Re: Anne Hathaway vs Michelle Pfeiffer
The failure to call Catwoman Catwoman is one of those Nolanisms I find to be pointlessly disingenuous and fussy. Just like those goggles that look like ears but aren't quite. I know it is a matter of taste, but I feel that anyone who has such a pervasive distrust for the character and material should do something different instead.
The strength in Nolan's Joker is that it is something quite different to the comicbook version, and it works well because it isn't a half-arsed dilution of a better idea.
Again, let me say that I think TDKR is a decent film and Hathaway did her best; it just seems marred by timidity to me.