While THE DARK KNIGHT RISES was expected to put fewer butts in the sits than its predecessor THE DARK KNIGHT, I don’t think anyone expected this newest Bat-flick to undersell Tim Burton’s 1989 effort.
That’s right, the Michael Keaton flavor Bruce Wayne has sold more tickets than TDKR, about 10 million by recent projections. I suppose this might be a shocker to the blind fanboy-ier masses, but upon closer inspection… I guess it makes sense?
BATMAN (the movie!) was one of the biggest flicks of its time. It was the highest cinematic art for comic book fans in the 90’s, until the release of Blade, which almost completely ignored its panel flipping roots.
But back to the issue at hand… How can the latest Caped Crusader flicks, with so much fan fervor, fall short?
What does this mean about Nolan’s latest film? Is it THAT disappointing? Or is the combination of pirating and streaming to blame? What say you?