THE PUNISHER: DIRTY LAUNDRY in RAW Entertainment Posted July 16, 2012 · Report reply It didn't need that reminder, it honestly made it a bit distracting. Besides, I don't put The Dark Knight on pedastal like most fanboys, take Iron Man, that movie came out a good two months before The Dark Knight, and showed a serious quality approach to the character. But I'm digressing. I honestly think it would have worked a lot better without music, just let the ambience of the urban enviroment soak in before all the bone crushing, and bloodshed. I'm not a fanboy, just a cinephile, and TDK deserves all the praise it gets. It changed the genre from solid popcorn to serious cinema. Iron Man's a good film, but goes nowhere near the level of complexity TDK explores. Heck, TDK's the reason we're back to 10 Best Picture Nominees instead of 5. There's never been a comic book movie to go that distance before. Nolan's a true auteur though, so it really shouldn't be that surprising. DIRTY LAUNDRY is very Nolan-esque.