To quote Bill Clinton: “If one candidate is trying to scare you and the other one is try get you to think, if one candidate is appealing to your fears and the other one is appealing to your hopes, you better vote for the person who wants you to think and hope.”
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Why: Nolan is presumably on most studios watch list with a real eye for gripping audiences with heart-pounding action and emotionally taut stories, all in service of intelligent, thought-provoking stories.
Key Scene: A climatic fight sequence between Kick-Ass and Red Mist is shot on IMAX cameras (naturally) but ironically broadcast live in YouTube in the film. The fight ends in a truce before Kick-Ass manages to convince Red Mist to dissolve his father’s company… It’s just one of many stand-out scenes that makes Kick-Ass 2 the greatest comic-book sequel ever made.