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Submitted by Tony13175 494d ago | opinion piece

‘Skyfall’ & ‘Star Trek 2′: Are We Seeing the Christopher Nolan Influence?

Screen Rant: It’s undeniable that Christopher Nolan has changed not only the face of superhero movies with his acclaimed Dark Knight Trilogy, but the face of blockbuster movies as a whole. With a potent mixture of auteur filmmaking technique; ambitiously-designed set pieces that often utilize practical visual effects; and stories that are not afraid to be as philosophically sophisticated as they are entertaining, Nolan has classed-up the American movie blockbuster in a way that few in Hollywood ever thought possible (that is, if one wanted to make megabucks at the box office). (Christopher Nolan, Cinema, Skyfall, Star Trek Into Darkness, The Dark Knight Rises)

timmyp53  +   495d ago
One aspect I see this Nolan effect in is the way the villains are portrayed. Javier Bardem wasn't really as bad ass as I hoped but Skyfall was really fun movie to watch regardless.
MilkMan  +   494d ago
Realism is the way to go. Nolan has elevated blockbuster movies to a place where not only the "fans" can enjoy it but my father and my grandfather can also, no matter what the subject matter is. Thats how you draw in millions (if not billions) of dollars.
Soldierone  +   494d ago
You can't give credit to Nolan for some of these things. For example "Silva is an insane (but somehow charming) villain with a substantial physical deformity (like Bane or The Joker)." The characters were already written this way in the comics. That was not Nolan doing it..... Joker has been that was for over a decade.

Also I don't agree with the realistic thing either. I don't like "realism" in video games either. I want to see a movie to enter a fantasy world, something creative and fun.... not realistic "here is our excuse/reasoning for everything" movies. It also breaks some movies, like TDKR has several errors simply because he was trying to be "realistic" but some things were not explained properly.
Leio  +   494d ago
Realistic does not necessary mean real-life like but being faithful to the universe the story plays in and i dont really see there is a problem with that.

There are already tons of fantasy movies so its not hard for you to pick one, and that included all previous Batman movies before Nolan
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