Originally Posted by sdurani
Did anybody who saw this film get to see the 'Man of Steel' trailer as well? No one seems to be mentioning it. I thought it was supposed to be released on-line today.
Had a friend tell me I would see it and guys at ComicCon were going on about how it's the Superman they have always been waiting for. I was pretty amped to see it only for it to grossly disappoint in that it showed nothing.
Originally Posted by archiguy
I hope that means less hyper close-ups and shaky cam. I mean, who knows what fight choreography actually looks like these days? With modern film-making techniques, you can't see any of it.
I went in hoping for the EXACT same thing but alas no, there are hardly any shots with more than a single arm movement.
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Batman uses a single gadget in one of his 2 fights against Bane, which is a garage door clicker that turns off lights. To which Bane replies "I was born the dark!" and hand chokes Batman. No Batarangs, smoke, tear gas, tasers, or Batman Arkham City grappling hook rappelling leg kicks.
Maybe this is why I liked The Avengers and have always LOATHED the fight scenes from the Bourne trilogy.
Why can't directors frakkin direct a fight scene to at least be as discernible as Phantom Menace lightsaber fight scenes?
Originally Posted by Closet Geek
For those that have seen DKR, violence and intensity wise, how does it compare to TDK? I'm trying to gauge whether to take my kids.
I think since the Joker isn't in it, the Evil seems less. Also, Bane doesn't use knives. It is PG13, no gore, can't remember any blood except for
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Batman being stabbed. Er, why did he change his suit to the one that doesn't work against knives and bullets in TDK? Seriously!?
There is an obscured pre-rape scene but you don't hear anything sexual and it just looks like someone getting mugged but you know what's about to happen. In my opinion the violence and intensity is not much more than Inception, but I've only seen it once and way later than my normal bedtime.
I saw the Dark Knight Marathon
and honestly that is the best decision I've made all month. The audience was great save for a disturbance during TDK with some hoodlums who took some seats (a problem I could imagine happening in many theaters).
It was very easy to sit through all 3 movies and it really helped bring all the story together. I enjoyed it immensely. Having watched all 3 so closely, I can say the pace seemed very consistent and TDKR seemed right in line with the first 2. I feel many people's reviews on the movie are justified, but nothing is so extraordinary that it makes it the best film or just ruins it for you.
I really enjoyed the marathon so much that I pitty all you who didn't view it as a marathon. It was just such a great experience.
The marathon also really helps to bring that feeling up in you about the "idea" that Bruce Wayne embodies through Batman. As this was only my second viewing since first viewing TDK in theater, I also was able to understand more of the storyline nuances that I didn't get with the first theater viewing. So while the transition to Two-Face was quick, I now fully grasp the irony of how he was created and how Joker's plot was so brilliant.
I really try to enjoy the experience, because we all have those pet peeves that we can harp on. I don't like when a movie has a few lines that state the obvious or say what's happening so we don't have to expend mental energy figuring it out only to later in the film do the exact opposite. TDKR had a few of the statements of the obvious and telegraphed moments and I just tell myself this movie is intended for 13yo (or less) and they want everyone to follow.Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I liked that Bane broke his back and that he was thrown in the Pit of Despair, but I didn't like how that hole seemed VERY bright and Bane said he grew up in the dark and the first time he saw light he was a man "and it was blinding."
I liked how Bane recognized some of Batman's movements and being from the League of Shadows.
I did not like the surprise ending. It confused me on who the mastermind was. It seems like they wrote it in just so Batman could be with Catwoman.
I didn't like that they wrote the League of Shadows (or whatever) to be finished the previous attempt but during a time when Gotham was logically no longer on the League of Shadows hit list.
I liked Bane the way I liked Joker, in that they were exceptional villains.