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post #181 of 791 Old 07-19-2008, 01:58 PM
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Just saw it ,very good movie.Kept me glued to the screen throughout.All-around solid performances by the main cast.Why was Katie Holmes replaced, Maggie G. is not very pleasant to look at.I know Katie is no great actress,but I liked her portrayal of that character much better,and much easier on the eyes.

Anyway,it must be mentioned that Heath Ledger's performance was the highlight.I found myself paying particular attention to his performance for obvious reasons,but he really did steal the show.Batman almost seemed to fade into the background,his presence in the film wasn't nearly as strong.The Harvey Dent character was also a strong presence in this film.

I agree. As a matter of fact, I'm going to say the the "Harvey Dent" character was the best in the movie.

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Why was Katie Holmes replaced

She wasn't replaced, she turned it down to do the critically acclaimed movie "Mad Money" staring Queen Latifah.
http://www.mtv.com/movies/news/artic...14/story.jhtml

I think we all know she made the right move as Dark Knight will be a flop.

Nothing against Maggie, I just hate when actors don't reprise their roles, though that won't stop me from seeing it.
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yes !

no: !!!




having said that, knowing what some know here tonight, who's gonna be CATWOMAN in BATMAN 3 ?

in the role of CATWOMAN ? somehow Nolan seems to introduce the DC COMICS characters so CATWOMAN is bound to happen. (is there a mention at the end of DARK KNIGHT ?)
now that's a beautiful blond with cojones
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Watching Heath Ledger in this role made me wish for the prequel "The Joker Begins". There are so many memorable moments, little things that show the utter wackiness and madness of the character, like when he uses the hand sanitizer in the hospital, what a hoot.

As the credits rolled I also had the feeling I had seen a movie and a half and contender for the best sequel ever.

That said, and with all respect to this effort, the original retains the crown in my opinion. For my money, BB has the highest rewatchability quotient ever for movies of the genre. The writing, story telling, and character development just give it greater dimension to me.
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SPOILERS !!!!!!!!!


Um, unless you put the spoilers in tags or add some space, putting spoilers right next to the "spoiler" text doesn't help too much.

(at least not in my case since I sort of just read straight through and um, yup, now it's spoiled. LOL)
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Without question, one of the best movies I've ever seen. Not one of the best comic book movies, or action movies, or Batman movies, but one of the best movies period. The acting from every single person on screen was impeccable and helped create a living breathing emotional world that you were swept into whether you wanted to be or not. While Heath Ledger gave an absolutely mesmerizing performance, it didn't upstage any of the other performances at all. Nolan did a perfect balancing act between the Joker and the other characters. Although, because of how interesting the Joker was, you longed to see him on screen more, and I'm sure part of that was because you know this is the last time you will see "this" Joker.

One thing I was not prepared for, was how emotional of a ride this movie takes you on. Not just for the obvious reasons, but because the movie is just that good. Every character is fleshed out appropriately and the world is a living breathing entity on it's own, and because of the brilliance of Ledger's performance, you can't help but feel a huge sense of loss and also of being cheated. After sitting through most of the movie, I felt genuinely sad that I can't watch him in anything new. This as well as his performance in Brokeback Mountain solidify him, at least in my book, as an actor that was unquestionably gifted and worthy of being mentioned in the same breath as the best actors of our time. I can only imagine what he would have shown us as time passed.

I cannot recommend this movie more highly, not just for anyone that's a fan of the genre, comic books, action movies, summer blockbusters, whatever. It's a damn near masterpiece. No, in my eyes, it is without question, a masterpiece.

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yes !

no: !!!




having said that, knowing what some know here tonight, who's gonna be CATWOMAN in BATMAN 3 ?

in the role of CATWOMAN ? somehow Nolan seems to introduce the DC COMICS characters so CATWOMAN is bound to happen. (is there a mention at the end of DARK KNIGHT ?)
now that's a beautiful blond with cojones

I love Ali Larter!! I would love to see her as Catwoman, she sure has the eyes and the uhhhh.......other stuff. I noticed no mention of her at all in the movie.

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Katie Holmes is hot, but she was absolute garbage in BB. Her acting sucks, and the only way she knows how to convey fear and terror is GASPING.

Maggie Gyllenhaal did 10x better.

My only complaint is...

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they didn't put Katie Holmes back in for the big explosion.

