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    (Original post by Colonel.)
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    It's quite similar to Occupy Wall Street
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    Was that actually a message?
    Someone actually did do an article on it. Might be reading a bit deep/too strongly into it but I do think it's an interesting point of discussion. :yep:
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    ****. Looks like it's taking the "dark" route, no surprise I guess considering Nolan is involved.



    Uses the LotR soundtrack as well, which is a bit random.
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    Guess I should stay away from this thread with my irrelevant posts about films which are not The Dark Knight Rises :ninjagirl:
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    (Original post by Na-dia)
    Guess I should stay away from this thread with my irrelevant posts about films which are not The Dark Knight Rises :ninjagirl:
    Lol. I actually haven't seen any of the REC films, they any good?

    I don't think a REC 3 can be as bad as the Raging Bull 2 I saw on IMDB, honestly wtf.
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    (Original post by Deshi)
    Lol. I actually haven't seen any of the REC films, they any good?

    I don't think a REC 3 can be as bad as the Raging Bull 2 I saw on IMDB, honestly wtf.
    REC was good, just another zombie movie that had a nice plot. REC 2 was not as good, kind of continuing the REC story. That doesn't really work unless such sequels are planned beforehand instead of being filmed to earn more cash after a succes of a film. REC 3 is absolutely different with another plot not having any connection to the previous two. Only the fact that it is kind of recorded by one of the heroes is relatable but in the middle of the movie the camera is left behind and the film is continued being filmed with an operator just like any other film so no reason to relate this film to the previous RECs actually.

    I have heard that Raging Bull is a really bad one, but have not seen it. Seems like a really unworthy one
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    Oh yeah, I saw the trailer for Man of Steel. Dark Superman? OK...
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    The first half of that trailer made me think 'how weird, they've made Deadliest Catch into a film'.


    Anyway, I don't like the character much, but you don't really go dark with Superman. The point of Superman is more or less hope. The idea that someone can actually represent the best of humanity. That and laser eyes. I fully expect Zack Snyder to miss this point, but I suppose there's always the remote possibility that he won't.
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    In all this malarkey, it seems people might have missed the official trailer for The Master. :awesome:

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    Is 'The Dark Knight Rises' really that great, like really? All these Facebook updates is making me want to watch it.

    I've never really been into comic book movies.
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    (Original post by Christien)
    Obligatory Batman thoughts. LONG POST, be afraid:

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    * Hathaway's performance was excellent and reminded me of classic film noir. It wasn't as like, oppressively sexy as Pfeiffer's interpretation - there were layers to her character beyond fanservice and I'm grateful they avoided making her a prostitute in favour of the decidedly Golden Age cat burglar identity (given the film's obvious debt to Frank Miller's Batman, it wouldn't have been out of place, but I never liked that aspect of Year One).

    * Bane was surprisingly not inscrutable. And I thought that whole 'Stephen Fry speaking through a Vader mask' voice actually worked, if only for the contrast with how physically intimidating he was. I was frustrated at first by his seeming personal vacuity and the lack of reasoning behind his agenda - he seemed to want to blow up Gotham because 'yo, League of Shadows, blowing up Gotham is what we do' - but both were explained sufficiently by the end with the Talia reveal...

    *...which, incidentally, was handled in rather clunky and perfunctory fashion. I mean beyond its value as a twist it didn't really do much. This is probably because this got spoiled to **** as soon as Cotillard was cast, but it was telegraphed that she was up to no good early on. Nobody has that much interest in new technology in a comic book film unless they're about to turn into an Octopus monster in a tragic accident/mean to use it for supervillainy.

    *A lot of people have a big problem with the prison sequence. I think it's the best part of the film, both for the escape (which is, and I say this without shame despite being a massively cheesy thing to say, genuinely inspirational stuff) and for what it says about Batman's character in general, particularly that bit where creepy doctor guy mentions the absence of fear of death as a weakness. It's mentioned early on, when Alfred says something like Bruce wants to fail when he goes out as Batman, and when Bruce asks, almost pleadingly, why Bane didn't just kill him. Essentially, this serves as a kind of criticism of Batman himself in all media (who, especially in recent years, seems to operate under a cloud of solipsism and a possible death wish), asking directly how much worth there is in sacrificing your life for people if you don't value your life in the first place. When Bruce eventually understands this in prison, it's basically a personal epiphany that allows him to get the better of Bane later on (that and more hits to the face), and when he makes his final 'sacrifice', it's at a moment where he actually like WANTS to live. It represents Batman getting over his inherent 'Batmanness', which is bold as ****, and far bolder than it would have been to go for balls-out cynicism and just kill him. Batman gets a goddamn happy ending. Christ alive.

