You ever dislike something because of the people that like it? I like to call this the Staind effect. I was once a fan of the late 90s/early 2000s rock band Staind. They had a dark grungy appeal to them, and their debut album was insanely depressing. However, around 2003, their fan base started to shift. The death nail came when I overheard a 14 year 'NSYNC loving girl* singing one of their songs. After that, I deleted all of their songs off my Ipod, and vowed to never download another one.
I don't think the Dark Knight will suffer a similar fate as Staind, but I'm seeing people that I wouldn't normally trust counting to ten LOVE this film. I don't like when the movie world is out of order. Yes, people should like this movie because it's a Batman film, there are explosives, and its a summer flick. But, when the 14 year old 'NSYNC loving girl is calling this movie "brilliant" or "genius", it makes me question my own intelligence.
*note the 14 year old 'NSYNC loving fan is a general representative of the "not so smart" generation (1980-beyond)...correction (90s-beyond)