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Batman: Dark Knight Rises (movie thread)

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by RFX45, Jan 19, 2011.

  1. Imhoff

    Imhoff Well-Known Member

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    Got that feeling big time from Catwoman. Gordan amped up his despair for this one. Batman went more headstrong in this one, not really planning things out or building a sound strategy. Look at TDK in how much prep work went into going after the Joker. Then compare it to him immediately strapping up and going after Bane. It's like night and day.
     
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    what movie does Rambo like>
     
  3. Imhoff

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    Heard he really enjoyed that new Katy Perry movie.
     
  4. bartleby929

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    The best cartoon ever made was not Batman: TAS. It is Young Justice, something that is currently running. Hands down. Or Justice League.

    As for the movie, I felt the despair, more so than in TDK. Also, Bane was really a scary ass character. Every time he was on screen it was like someone was gonna die. I loved the movie. Can't believe people complain about it being too long. Can't believe I thought Anne Hathaway was gonna suck as Catwoman.
     
  5. pseudonym

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    Didn't Bruce just laugh off Bane's role as a mercenary?

    It definitely seemed to me that he was overconfident in going after Bane. His desire to finally get back in the suit was a huge ego booster, similar to Bane underestimating Bruce's chances of getting out of the pit.
     
  6. Saturdays

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    As was Batman Begins, I felt coming out of the theatre that this was in face Batman Ends.

    More in the sense of that Batman Begins was not a whole lot of Batman, but rather coping with this idea of Bruce re-entering the world. 'Rises' really brought things back in a closed circle with that tone, of Bruce reentering the world he left behind. Our screen time of Batman in these two films (BB and TDKR) is relatively low compared to TDK, and frankly the movie is more centered around Bruce Wayne than Batman. That is why I think I'd rather compare this movie in my head to BB, rather than TDK.

    The difference between the three films is that in TDK, Batman was established and active, at this point Joker was another criminal/villain and he was out to get him.

    Nolan's take on Batman has been great. What people plan to do with it after is going to always be looked at as 'Nolan did it better', I also attribute part of that to his brother and Christian Bale.

    I really hope nobody tries to create a Batman flick for at least the next ten years, and that if they do, good luck...
     
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  7. darkknight

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    haha, same. i don't get what the big deal was either. sure the action was great, but it took a long while to get there and i didn't like the main villain at all. the first half of the movie seemed like a mess to me. all ican remember is them sitting around the ship for like an hour saying meaningless shit to each other.



    i thought gordon was pretty headstrong in this one too. he didn't seem to hesitate about anything, he just went at like down in the sewers, giving orders from the hospital, coordinating at the end, and how he didn't seem scared at all and pretty much laughed while getting sentenced. compared to TDK where he panicked a lot more over the fear of something happening to harvey and losing his family. the only character that gave me the slightest sense of despair in this movie was alfred with all his crying. i didn't like how he went missing for like the second half of the movie. they should have had him play a part in helping bruce getting back into gottham. i really think this movie can benefit from another 20 minutes. fingers crossed for a director's cut :)
     
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  8. darkknight

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    just found out the theater near my house has d-box seating for this movie. sweet. gonna go check that out today.
     
  9. WhoKnewI

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    lol it took me a few moments to realize DK had his quotes/replies jumbled.
     
  10. grundletaint

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    Was I just drunk or did they indicate those cops were stuck underground for 3 months?

    I was entertained but didn't feel it was as strong as the first two. There was some "joe public" cheesiness that I couldn't overlook and feel detracted from the overall experience. The entire final act fell flat for me.
     
  11. El Argentino

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    Closer to 5 if I remember correctly. The bomb was set on a 5 month timer (conveniently giving Bruce enough time to recuperate from a broken back in Uzbekistan)

    I would agree. I was kind of disturbed by the various class warfare references - but maybe that's what Nolan intended, to hit home on timely, sensitive subjects. I think the ending to this one somewhat departed from the more "realist" attitude that Nolan was praised for in the previous two. The scope of the finale in this one compared to the other two movies is vastly different.
     
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    it's a disorder called anadrol 50
     
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    the lame villains haven't helped the marvel movies, though in general i am a bigger marvel fan than dc, sans batman who is my favorite superhero
     
  14. Jr Mouse

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    Some of you guys remind me I need to stay away from the internet. Its the same ol nonsense. I swear people have become so spoiled.  As a batman fan, I'm just happy to have these films that show the wide audiences the great aspects (and diverse stories that can be told) with the character and mythos.
     
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  15. gort

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    Anybody get
    the lesbo vibe from selina and her friend/roommate? WHen she said "a storm is coming, this is what you wanted" while holding her from behind.
     
  16. darkknight

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    damnit! thanks for pointing that out. fixed.


    just watched it again in d-box, it was pretty cool. worth checking out if you have a theater near you with d-box seating. one of the scenes really hit you hard and the motion works well for the fight scenes too. i still liked imax more, now i just gotta find a theater with imax+dbox.

    i also found it A LOT more rewatchable the second time.


    edit: damnit! forgot to pay close attention to the explosion part to see if you can catch bat ejecting out or not. oh well, next time.
     
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  17. darkknight

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    overall, marvel probably has cooler characters, but i find batman and superman far more interesting than any single marvel character.


    lol, i got the same feeling. but i think it was intended.
     
  18. El Argentino

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    Totally - mentioned this a page back or so. Think it was to go along w/ the ambiguity of her character in general (Hans Zimmer mentioned her motif being purposefully ambiguous as well). So, at least bi.
     
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    I thought certain aspects of the plot were needlessly complicated without adding any real depth.
     
  20. gort

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    I am not an uptight internet critic but one thing that I noticed that bugged me on my second viewing:

    It was daylight during the stock exchange stand-off and the program needed ~9 minutes IIRC the guy said to complete. The ensuing chase where Batman returned was during the night. Unless we want to go along with switching to a cellular connection meant a much longer execution time, there still should have been daylight during that chase. Minor complaint, though.

    Also I loved

    All of Bane's dialogue during the first fight with Batman. "You merely adopted the darkness..."
     
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