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    Picked this up today.


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    Noice! Though strangely, the DVD box set has a better cover.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duck_of_Death View Post
    Noice! Though strangely, the DVD box set has a better cover.
    Yeah. Weird.
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    Hahaha!


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    This has probably been said a hundred times, but the underlying story seemed like an apology for conservative antics (as if Batman's actions in the 2nd film weren't already illustrative of that.. ie the homeland security device that had him spying on citizens). It might be accurate to the comics though. What I didn't like is that Bane had a pretty cool message, but Nolan is trying to say people with messages like this are deceptive, and ultimately hiding a ticking timebomb somewhere to destroy all of society. The "hero" is the elitist richboy of status quo and order, who alone can keep the class structure in check. And at the end, he gets the hot lower class girl to boot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KDude View Post
    This has probably been said a hundred times, but the underlying story seemed like an apology for conservative antics (as if Batman's actions in the 2nd film weren't already illustrative of that.. ie the homeland security device that had him spying on citizens). It might be accurate to the comics though.
    Who else is gonna clean the toilets?

    What I didn't like is that Bane had a pretty cool message, but Nolan is trying to say people with messages like this are deceptive, and ultimately hiding a ticking timebomb somewhere to destroy all of society. The "hero" is the elitist richboy of status quo and order, who alone can keep the class structure in check. And at the end, he gets the hot lower class girl to boot.
    Agreed. Strip it all away and TDKR really is just another "Aryan Savior" tale.
    They even white-washed Bane (who was originally South American).

    I'll present a radical idea: White people are the devil.
    And to be extra-incendiary, success increases the evilness tenfold.

    When the world is in disarray white people (RICH white people) exploit for profit.
    ...Did Gotham City not have a 9/11 suppository shoved firmly up its ass during TDK?

    Who's the real villain? 'Cause in the real world it ain't The Joker.

    As per Nolan, disenfranchised minorities are responsible for the decline of society.

    Fuck that guy.

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    I really have no idea what Nolan was trying to say in this movie, as it seems to run counter to any prior movie he's made and is shallow as some of the others have been deep.

    It's like he was on drugs when he made it, or even momentarily possessed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KDude View Post
    This has probably been said a hundred times, but the underlying story seemed like an apology for conservative antics (as if Batman's actions in the 2nd film weren't already illustrative of that.. ie the homeland security device that had him spying on citizens). It might be accurate to the comics though. What I didn't like is that Bane had a pretty cool message, but Nolan is trying to say people with messages like this are deceptive, and ultimately hiding a ticking timebomb somewhere to destroy all of society. The "hero" is the elitist richboy of status quo and order, who alone can keep the class structure in check. And at the end, he gets the hot lower class girl to boot.
    There is no underlying story, it's just predictable Hollywood pap for babies.
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    ^Yeah. Which was why it was disappointing.
    TDK was one of the most audacious blockbusters ever made.

    TDK-R was made "by the book" and specific formula.

    ETA: 666th post. Eat it, bitches.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    I really have no idea what Nolan was trying to say in this movie, as it seems to run counter to any prior movie he's made and is shallow as some of the others have been deep.

    It's like he was on drugs when he made it, or even momentarily possessed.
    It was much simpler than that. He was under immense pressure to make a third film he probably didn't actually intend to make.
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