Deathlok
Exactly what I think. TDKR was a good film, but it pales in comparison to TDK and I also believe it is not as good as Batman Begins.
I guess I feel a bit disappointed as I was hoping for something even better than TDK for the conclusion, and for me it did not occur.
Anticipation and hype does that.
I never had much anticipation for any of Nolan's Batfilms simply because I believe in the director and he's never failed me(except for Insomnia, sadly), and since I didn't expect much, I came out of the midnight showing loving TDKR. To me, TDKR is the best of the trilogy, but to each their own.
Originally Posted by Alex Logan
There are a few great "3rd act films", but most of those are in no way great.
Return Of the King
At Worlds End
Back to the Future
Plus...as a CBM, TDKR does indeed break the curse. Spider-Man 3, X-Men: The Last Stand, Batman Forever, Blade: Trinity, Superman III, whichever ones I forget...please. They can't hold a candle, let alone a matchstick, to The Dark Knight Rises.