Originally Posted by Deserana
Because possibly for the first time ever a comic book franchise actually had a Director willing to put their foot down and say "this is the end". Even though I have issues with this film I'd admire Nolan much more for some of the things e did with this trilogy.
Not really just "this is the end", but also "this is how I want to end it". No other studio has ever really given this much freedom to a director. One could say this works with FOX and Bryan Singer as when he's behind a X-Men film, that's the only reason a X-Men film seems to be outstanding, but to retire a known comic book character and pass down the iconic superhero mantle...it's unheard of.
Everything Nolan has truly done with TDKR makes it not a safe movie. Whoever says otherwise is kidding themselves to say Nolan made no risks and made a safe TDKR.