TheSecondComing wrote:Christopher Nolan turned Joker into a boring knife-collecting guy who blows up empty hospitals.
Overrated doesn't even begin to cover it.
And implants bombs into living people. And holds two boats full of people hostage. And slams a man's eye onto a pencil. And orchestrates several successful bank robberies with high death counts (including his own men). Saying he's boring completely undermines the viciousness this incarnation of the character has.
I enjoy Nolan's work no question. The only movie of his I would say I dislike is Following
(uses its intentionally non-linear narrative clumsily), and The Prestige
pulls some ridiculous twists near the end of the film. However, his Batman films are my favorites from the entire franchise. I never found his other films THAT hard to follow. Inception
was surprisingly easy to swallow, and I've only seen it once. I think with that film, people simply thought too hard on what may or may not be going on and just didn't pay attention to the actual film. It's extremely entertaining, and proof that CG looks more impressive when hand-in-hand with natural special effects.Memento
's just a great crime thriller with plenty of fantastic twists and sharp writing, and Insomnia
excels thanks to its strong acting and wonderful camera work.