Originally Posted by harvey_birdman
That you just mentioned se7en proves my point. And there are HUNDREDS of movies before that. Are you twelve? I'm not going to argue on the Internet with a 12 year old.
Se7en came out nine years before 2004....
Whatever these movies might be, it's clear that Dark Knight has influenced a lot of recent action movies. Down to "dark" themes (see the Mendes interview), promotional materials (come on, BLATANT. A designer working in the film industry would have remembered the Dark Knight Rises poster), and even direct plot points and camera angles