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The Dark Knight

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18th July 2008 22:03  #121

Sam Spade Member Join Date: January 2007 Location: United States Posts: 2,032 Send a message via MSN to Sam Spade
Just got back from seeing it this morning. Definitely lived up to the hype and more!!!! TDK is such a smart movie and the Joker was amazing. Heath Ledger deserves an Oscar.

One think about TDK though. Anyone laugh sadistically with the Joker? I find myself doing so....felt so wrong and so right. I rarely see a movie and want to see it again right afterwords, this one I did.

"It's all part of the plan!" ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

Anyone know where Jokers bank heist mask is for sale? I only found his minions masks online.

19th July 2008 1:35  #122

Andrewr05 Member Join Date: December 2007 Location: United States Posts: 172 Send a message via Yahoo to Andrewr05
I cant wait...
I cant wait...
I cant wait...
I cant wait...


Too bad  have to go like 3 towns over to get to the next theater...
Sad

19th July 2008 6:26  #123

Jersey Jedi Member Join Date: August 2004 Location: United States Posts: 714
Man.... it took me a day to even compile my thoughts on how amazing that film was. Even now, the most I can say is IMAX was awesome, Ledger was awesome, the "Plan" was awesome, Two-Face looked awesome and the ending was awesome.

So I guess the predominant term would be awesome.
Deep.... I know.

19th July 2008 10:26  #124

Cheddar J. Cheese Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 1,492
Cheddar J. Cheese wrote: I just got back from the midnight showing...

This movie was honestly, better than I had expected it to be.

I should probably point out here that my expectations were very, very high. I already saw it again this evening. Apologies if I wasn't clear with this, was still reeling from the awesomeness as I wrote it. Happy

19th July 2008 22:58  #125

Tigerclaw Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: Canada Posts: 493 Send a message via MSN to Tigerclaw
Kevin Smith quote "This is the Godfather of the comic movies"

20th July 2008 1:02  #126

Leatherface Member Join Date: September 2006 Location: Bahamas Posts: 28
Does anybody else think it's cheezy the way batman talks?

20th July 2008 3:25  #127

m@tt Member Join Date: October 2007 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 551
Tigerclaw wrote: Kevin Smith quote "This is the Godfather of the comic movies"

Well he's wrong of course, Superman - The Movie is still king of the comic book adaptations.

I'd like to see a Batman film closer to the comics of old where Batman is more detective and less Robocop.

20th July 2008 3:43  #128

Sam Spade Member Join Date: January 2007 Location: United States Posts: 2,032 Send a message via MSN to Sam Spade
Tigerclaw wrote: Kevin Smith quote "This is the Godfather of the comic movies"

The Crow is the Godfather of comic movies. Followed closely by The Dark Knight.

20th July 2008 16:47  #129

Jersey Jedi Member Join Date: August 2004 Location: United States Posts: 714
I don't think you quite get the analogy. "The Dark Knight" is the "Godfather of comic movies" because it's essentially a crime thriller, the way Godfather is. I supposed The Crow is in the same relative genre, but it really doesn't even come close to "The Dark Knight".

And I'd categorize "Superman" more as the Casablanca of comic movies.

Of course, if I'm totally off and he's just trying to say that it's the best comic book movie ever, he'd still be correct. Wink

21st July 2008 14:27  #130

Edwise Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: United States Posts: 184
I enjoyed it.

I'll have to see it again to decide whether it's my favorite Batman movie.  ;-)

Overall, the Spider-Man trilogy remains my favorite super hero franchise.  (Yes, I even liked #3)

23rd July 2008 6:28  #131

lionel Member Join Date: June 2008 Location: United States Posts: 162
One of the better movies I have seen in quite sometime.
Do not think there would be a whole lot to brag about if ledger as the joker wasn't in it.

Pretty much makes the movie.
Can't wait to see this in the IMAX next week.

23rd July 2008 21:30  #132

Tigerclaw Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: Canada Posts: 493 Send a message via MSN to Tigerclaw
Instant Classic!

24th July 2008 14:19  #133

BoBoi Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: Australia Posts: 1,109 Send a message via MSN to BoBoi Send a message via Yahoo to BoBoi
Saw this last night...Happy

I expected it to be great, but it simply was 'Ultraextraordinary', Absolutely stunning - can't wait to see this again and again and again!!!

Spectacular direction from Chris Nolan. I'm not sure how he did it, this to me is a Masterpiece. The one which many will look back among the greatest of the superhero film. I think this is the very best of its kind. It will be more than difficult to top this one with the next installment.

Heath was breathtaking indeed, his role has so much depth and the way he portrayed 'Joker' was tantalizing, and seriously why isn't Aaron Eckhart a huge star already. Bale was as great as always. Freeman and Cane brought a good intermission between the seriousness of the film, gave it a slight pause between each important subjects.

