Originally Posted by MrSilly
I don't begrudge him his success, it just puzzles me the amount of critical praise lavished on many of his films. The Dark Knight was a good film, but was marred by pacing issues, scenes that were downright unnecessary (that goddamn Hong Kong bit), unneeded characters (was Rachel Dawes really needed apart form to provide one plot moment that could have replicated with damn near anyone else?) and a strained narrative. What's done well is done very well, but it's still pretty flawed.
I agree to a point, The Dark Knight has got some flaws, it also gets a bucket load of stuff right. Far more than many other films of a similar nature. In fact i'm still of the opinion that Nolan is the best "Blockbuster" director in Hollywood, or anywhere for that matter.