gazurtoids wrote:Well, I think I read that he's going to after #3.
I think the first one, Batman Begins, was a good film in its own right and felt so far from any other superhero film that it was credible. The Dark Knight I thought had already descended into the kind of nonsensical silliness that characterised all the others. Had he stopped after Batman Begins, I think we'd be talking about someone so good they make even inherently nonsensical guff like Batman possible.
I happen to really like both batman films, both are grounded in reality to a much greater extent than any other superhero film but you have to allow for certain liberties to be taken in advancing the story/introducing familiar villains.
Following... yeah, it kept my interest to the end and plays its part in the Christopher Nolan story. Its not a bad film at all, its fitting with Nolan's style, makes you think, just than I didn't find it especially brilliant. I've not seen any of his shorts, but perhaps the biggest compliment to Following is the cast list for Memento, coming a year after the Matrix and staring a couple of its cast.
The prestige was extremely good, and what prompted me to look at his other work beyond the mainstream obvious 3. Memento is at least as good if not better.
I'm not sure we'll see anything like this from him again now to be honest - the success of the Batman reboot obviously landed him the budget for Inception and has also landed him the Superman reboot, interested to see how that goes! I expect him to be the next Spielberg in that he'll be attached to a large hollywood blockbuster almost every year but doing less and less of the type of thing he made his name with.