So lately there have been a lot of arguements on the forums over the latest Batman movie. Basically, this conflict is between two groups of people. Group A thinks that The Dark Knight was the greatest movie ever made and will be the foundation of a world religion in a few thousand years. On the other hand, Group B thinks the movie was anywhere from bad to "Decent, but not mind blowing" and feel it is vastly overhyped by Group A. So I am making this to try and create some common ground between these two groups.
Now, I feel The Dark Knight was an amazing movie all around. Heck, I gave the movie a rediculous amount of praise in the blog post I made after seeing it. In retrospect, I was still caught up in the hype. Do I think that it is the greatest movie ever made? Of course not, but I still consider it "better than sex". Therefore, I find myself sympathizing with both Group A and Group B in this situation. Therefore, here are some helpful tips to both sides to try and resolve this conflict.
Group A (The ones who consider TDK the greatest thing ever)
The Dark Knight was a phenomenal movie, I'm glad we are in agreement there. However, to call it the greatest movie ever made is just ignorant. If you honestly believe that this movie is the greatest movie ever, you are either young and/or havent seen many movies at all. If that is the case, see more movies, look into foreign films, watch some of the classics. I highly reccomend the following in no particular order:
The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
The Shawshank Redemption
The Green Mile
All these movies are undenyably better than The Dark Knight, and thats just off the top of my head. Thats not a bad thing, it doesnt make Chris Nolan's movie any worse. I dont want any of you to hate The Dark Knight, far from it. Just stop bragging that it is the best movie ever, its not. If you truly think so, that's your opinion, but posting it on the forums isnt going to change anyone's mind. So if you truly must post the fact that your favorite movie was TDK, at least be prepared to get many a lolcat from the users of Spill.
Group B (Those who find The Dark Knight overrated)
To those in this group who like the Dark Knight, good for you. If you hated the movie, while I disagree with you I respect your decision. There really isnt that much I can say to you. Keep on stopping the countless "The Dark Knight Was the Greatest Thing Ever" forum topics. If someone says TDK was the greatest movie ever and you disagree, argue with them. Thats part of being human and being part of a forum.
However, dont consider all TDK fans ignorant because they think it was really good. I find the movie amazing and perhaps the best movie of 2008 (I dont know yet, I have to sit down and think about it first), but I certainly dont think its the Holy Grail of movies. If someone honestly thinks that its the greatest movie ever made, ask them why. Inquire to why they think it is on par with a movie like The Godfather. If they give you complete bullshit for a reason, then feel free to let the lolcats fly. But if they can make a point, dont clump them with the ignorant TDK fans on this site (who will remain nameless by me). Not all of the people who like the movie are sucking Nolan's dick, remember that.
Maybe I'm rediculous to think that this will help the situation at all, but at least I can say that I tried. Feel free to comment and please take my advice to heart. I don't want this to become a place where one's throat is ripped out just because they like a certain movie.