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Maggie Gyllenhaal did 10x better.

I would say a 100x better! She actually felt like an intelligent woman with some life experiences behind her. Total opposite of Holmes' portrayal.

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Man!!! I'm dying to see this masterpiece already ( it starts on July 23 here in Puerto Rico ). I have one question : Did batman had white eyes in this movie ?
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you're probably right on the acting BUT as for visuals... it's a no brainer
this is not a radio story it's a movie with images.

anyway....

Ali Larter would be damn good at doing Catwoman. or Bridget Moyonan but nah, too tall for Bale.
KATE BECKINSALE anyone ? the tight latex fits her well


and then of course there's CHARLIZE THERON (but a bit tall....)


pick you Poison......... ivy
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Bruce Wayne's society prefers everyday style beauty, not supermodels!
After all, she was "the girl next door" in the story, right?
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Bruce Wayne's society prefers everyday style beauty, not supermodels!
After all, she was "the girl next door" in the story, right?

the debate is academic anyway (hint hint )

w're already on BATMAN 3 topic

i wonder what title... gonna be tough to pick one

somehow DARK KNIGHT success has to do with a huge fan base of Heath Ledger, a mix of voyeurism and respect, with nostalgy.
now the guy can act and the few I saw really he's outdone himself.
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According to the ~24,000 who have rated "The Dark Knight" on IMDB on a scale from 1 to 10, this is now the #1 best movie of all time.

Just a data point. I'm sure others will vote it down some, and it will settle in somewhere else in the rankings, but that's an impressive snapshot for this movie.

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FLAT OUT FLAWLESS! IMDB needs an 11
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Bah....number 1 in which genre? Comic Book? Action? Any? As good as Ledger is, DK is in a virtual dead-heat with BB. All in my opinion, of course.

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The movie was amazing.

But I hate the annoying theater environment with kids talking, babies crying and ****** sound systems.

I wish there was a way to get this on Blu-Ray tomorrow! lol

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Man!!! I'm dying to see this masterpiece already ( it starts on July 23 here in Puerto Rico ). I have one question : Did batman had white eyes in this movie ?

He does for a few minutes, when he uses his sonar vision. It's really more like video noise than pure white.
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Saw the six 'o clock showing a little while ago...

and I must say, Heath Ledger carries this movie on his back! Is his performance Oscar-worthy?
Dunno, but his riveting portrayal of the Joker is much, much darker than Jack's.

And the ironic appearance of Bat-Manuel was a nice touch, as were a few other familiar faces.
Thought the first half was great, while the remainder dragged a bit.

This installment actually seemed about 20 minutes too long to me (@ approx 2:40), and a
director's-cut DVD could push the running time even higher.

I wouldn't call DK the best-ever superhero flick, but it's not far away from being there. IMO, it
comes in at a dead-heat with BB.

4 out of 5 stars

Agree with most of your points, Heath Ledger's Joker makes Nicholson's look like Cesar Romero's...

I also laughed out loud when I saw "Batmanuel" in a Batman movie (ha!) I'm sure they must have done that sly joke on purpose.

Rather than drag, I thought the last hour got a little too convoluted, but all in all this was easily the best Batman movie of all time...

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my input from another thread..

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I went to the theater on Times Square... it was alright, but the 3-hour wait in the line wasn't worth it
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Would you recommend seeing the IMAX version or the regular version? My past experience with regular movies in IMAX theaters have been disappointing, so I am wondering if the 20 minutes is worth it if the rest of the movie may be compromised?
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not many posts heres for a movie having the all time box office 3days record... mmhh...

that bike is said to be super dangerous to drive said the stuntman.
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Was anyone else underwhelmed with the Bat-bike? Maybe they were afraid to go full throttle, because it looked terribly slow to me.

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Fair to say the Bat-bike was strictly a backup mode of transportation...

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Saw TDK yesterday at the IMAX and I was awed. All the performances were great, but Ledger quite simply became the Joker. Outstanding movie, not just for a comic book adaptation, but for a crime, action, drama. Nolan has forever changed the Batman franchise, and imo, for the better.

(For those who haven't like Gyllenhaal as Dawes, do you think it was the part as written in the script and not Gyllenhaal herself? (looks aside) To me it seemed that Gyllenhaal didn't have much to work with in the film.)

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155.34 million opening weekend!! ...that'll do donkey..that'll do.
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