Almost four years have passed and a new entry in the current Batman series is due soon, and it seems that the immense praise for The Dark Knight has waned off, at least in most circles. Ever since its release, I noticed that almost right after the phenomenon of how surprised everyone was of how great it seemed to be, backlash against the fanboys of the series and even Christopher Nolan began to surface. I also noticed that most of the more intellectual side of the cinephile audience (including some of us at DDD) didn't even think much of it at first.
As you guys may have known from my embarrassingly immature Heath Ledger campaign on the old forum (
), I was all wrapped up in how great I thought the movie was, because hey, I was young and was big into comic books at the time. Even when I was getting into older and more intelligent films at that time, I still thought it was one of the best things I ever saw. But over time, as my viewings became more rare, I eventually disbanded it and moved onto bigger and better things cinematically. But just recently, I saw this and Batman Begins back-to-back and I have to say, it still holds up pretty well, depsite some glaring editing mistakes and plot holes. With that said, ignoring the rabid Nolan-ite fanboyism on the sites I go to, I still greatly admire the film on the basis of it putting more into the tired genre of the superhero film and actually being a good film on its own, and I can safely say that I'm excited for The Dark Knight Rises.
So, after all this time, would you guys still consider it a great film, an okay film, or just a plain bad film? Do you think the hype made it worse for you over time?
Sorry if this brings a little of the old me back, but I thought the question was valid enough for a good cinephile discussion.