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    Batman has been known to lack emotion or "heart" in other interpretations before. Considering that, and his over-the-top obsession with what he does, it's conceivable to me that this is how he'd take it. Of course, you can always assume when he was alone he let down more.

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    Ok, my favorite quote is now: "I'm not wearing hockey pads." in that ridiculously deep voice.

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    The hype machine behind this movie hampered my total enjoyment of it. I did really like it. Heath did a great job.

    I thought begins was totally overrated, this movie redeemed (most) of the flaws of its predecessor. There are still some things Nolan does that annoy me though.

    Apparently I am about the only person on earth who slightly prefers Tim Burton's take on batman. A little weirder and more fantastical. I guess I like a movie about a comic book character to have more comic book sensibilities, as opposed to forced realism.
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    You're not the only one who isn't totally crazy about the realism. But I don't understand how a hype machine affects how someone sees a movie?--why does that matter? I was vaguely familiar with all the hype to this movie, but I don't feel like it matters much once I sit down to watch it.
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    The hype machine behind this movie hampered my total enjoyment of it. I did really like it. Heath did a great job.

    I thought begins was totally overrated, this movie redeemed (most) of the flaws of its predecessor. There are still some things Nolan does that annoy me though.

    Apparently I am about the only person on earth who slightly prefers Tim Burton's take on batman. A little wierder and more fantastical. I guess I like a movie about a comic book character to have more comic book sensibilities, as opposed to forced realism.
    Nope, your not the only one who preferred the Keaton version of Batman.

    However I must take issue with your avatar. If you are going to go old school then you really should go old school.




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    Watched the West Batman movie last night actually, now that's some high-quality batfilm.
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    You're not the only one who isn't totally crazy about the realism. But I don't understand how a hype machine affects how someone sees a movie?--why does that matter? I was vaguely familiar with all the hype to this movie, but I don't feel like it matters much once I sit down to watch it.
    well, it didn't really matter. Like I said, I really enjoyed the movie. I get annoyed with the fact that people all over the internet are proclaiming it not only the best batman ever, but like, one of the best movies ever? Kind of silly. I can think of two movies in the last couple years I liked more... easily, that being "The Departed" and "V for Vendetta".

    and people have really dismissed Jack's Joker. I thought it was brilliant, if perhaps a bit too goofy at times. With Heath, the opposite. Brilliant, but honestly needed to lighten up a bit at times, he is called the Joker after all. Both had a mix of darkness and funny, but slanted toward one extreme or another.

    I guess asking for "perfection" is a fruitless cause, but I see the positives of both portrayals.
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    Like I said, I really enjoyed the movie. I get annoyed with the fact that people all over the internet are proclaiming it not only the best batman ever, but like, one of the best movies ever?
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    Nope, your not the only one who preferred the Keaton version of Batman.

    However I must take issue with your avatar. If you are going to go old school then you really should go old school.




    Well I grew up with keaton's bat, but if one of the older members want to go in the Adam West direction, I guess I can change my tagline to "Middle School".

    How about a cesar romero old school joker avatar? With the painted over mustache? Now that is old school...



    On an unrelated note, I would have loved to see a younger Jack Nicholson take on the joker, he really looked the part...

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    That entire list is a mess.

    Case in point:

    26.8.6WALL·E (2008)49,876

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    Well I grew up with keaton's bat, but if one of the older members want to go in the Adam West direction, I guess I can change my tagline to "Middle School".

    How about a cesar romero old school joker avatar? With the painted over mustache? Now that is old school...



    On an unrelated note, I would have loved to see a younger Jack Nicholson take on the joker, he really looked the part...

    The '89 Batman still holds the #2 spot for me, ahead of Batman Begins.

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    Yeah, like I said. Dark Knight better than... Godfather, Taxi Driver, One Flew over the Cucoos nest, Star Wars, etc... Pretty rediculous.
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    That entire list is a mess.

    Case in point:

    26.8.6WALL·E (2008)49,876
    It's pretty accurate overall. And my opinion is actually usually better aligned with IMDB ratings than even Rotten Tomatoes. Obviously, it's democracy in action, but I think it tends to be fairly accurate for most films just because the average Armaggedon aficionado-type movie-goers aren't as diligent in rating things on the site as real movie buffs are.

    Wall-E's true ranking -- and I imagine The Dark Knight -- will be revealed in time. Things always start off high given that most people who go see something in the first two weeks are going to rate it higher than it deserves. That said, I had problems with The Dark Knight but still gave it a 10. It's easily in the holy trinity of the genre along with X2 and Iron Man and I'm sure it will always be in the 8.8 range at worst.
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    That entire list is a mess.

    Case in point:

    26.8.6WALL·E (2008)49,876
    good point. I like Shawshank Redemption, but I definatly don't see it #2 all time. It is mostly great movies on the list, but the order is a bit off. Taxi Driver should be much higher, for example. IMO...

