Nolan, the Illusionist.

22 Jul

If you haven’t seen the movie yet, you better not read this(bookmark now, read later…read anyways).

So there ends the Dark Knight legend.  As said, now AD needs to be replaced by LANB(Life after Nolan’s Batman). And now sadness looms over the whole world as we all know it wont be the same ever again. The world was enthralled by one of the finest superhero movie experience ever. Nolan as we all know, never fails to deliver.

I have been a huge Nolan fan ever since I saw his first movie  Following and how I was blown away at the sheer brilliance of the plot and the ingenious direction. And this marvelous piece of cinema was to be followed by some other great work which doesn’t even need mentioning. If you didn’t know them, you wouldn’t be reading this anyways.

But then came the Dark Knight series and then came the Illusion. Batman Begins was one of the most fabulous piece of cinema I had ever seen. But it was to be followed by The Dark Knight which I believe marks the beginning of Nolan, the Illusionist. The Dark Knight gave us thrills and made us love the Joker like never before. His vision was unparalleled and his genius was unquestioned. But what made The Dark Knight the movie it is known to be was the scintillating performance by Heath Ledger. This wasn’t his best piece of direction though. His body of work had set a much higher standard.

Following it was The Inception. An interesting plot, highly engaging too but the number of flaws in the plot was hard to believe considering it came from Nolan. And why did those audience need to view it multiple times to understand the plot? I will never know. But yes, as long as I was inside the Cinemas i was enjoying it, every moment. And when I gave it a thought later, I realized the plot was too much flawed. Although I must say, I do appreciate Nolan for making me feel I was seeing one of the greatest films ever. But sadly I wasnt.

And so we come to The Dark Knight Rises, I was enthralled. It was a brilliant cinematic experience again. Much superior to Inception. I was overjoyed to see the epic conclusion but as the illusion wore off i wondered, could he have directed it better. Certainly, yes. Could he have given bane a better death? yes. Or did he die at all? Could he have ended Talia Al Ghul in a better way, maybe. It wasn’t the best death scene ever anyways. Did he handle the Bane-Talia-Death Well plot nice enough, i dont think so. But his illusion did work. The movie experience was magical. And I shall forever love The Dark Knight Trilogy.

All I hope for now is that the next Nolan Movie be a real movie and not an Illusion. After all Nolan as we all know, never fails to deliver.

PS: If the entire city of Gotham was sealed from the rest of the world how did Bruce Wayne just come back effortlessly? Sneaky Bastard.

13 Responses to “Nolan, the Illusionist.”

  1. roblawton July 23, 2012 at 5:17 pm #

    To answer your last question… It was easy because he’s Batman! 😉

    • wackyindiankid July 23, 2012 at 5:22 pm #

      well at that given point of time, he was a broke ex-billionaire with no Batman stuff on him and the city was disconnected by Banes army. and he waltzes his way back in with an immediately cured spine and cartilage free leg! a little too difficult to believe, isn’t it sir?

      • rock July 28, 2012 at 5:26 am #

        you say you enjoyed batman begins but did you miss the part where he gave up his wealth and traveled around the world without a penny to his name and he did so before any of his training. furthermore his whole training was based around being invisible, a ninja, being a shadow without using any batman stuff. what kind of batman would he be if he couldn’t fool few of banes thugs to get into gotham? his spine wasn’t cured immediately he was in the pit for almost 5 months, enough time for his back to heal. add to that he was actually working out, getting his body in shape which he failed to do earlier in the film when he returned as batman.

      • wackyindiankid July 28, 2012 at 7:19 am #

        a spine broken made to protrude out of his back and legs which didnt have cartilage for 8 years, both get healed with 5 months of pushups. a little bit difficult for me to believe.

      • rock July 28, 2012 at 9:19 am #

        well for his leg he used leg braces and the doctor said he had a protruding vertebrae, look it up online it doesn’t take that long to heal once you put it back in its place.

  2. sgottahurt July 23, 2012 at 7:45 pm #

    The fight scenes were lackluster and felt phoned in. Old man Commissioner Gordon walked away from the back of the truck with the A-bomb A-OK, but Talia died? The musical cues were horrible in not one scene, but three! So the key to Batman defeating Bane was that he had to have fear? Or was it that he wanted to live? Why didn’t people take a running jump to get to that ledge in the prison pit (<—great band name perhaps)? If not for Michael Caine's emotional punch as Alfred, I would have flat-out hated this film. (And the Scarecrow's return was a pleasant surprise.)

    • wackyindiankid July 23, 2012 at 9:03 pm #

      scarecrows return was a little awkward to me actually! I mean, out of the blue, 2-3 scenes as a judge, and it seemed to me in a different voice too! a little weird. Bane i sort of liked, but then he was supposed to be the symbol of terror and ends up being a romantic looney!
      I felt the way i felt when i first say darth vader as he was and then christen haydensen as anakin skywalker! devastated!

  3. Joe Reyes July 25, 2012 at 1:22 am #

    I don’t like how Bane started off as criminal mastermind and went into suicide bomber. It didn’t make sense for his character to do that. If he wanted to blow Gotham up then why not just do it then instead of waiting it out for 5 months!!

    • wackyindiankid July 25, 2012 at 8:06 am #

      His evil could be exaggerated by saying how he wanted the people of gotham to live in hope but yet die anyways. But making him a mere pawn for tali al ghul was maybe the worst move in the movie. The most evil guy in the world cries like a lame romantic hero. sad.

    • rock July 28, 2012 at 5:52 am #

      seriously do you actually listen when you watch a film!! everything bane did had a reason, it was convoluted but it needed to be, he was holding a whole city hostage. if he wanted to blow up gotham he wouldn’t have gone to all the trouble of trapping the cops or leaving aside one of the bridge so supplies could be sent. his whole grand plan was to torture gotham nd in doing so torturing bryce wayne.banes not a criminal nor a suicide bomber, he is very intelligent and most importantly a believer of the league of shadows.

      • wackyindiankid July 28, 2012 at 7:17 am #

        the bomb was inside the city till the last moment and talia tried her best to stop batman from defusing the bomb. If not to explode the city then what do you think were their intentions sir?

      • rock July 28, 2012 at 9:26 am #

        i never said they didn’t want to blow up the city. i was responding to the question why they waited 5 months. bane wanted to torture bruce and the population of gotham. metaphorically speaking both bruce and the people of gotham are in similar position, they are both imprisoned yet both can escape, bruce by climbing up the wall and gotham’s population by walking past the frozen river, off course they both risk dying. also bane wasn’t talias pawn, they are both believers of league of shadows and what it stands for and were trying to achieve the same objective. bane crying was one of the most important scene for him, it humanized him as something more than a beast.

      • wackyindiankid July 28, 2012 at 10:02 am #

        thats the whole point! its just perspective i guess, but I didnt like it! I didnt want bane to be humanised! Bane was always a mercenary! He should have been left that way! The never humanisede Joker, then why do that with bane?

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