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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 Cracked.com 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.

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