So, I have secured an interview with PRR (specifically Jon). I have drafted most of my questions, but if any of ya'll have anything you'd like to ask, let me know, and I'll see what I can do (I can do the whole "X, from Z country, Y town, of P age" thing if you want).
Ask him which is favourite out of Batman Begins and the Dark Knight. Now there's a question.
Assuming Jon has excellent taste in movies, I can answer for him: he'd say that both films are okay-to-good, but nowhere near as brilliant as many people make out and that even Nolan's best film, Inception, was technically and intellectually excellent but was a bit lacking in the getting-an-emotional-response-from-an-audience department. He'd then go on to say that if you really wanted an impossible choice between excellent films, you'd be agonising over whether Park Chan-wook's Oldboy was better than Terry Gilliam's Brazil... but equally that you can't wait for the UK releases of future exploitation classics Machete (directed by Robert Rodriguez) and Hobo With A Shotgun (starring Rutger Hauer) in the coming weeks and months.
Ah, forgot we had a freakish anti-Batmanist on the boards...Admin, can't we get some kind of filter on the membership form to prevent them from joining?
What's this, the anti-Batmanist IS an admin? Damn!
I like Batman, and I think Begins and Dark Knight are perfectly solid films, The Dark Knight being my preferred movie of the two. It's just that the Nolan films are overrated in the canon: clearly the best Batman film was Tim Burton's "Returns" with Michael Keaton as Batman and Danny de Vito as The Penguin. Obviously the Nolan films are light years ahead of the terrible Batman & Robin with Arnie et al, but they're not ALL that - not even the best Batman films, let alone two of the best movies ever as IMDB would have you believe. I just rant on because they're more popular than I think they should be: bah humbugs all round! ;D
Anyway, sorry all for hijacking what is supposed to be a PRR-related thread: as you were...