The Dark Knight trilogy is a cinematic masterpiece for both the Superhero and Action genre of film. Aquaman is merely a mediocre film that was better than all of the previous 5 or 6 films. It was just good timing for Aquaman for both china providing almost half of the box office numbers. Also the film was just at the right part of the year to be a big film while TDK Trilogy was starter for DC movies.
@abgfsm i agree with him, aquaman was solid and i enjoyed it but i mean nolan’s movies… what can i say about them that hasn’t been said truly fantastic three masterpieces, fantastic trilogy overall
I enjoy the Nolan films but I don’t think they’re the masterpieces many claim them to be. Aquaman is far from perfect like anything else. I prefer Aquaman over the Nolan trilogy because Aquaman is an unapologetic superhero film. Aquaman features the colorful costumes, names, and faithful concepts from the comic books. The Nolan movies dull the colors and don’t embrace the outlandish aspects of science fiction or the supernatural elements from the Batman mythos. I’m aware they’re going for a “realistic” approach but I suppose that isn’t my cup of tea. Realism isn’t what I want to see in films based on comicbook lore.
@kwhamilton, yeah, that’s how I feel. The Nolan movies only superficially took inspiration from the comics, while removing everything that actually felt like it came from a comic book, essentially. Ra’s Al Ghul isn’t immortal, Bane has no Venom, Catwoman has no claws or whip or even a cat costume, Joker has no laughing gas or toy-themed weaponry, etc. In contrast, we can easily imagine all of those more outlandish aspects of those characters existing in the current DC movie universe if those characters ever show up. The current movies embrace the comics a whole lot more, instead of treating the comic-book source material like something to be ashamed of and toned down on screen.
I don’t have reason for why Christopher Nolan made Bane and Ra’s the way he did, but maybe he wanted Joker and Catwoman to be like they were in the Golden Age. Golden Age Joker would declare statements and then follow through with them. Golden Age Catwoman would put on a cat head (not shown in film) and then steal jewelry.
Batman fought vampires, monster men, and had Robin with him during the golden age. I like superhero stories to embrace the impossible.