The Dark Knight Rises

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The Dark Knight Rises
« on July 25th, 2012, 06:23 PM »
OT: I know I haven't been active lately and have a few outstanding issues that I need to sort out, but RL has been taking its toll lately. I've been barely able to manage school, and this is the first time in 2 weeks I've booted my computer.

So...who has seen this picture? IMO it's easily one of the best comic based super hero picture and perhaps the best sequel (after LOTR and a couple other maybe) I've seen in a good while. It's a must watch if you liked The Dark Knight or are generally a fan of Batman. You might wanna watch Batman Begins to get a good idea of what's going on (not that it's required, but recommended).
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Re: The Dark Knight Rises
« Reply #1, on July 26th, 2012, 04:29 PM »
Apparently no one. Wedge users are pragmatic, they don't want to risk their life for a movie. :P

I personally loved TDK, bought the BluRay but never watched it again. The only (only!) reason I might want to see it ASAP, is because I don't want to read any spoilers in the meantime...

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Re: The Dark Knight Rises
« Reply #2, on July 26th, 2012, 07:37 PM »
Quote from Nao on July 26th, 2012, 04:29 PM
Apparently no one. Wedge users are pragmatic, they don't want to risk their life for a movie. :P

I personally loved TDK, bought the BluRay but never watched it again. The only (only!) reason I might want to see it ASAP, is because I don't want to read any spoilers in the meantime...
Apparently EVERYONE, even I. :P

TDK is an epic film, featuring Heath's legen...wait for it...dary performance. Who can resist this awesome script written by Christopher Nolan, I mean look at Inception.

Now I haven't seen TDKR yet but I know it will have awsomesauce in it. :D
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Re: The Dark Knight Rises
« Reply #3, on July 26th, 2012, 10:42 PM »
I didn't watch this new one because I wasn't too fond of the last one. I mean it was an okay movie but I don't get what the fuss is about.

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Re: The Dark Knight Rises
« Reply #4, on July 27th, 2012, 10:18 AM »
We've all become too used to high quality home entertainment... It's like, I'd really quite like to see Prometheus in the cinema (adore the work of Ridley Scott), but I just can't be bothered with the whole "having to go to the cinema" bit (esp. here in "lovely Croydon", I'm sure the pictures of last years riots and Reeves' burning made it to the Continent at a minimum...) when I can just wait for LoveFilm to have it available on BluRay and watch it at home without having to make a "thing" of it.

I'll watch DKR (enjoyed the first one well enough, Mr. Bale wasn't terrible in it) but not with the expense of having to go to the cinema to see it...
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Re: The Dark Knight Rises
« Reply #5, on July 27th, 2012, 02:11 PM »Last edited on July 27th, 2012, 02:56 PM
Quote from Nao on July 26th, 2012, 04:29 PM
Apparently no one. Wedge users are pragmatic, they don't want to risk their life for a movie. :P
It's worth the risk :P
Quote from Nathan Sparrow on July 26th, 2012, 07:37 PM
TDK is an epic film, featuring Heath's legen...wait for it...dary performance. Who can resist this awesome script written by Christopher Nolan, I mean look at Inception.
Heath Ledger's performance has to be one of the best portrayals of Joker and one of the best villains in a long time, Tom Hardy's Bane (which I was shocked to learn after watching the film BTW, I never expected Bane to be Tom Hardy, he was very different in This Means War), is a very different character and might not be as epic but since he's very different it becomes easier to not compare. On his own he's pretty awesome in TDKR especially with his voice and physique.

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Re: The Dark Knight Rises
« Reply #6, on September 7th, 2012, 09:07 AM »
the film is not very much - the second part was much better

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Re: The Dark Knight Rises
« Reply #7, on September 7th, 2012, 09:47 AM »
Loved it, personally. Although
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being a Batman TAS fan didn't help: I knew that Ra's al ghul didn't have a son... And that flashback boy looked awfully like a little girl with her hair cut :P

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Re: The Dark Knight Rises
« Reply #8, on September 8th, 2012, 01:03 AM »
Brilliant movie but I thought the pacing was slightly off plus I thought they could have done a better job with Bane's voice because at some instances of the movie, he sounded quite funny and you could actually hear the people at the theater laughing during his serious speeches.
Cracker ending I must say! I'm disappointed that the movie didn't do aswell as it should've due to the whole shooting incident, it really deserved a better start. I really hope it can at least make it to the number 5 spot of this list

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Bane: [Batman uses an EMP device to cut the lights]
Bane: Oh, you think darkness is your ally. But you merely adopted the dark; I was born in it, moulded by it. I didn't see the light until I was already a man, by then it was nothing to me but BLINDING!
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Re: The Dark Knight Rises
« Reply #9, on September 8th, 2012, 01:31 AM »
I don't know if it was the accent or something, but it did sound odd in the first few scenes... Then after a while, I surprisingly liked it. It sounded realistic -- i.e. a normal human being speaking, rather than a killing machine or whatever crap... In fact, thinking about it, Bruce Wayne has a more ridiculous voice than he does, because he chooses to use it!

