Originally Posted by PJo336
You say this like you feel its undeserved?
No, I think Nolan is very good/great. I was simply putting it forth as the premise for saying that reviews are going to tend to skew positive.
(Okay, I admit to thinking that Inception was pretty damn overrated. But still pretty good, and I'm still in the camp that will watch any movie that Nolan puts out until and unless he loses me.)
Originally Posted by EMc
It could also be a victim of its own expectations there too
I mean I took account of this possibility too, but I think on first viewing the vast majority go in expecting to love it and then look for confirmation of their initial suspicion more commonly than people readily accept disappointment.
With that said, I'll always defend Godfather III as a good movie that simply didn't hold up to the amazing bar of the first two, so I know that expectations can really destroy a movie's reputation.