Aquaman or Nolan's Batman?!?!?

Aquaman passes Nolan’s Batman in total earnings globally?!?!

Just shows viewers don’t know class.

Nolan’s films are masterpieces. Aquaman was nice but just not even in same league!!!

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I agree the dark knight is a better movie

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They are too different to compare:

Nolan focuses on practical effects whereas James Wan uses CGI.

Christopher Nolan took elements from the comics and brought them to reality whereas Wan adapted comics for the screen.

The first invented to only have a trilogy and completed what he set out to do whereas the latter does not know what to do because he believes he checked off all the boxes on his list.

There are probably some others, but you also have to account for inflation. Somehow, money can pop up more towards movies, yet people still have about the same income and higher cost of living, surprisingly.

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TDK Trilogy released around 10 years ago, the superhero scene wasn’t as big as it is today. Aquaman did kill it in the Asian box office because they typically enjoy more movies with alot of action (hence why Transformers movies kept being made because they cater towards the international box office). I personally think no DC movie will touch TDK in terms of quality.

At the end of the day, it’s just a box office number and people enjoy different kinds of movies regardless of how much “class” people have.

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I kind of thought Aquaman was better. Can’t beat DKT’s Joker though. Joker was the best part about the trilogy. I thought Aquaman was awesome. But I thought the Dark Knight was a bit cringey at some points.

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@abfgmsw

Interesting. For me great filmakers transcend genre or individual comics or even mediums (TV vs movie)

Nolan’s entire body of work is always in contention as among the best of his generation so I look at it as a body of work and break it down to classic filming elements. Film Noir, the very specific use of sound and video editing. Being able to delve into the psyche of characters. The use of silence. Method acting styles, if appropriate, etc.

Nolan is the a director’s director and it shows in the Trilogy.

In comparison Aquaman is a fun movie but break it down to it’s elements and it really doesn’t stack up.

But that is exactly why it did well in markets like Asia so I get it.

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I get kinda passionate about the movie making process :grin:

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I love the dark knight movies but to be honest would probably rather rewatch aquaman

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@SirSturm
Christopher Nolan is definitely a great director, but I still think the two are different.

James Wan is almost “connect the dots” kind of director (or at least with Aquaman) where-

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  • he starts the film introducing Atlanna. Then, she looks at a lighthouse in a snow globe, and the next scene, Arthur’s parents are standing outside of the lighthouse.

END OF SPOILER

The rest of the film has other snippets like that, but I still think the movie is very good. While the ending of the film reminded me of Wonder Woman’s ending (depriving Aquaman of originality), it still had some great moments. After watching the film a second time, the final battle seemed a little too short (with some “cringeworthy” dialogue), but I was able to pick up on some trivial things that I didn’t the first time.

But, with Christopher Nolan, it is guaranteed that each additional viewing will result in either a new perspective on the movie or a new attention to details missed. For instance, after watching Watchmen and then rewatching the Dark Knight, I realized the sharp contrast between Rorschach and Batman-Rorschach fought against a lie that may have made the world better while Batman became the lie to protect Harvey Dent (which became his “bane” in the Dark Knight Rises).
Christopher Nolan ensures longevity and thoughtfulness in his films, while James Wan ensures a fun film that doesn’t try to take itself too seriously. Two different approaches, but I think that they are both good films.

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Personally, I had no problem with Aquaman. It was a good superhero movie, but to me good is all it was. It wasn’t anything special. Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy, however, are some of the best super hero movies ever made, and easily the best Batman movies. TDK Trilogy was completely original, while Aquaman felt a lot like Thor’s day at the beach (not that that’s a bad thing). It’s my personal belief that Aquaman earned more than TDK movies as a side effect of Infinity War, as the masses are now hooked on superhero movies the way the never have been before. But that’s just my take.

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Different type of characters and DC movies. Both have their own pros and cons

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Aquaman is better than The Dark Knight

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Chris Nolan is one of my favorite Directors but the last 5mins of DK Rises almost ruins the whole Trilogy, I mean come on a Character named Robin!?! That’s his legal name? Really? Come on man

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I like them both because they offer different takes within the same genre. We need more of that moving forward or these CBM’s will go the way of the westerns.

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EXACTLY @joelc.73.5776

We’ll put!

I loved Aquaman, but for my personal taste, I prefer any one of the “Dark Knight” movies from the trilogy. I will always gravitate to more grounded stories and characters, but also love to escape with a movie like Aquaman

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@SirSturm

Dude, chill on the viewers lol these movies are separated by 10 years and very different. Comic book movies are bigger now than they were before and China has become a massive market in the past few years that easily allows Aquaman to surpass it

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I like both but I’d rather watch aquaman

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Well, technically speaking, Aquaman and Batman ARE in the same league…

The Justice League.

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I think this has been said and several posts these two films are shot in two different styles the only similarity is there superhero movies you have one that’s an action film and one that’s a drama it’s like comparing apples and oranges in some ways it all depends on what your preference is

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