Well TDK doesn’t break any boundaries and in this day and age a film needs to do that to be considered the best film of all time.
It is a great superhero movie but so is the original superman movie or spiderman 2, its a film that deserves praise but its receiving praise from all the wrong people and for all the wrong reasons. people who have no knowledge and dont care about cinema, who will abandon it when the hysteria surrounding the tabloid interest story of Heath Ledgers death subsides. I agree his performance will remain iconic and deservedly so, his character is the best thing about the movie and he is a fine actor but the entire movie is far from perfect.
I’m graduating from film school in november myself so I know how the whole academic thing works. Maybe if you don’t appreciate Citizen Kane and The Godfather you should take another career path.
OK I get what you are saying about the whole hype thing, you’re certainly right to at least some degree.
I still want to know about the whole boundaries thing though:
Totally hypothetical story:
Let’s say Movie A gets released and it is a somehwat decent movie that introduces a new kind of filming technique, praised by critics and film scholars. This technical aspect aside, the film itself is satisfying, but nothing special. Later that year, along comes movie B. It has a great story, characters and everything, audiences and critics love it. ON TOP OF THAT, it uses the same filming technique that was invented by other people for movie A.
Now: Which movie is better?
Answer Nr.1: Movie B.
Answer Nr. 2 (aka the Film snob douchebag answer): Movie A.
What’s your answer?
And anyone who thinks The Godfather is boring just doesnt like movies (IMO).
That is extremely ignorant and close-minded. I love movies more that anything. My 1000+ DVD collection doesn’t lie.