mouseferatu: (bad advice)
The recent discussion of the Dark Knight and any potential sequel has brought back to mind an argument that I've hated--and I mean despised, loathed with a burning passion--for years. And it's an argument that seems to crop up almost exclusively in the genre fiction community.

Using the Batman movies as an example, the argument goes something like this:

"They shouldn't bother making a sequel, 'cuz there's no way they can top Dark Knight."

To which I say, shut your noise hole.

First off, I don't believe it's ever impossible to top something creatively, no matter how unlikely it might be. But frankly, that's not my major issue.

Who the hell decided that installment Y has to be better than installment X to be worthwhile? I don't give a rat's ass if any hypothetical Batman 3 is better than Dark Knight (though of course it'd be a pleasant surprise). As long as they shoot for the bar DK set, the result will be a good movie worth watching--and how it stacks up in comparison to DK will be absolutely irrelevant to that fact.

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