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The Dark Knight Rises
« on: July 20, 2012, 18:34 »

I saw this movie with my brother today.  It lived up to the hype in my opinion.  I definitely recommend it.

For others who saw the movie, what did you think?  Please hide spoilers, and if you haven't seen the movie then beware.

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Re: The Dark Knight Rises
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2012, 00:13 »

Thanks for the heads up - I'm probably going to see it next Friday, since my girl and me also went to see the previous episode (which was one of the very very few times I actually went out for a movie). No spoilers for me in the meantime...

I'll let you know if and when.
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Re: The Dark Knight Rises
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2012, 03:06 »

I enjoyed watching the movie, but left the theatre feeling dissatisfied. Obviously the movie was long. Fair enough. But the last twenty to forty minutes did not hold my interest in the way the first two hours+ did.

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Re: The Dark Knight Rises
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2012, 14:04 »

Spoiler:  You know the drill (click to show/hide)

I do have a bit of dissatisfaction though.
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To be honest, I wasn't happy with the ending of The Dark Knight either, for more than one reason.
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Re: The Dark Knight Rises
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2012, 06:30 »

Saw it yesterday and must say that I'm kinda disappointed. Don't take it that I don't enjoy intelligent movies (which this is, to some degree), but where was the action? I mean,...

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BTW, I believe this thread doesn't offer anything for people who don't want to read the spoilers... maybe we should edit the title with *unmarked spoilers inside* and talk openly? Maybe in a couple of days/weeks.
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Re: The Dark Knight Rises
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2012, 13:37 »

I saw the movie a couple days ago and I think this video review sums up my opinions pretty well.

It was okay, but it did not live up to the hype.  It had serious pacing issues, (it did not need to be almost three hours long) and while it did a good job of upping the stakes, I felt kind of disappointed in the end.  (It definitely wasn't as good as Dark Knight)

I do rather like that it has strong, intelligent female characters and that Catwoman and Miranda have strong philosophical motives for their actions and aren't just there to look pretty.  (though, they're good at looking pretty too)  :)

Also, this may be a reflection of my twisted sense of humour, but the ending reminded me strongly of this scene from another Batman movie.

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Re: The Dark Knight Rises
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2012, 16:00 »

Also, this may be a reflection of my twisted sense of humour, but the ending reminded me strongly of this scene from another Batman movie.

You're not the only one. It crossed my mind that it was a homage.

I also find it funny that both this movie and The Avengers
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Funny coincidence.
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Re: The Dark Knight Rises
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2012, 03:00 »

Finally saw it, so I thought I'd see what you've had to say so far.

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Re: The Dark Knight Rises
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2012, 06:18 »

I recommend watching Batman Begins and Dark Knight in quick succession. Their pacing work pretty well as a single long movie.

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Oh, btw, IMO Iron Man (the first one) is an extremely entertaining action flick, nowhere near to dullness of most of the rest of the comic book movies.
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Re: The Dark Knight Rises
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2012, 08:52 »

...nowhere near to dullness of most of the rest of the comic book movies.

Iron Man is a high contender, but Sin City would probably have to take the "Best comic book movie of all time" award for me. A History of Violence, and Hellboy/Hellboy 2 are also fairly up there in the ranks.

When I watched Dark Knight, something bothered me, and I wasn't sure, so I went back and rewatched it painstakingly. I realized that
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