The Dark Knight: 1st Review

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  1. Brad

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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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    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.
    I was under the impression you were agreeing with the review, whose primary complaint seemed to be that the movie wasn't sincere enough. I was contrasting that with the outright goofiness of Iron Man's story. Anyway, Iron Man was enjoyable and it was definitely funny. I guess I'm still a comic book nerd, but I'd prefer superhero movies to take a less ironic tone with the source material. Plus Doc is right, preferring the camp version of Batman is downright retarded.
     


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    What did I do to dare come into a Batman thread to diss the film? I'll be on my way. Batman Begins - awesome flick, very honest piece of work
     


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    What did I do to dare come into a Batman thread to diss the film? I'll be on my way. Batman Begins - awesome flick, very honest piece of work
    Wow, take it easy. I don't think anybody was getting upset.
     


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    Plus Doc is right, preferring the camp version of Batman is downright retarded.

    I like camp well enough. Love the old Adam West Batman, for example. But I just thought the George Clooney Batman flick was terrible as a movie. I can't say I enjoy it on any level.

    Hope we didn't drive you off, gdl. We comic nerds enjoy a heated debate.
     


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    Plus Doc is right, preferring the camp version of Batman is downright retarded.
    SNUH! NEWT! BORT! MINT!
     


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    Wow, take it easy. I don't think anybody was getting upset.
    You're calling me retarded and I'm the one who needs to take it easy? Sorry if I offended your comic-book-nerd side with my views on just how massively shitty Batman Begins is but I'm still entitled to my opinion without getting insulted. I think the Burton Batman movies are a million times better than the pseudo-cool and dark-shaolin BS of Batman Begins. If it was tongue in cheek like Kill Bill 2, I could see the attraction, but it's just pure garbage for pre-teen boys IMO
     


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    Like the v-neck thread, it's not that 'deep.'
     


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    You're calling me retarded and I'm the one who needs to take it easy? Sorry if I offended your comic-book-nerd side with my views on just how massively shitty Batman Begins is but I'm still entitled to my opinion without getting insulted. I think the Burton Batman movies are a million times better than the pseudo-cool and dark-shaolin BS of Batman Begins. If it was tongue in cheek like Kill Bill 2, I could see the attraction, but it's just pure garbage for pre-teen boys IMO
    I was referring to Rex Reed's comments, not yours. Good work on insulting every fan of the movie in the thread with the 'pre-teen boys' bit though. Also, Doc and I were referring to the Schumacher version, not Burton's.
     


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