Of course, I was kinda helped by the subtitles. (They were French, I tend to hate French subs these days and prefer to rely on English subs and handle the translation by myself) I was saying -- with subs, you can automatically read them if you don't understand what he just said. There was even a Conan O'Brien emphasizing the lack of clarity in his speeches... (I saw that one online.)

Ending isn't what's best in the movie I'd say. Or at least, if they wanted to have a 'shock ending', they totally failed, at least for me.

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- Miranda Tate: see above.

- Robin: seriously? That was a given since the guy's very first scene... A bright young orphan/policeman, knows Bruce's identity, has ideals, does an excellent job as a sidekick...? It was so obvious. And it became even more blatant when Batman said, "if you're going to fight crime, you should wear a mask"... Okay, duh!

- Bruce's death scene: sure, sure... The movie tag says "The Legend Ends". Every article mentions the fact that Nolan wanted a clear conclusion. Where else could you have killed Batman? It was *so* frigging expected. What I was hoping for, was a passing of the mantle scene, rather than a death scene. Got both actually... (Or was it a V for Vendetta rip-off? I'm not so sure.)

- The dream scene at the end: well, we did see Bruce in his cockpit a few seconds before the explosion. Unless there's a badly made ellipse (i.e. close-up on his face, then ellipse implying he has time to escape, then close-up on the counter), there's no reason to believe he survives.

- Having a nuke explode a few miles away from Gotham... So very smart. Instead of instant death for millions of people, it'll be a slow and painful death due to the fallout.

- I watched The Avengers a few days before going to the TDKR. The endings were the same. Playboy billionaire sacrifices own life by taking a nuke away from the city, and thus proves he's a real hero, and gets a statue. Yay. Thankfully, it's probably just a huge coincidence that the two major blockbusters of 2012 have the same ending. As I said months ago, I don't expect Steven Moffat to have stolen Steins;Gate's ending for Doctor Who 6x13, even though the 'clever trick' is exactly the same shit in both...

And yes, I did love TDKR. My 4th favorite Batman movie -- after Mask of the Phantasm, Dark Knight, and Under the Red Hood (in that order).

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Re: The Dark Knight Rises
« Reply #11, on September 8th, 2012, 12:20 PM »
I personally loved Bane's voice, it gave him that sophistication that a criminal of his intellect should have and I understood most of it. Merge that with his build and you got a killer combination.

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Re: The Dark Knight Rises
« Reply #12, on September 10th, 2012, 05:49 AM »
Bane's voice annoyed me, because it was so muffled that I had a hard time understanding him in many places during the movie.

the rest of it...  meh...  I preferred the first two movies, much more.

and DC movies are crap these days. Marvel rules the movie-verse

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Re: The Dark Knight Rises
« Reply #13, on September 10th, 2012, 07:51 PM »
Quote from Kindred on September 10th, 2012, 05:49 AM
Bane's voice annoyed me, because it was so muffled that I had a hard time understanding him in many places during the movie.
Sometimes it's good to have subtitles :P
Heck, I'm so used to them, I sometimes have trouble understanding French movies for the same reason (bad sound etc...), and I then start pondering whether I should add English subtitles just as occasional help...
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the rest of it...  meh...  I preferred the first two movies, much more.
I don't even remember a tenth of the first one... Definitely the weaker entry for me.
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and DC movies are crap these days. Marvel rules the movie-verse
DC doesn't release a lot of movies, AFAIK.
They do have interesting direct-to-videos though. e.g. Under the Hood, Doomsday, Year One... Some of these things are worth it (mostly.)

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Re: The Dark Knight Rises
« Reply #14, on September 11th, 2012, 01:02 AM »
Green Lantern, Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman...

TV Series like Bird of Prey, Smallville, green arrow, aquaman, etc...  but, for some reason, they just are not as good as the Marvel stories and filmography.