The Old Mixer wrote:
In specific areas, certainly. But I still consider it the best "whole package" film. It is the Beatles of super-hero films...no matter how many new ones come around and what they do with the genre, it's still the standard to which they're all compared.
Just an observation, but in regard to Superman
being the film to which all superhero films are compared to, as of late, I've heard Spider-Man 2
thrown around many more times than Superman
when it comes to a supposed "standard" for the genre.
And many are of the opinion that The Dark Knight
surpassed even Spider-Man 2
when it comes to a genre "standard" or a target to surpass. I, for one, would concur with this opinion. But that's just me.