He's actually a massive advantage. Especially if you pool all the many people that enjoy the film. He obviously did something right. Not that many cbms perform as MOS did, some don't even do that in their sequels. The thing is, there are people that would argue for MOS' impact and overall effectiveness. And there are people that will argue against it. At some point things like what happened this past weekend(interms of reception) will lend credence to one side over the other. Of course you will have people claiming it's more that batman has shown up and not so much the accomplishments of the producers or MOS, but that begs the question of just what was it exactly that got people excited about TDK, the producers and begins or.....the promise of a certain someone?