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The Dark Knight: 1st Review

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by Soph, Jun 27, 2008.

  1. Soph

    Soph Well-Known Member

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    i actually liked the first batman alot... cant wait for this one.
     
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    Good to see the series back on track. Can't wait to see it.
     
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    I almost always agree with Peter Travers.
     
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    Has anyone ever seen a movie like this in an IMAX theather? I've seen the regular IMAX films but never a feature film shown in that kind of setting. Curious if it's worth it.
     
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    Has anyone ever seen a movie like this in an IMAX theather? I've seen the regular IMAX films but never a feature film shown in that kind of setting. Curious if it's worth it.

    If you sit in the middle, yes.
     
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    Looks to be better than the 1st film.
    Hard to do worse
     
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    Hard to do worse

    Batman Begins was great as far as superhero movies go.
     
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    Batman Begins was great as far as superhero movies go.
    I think it was terrible, with Bale as the only possible redeeming factor. My favorite review: Batman Begins is for morons

    Spider Man, Iron Man were good, as far as superhero movies go
     
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    Frank Miller's Batman: Year One is absolutely brilliant and should have been made into a film instead of that mush of an original screenplay.

    That is to say nothing of The Dark Knight Returns, the greatest comic book ever. Sounds like this new movie owes more to Miller than its title. He was the first to treat the Joker as a deadly serious serial killer.
     
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    Hard to do worse

    Those unpalatable Joel Schumacher movies were.
     
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    Those unpalatable Joel Schumacher movies were.
    Probably but not 100% sure. They were absolutely awful but at least were not taking themselves too seriously. I think they can compete head to head. Nothing in the crappy Schumacher movies made me cringe as much as the last scene in Batman Begins with Bale and Holmes.
     
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    I think it was terrible, with Bale as the only possible redeeming factor. My favorite review: Batman Begins is for morons Spider Man, Iron Man were good, as far as superhero movies go
    Spider Man 1 and 2 maybe, but not Iron Man, which was far more brainless than BB. And that review is rambling and needlessly insulting.
     
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    +1 on they should have used Year One as the basis for the first. But it was still much, much better than the Kilmer/Keating iterations. V. much looking forward to the new one.
     
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    I thought Batman Begins was awesome. I'm stoked for The Dark Knight.
     
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    And that review is rambling and needlessly insulting.
    I find it hilarious and very close to my thoughts coming out of the theater. To each his own I guess...
     
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    I just find it odd that you liked Iron Man if you felt that way about Batman.
     
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    I just find it odd that you liked Iron Man if you felt that way about Batman.
    Why? Iron Man has well written dialogue, well acted, it is funny and not full of random macDojo-shaolin-temple-one-liner bullshit that takes itself seriously. Completely different films. Iron Man is mostly a comedy IMO, with a superhero story as backbone. Favreau doing what he does best. It's not a masterpiece by any means and there are several things I thought sucked (e.g. Terrence Howard, the Transformers-like bs fight at the end...) but overall a pretty good one
     
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    I think it was terrible, with Bale as the only possible redeeming factor. My favorite review: Batman Begins is for morons

    Spider Man, Iron Man were good, as far as superhero movies go


    The Spider Man movies don't do much for me. They've trotted out the same movie three times now, and I wasn't that crazy about the first one. Toby Maguire's goggle-eyed portrayal of Peter Parker grates.

    I liked Batman Begins. The review makes a few good points, but it's trying way too hard to be negative. It's like when a high school kid has to write criticism. This line, in particular, struck me: "None of the other elements that made the previous Batman movies so entertaining are present here. The film has no interesting villains. No Catwoman, no Mr. Freeze, no Penguin, no Poison Ivy, no Batgirl."

    Mr. Freeze? Poison Ivy? Batgirl? Did he see that movie? It's one the worst pieces of garbage in the last two decades, and effectively killed off what had been a hugely successful franchise. He's got to be kidding.
     

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