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    Guys we are really muddying up the movie thread with all of the batman talk.

    So from now on out lets just move it over to here.

    I'll start with my reply to Uncle Buck & Sandman21.

    Yes I get that people love Ledger's Joker, it was a great villain.

    I just happen to prefer the Nicholson one, that does not imply that I hated the other. I like Meat lovers Pizza the best but that doesn't mean I don't like pepperoni & sausage pizza.


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    Think we could move most of the Batman posts in that thread over? It would help declutter the other thread and get it back on track.

    And for the record, I don't hate Nicholson's Joker persay, as a kid in the mid 90s, it was awesome, but nowadays, he reminds me way too much of the Campy Batman Joker of Cesar Romero for my personal taste(please keep in mind that I absolutely DETEST Campy Batman), and that started before Ledger was even announced as the Joker for TDK. He's not an awful villain (especially compared to Swarzenegger's Free- Wait, forgot that never happened , Tommy Lee Jones' Two Face, that one disappointed me), but he's edging toward the campy side of things now.
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    I agree, let's move all those posts about TDKR over here, if possible.
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    Busy at the moment but I'll work on it when I get back.


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    Peck, you are a Bat Threadmaster.

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    I just happen to prefer the Nicholson one, that does not imply that I hated the other. I like Meat lovers Pizza the best but that doesn't mean I don't like pepperoni & sausage pizza.
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    In terms of Jack versus Health, you are comparing two totally different actors with totally different goals. Nicholson is one of the biggest movie stars of all time. When TDK came out, pretty much no on had heard of Ledger, save adoring fangirls and indie movie buffs. So it befits Ledger to get highly into a character (putting on makeup and doing an accent), while it makes sense for Nicholson to play a character more consistent with how the public sees him. In a sense, it was much easier for Ledger to "become" the Joker because, in the minds of the audience, he isn't really anything. Both are great actors, but one was a supporting actor and the other was/is arguably the greatest movie star ever.

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    just wanted to say thanks for heeding my call Peck!

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    In terms of Jack versus Health, you are comparing two totally different actors with totally different goals. Nicholson is one of the biggest movie stars of all time. When TDK came out, pretty much no on had heard of Ledger, save adoring fangirls and indie movie buffs. So it befits Ledger to get highly into a character (putting on makeup and doing an accent), while it makes sense for Nicholson to play a character more consistent with how the public sees him. In a sense, it was much easier for Ledger to "become" the Joker because, in the minds of the audience, he isn't really anything. Both are great actors, but one was a supporting actor and the other was/is arguably the greatest movie star ever.
    He was a former Best Actor nominee... I don't think he was necessarily an A-list box office draw, but I think he was close to a household name after the success of Brokeback Mountain. And I think the difference between his performance and Nicholson's is indicative more of the type of director. IMO Burton is worried about the sizzle, while Nolan is also worried about the steak. I also have hated nearly every Tim Burton movie, it's worth noting, so take that for what it's worth.


    Edit: Greatest movie star ever? I didn't know Harrison Ford was in Batman 1989!
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    He was a former Best Actor nominee... I don't think he was necessarily an A-list box office draw, but I think he was close to a household name after the success of Brokeback Mountain. And I think the difference between his performance and Nicholson's is indicative more of the type of director. IMO Burton is worried about the sizzle, while Nolan is also worried about the steak. I also have hated nearly every Tim Burton movie, it's worth noting, so take that for what it's worth.


    Edit: Greatest movie star ever? I didn't know Harrison Ford was in Batman 1989!
    Hell, even before Brokeback Mountain and it's infinite supply of jokes, people knew who he was. People in the vicinity of my age range remember him from 10 Things I Hate About You, The Patriot, and A Knight's Tale (underrated fun movie). Brokeback sealed his fate as a legitimately great actor. Dark Knight sealed his fate in history. But people knew who he was before TDK, for sure.

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    Guys I just don't see a way of moving them over here and making any sense. I mean do I move all of the comments about the new batman movie and move them over here or just later on when we started discussing the movies (plural) and mythos?

    I think right now the best way to do this is just keep any new conversation here and let the old ones stand, they will get filtered in when people see new movies and get bumped down in pages.

    If somebody feels strongly about this I will be happy to do it but right now I just couldn't find a way to do it and not take away from that thread.


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    I like how we're not discussing Batman here... lol...
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    So, back on topic...

    After several delays, I finally got to see TDKR last night, and I loved it. Right now I'd rank it as a tie with The Dark Knight as my favorite Batman flick.

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    I'm not sure if I posted (and I'm way too lazy to check) but I just want to say that the first Batman/Bane fight, in the sewer, is probably the best scene from the trilogy. This movie might be my least favorite (but still a solid A-/B+) of the trilogy but that is just beautiful storytelling.

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    So was anybody else disappointed with catwoman? They went from Michelle pfeiffer, to Alicia Silverstone, to Halley Berry to this girl? it's maybe because I don't care for her acting but she is not that hot to me either, what do you guys think?

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    I think you are crazy. Anne Hathaway

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    So was anybody else disappointed with catwoman? They went from Michelle pfeiffer, to Alicia Silverstone, to Halley Berry to this girl? it's maybe because I don't care for her acting but she is not that hot to me either, what do you guys think?
    I thouught she did an outstanding job personally. And if your suggesting that Anne Hathaway is a more worse Catwoman than any of those, especially Halley Berry, I do not approve.
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    Um, I hate to be picky but wasn't Silverstone Batgirl, not catwoman?


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