Joined December 27th, 2006
Anyone else see this guy's next step as starring in a Richard Dawkins biopic? Really, the resemblance is uncanny.
Exactly. Even Cobb's background was just there to service the plot by giving him motivation. The other characters didn't even have that.
There were no problems with the characters in Inception, because the characters really weren't unique or memorable in any way. They were essentially devices; there was little to them besides their role in the plot. "The Architect" could've easily been played by a guy. I just think that his approach to writing focuses mostly on story structure and plotting. No need to adopt a Sexist Theory of Characterization for him.
@Supes @bawn @daveactor7 I thought both Holmes and Gyllenhaal were decent in the roles (Gyllenhaal slightly better, but not much). Their acting wasn't a problem. Rachel was simply a weak character outside of her role in the plot. As I said before, characterization is not one of Nolan's strongest suits as a writer, especially for women.
But if that's all they're doing, why have the character of Bane there in the first place or make a big deal out of it to the press? Most audiences don't even know who Bane is outside of maybe Batman & Robin (if they even remember, which I'm certain most wouldn't want to)
Well, any reasonably attractive woman can be sexy and seductive in the right circ*mstances (or wardrobe), so I don't think that's going to be a problem. I agree with some of you guys that Nolan should not try to replicate (or even top) The Dark Knight in structure or scale, even though the pressure's on to make this one "more epic." I'd be down with seeing a taut thriller featuring the Batman, though I'm not sure if that's appropriate for the final film in a trilogy. My guess for how they'll deal with their "villains" is either: 1) give one a much smaller presence in the story than the other (which would probably be Bane) or 2) not outright configure both of them to be antagonists. Catwoman is supposed to have a complex relationship with Batman, so I wouldn't be surprised if she ended up not being a villain at all.
It'd probably be... not there at all. They've never set out to adapt a specific comic storyline; what makes you think they will now?
I just hope that, with Selina Kyle, Nolan takes the opportunity to give us a well-written, interesting woman to share the screen with the other guys. If there's one thing Nolan's... not weak on, but not particularly strong with either, it's characterization, and it especially shows with his female characters. On everything else, of course, I have complete faith in Nolan.
Hell yeah, I'd be down for this. It'd be like Warner Bros. going out of their way to make the franchise NOT '90s Batman. That's 100% the correct mindset, and Aronofsky has the artistic chops, the drive and the credibility to take up Nolan's mantle. I really hope this gets out of "crazy speculation" territory.