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Well, I've seen THE DARK KNIGHT...

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by HTownCowboysFan, Jun 29, 2008.

  1. HTownCowboysFan

    HTownCowboysFan New Member

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    ...and it totally blew me away. I sat in stunned silence during the final credits as did just about everyone in the theater.

    The term "comic book movie" doesn't fit with this film -- it transends the genre. I was simply awesome.

    I'm under an embargo for the next 2 weeks, but I'll post a link to my full review when I can. But y'all...

    Wow.
  2. theebs

    theebs Believe!!!!

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    cool I am looking forward to it.

    I just watched the first one again two nights ago. Cant wait
  3. ZeroClub

    ZeroClub just trying to get better

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    How cool that you got to see it early.

    The trailer looks fantastic and it certainly sounds like the film will live up to its anticipation.
  4. Achozen

    Achozen Sounds From The Lair

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    You're a fanboy, your opinion doesn't count...;)
  5. silverbear

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    Chuckle... I'm probably gonna insult you with this, but I'm just being playful here:

    Nobody in here EVER thought you were gonna give that flick anything other than about 12 thumbs up, you've been shilling for it practically since the contract was signed to film it...

    I'm sorry, but I seriously doubt that ANY Batman movie could possibly be the compelling film masterpiece you say it is... from the trailers I've seen, it looks like Ledger turns in an intriguing performance, but it's still a freakin' Batman movie, which means it's lightweight, escapist fare...

    I look forward to seeing it, but I rather doubt that when it's over, I'll be adding it to my list of the ten best movies I've ever seen...

    That said, I will read your review when you write it, so that I'll have a little better idea of what I'll be seeing when I do get a chance to catch it... I don't mean to discourage you from posting those thoughts, I'm just having a little fun with your over-the-top exuberance about a Batman movie...
  6. ZeroClub

    ZeroClub just trying to get better

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    He did say it transcends the genre ....

    It does look like this Joker is being played as a grim, demented serial killer type - which certainly runs counter to the old school lightweight comic movies of 30 years ago.

    Not sure what there is to gain by taking potshots at a guy who isn't allowed to argue his point for another couple of weeks.
  7. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    Mid July release?

    Whose idea was this?

    :(
  8. silverbear

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    I had hoped it would be perceived more as poking GENTLE fun at his childish enthusiasm... if you read much of my posts, you'll know that I'm quite capable of being truly insulting if I wish to be...

    But bluntly, I'll believe that any Batman movie can "transcend" the genre, when I see it for my own eyes... I'm pretty sure it will be the standard, dark morality play, with rather little in the way of plot, the only real difference being the job turned in by Ledger... I'll bet we see Batman fly, we see things blown up, and in the end, Batman wins...

    Let's face it, for whatever reason the producers of that movie have given HTown a high level of access to the making of this film, and if he's even semi-normal (as I'm sure he is, he's even made fun of his own enthusiasm at times), that would have to make him predisposed to WANT to like this flick... I'm sure that even he would admit that he's not giving us an unbiased take...

    But I'm not mad at him for his enthusiasm, I find it quite funny, but quite harmless... my nephew makes fun of my draft obsession, this is in that spirit... HTown, if I have offended you with any of this, you have my apologies...
  9. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    You might want to check out the link in his sig. In terms of Batman websites, it literally is the #1 on the web.

    And no, being a devoted fanboy does not mean you're automatically going to love a film. Lots of devoted fanboys didn't like Superman Returns. Lots of (every?) devoted Batman fanboys hated most of the original Batman movies.

    Do you like every move made by Jerry? Do you agree with every draft pick, cut, or signing?

    Of course you don't.
  10. ScipioCowboy

    ScipioCowboy More than meets the eye. Zone Supporter

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    Do you think Shakespeare was substantially different during his day?

    During fight scenes in Shakespeare's plays, packets of fake blood were installed beneath the actors' clothing, and would spray forth when characters were stabbed. English audiences of the day absolutely adored blood and violence.

    Believe me when I say that, if Shakespeare had had the technology, his plays would've been filled with CGI explosions and people flying.

    And I say this as someone who has very little interest in superhero action movies. I'm a horror guy myself.:D
  11. silverbear

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    Yeah, that's undoubtedly the reason... and hey, there's nothing wrong with liking the folks who give you access that few are granted, that's just human nature...

    C'mon, you've real all the posts he's made about this movie BEFORE he got that early screening, you KNEW he was in the tank for it going it...

    And again, that's OK, I'm just having a little FUN with the guy's exuberance...


    Lighten up, Francis... as I said, if HTown is offended, I apologize... and if he posts that I offended him, or PMs me to tell me that, I'll promptly cease and desist...
  12. silverbear

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    That's even worse... haven't seen a slasher flick since the original "Halloween", and I rather doubt that I'll ever waste my time on another of 'em...

    But I WILL catch this movie, when it shows up on HBO... I've seen all the other Batman flicks...
  13. Yeagermeister

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    I'm with you on the waiting until it's on HBO.
  14. ScipioCowboy

    ScipioCowboy More than meets the eye. Zone Supporter

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    As an undergrad, I had a professor of Renaissance literature who contended that, if writers such as Shakespeare and Donne were resurrected today, they would most easily relate to horror films of all the possible film genres. According to my professor, writers of Shakespeare's period often dealt with the balance between good and evil, and would understand characters such as Jason and Freddy because they embody the perpetual, ever-returning nature of evil.

    Horror films (especially slasher films) are rightfully criticized for being overly formulaic and not being particularly sorry about it. However, on occasion, a new horror film will add a unique and paradigm-altering component to the genre. Unfortunately, as a new horror films spawns sequel after sequel, it loses those qualities that gave it artistic merit.

    I enjoy horror films because of the themes with which they deal. It's certainly not the character development.:D
  15. silverbear

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    I'm just makin' fun of you, too... in the spirit of fairness, you can now mock me for loving B comedies-- you know, ones like Summer School, and Bachelor Party... I even like the Hot Shots! and Airplane movies, with their endless series of CORNY jokes...
  16. ScipioCowboy

    ScipioCowboy More than meets the eye. Zone Supporter

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    I love Airplane...and Kitten Natividad.
  17. silverbear

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    Hey, I don't pay DirecTV 120 bucks a month to go watch a movie in a theater!!!

    Or to look at it another way, BECAUSE I pay DirecTV 120 bucks a month, I can't AFFORD to go to the theater... can't tell you how much I miss those sticky floors, and the Raisinettes... :D
  18. Rampage

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    missing out on the 9 dollar tickets the 7 dollar popcorns the 5 dollar sodas and the 5 dollar twizzlers. plus whatever you're girl wants you're looking at 50 dollar movie and you don't even get to keep it. that's why i only go if i really think the movie is worth it which is once in a while with all the crappy movies that come out these days.
  19. silverbear

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    Last movie I saw in a theater was "Heat", with Pacino and DeNiro...
  20. Rampage

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    :laugh2:

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