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    Quote Originally Posted by Duck_of_Death View Post
    Just finished watching the blu-ray (which I picked up earlier).

    Hey. It was on sale.
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    Your bandwidth must be limited if you had to buy that turkey.
    We're doing a back-to-back with Prometheus later.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    We're doing a back-to-back with Prometheus later.
    Depending on how retro you want to be, maybe you could throw in the original Dune movie and make it a turkey 3-some.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mal+ View Post
    Depending on how retro you want to be, maybe you could throw in the original Dune movie and make it a turkey 3-some.
    Ah, Dune. David Lynch imagery, and Patrick Stewart in a support role: I am content.
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    Do what you want; I'm watching this over and over for the rest of the night:



    Dammit--why didn't I pick up Amazing Spider-Man instead?

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    Planning to buy the Blu-ray trilogy. It's only $28.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duck_of_Death View Post
    Do what you want; I'm watching this over and over for the rest of the night:
    Yeah, that about sums it up.

    Dammit--why didn't I pick up Amazing Spider-Man instead?
    I did.

    Aside from the whole "OMG let's slide the cranes around because Spiderman is cool and saved my kid!" moment, it was pretty good... maybe because it never claimed to be more.
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    I wonder if Spidey is available at the local RedBox...
    Be right back.

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    [Derpy dee derp, spoilers, derp]

    It didn't disappoint, in the sense that it was what I expected it to be, meaning inferior to the previous two films. I actually have all of Nolan's films and I'd say this is the worst one he and his brother wrote. They just happen to be so damn good that I still thought this was a good movie overall. I did find myself heckling many events of the film. Bruce's recovery from Bane's assault in the span of 5 months was ludicrous. Why didn't Talia sabotage the entire police operation on the island at any one of the many chances she had? How could Bruce possibly survive the event with the bomb? Why have that stupid Robin reference at the end? And I reject Selena Kyle as I reject any character that does stealth, acrobatics, and hand-to-hand combat in high heels.

    Sure, the previous two Batman films and every Christopher Nolan film has stuff that's dubious, and I think Nolan is one of the greatest salesmen of bullshit out there. He just bit off more than he could chew with this one, especially because I was asking so many whys, not just hows.

    Here's the funny thing for me, though. If you did back into this forum's archives, you'll find a Dark Knight topic shortly after the film came out where everyone was speculating who would be the next villain, and I said that the only remaining character that I thought was really viable was Bane. I'm going to pat myself on the back for that one, but this film certainly didn't turn out like what I had in mind when I made that suggestion. I was thinking of a story that came closer to Bane's original comic run, and something that played more off of moral ambiguity rather than an attempt to drum up black-and-whitness even harder than The Dark Knight.

    I suppose that's the broad problem I have with the film. I felt like The Dark Knight was a different meditation than Batman Begins, but I didn't feel this film was a different meditation from The Dark Knight. I felt like it just attempted the same thing but more so, which was impossible, so it ended up being too over-the-top.

    Anyhow, for as long as the movie was in development, I was waiting for it to get out of the way so I could see what Nolan's next non-Batman film would be.
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    Dark Knight Rises condensed to two minutes.

    Take the weakest thing in you
    And then beat the bastards with it
    And always hold on when you get love
    So you can let go when you give it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magic Poriferan View Post
    Here's the funny thing for me, though. If you did back into this forum's archives, you'll find a Dark Knight topic shortly after the film came out where everyone was speculating who would be the next villain, and I said that the only remaining character that I thought was really viable was Bane. I'm going to pat myself on the back for that one, but this film certainly didn't turn out like what I had in mind when I made that suggestion. I was thinking of a story that came closer to Bane's original comic run, and something that played more off of moral ambiguity than an attempt to drum up black-and-whitness even hard than The Dark Knight.
    What you mentioned of moral ambiguity is my favorite aspect of The Dark Knight. And I believe this is why it hit a chord among moviegoers across the globe (that and The Joker). People don't want to be bullshitted by the Hollywood machine. I was in awe that a mainstream motion picture could ever be this ballsy and get away with it to boot. It was an incredibly bleak and nihilistic mirror of modern society and it was and continues to be very much needed for the time we live in.

    TDKR was pedestrian to the bone. It was filled with predictable cliches, one-dimensional characters and all of the happy, sappy feel-good bullshit that runs amok in contemporary fare. It also contradicts and effortlessly shoots down the philosophical/intellectual ideas present in its predecessor. With that said, it is fairly enjoyable when you shut your brain off and simply watch it.

    Nonetheless, Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy is too good for that.

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