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So basically you need to see the new Batman movie like RIGHT NOW!

  1. Jul 19, 2008 #1
    Yes it lives up to the hype and more.

    Easily the best comic book movie ever made, easily the best Batman movie ever made, and easily the best movie I have probably seen in the past several years.

    It is so refreshing to have a GOOD action movie that utilizes as little amount of CGI as possible. It looked real, it wasn't like I was watching a cartoon.

    Heath Ledger should easily win an academy for his role as the joker. He should win it because of his amazing performance, not simply because he died. I truly believed that he was a homicidal psychopath.
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  3. Jul 20, 2008 #2
    Agreed on all accounts. Heath Ledger did an absolutely incredible performance.

    You guys have to see the movie, it's very good.


    #1 on top 250 list of greatest movies of all time for the moment.
  4. Jul 20, 2008 #3
    Also got a 94% on Rottentomatoes (which is one of the highest scores I have ever seen on that site).

  5. Jul 20, 2008 #4
    Wow, man I wish I wasn't poor...
    I knew he would rock the performance!! I can't wait to see it!
  6. Jul 20, 2008 #5
    horrible movie. i was bored to tears

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  7. Jul 20, 2008 #6
    I was HYPED up to see it. And it was .............ehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

    The first one was a lot better. The acting was very very good, I think the story should have been more developed. It was too drawn out.

    Tom Cruise's wife should have remained in the movie. I felt no connection with this new lady.

    I really think the storyline should have been better, way better.
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  8. Jul 20, 2008 #7
    I was intending to see it as soon as it came out but since I justr moved I have been broke and am not sure I will be seeing it any time soon.

    *ahem*Christian Bale*ahem*
  9. Jul 20, 2008 #8
    ? Christian Bale was batman..........so?

    Im not talking about Batman.
  10. Jul 20, 2008 #9


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    I hope it's still in theaters next month (it should be, it's been so hyped, I expect it'll have a long run) so I can go with my boyfriend. He's REALLY into Batman and looking forward to seeing this one so I know it's one we'll enjoy together (though, not sure he'll be patient enough to wait for me to see it...he might have to see it a second time to see it with me :rofl:).

    I suspect that a lot of people who enjoyed the first ones will NOT like this one because it's a departure from what they are expecting. This one is supposed to be much more true to the original comic book series, which was very dark. The other movies have been more like the old TV series which was lighter, filled with action, humor and romance. Actually, the last one out started getting a little darker, but this one supposedly even more so. My boyfriend was a big fan of the old comic book series, so really is looking forward to this one. I'm more just curious to see it because I've never read the old comics and am interested to see how it goes (plus I've heard Keith Ledger's performance as the Joker was amazing).
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    I am very interested in the Batman&Robin angle...
  12. Jul 20, 2008 #11
    Sorry I think I misread your post.

    Yes the last movie was the first in this new franchise which is sticking with the (not exactly original but) more popular and darker batman image from the Dark Knight interpretation.

    Lol... I think they will probably steer clear of adding Robin. Maybe they will have a Dick Gracin since they have introduced the commisioner's daughter who is supposed to become Batgirl but I doubt they want to deal with the... issues... with a Robin character.
  13. Jul 20, 2008 #12
    So, I was at georgetown the same night I saw batman and some guy in the parking lot had THIS!

    DAananananannaa. The bright lights behind it are from the fire trucks that pulled up next to it. All the guys from the Fire Department were gawking at it and had big smiles. (The batmobile has a siren on it as it fights crime).

    When he turned it on and drove off, it sounded like it had a hemi in it or something.

    http://img378.imageshack.us/img378/6153/batmobilexm0.jpg [Broken]

    Even the amber turn indicators had a batman bat tinted into them!

    Not something you see everday, thats for sure!
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  14. Jul 21, 2008 #13


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    OH WOW my brother has sat in that car (or one like it)!!! He was a baggage handler in Anchorage AK when the first movie came out. The car was being shipped on a jet to Japan as a marketing gimick...by plane (why not by ship???). He and a couple of his buddies sneaked in to where it was being stored and took turns sitting in it. Too bad it was before the time of cell phone cameras!
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  15. Jul 21, 2008 #14
    Its pretty interesting that all the car scenes in the new batman are real. All the cars, even the bat motorcycle actually work!
  16. Jul 21, 2008 #15


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    I watched The Dark Knight and sorry I cannot rave about this one.

    I did enjoy Batman Begins very much and agree with Cyrus, Katie Holmes would have made a more believable Rachael Dawes character. Maggie Gyllenhaal is okay in this role, but continuity of the character suffered. Batman released in 1989, was also very good! More exciting action sequences.

    There were a few good scenes in Dark Knight, like the somersaulting truck. But having the joker climb out of the cab and walk away, was not believable.

    As MB mentions, the plot of this one is very dark. The Joker enjoys killing with the coldness of a mobster. No remorse. The resolution of the plot was very weak at the end of this one.
  17. Jul 21, 2008 #16
    OMG. I absolutely LOVED The Dark Knight. It was amazing. The joker was seriously some of the best acting I've ever seen in my life.
  18. Jul 21, 2008 #17


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    I heard they are not going to include Robin in this series of Batman movies. They want to focus on a younger Batman, before the time of Robin or something like that. Great decision in my opinion. The last series of Batman movies went downhill very fast after the introduction of Robin.
  19. Jul 21, 2008 #18
    The thing with batman begins was that there were moral choices he had to make that were very hard, and he had to suffer in his personal life as a consequence.

    In this one, its just kick punch kick punch. Joker kills. Kick punch, joker kills. There wasnt the hard choices to make in this one like there was in the first one. They really could have made the joker had a better plot. He played the joker so well, yet what he did was trivialized.

    Ok, hes going to kill the mayor, the judge, and the police cheif. Yet all that happens so fast, poof its done. At the very least build up to it. Make it seem more planned out like the bank robbery at the start. Its like, im going to kill this judge. Ok, shes dead. Now the mayor, done. Come on....more story leading up to it.

    I think all the characters did not become developed enough. But thats why batman begins was so great. You really got to know batman, his girlfriend, alfred, morgans character.

    Here they just 'are' and I got no new insight into them - whatsoever.

    Then there was the chinese banker. I really felt no connection to him, and thought his character could have been gone and the movie would have made no difference. Hey lets get him, zip bam boof...im in china and I got him. Zip bam boof, now im back in gotham.

    Its too bad this movie was SUCH a waste of good acting.
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    Crispin Glover isn't in it so I don't think I'll be watching.
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    This woman is a bit scary looking, I read that she's in the movie. (can you tell I'm not into this stuff?)

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