It doesnt seem like Nolan and company are really trying this time around.
‘Batman Begins’ surprised many with its serious and gritty tone. Even with hearing the overwhelmingly positive word of mouth it as tough to not have your expectations blown apart.
With ‘The Dark Knight’ they had a challenge on their hands. How do they introduce the Joker into the world. It was made a bit more difficult with the casting of Heath Ledger. Don’t lie, you didn’t think he could do it. So brilliantly, with the viral marketing they made you fear the Joker. We were exposed to him so much even before we saw a second of Ledger’s performance.
With Harvey Dent, someone who all knew would become Two-Face, we were made to believe in him. Before seeing the film you rooted for his success though knowing he was doomed to fall.
Bane is a strange voice to us. Catwoman is an uninteresting mystery. Joesph Gordon-Levitt is a cop who may be more. Marion Cotillard is possibly the daughter of the demon.
Why are they not getting us behind, against, or afraid of any of these characters? You entered the theater for ‘The Dark Knight’ emotionally attached to the news characters almost as much as those from the first.
Maybe they are waiting for ‘Avengers’ to go away, but personally I want more.