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Batman: Dark Knight Rises (movie thread)

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

  1. Anthony K

    Anthony K Senior member

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    Several times Catwoman has appeared with heels. It's been that way for decades now.

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  2. RFX45

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    Don't worry, her heels are topied with soft rubber so it won't be click-clacking as she sneaks into museums and banks.
     
  3. Sawdust

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    I just think the Nolan version would be more true to life. Similar to how the batmobile is more military and functional than previous versions.
     
  4. Jr Mouse

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    If the fact that Catwoman has heals will somehow ruin the movie for you, then I honestly feel sorry for you. :confused:



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  5. boogaboogabooga

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    I think in her most recent iteration she has engineer boots.
     
  6. boogaboogabooga

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    It won't ruin the movie for me, but I will find the heels egregiously and implausibly stupid.
     
  7. Jr Mouse

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    In a movie about a multi-billionaire who dresses like a giant bat to fight crime, heels are the implausible part. Gotcha. ;)
     
  8. Dr Huh?

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    Looking at her as Selina Kyle, she looks like she'll be some fashionista socialite. I wouldn't be surprised if she did the whole "Catwoman" thing just for the kicks. What does that have to do with her choice of footwear? Well, she's not going to go out in just any footwear. Girl has got to look fierce, know what I'm sayin?



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  9. boogaboogabooga

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    Having people dress up in costumes is a necessary concession in "realizing" the Batman comic books for film. I can, however, make a logical exception for a costume detail that considering the tone of the Nolan films, I find to be in bad taste, banal, impractical, and incomprehensibly stupid.

    Yes, I get that fighting crime day in and day out while managing to stay in shape for fighting crime day in and day out, having a cape, having protruding bat ears, maintaining a series of super sophisticated and expensive underground safe houses, keeping secret the manufacturing and designing of various crime fighting apparatuses, manufacturing and designing various crime fighting apparatuses, and handling global logistics while maintaining your secret identity and the facade of having some involvement in one of the wealthiest tech corporations in the world is inherently silly. Fine. I accept it. Nostalgia's got me. I just find the taste of the wardrobe department and Nolan to be infinitely asinine and boyish in regards to Anne Hathaway's costume.
     
  10. Jr Mouse

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    Because of heels?
     
  11. boogaboogabooga

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    Yeah. I think I already stated that it's not a deal breaker. It is really obnoxious though.
     
  12. Philip

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    All in all I am disappointed in Nolan's trilogy and choice of villains, apart from The Joker obviously. In my opinion the Batman comics have one of the greatest villains as far as comics go because they're so complex and human, especially Harvey Dent and Mr Freeze. You never got to see any of that in these films, in my opinion 'Batman: The Animated Series' from the 90s was way better than this. The only redeeming thing about Nolan is he is not Schumacher.
     
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    http://www.superherohype.com/news/articles/168895-new-photos-from-the-dark-knight-rises

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  14. Jr Mouse

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    I'm just giving you shit here, but honestly don't see the heels as that big of a deal. They don't fundamentally change the character in the way that something like giving Spiderman organic webshooters did and as has been pointed out there is a history to her wearing them as part of her costume. Just seems like a silly thing to get worked up about.


    The Animated Series was one of the best things ever, but I don't know how you could argue that Harvey Dent was not a complex character in TDK.


    I called it on the intro being all about Bane. :satisfied:
     
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    It wasn't enough for me. Something i felt was missing from Nolan's Dent was his friendship with Wayne and his history with bipolar before his accident (unless this was only a TAS thing i'm not an expert). The communication between Batman and Dent as Two Face i thought was underdeveloped and would have definitely benefited from Two Face being alive for the last installment of the trilogy.
     
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  16. RFX45

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    I think Nolan did Dent well for what he had. The main villain was pretty much the Joker and losing screen time for more development of Dent would have taken away a lot from the movie. Plus it was better that Dent was with Rachel and Bruce's rival for her but Batman's "friend". Plus if Dent were kept alive,t he ending wouldn't make sense in TDK, which again will kill the movie.

    I don't think Dent was under developed either, they gave him enough screen time to see that he has a dark side as well when kidnapped that one dude and threatened to kill him. I really felt like they did him just fine in the film. You just can't give everyone a dedicated screen time for the limitation you get in films.

    I honestly do not even know why you bring Mr. Freeze like it is Nolans fault when he has absolutely nothing to do with Schumachers crapfest.
     
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    Ra's al Ghul

    The Joker


    Batman's most notorious villains. Including Ra's al Ghul was a huge win in Batman Begins.

    Nolan wants to take a more controlled approach. After Burton 's movies the other two were just means to group up flashy villains. Nolan is adding a much better story that people actually care about. He doesn't need the Scarecrow to actually dress up as a scarecrow to convey how he is a villain. He doesn't need Two-Face to have a 1hr 45min story line. Frankly, Bruce couldn't become close friends and etc.. with Harvey in such a short time, it wouldn't be right. As complex as Harvey is, no film can capture what over 5 decades of comics can.

    In regards to Freeze being in one of these movies, it would be so 'fake' in the world Nolan created. The enemies in Nolan's Batman are not 'super' they don't have special powers or elaborate stories that consist of metaphysical changes to their bodies and weapons that are governments have not even began to start the schematics of. Nolan is doing things pretty well. If you've seen any of his movies you would know he knows how to compile a great script and translate it into a great movie.

    If there is one thing he is doing right, its that he is not focusing on 2-3 Villains at the same time in the movies. Its more like a sub-villain, and a super-villain who takes the main focus. Batman Begins: Scarecrow and Ra's al Ghul - The Dark Knight: Harvey Dent/Two Face and the Joker.

    He's not interested in making 10 Batman movies, he's interested in conveying a story that finishes and has some sort of conclusion.
     
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  18. Jr Mouse

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    +1 to both of you.
     
  19. RFX45

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    Damn...Bane might end up being the most badass villain yet.

    Who cares if he doesn't look like Ronnie Coleman or Jay Cutler.
     
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