This magnum opus requires a little bit of explanation. In the vein of dissenting opinions, The Dark Knight represents one of my most vehement and challenged dissenting opinions. At the risk of seeming too critical of movies, I'll be going through the next several weeks looking over and, to some degree, updating a really long review of Christopher Nolan's 2008 blockbuster, The Dark Knight.
Sometimes I like to do things exhaustively. At almost 23,000 words, my discussion of The Dark Knight goes overboard. I like to think that there's a lot of good information there and some real problems with Nolan's work I identify.
This review was originally written in 2012, leading up to the release of The Dark Knight Rises. I posted it and syndicated it around with friends for a while. But this seems like as good a time as any to look back over this work. The superhero genre has exploded in messy ways, and the films we see today seem to be between extremes of a dark age of perplexing sequels and desperate attempts to dig ourselves out of that age of film.
Things I identified, particularly in the epilogue to the review I'll be going over in the next weeks have come to pass and I'll look at some of that stuff in a new afterward to this review coming in early 2017.