Originally Posted by Doc Samson
We can nitpick to death, but I say, take BB & TDK out of the equation. How many other superhero movies compare to TDKR in that sense? We're comparing Nolan to himself and his previous work, instead of the landscape of the comic book film in general. When I look at it from that regard, it's still a masterful piece of work. I love it more already...
I think it's very important to view it on its own merits out of the shadow of hype from TDK
or any other high profile superhero film. At the same time, the story in the film is dependent on the previous installments so it is kind of not possible to look at it in a complete vacuum. I don't think a person could get the movie at all unless they had seen the other two.