Originally Posted by Sharkboy
Just watched the documentary. I won't lie...I got misty eyed, and I know this will rub some people here the wrong way, and everyone has their own opinion about one or two of the films of the trilogy (or maybe the whole thing) but there isn't a single voice out there that can convince me otherwise that the TDK trilogy is one of the best film trilogies of all time, any perceived flaws and all...they all stand as one big beautiful tale in the pantheon of tales told displayed in three films made with a level of passion, respect (and most important of all) risk taking guts and courage that I seriously doubt we'll see for a long long time in the industry for a film of this size and scope.
When people a good 10 years older than me talk about "the trilogy" they are usually talking about star wars, sometimes people my age like to refer to their trilogy as "the lord of the rings" trilogy or they just go back to star wars as their shining example, as much as I love those films to death (especially if we count Indy) I really can't see any other trilogy carry the personal investment and the level of quality enjoyed by millions as my beloved Dark Knight Trilogy. I'm proud to have my own trilogy that i'll crankily act all elitist over in 20 or so years, and I'm very sure no other superhero franchise can imagine topping that.
this post. It's exactly how I feel. It's how things already are with my friends and I. When one of us mentions "the trilogy", we all know damn well what is being referred to. And we all have our nitpicks with each film, but it's very clear to me that we'll only more grow more reverent with time. It's a generational touchstone for sure.