Originally Posted by theShape
I Think IM3 is definitely more polarizing than TDKR was, at least among fans. The general public adored TDKR and it seems IM3 is getting an overwhelmingly positive reaction too, but the fan reaction is completely divided.
I think the biggest issue with TDKR was that fans knew too much going in (for their own good). We basically knew the details of the Talia twist. We'd seen dozens of set pics of huge sequences. So some fans were like, "That was it? Nolan played it safe, no surprises, no risks, plotholes, blah blah." But with IM3, fans knew too little going in for their own liking, and really felt duped by the "twist". They were led to believe one things, which got them excited, and when that didn't pan out, they turned on the film. I've seen people say some pretty nasty things about IM3 so far.
The criticisms of it are quite different than the criticisms of TDKR.
Mmm, this is very apt I'd say. Very different reasons for the polarization.