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Old 05-02-2013, 02:42 PM   #94
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Default Re: Sam Raimi's Spider-Man Trilogy vs Christopher Nolan's Batman Trilogy

Fair enough. I tend to view epic though as the scope of a story as opposed to time. There is no doubt that a story that spans decades is usually epic in scope, say Lawrence of Arabia, The Godfather or Gone with the Wind. But an epic can just as much be about a short span of time where tremendous world shattering events happen like Apocalypse Now or Gladiator.

For me, the fictional reality of TDKR, where a major American city descends into complete anarchy after a faux-revolution overthrows the rich and powerful, sets a stage far larger than any Batman film ever released. Most superhero films too. Batman is facing a challenge that is beyond fighting crime. He is fighting the complete dissolution of society.

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