TDK's Rank Amongst the Best Films of the 2000s
Posted by: Bill "Jett" Ramey (Follow @BATMANONFILM)
Date: August 23, 2016

Lists are subjective, I know.

Like, how in the HELL could BATMAN RETURNS be at the top of anyone’s rankings of live-action Batman films?!

BBC CULTURE has a list/ranking of the top 100 films we’ve seen so far in the 2000s. What were their criteria, who participated, and how was this ranking/list compiled? I’ll let them tell you…

For our poll to determine the 100 greatest American films, we surveyed 62 film critics from around the world. This time, we received responses from 177 – from every continent except Antarctica. Some are newspaper or magazine reviewers, others write primarily for websites; academics and cinema curators are well-represented too.

Cool.

There was only one…ONE…so-called “superhero film” that made this list, OK? Wanna guess which one is was? Hell, you already know the answer…

Christopher Nolan’s cinematic masterpiece, THE DARK KNIGHT.

Yeah, yeah, yeah…I know what some of y’all are saying. “Jett’s a Chris Nolan butt-kisser!”

You know what? I AM. BUT…

That doesn’t take away from the FACT that THE DARK KNIGHT is brilliant and Mr. Nolan is a great filmmaker. FUTHERMORE…

Batman and DC fans – hell, fans of superhero cinema in general – should be proud that TDK made this list (though I personally would’ve had it higher, but whatever, right?). SO…

Congrats to THE DARK KNIGHT, Mr. Nolan (and ALL the folks who worked on that movie), and Batman/DC Comics/comic book movie fans for this “honor.” Yes, this ranking and a dollar will get you a bologna sandwich (without cheese, on white bread and no chips), but it’s rather cool regardless.

For the full list (which included 3 Christopher Nolan films, by the way), click on the link provided above.

Word.


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