and I think he'll do really well with Man of Steel.
You do know he didn't direct Man of Steel, right?
I'm going Nolan because Tarantino is an overrated hack while Nolan is an overrated talent.
Nolan does so much with pacing, structure, and the actual elements of directing it is incomprehensible when compared to Tarantino, who more or less does what he thinks looks cool, by his own admission.
I've enjoyed a Tarantino movie here and there. His homages to anime and old samurai flicks in Kill Bill are fun to watch. The way he shoots violence in general is fun to watch. But Pulp Fiction was a mess structurally (and I like Pulp Fiction) as was Inglorious Basterds, which was really only saved by Christoph Waltz from being a very mediocre film, at best.
As for writing, I prefer Nolan's story structure and depth of character to Tarantino's witty banter, which is really all Tarantino concerns himself with.
Bottom line is this: Tarantino makes movies that he thinks are cool visually or cool in terms of dialogue; Nolan makes movies that are visually well done, build upon themselves, have structures that are informed by the subject matter of the material, and explore humanity and (most often) the human need for love.
There is nothing wrong with Tarantino's approach, but he is not a great director, nor is he a great writer. His films are for entertainment purposes only.
This post was edited on 1/23 at 5:28 pm