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Re: The Dark Knight Rises
« Reply #780 on: July 25, 2012, 10:53:08 AM »
Does it have to be either or? Is it too much to ask to have a movie that's neither convoluted nor insulting to my intelligence? I love giant robots beating the shit out of each other but it's not as though I didn't think Michael Bay's Transformers didn't have godawful problems.
I personally want a film that challenges me intellectually. I want it to keep me actively thinking and guessing what's going to happen next, as I believe that's the hallmark of the best cinema.
So you prefer movies that are needlessly complicated?
Heh, I guess I do...

You and I probably go to movies for very different reasons. I like a lot of mindless entertainment. If things get too complicated I bail, which is probably why I stopped paying attention halfway through TDKR.
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Re: The Dark Knight Rises
« Reply #781 on: July 25, 2012, 10:58:27 AM »
You and I probably go to movies for very different reasons. I like a lot of mindless entertainment. If things get too complicated I bail, which is probably why I stopped paying attention halfway through TDKR.
I don't know if it's because I am so stingy with money these days or if it's because I really won't pay for a ticket unless it's something I am really excited for. Maybe it's a combination of both. I can tell you for sure there's only maybe 2-3 things I am seeing for sure before this year is out.


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Re: The Dark Knight Rises
« Reply #782 on: July 25, 2012, 11:57:26 AM »
I do agree about Tom Hardy's voice, though, and I just looked up his picture and omg he is a total babe.
You see his penis in Bronson.


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Re: The Dark Knight Rises
« Reply #783 on: July 25, 2012, 01:12:58 PM »
I do agree about Tom Hardy's voice, though, and I just looked up his picture and omg he is a total babe.
You see his penis in Bronson.

I don't think Charles Bronson would appreciate Tom Hardy's penis in him.
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Re: The Dark Knight Rises
« Reply #784 on: July 25, 2012, 01:29:59 PM »
Just saw it again today. Holds up for me! 
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Re: The Dark Knight Rises
« Reply #785 on: July 25, 2012, 01:32:38 PM »
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I don't Charles Bronson would appreciate Tom Hardy's penis in him.

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Re: The Dark Knight Rises
« Reply #786 on: July 25, 2012, 02:25:10 PM »
I do agree about Tom Hardy's voice, though, and I just looked up his picture and omg he is a total babe.
You see his penis in Bronson.

Just saw it again today. Holds up for me! 

Nuff said!


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Re: The Dark Knight Rises
« Reply #787 on: July 25, 2012, 02:28:36 PM »
Well, they did mention it was 4am or so at the start of the raid

I have no idea, for instance,
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I am drawing a blank as well.  A lot of stuff happens in that movie, it is easy to forget some of the smaller details.


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Re: The Dark Knight Rises
« Reply #788 on: July 25, 2012, 03:31:28 PM »
Well, they did mention it was 4am or so at the start of the raid

I have no idea, for instance,
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I am drawing a blank as well.  A lot of stuff happens in that movie, it is easy to forget some of the smaller details.


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Re: The Dark Knight Rises
« Reply #789 on: July 25, 2012, 09:13:12 PM »
Well, just saw it. I'm not reading ANY other posts in here, or anyone else's opinion of it ANYWHERE until I have my own thoughts put down. I don't want them contaminated by accidentally, say, reading something that I didn't notice myself in the movie or. . . whatever. So, if I'm repeating a lot of common sentiments, well, so be it.

All and all, I say Nolan's Batman trilogy went from strength to strength.

For me at least, it took a good hour or more to build up steam, but after it does, well, it had a lot of goddamn steam. Let's put it that way. I was just starting to get kinda bored with it and a bit let down when it just started really picking up, and then it had me hooked. I had no idea what to expect from this movie, I deliberately read very little about it in the last few months. But I know I sure as hell wasn't expecting what I saw. And I loved what I saw. ^_^

Of course, that's after ONE viewing. I guess the real question will be how much staying power it has. Will it endure as well The Dark Knight did? I'm not so sure. I suspect the themes and story of The Dark Knight will endure better. It's probably the better movie, but a part of me just really doesn't even want to compare them. The two movies go in such different directions, which I think was a brilliant decision. There was no recreating The Dark Knight, and it would've been a disaster to try. And even IF they succeeded, it only would've been ANOTHER Dark Knight.

Here, they took some risks, and I believe it paid off handsomely. And even if ends up being remembered as not quite as good as its predecessor, it deserves some major praise for that.

Also I wasn't crazy about Bane's accent. But whatever, just one more reason we wanted to see Batman kick his ass!
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Re: The Dark Knight Rises
« Reply #790 on: July 26, 2012, 07:46:47 PM »
Did anyone else get a Wrath of Khan vibe at the end of the film with them reading the lines from A tale of two cities?


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Re: The Dark Knight Rises
« Reply #791 on: July 26, 2012, 07:47:46 PM »
Did anyone else get a Wrath of Khan vibe at the end of the film with them reading the lines from A tale of two cities?

That passage always makes me think Wrath of Khan, it never fails.
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Re: The Dark Knight Rises
« Reply #792 on: July 26, 2012, 08:47:47 PM »
That passage always makes me think Wrath of Khan, it never fails.
Indeed. :) I also like how
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Re: The Dark Knight Rises
« Reply #793 on: July 26, 2012, 10:21:32 PM »
That passage always makes me think Wrath of Khan, it never fails.
Indeed. :) I also like how
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Re: The Dark Knight Rises
« Reply #794 on: July 27, 2012, 10:22:27 AM »
Finally saw it.

I absolutely loved it.  I don't know if I can compare it to the others because it just seemed so epic.  Maybe that's the IMAX talking, but it just seemed like it had a much larger scope than the other two (not necessarily better, just bigger scope).

I have a few complaints, but I'll save those for later.  I just really enjoyed it, and I'm sad that it's over.