jfg wrote:I haven't seen it yet, but there are some movies where you don't even need to suspend disbelief even though they are ludicrous when you think about it. Children of Men and V For Vendetta come to mind. Then you have other movies that do such a poor job of setting up the story that you are scoffing at the premise the whole time and can't flip the switch to just enjoy the movie. Hunger Games comes to mind. For how good the first two were, I'm hoping that I don't agree with you on Dark Knight Rises.
I don't understand your critcism. I think that you like Children of Men and V for Vendetta and you don't like Hunger Games. Fwiw I like all three of these movies. Don't know why you would scoff at the premise of Hunger Games, it's similar to all post-apocalyptic movies. Running Man, Mad Max etc have similar settings.
Suspension of disbelief is an indulgence that the filmmaker asks of you when it is necessary to the story. Star wars cannot get off the ground without you agreeing with the filmmaker asking you to believe in the force, Avatar cannot be made without a suspension of science-fiction disbelief. This batman movie doesn't ask for a suspension of disbelief, it's asking you to ignore creative laziness so that you can bask in its cinematic beauty. And it is beautiful to watch, but it's lazy with continuity and consistency. All the things listed by me and GF are just annoying. I didn't pay for McGyer, I wanted Batman.
Suspension of disbelief does not apply to motivation. You can't just gloss over the motivation of the bad guys and sweep it under the rug. Too many people in my theatre were just asking each other why the hell the bad guys were sacrificing their lives. That's the underpinning of the entire story and the answer was just unsatisfying.