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  • View Poll Results: Which was the better film?
    Dark Knight rises
    13.40%
    Dark Knight
    71.13%
    Equally good
    15.46%

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    Simple thread.

    Which do you think was the better film?

    They were both awesome but I think the dark knight edges it. I can remember a few very intense scenes like the one where the Joker goes to the mansion. The new film didn't have anything like that.
    I also didn't think bane was a very good villain and this is going to be pretty controversial but I didn't like the ending, I'd have preferred it if he would have died at the end.

    Also, the new one was a bit too long.
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    The Dark Knight was more unpredictable, and the Joker was the perfect villain.

    I loved TDKR, however it was predictable and lacked the style of its predecessor. It did however, have more emotional scenes, every scene involving Alfred was excellent, in tears for alot of them.
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    I was blown away by TDKR, but to be honest in my opinion TDK was better for the reasons listed above by daviesblue.

    Interesting what the OP said about length. I would actually argue that TDK was more drawn out.
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    TDKR was dreadful
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    Dark Knight 9/10
    Dark Knight rises 7/10
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    The Dark Knight, no two ways about it. TDKR is a very well-made movie, but I feel the sheer scale and ambition of it is it's downfall. There's simply too much going on, it just hurtles us from one plot point to another, some of it just felt downright rushed, which sounds ridiculous to say about a near 3 hour film.

    With TDK, it was the Batman vs Joker saga that was the centre point, everything else revolved around that. That made it was a far more tightly plotted and focused movie than its sequel. And of course, Heath Ledger's performance is in a league of its own. I really think its a masterpiece and will go down as the comic book genre's finest hour.
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    Both exceptional - although DK had the Joker, one of the greatest villains of all time, Dark Knight Rises had a better cast, with Bane being 80% as good as Joker, with Hathaway and Gordon-Levitt also fantastic.

    I think in terms of Storyline, DKR was better, examining Gothem in greater depth and showing Batmans highs AND lows.

    An excellent ending too
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    I spent way too long during the dark knight rises trying to understand what Bane was saying. :confused:

    I thought the Joker was a better villain and was played amazingly well.
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    The Dark Knight was a lot better, the joker played by Heath Ledger was amazing. Some of the best acting i've seen in a long time and there were some unbelievable scenes in that film. One of my all time favourite films. RIP Heath Ledger
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    am i the only one who hated the dark knight? doesn't click for me unfortunately. Because of that I'm not gonna watch the dark knight rises.

    And for the love of God he's called batman, I don't know why they refer to him as the dark knight :facepalm:
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    (Original post by Ilyas)
    am i the only one who hated the dark knight? doesn't click for me unfortunately. Because of that I'm not gonna watch the dark knight rises.

    And for the love of God he's called batman, I don't know why they refer to him as the dark knight :facepalm:
    Watch The Dark Knight again. It explains it... :P
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    The Dark Knight. I could go into more detail but basically, as big as some of the set pieces in The Dark Knight Rises were, it was a very flat experience compared to The Dark Knight. The fate of Harvey Dent alone was more heartbreaking than anything that happened in 'Rises.
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    Dark Knight, Bane bored me.
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    The Dark Knight, definitely. TDKR was great, I thought it was a fantastic end to the trilogy, but Heath Ledger as the Joker was just phenomenal. Both are fantastic though, just that TDK had that extra suspense.
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    I think Batman Begi.. oh wait.
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    (Original post by daviesblue)
    The Dark Knight was more unpredictable, and the Joker was the perfect villain.

    I loved TDKR, however it was predictable and lacked the style of its predecessor. It did however, have more emotional scenes, every scene involving Alfred was excellent, in tears for alot of them.
    Exactly just that. The eeriness that the Joker brought to TDK made trying to find out what his next plan was that much more thrilling, and vice versa.
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    What about the other one?


    But seriously. TDK was better IMO. I was constantly wondering what would happen during each scene, and it gave me thrills throughout, whereas it wasn't the same for TDKR. Really liked Rises, but not as good as the film before. I also think it's because the acting by Heath Ledger set the bar a bit too high for this film to reach it.
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    The Dark Knight.

    But seeing as it as just come out, and there's some awesome scenes, I'm going for 'Equally good' atm.
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    Any reason Batman Begins wasn't involved in the poll? Anyway with the choices given TDK wins easily, TDKR's ending was too much like the Avengers for me to be impressed (not to say the TDKR isn't a great film, I just expected more from the ending)
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    Dark Knight 10/10
    compared to Dark Knight Rises which is 7 or an 8/10 xx

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