Re: Sam Raimi's Spider-Man Trilogy vs Christopher Nolan's Batman Trilogy
If it had a drop in quality it's mostly due to how supremely high quality TDK was, i mean for a comic book film and just a film in general.
In a movie series there is always going to be 1 film that really stands out and in the TDK trilogy it was the dark knight. I don't think that should be held as a slag against the other films that preceded or followed it.
Again to me the "threequel curse" has some very specific definitions and can apply to almost all the other third film failures. To me TDKR is much much closer to TDK or Spider-man 2 than it is to an X-Men 3, Superman 3, Batman Forever, Spider-man 3. It should not be remotely in the same category with those disappointments.