Ted. Was very disappointed although there were a few moments.
Someday someone's going to NAIL a Superman/Darkseid movie. Maybe we'll get lucky and it'll be the sequel to Man of Steel.
I don't know the plot of this one (besides it being a reboot and another origin story), but wasn't the speculation for a while now that the villain is going to be Zod? That's a decent choice, if true. Another retread, but only round 2 with him versus round... 5? with Luthor had they gone in that direction again (Superman 1, 2, 4, and Returns being the first four times in semi-recent memory). Someone who can go mano a mano with him, at least.
I didn't realize for years that I was a minority in liking Superman Returns, and I was disappointed when I realized there would never be a follow-up. I always felt Bryan Singer did a better job with X2 than X-Men 1, so I was excited to see him try to step up his game for a second Superman film, presumably with someone who can directly engage in combat with Clark. Oh well.
This made me laugh: (Only has to do with TDK, not TDKR)
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Was I the only one who thought that Bane was being played by Sean Connery? Sure sounded as if he was...
A lot of people are panning his voice. I mostly dug it.
Ok so tonight I finally saw the new batman movie.
I have no idea what a lot of you are complaining about. This was easily, far and away, my favorite of the three Nolan films.
I enjoyed every min. of the film and I for some reason related to Bale's version of Batman this time far more than I have the previous incantations.
Heck I even enjoyed the Catwoman in this on.
I managed to stay outta here for the most part so I didn't get tempted and read a spoiler or accidentally see something I shouldn't.... until I finally saw TDKR. I agree with Peck. Maybe it helped that I did pick up on some complaining around the net and so that didn't leave me expecting too much... but for an ambitious film with a reputation to live up to I thought it hit a lot of points.
Overall I thought it was a fun movie. Thoroughly enjoyed it.
Do any of you serious followers of the triology and background know what if anything changed in TDKR's due to Ledger's death? Was there a story outline in place for 1,2, and 3 that Ledger's death forced a rewrite or total new outline? Was this roughly how it was always going to conclude?
Dark Knight Rises
I didn't like it that much Baine isnt a villian you center a movie around. I mean Baine is like Robin of Villains pair him with Ivy, Frost or Joker that is the way he should be used.
I thought he couldn't talk when he was juiced up like in Batman&Robin that I watched as a kid believe it came out in the late 90s. I just think they did his character really bad and his voice is so annoying could barley understand the guy. Wish they would of stayed true to the guy. Wish they would of done a Joker or someone like that with Baine.
I don't get the point of having Catwoman/ Batwomen she really brought nothing to the movie I don't get the point of even casting her it seemed so forced.
Just a few things here. For those of you who are really complaining about TDKR, are crazy. It was the best "movie" of the series. The funnest? Absolutely not. The most depth? No question.
Everyone wanted another "The Dark Knight", but you should have known you wouldn't get the same product. I personally prefer "Batman Begins". Scarecrow is just a fascinating character, and the story of Ras Al Ghul and the "League of Shadows" is breathtaking.
And I just watched "Kick ***". One of my favorite movies by far.
I'm thinking I just misheard something.... or missed something....
Check it out. I didn't know this.
My thoughts EXACTLY. I thought the sequence where he was trying to stop the damage to the city was totally exciting and entertaining. It also got me to thinking, I think he's the first superhero I've seen to fly upside down while using his powers. Minor thing, but it was a nice touch. I've actually watched the movie several times. Too bad there wasn't a sequel. I would have liked to see them mess with the established mythos and do a story with his son and how he deals with that. I am REALLY apprehensive about yet another reboot for him. EVERYONE knows his origin. Why not skip over that. If I was in charge, I'd start it out like a James Bond film with some shenanigans going on, then as the viewer tries to figure out what's going on, it leads to Superman showing up and a great action sequence. That was the movie starts out full tilt. Go from there.Quote:
Originally Posted by CableKC
Man, there was a trio of similar movie that I can't decide which I like better; Kick ***, Wanted or Scott Pilgrim. Highly entertaining with lots of action.Quote:
Originally Posted by constellations
Rises doesn't challenge the superhero genre the way TDK did. It just doesn't have anywhere near the depth of the second movie. That doesn't make it bad, just different.
I'll take TDK themes any day of the week and also take the dialogue of TDK any day of the week. I just believe the one on one scenes in Rises pale to the one on one scenes in TDK. Those scenes give TDK more depth as a movie. Rises is at it's best when something action-y is going on. Whereas the best scenes in TDK are when the movie slows down and let's the characters speak.
I'll just speak frankly here, but the writing of Gordon's speech that Bane reads is utter ****. It doesn't sound anything like Gordon's character and it was the point where I really felt like Nolan was just pushing through the dialogue scenes in Rises to get to the next OH **** moment. TDK had those OH **** moments to, but the dialogue on the way there didn't feel so forced.