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Saturday, February 14, 2009

Batman sequel delayed? Good.

"Tuned Into Pop Culture" guest contributor Nick Carrabine is a News-Herald staff writer.

This week the Hollywood Reporter reported The Dark Knight director, Christopher Nolan will opt to direct “Inception” for his next project instead of another Batman sequel.

That’s not to say there won’t be another Batman sequel, but it will obviously have to wait at least 2 more summers.

I don’t know about you, but this is great news for me.

I’m fairly certain that I include Christopher Nolan in a small group of man-crushes that I have (the other men on that list being legendary rapper Nas and phenomenal acting talent, Ryan Gosling among others that I may or may not get to in a future blog. Yes I know, I’m strange.)

Getting back to Nolan, I like the re-created series of the Batman films (Batman Begins and The Dark Knight) just as much as the next guy (or lady) but what really does it for me are his other three movies, Memento, The Prestige and Insomnia.

Memento is far and away the best movie I have ever seen. It’s absolutely brilliant (and extremely confusing) in my opinion.

Every time I watch it I come up with new theories. The way the film goes back and forth and starts at the end makes it almost impossible to ever fully grasp. Every time I watch it, I think I have it down, then I'll watch it again and have to think about it more.

The Prestige starring the recently revealed raging maniac, Christian Bale, is a few notches below Memento. Insomnia, which flew under the radar despite having an all-star cast including Al Pacino, Robin Williams and Hilary Swank, was vastly underrated.

Basically what I’m trying to say is, although I like the Batman films, I would much rather Nolan direct and write non-superhero films.

So I look forward to “Inception” even though all anyone knows about it is “a contemporary sci-fi auctioneer set within the architecture of the mind.”

Sounds confusing.

But if you’ve seen Memento or The Prestige, Nolan is best when he is trying to confuse us.


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