HOPE incarnate (he/him/his)
- Jan 2, 2018
- Reaction score
Well said @shauner111 but I'll also add, I dont think The Dark Knight (or Rises) are THAt much more action heavy heavy than The Batman. In fact they probably all have more or less the same amount of action beats. But, again, its the execution, how the film's paced, edited, the musical score..all of that plays a role in the viewer's enjoyment. Reeves relishes in long lingering shots and whereas Nolan is more economic with the editing. Look at the beginning of Batman Begins, the first half of that movie is cut pretty damn quick, a LOT happens in a short time span. That kind of thing prevents you're average moviegoer from getting bored.
I'm not so sure
pretty much everything post Rachel's death in TDK goes at BREAK NECK speed and even before that you had the goddamn truck chase and attempting to save Rachel to contend with. This movie, on the other hand, has a pretty bombastic last half an hour but otherwise the action is broken up with other scenes that are more dialogue oriented. Like even the final Iceberg Lounge scene is then immediately followed by investigating Riddler's apartment, talking with him at Arkham and investigating his apartment again before all hell breaks loose. I'd say this movie /probably/ allocates the same amount of runtime to action as TDK does, but it also has a runtime that's 15 minutes longer and splits the action up a lot more