    Any movie that came out this year should not be allowed anyway. Everything has to stand the test of time.
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    Yeah...of course the order is a little skewed towards pure enjoyability versus truly great filmmaking. No one is gonna say Shawshank is the 2nd best movie ever made...but that said, it's is definitely on my personal Five Movies You Bring to a Desert Island List because it is so purely enjoyable and will always be so.
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    That IMDB list is always swayed by teenagers who have no sense of memory. Wait a year or two until some common sense kicks in and The Dark Knight goes on cable and gets overplayed. The rateing will go down to where it belongs - about an 8 to 8.5.

    By the way, I remember when The Two Towers was #1.

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    V for Vendetta is in the all-time top 200?!?

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    V for Vendetta is in the all-time top 200?!?

    Tou can't be serious!
    Come on now, if heavy handed politics and a bald Natalie Portman doesn't clinch a top 200 spot, then there's something wrong with the ranking system...
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    As has been said new movies always get a boost on IMDB.

    I'd doubt TDK ever drops out of the top 30-40 though.

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    The '89 Batman still holds the #2 spot for me, ahead of Batman Begins.
    I dispised that movie - in fact I swore off Batman movies after that one and I held up until Batman Begins, when I sensed the tone was more to my liking. (I really don't like super hero movies. Spiderman 2 was OK. Did like Iron man a lot - other than that never really liked any super hero movies

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    I went on that list to prove JayRedd wrong but then I actually looked at it. Look at the top 25. Aren't all those movies at least consensus top 50 movies? And this is from someone who thought the only good LOTR movie was the first one.

    1.9.3The Dark Knight (2008)156,218
    2.9.1The Shawshank Redemption (1994)348,599
    3.9.1The Godfather (1972)298,428
    4.9.0The Godfather: Part II (1974)170,026
    5.8.9Buono, il brutto, il cattivo., Il (1966)99,452
    6.8.9Pulp Fiction (1994)297,927
    7.8.8Schindler's List (1993)197,980
    8.8.8One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)149,924
    9.8.8Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)208,981
    10.8.8Casablanca (1942)127,808
    11.8.812 Angry Men (1957)72,234
    12.8.8Shichinin no samurai (1954)72,153
    13.8.8Star Wars (1977)249,675
    14.8.8The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)265,749
    15.8.7Goodfellas (1990)162,896
    16.8.7Rear Window (1954)85,879
    17.8.7Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)187,598
    18.8.7Cidade de Deus (2002)106,093
    19.8.7C'era una volta il West (1968)49,123
    20.8.7The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)296,581
    21.8.7The Usual Suspects (1995)201,615
    22.8.7Psycho (1960)105,090
    23.8.6Fight Club (1999)266,759
    24.8.6Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)120,742
    25.8.6The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

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    I dispised that movie - in fact I swore off Batman movies after that one and I held up until Batman Begins, when I sensed the tone was more to my liking. (I really don't like super hero movies. Spiderman 2 was OK. Did like Iron man a lot - other than that never really liked any super hero movies
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    Let's get a picture for good measure (and JayRedd's viewing pleasure).

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    I went on that list to prove JayRedd wrong but then I actually looked at it. Look at the top 25. Aren't all those movies at least consensus top 50 movies? And this is from someone who thought the only good LOTR movie was the first one.

    1.9.3The Dark Knight (2008)156,218
    2.9.1The Shawshank Redemption (1994)348,599
    3.9.1The Godfather (1972)298,428
    4.9.0The Godfather: Part II (1974)170,026
    5.8.9Buono, il brutto, il cattivo., Il (1966)99,452
    6.8.9Pulp Fiction (1994)297,927
    7.8.8Schindler's List (1993)197,980
    8.8.8One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)149,924
    9.8.8Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)208,981
    10.8.8Casablanca (1942)127,808
    11.8.812 Angry Men (1957)72,234
    12.8.8Shichinin no samurai (1954)72,153
    13.8.8Star Wars (1977)249,675
    14.8.8The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)265,749
    15.8.7Goodfellas (1990)162,896
    16.8.7Rear Window (1954)85,879
    17.8.7Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)187,598
    18.8.7Cidade de Deus (2002)106,093
    19.8.7C'era una volta il West (1968)49,123
    20.8.7The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)296,581
    21.8.7The Usual Suspects (1995)201,615
    22.8.7Psycho (1960)105,090
    23.8.6Fight Club (1999)266,759
    24.8.6Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)120,742
    25.8.6The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

    I don't have a lot of say on the really old movies like from the 50s, I assume they belong. Besides that, I don't think the Lord of the Rings movies belong anywhere near the top 50. They could maybe go top 100, they were great achievements, as far as filming something thought to be unfilmable and making it good, but... much like Dark Knight had their share of flaws.
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