As soon as I saw the new Bond movie, Skyfall, the first thing that popped in my head was “Holy crap, this feels like The Dark Knight!” Now, my thoughts have been verified especially, since the new female character in the movie asked Bond: “How do you know about fear?” This quote sent chills up my spine. Sam Mendes had an exclusive interview with IndieWire about the movie and what inspired him to make this Bond movie different from the previous movies:
“We’re now in an industry where movies are very small or very big and there’s almost nothing in the middle,” he continued. “And it would be a tragedy if all the serious movies were very small and all the popcorn movies were very big and have nothing to say. And what Nolan proved was that you can make a huge movie that is thrilling and entertaining and has a lot to say about the world we live in, even if, in the case with ‘The Dark Knight,’ it’s not even set in our world. If felt like a movie that was about our world post-9/11 and played on our fears and discussed our fears and why they existed and I thought that was incredibly brave and interesting. That did help give me the confidence to take this movie in directions that, without ‘The Dark Knight,’ might not have been possible. Because also, people go, ‘Wow, that’s pretty dark,’ but then you can point to ‘Dark Knight’ and go ‘Look at that – that’s a darker movie, and it took in a gazillion dollars!’ That’s very helpful. There’s also that thing – it’s clearly possible to make a dark movie that people want to see.”
See, the recent Batman movies have substance. Something for people to walk away with after seeing a blockbuster movie. This is how you do an action/superhero movie. So, we’ll see how well this movie does.
Down below is TV Spot of the clip that I have been seeing on TV. Enjoy! Hail The Dark Knight Trilogy!