Originally Posted by Picard Sisko
I didn't say that a CBM needs to try to be like TDK to be the best. I said TDK has become a modern trend, where other films continue to try to be like it.
I doubt TDKR will be that memorable. While TDK is up there, I would say the same for SM2 then, Avengers, and a few others, too. But that doesn't mean they are classics.
TDKR will likely stick around as the sequel to TDK. Similar to how Return of the Jedi is still remembered as the sequel to Star Wars and Empire Strikes Back or The Temple of Doom is still remembered in the same breath as Raiders of the Lost Ark and The Last Crusade. TDKR is a good movie that will hang in there because it is the sequel to a great one.
But yes, reading Joker's first link on the last page from all those filmmakers reminds me why TDK is such a unique film. I still do not think any film in this genre has topped it.