If you watched Memento and Insomnia, then you probably would have had a hard time guessing that Christopher Nolan would be the next person to direct a Batman movie. But that’s exactly what happened. Nolan brings a completely new take to what a superhero movie could be.
I’m a little biased towards Inception because it is my favorite movie. It takes a totally original idea and is able to build a world around it in two and a half hours, all while crafting a story with memorable characters and iconic moments. Not to mention one of the most iconic final shots in film history. Inception is probably Nolan’s most well-known and universally liked film, other than the Dark Knight Trilogy, with good reason. It takes a deep dive into the mind of Dom Cobb to see what a father would do to get back to his kids.
Almost every time I watch a Christopher Nolan movie, I think, “Wow, this may be his best one.” The Prestige is no different. Nolan presents this story in such a unique way. If you thought he couldn’t come up with another original and imaginative way of presenting a story than he did for Memento, you’d be wrong. He takes you for a wild ride whenever he can.
They actually did it. An MCU movie actually made things count. Avengers: Infinity War may not be a perfect movie in the strictest sense, but it’s just about exactly what you could hope for in this case. This was being built up to for ten years, and unlike the slightly disappointing Age of Ultron, this at least lives up to the hype.
These two movies are excellent but underappreciated. When people talk about Christopher Nolan movies, you’ll hear Memento mentioned because it’s what put him on the map, but Insomnia is hardly ever talked about. But it should be.
A Quiet Place opened this past weekend to $45 million at the box office. I contributed $9.49 to that total. I had high expectations solely based off the first trailer and the star power. And boy, did it deliver on those expectations.
With all that said, here’s my idea for a remake that should, but definitely won’t happen: a Harry Potter TV show.