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Old August 3 2012, 08:54 AM   #730
Dick Whitman
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Re: "The Dark Knight Rises" Review and Discussion Thread (spoilers)

Well my point was that it would have been better to just ignore the third film. While I liked TAS they could have easily done a new adventure of Spider-man without any specific back story.

What has happened with these reboots is they are written like television Pilot episodes. Not just a mere origin story but setting up future plotlines. So that everything is tied particular details of the current origin. So its hard to break away from the past. So that when a creative team leaves a franchise the new group feels the need to cut ties with the previous "administration".

My personal preference would be for more standalone films. Keeping consistency of key background details. Not specific continuity. Than new teams could take over with focus on continuing the characters not on themselves. Of course constant reboots are the pattern of the actual comics now.
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