TDK is very good but tbh Bale's Bruce/Batman aren't that great, Morgan Freeman seemed superfluous to the overall story and imo the movie itself sort of drags over the final hour. I mean if its your cup of tea for what a cbm should be then by every means you should have it at #1 but I don't think it clearly stands that far above every other cbm ever made if at all. I've seen it like 2 or 3 times and doubt I'll ever watch it again.
@spambot: i don’t think politics had anything to do with its success. It was just the spectacle. It is the best 3D movie visually that I have ever seen. The story was pretty stupid when you think about it though.
I think politics absolutely had something to do with it. It was a form of escapism which played into many people's view of the world or political views. There was plenty of talk about the two working together back then. Not that I care if anyone agrees or disagrees with me on this but I think it was part of the perfect storm that allowed Avatar to make the $$$ it did.