Overall, simply breathtaking.

R.I.P. Heath Ledger

25th July 2008 15:02  #134

Nic Mall Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,202 Send a message via MSN to Nic Mall
Oh my god I have to wait til Saturday night. I think I might pee my pants...oh wait...damn

25th July 2008 15:08  #135

m@tt Member Join Date: October 2007 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 551
I have to wait until the saturday after and i've already s**t mine.

25th July 2008 16:01  #136

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,115 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
I felt strangely disconnected from the whole thing. Don't get me wrong, it was a very good film, but I think I preferred Batman Begins overall. One thing I really missed was the set-design from the first film. Gotham looked like it could have been any old city this time around.

Ledger's performance was good, but I don't think it was Oscar-worthy. It's upsetting that he died, but I don't think we should get carried away. Gary Oldman's Gordon was a more complete character, for example.

I felt that Batman was marginalised ever so slightly with everything that was going on. Bale's performance wasn't as assured as the first film either. Caine and Freeman were also sidelined and the loss of the Batcave was lamentable. I even missed Katie Holmes (shock horror)!

It's a Superman II for me. Very good, but not as good as the first one.

26th July 2008 0:51  #137

Tigerclaw Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: Canada Posts: 493 Send a message via MSN to Tigerclaw
They should make The Green Lantern

26th July 2008 4:08  #138

Stephen Etherton Member Join Date: October 2003 Location: United States Posts: 706
Tigerclaw wrote: They should make The Green Lantern

I think someone with Christopher Nolan's serious approach to it should, too.  Nolan has proven talent makes these, not just throwing money at the screen.  Hire the right director, the right writer, and the best actors out there.  Bring on Batman III.

More about Green Lantern...yes, but NOT the quickly forgetable rumor about a Jack Black GL movie I heard a few years ago.  DC needs to jump on the bandwagon and make more movies with good ideas, but stop letting the suits make the horrible desisions.  The talent is out there, now go find them.

26th July 2008 4:37  #139

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,115 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
Quote: More about Green Lantern...yes, but NOT the quickly forgetable rumor about a Jack Black GL movie I heard a few years ago.
Shallow Hal Jordan?

26th July 2008 18:07  #140

Marcus1138 Contributor Join Date: June 2008 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 906
Begins got more things wrong than right and thankfully TDK more than wiped that slate clean.

Batman letting Ghul die in Begins, is the biggest mistake since bat-nipples and the bat-credit card. However good Begins is, it's undermined by that one moment.

Thankfully, TDK focussed on a fully operational batman and moved on from all of these boring-assed origin stories that are strangling the superhero-genre.

Pinpointing Jim Gordon is spot on and to a degree, i agree that Heath's is not necessarily an oscar winning performance but he did the greatest villain in history proud, and it's a shame that he will never be able to knock it out the park on a second go.

27th July 2008 10:23  #141

Nic Mall Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,202 Send a message via MSN to Nic Mall
I loved the bits where Joker  Spoiler talked about how he got the scars, changing the story each time..and the pencil magic trick! AGH but hilarious!

27th July 2008 23:21  #142

durden99 Member Join Date: December 2007 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 34
i saw it last thursday,and wow it was awesome.heath was just great as the joker & aaron ackhart's 2face was a majour suprize.

27th July 2008 23:56  #143

m@tt Member Join Date: October 2007 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 551
It's not now is it f**k wit.

28th July 2008 6:57  #144

Sam Spade Member Join Date: January 2007 Location: United States Posts: 2,032 Send a message via MSN to Sam Spade
Nic Mall wrote: I loved the bits where Joker  Spoiler talked about how he got the scars, changing the story each time..and the pencil magic trick! AGH but hilarious!

Jokers second entrance sold me on his character! I love that magic trick of his. Also thoroughly enjoyed the whole IMAX sequence.

28th July 2008 12:30  #145

Nic Mall Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,202 Send a message via MSN to Nic Mall
That was awesome! I have to see it again

28th July 2008 20:53  #146

rinasings2u Member Join Date: July 2008 Location: United States Posts: 6
i saw it twice two days in a row...ridiculous, and I'm not even a big superhero fan. everything just comes together perfectly. We might see it again on an IMAX, lol

29th July 2008 17:41  #147

Tigerclaw Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: Canada Posts: 493 Send a message via MSN to Tigerclaw

29th July 2008 22:23  #148

Cheddar J. Cheese Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 1,492
Tigerclaw wrote: why so serious?

I was wondering how long it would take for someone to get arrested as the Joker...

Saw it for the fourth time today, first time in IMAX.

One word: Awesome.
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