Thread: Tdk vs Avengers
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Old 08-19-2013, 12:04 PM   #115
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Default Re: Tdk vs Avengers

Originally Posted by MessiahDecoy123 View Post
Nolan goes beyond basic style or costume choices for plausibility. The Chicago/Pittsburgh setting, the crime drama story structure, the complete avoidance of imaginative villains and fantasy concepts, etc.
Many find Nolan's villains to be very imaginative, and the subtle alterations were genius.

Newsflash, not every comic book deals with fantastical concepts. Many of them tell stories about everyday people dealing with situations that happen to the most of us. The only difference b/w them and "novels" is that one tells the story with visuals at times while another uses only dialogue.

I'm not sure why there's this denial that Nolan's approach embraces plausibility over imagination. It's more than obvious.
Making a world revolving around Batman plausible IS imaginative.

and movies like IM3, MOS, and ASM following TDK's grounded approach doesn't really help your argument. The all pale in comparison to Avengers which blows them all away in term of pure entertainment value.
And films like Green Lantern follow Iron Man 1 as an example. Doesn't seem like that's a great alternative. There's a hell of a lot more films (comic and otherwise) that have ended up getting savaged by critics and fans that follow a tone similar to Avengers than those that follow TDK. Skyfall, Star Trek, Planet of the Apes and more followed Batman Begins/TDK's example and many regard them as superior quality pieces of film making to TA.

Not all superheroes need the imagination sucked away. Even Batman could use some these days.
Your narrow definition of "imagination" seems to be as tired, stale and repetitive as Marvel is these days.

"We'll never see Day-Lewis and Kubrick, we'll never see Kurosawa and Eastwood, but we have officially seen Bale and Nolan, a cinematic dream pairing come to life!"
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