    * First half is pure Knightfall, second half the last act of Dark Knight Returns. What more could you want?

    *Hans Zimmer's score is excellent and used excellently. I especially enjoyed how in Hell Pit Correctional Facility Bruce kind of claimed Bane's theme for himself - has to understand him to beat him, etc.



    Overall, well worth the wait. Not sure where it places in like an overall trilogy ranking situation, probably needs more time.
    Meh, it was alright.
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    (Original post by Na-dia)
    Guess I should stay away from this thread with my irrelevant posts about films which are not The Dark Knight Rises :ninjagirl:
    :lol: I know that feeling.
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    (Original post by T-Toe)
    Is 'The Dark Knight Rises' really that great, like really? All these Facebook updates is making me want to watch it.

    I've never really been into comic book movies.
    Short Answer: Yes.
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    (Original post by TheMagicRat)
    :lol: I know that feeling.
    Haha I am not the only one! :five:
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    (Original post by T-Toe)
    Is 'The Dark Knight Rises' really that great, like really? All these Facebook updates is making me want to watch it.

    I've never really been into comic book movies.
    The thing about Nolan Batman films is they are not really comic book films in the traditional sense. They could pass as dark action thrillers considering Batman is probably wearing a suit for what feels like 30 minutes in the 2 hour 45 minute film. I think you might like them though it's best to start with Batman Begins and The Dark Knight and then see if you want to watch TDKR.

    (Original post by Deshi)
    Shiiiiiiit. Looks like it's taking the "dark" route, no surprise I guess considering Nolan is involved.

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    Uses the LotR soundtrack as well, which is a bit random.
    I half-expected a Liam Neeson voiceover talking about devoting yourself to an ideal. It doesn't look like a Zack Snyder film either. As for the direction it seems to be going in, Superman isn't meant to be that sort of dark character. They seem to be going for the 'I don't want to be Superman so I'll go all emo and try and live a normal life' arc though, which would make him a bit broody.

    Still, it can't be worse than that utter disaster of a film, Superman Returns, right guys? Right? :nooo:
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    (Original post by Ape Gone Insane)
    The thing about Nolan Batman films is they are not really comic book films in the traditional sense. They could pass as dark action thrillers considering Batman is probably wearing a suit for what feels like 30 minutes in the 2 hour 45 minute film. I think you might like them though it's best to start with Batman Begins and The Dark Knight and then see if you want to watch TDKR.



    I half-expected a Liam Neeson voiceover talking about devoting yourself to an ideal. It doesn't look like a Zack Snyder film either. As for the direction it seems to be going in, Superman isn't meant to be that sort of dark character. They seem to be going for the 'I don't want to be Superman so I'll go all emo and try and live a normal life' arc though, which would make him a bit broody.

    Still, it can't be worse than that utter disaster of a film, Superman Returns, right guys? Right? :nooo:
    I don't see how a Superman film can actually be good in any sense other than the CGI :erm:
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    TDKR was so damn good!
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    (Original post by Revent)
    I don't see how a Superman film can actually be good in any sense other than the CGI :erm:
    Good thing you weren't hired to help out then :awesome:
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    (Original post by SweatyGoldfish)
    Just got done watching Batman Begins. Good film, but IMO The Dark Knight is so much better. Which one do you guys prefer?

    (Original post by Student2806)
    I watched them both back-to-back a couple of days, regard them as highly as each other. Love the 'birth of Batman' style of Batman Begins but The Joker is such a better villain than Ra's al Ghul.
    Having seen Batman begins I think I prefer it for the 'birth of Batman' and preferred Ra's al Ghul really. He seemed the much more interesting character.

    A light bit of comedy regarding Dark Knight:

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    Just finished watching Fight Club. Good film. :yep:

    (Original post by Deshi)
    Shiiiiiiit. Looks like it's taking the "dark" route, no surprise I guess considering Nolan is involved.
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    Uses the LotR soundtrack as well, which is a bit random.
    I started watching that and was like :lolwut: at the LotR soundtrack being used.


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    Someone give me something good to watch.



    Crime or dark comedy would be rad.
    I found Black Sleep a dark comedy.
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    I just want to see The Hobbit :sad:
 
 
 
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