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thank god you're not posting these comments on a s.w. thread..
I do have some dignity....biggrin.gif
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I do have some dignity....biggrin.gif
No you don't.
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Originally Posted by sb1 View Post

No you don't.
Well, I tell myself I do....particularly on Sundays, after my typical Saturday night black-out.
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I do have some dignity....biggrin.gif

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No you don't.

I was gong to take a position in the middle and say, "Prove it!"smile.gif
post #1235 of 1595
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I was gong to take a position in the middle and say, "Prove it!"smile.gif
I have a priest on the payroll who absolves me at every confession (which I am always too hung-over to attend).
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Watched my BD copy last night and loved it. The shifting aspect ratio was awesome, movie was awesome, AV was reference. Ok, resume bashing smile.gif
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Originally Posted by General Kenobi View Post

Watched my BD copy last night and loved it. The shifting aspect ratio was awesome, movie was awesome, AV was reference. Ok, resume bashing smile.gif
I might be giving it go tonite...
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Watching on Vudu in 720p in 3.1 "surround" and Bane is very understandable. My disc is in my stocking hung with care.
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The iMAX scenes on blu ray are some of the most beautiful HD images I've ever seen.
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The iMAX scenes on blu ray are some of the most beautiful HD images I've ever seen.
Agreed, and the AQ is and LFE are reference all the way... my new reference disc. I actually got goosebumps when in the opening scene when the plan fuselage dropped. Really my only gripes were some of the phony CG moments with catwoman on the bike, that "bat voice", and unreasonable and brief recovery of Wayne in the pit. Other than that, despite other flaws that have not impacted my opinion on the file I just frekkin liked it a lot. Cain gave some real emotion in this one and I enjoyed that. Hathaway was great as Catwoman (but will never top MP in my book), and FWIW I just enjoyed the story and connectivity to the first one. My sister in-law hasn't seen any of them, I think a rainy day marathon may be in order soon! And the LFE in this movie, holy crapbags it is eff'n badass!
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Originally Posted by General Kenobi View Post

Agreed, and the AQ is and LFE are reference all the way... my new reference disc. I actually got goosebumps when in the opening scene when the plan fuselage dropped. Really my only gripes were some of the phony CG moments with catwoman on the bike, that "bat voice", and unreasonable and brief recovery of Wayne in the pit. Other than that, despite other flaws that have not impacted my opinion on the file I just frekkin liked it a lot. Cain gave some real emotion in this one and I enjoyed that. Hathaway was great as Catwoman (but will never top MP in my book), and FWIW I just enjoyed the story and connectivity to the first one. My sister in-law hasn't seen any of them, I think a rainy day marathon may be in order soon! And the LFE in this movie, holy crapbags it is eff'n badass!

I bought it last wednesday and my wife and I already watched it twice. I love this movie, this trilogy. Agreed about Michael Caine, and I think there's more than one goosebump moment in the film wink.gif ....About Anne Hathaway vs Michelle Pfeiffer...Yes Pfeiffer is um, untoppable wink.gif, but, different times, different type of characters...I think Hathaway was excellent and gorgeous. My only complaint: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
not sure we still need spoiler tags but just in case... Talia's death, not Marion Cotillard's finest piece of acting, though it's a short scene so... She's very good in the rest of the film, but something's off here. Watching the film again, I would say that to her credit, she's not in a very comfortable position to deliver her lines in that truck either...
Anyway, it certainly didn't, and won't, affect my enjoyment of the film.
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Originally Posted by General Kenobi View Post

Agreed, and the AQ is and LFE are reference all the way... my new reference disc. I actually got goosebumps when in the opening scene when the plan fuselage dropped. Really my only gripes were some of the phony CG moments with catwoman on the bike, that "bat voice", and unreasonable and brief recovery of Wayne in the pit. Other than that, despite other flaws that have not impacted my opinion on the file I just frekkin liked it a lot. Cain gave some real emotion in this one and I enjoyed that. Hathaway was great as Catwoman (but will never top MP in my book), and FWIW I just enjoyed the story and connectivity to the first one. My sister in-law hasn't seen any of them, I think a rainy day marathon may be in order soon! And the LFE in this movie, holy crapbags it is eff'n badass!

I simply rose above the CGI phoniness and Wayne's ridiculously short recovery time after his escape because such stuff is an inevitable byproduct of comic book fantasy movies. Christian Bale's whisper-growl while he is in his Batman costume used to make me crazy but I have gradually grown accustomed to it, to the extent, I didn't even notice it in The Dark Knight Rises.
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I simply rose above the CGI phoniness and Wayne's ridiculously short recovery time after his escape because such stuff is an inevitable byproduct of comic book fantasy movies. Christian Bale's whisper-growl while he is in his Batman costume used to make me crazy but I have gradually grown accustomed to it, to the extent, I didn't even notice it in The Dark Knight Rises.

+1

Wasn't overly enthralled with this when we saw it at the theater. The AV was great but, compared to the first two movies, it just wasn't as believable for me. But, watching the bluray last night, I was able to take it for what it was enjoyed all the really good things it brings.
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Originally Posted by Morpheo View Post

I bought it last wednesday and my wife and I already watched it twice. I love this movie, this trilogy. Agreed about Michael Caine, and I think there's more than one goosebump moment in the film wink.gif ....About Anne Hathaway vs Michelle Pfeiffer...Yes Pfeiffer is um, untoppable wink.gif, but, different times, different type of characters...I think Hathaway was excellent and gorgeous. My only complaint: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
not sure we still need spoiler tags but just in case... Talia's death, not Marion Cotillard's finest piece of acting, though it's a short scene so... She's very good in the rest of the film, but something's off here. Watching the film again, I would say that to her credit, she's not in a very comfortable position to deliver her lines in that truck either...
Anyway, it certainly didn't, and won't, affect my enjoyment of the film.
Agreed, that part bugged me a bit too. I think it would have gone over better if she was a bit more bloodied but it was easy to look at her and forget she'd just been shot up and tossed around that cab like a meat bag.
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Originally Posted by gwsat View Post

I simply rose above the CGI phoniness and Wayne's ridiculously short recovery time after his escape because such stuff is an inevitable byproduct of comic book fantasy movies. Christian Bale's whisper-growl while he is in his Batman costume used to make me crazy but I have gradually grown accustomed to it, to the extent, I didn't even notice it in The Dark Knight Rises.
It was much worse in DK, not too bad in this one simply because there was less of it.
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Originally Posted by General Kenobi View Post

It was much worse in DK, not too bad in this one simply because there was less of it.
For some reason, I'm beginning to suspect Nolan may be trying to establish a new fad in filmmaking (i.e., The Abrams' Lens Flair Flare): The Bale/Bane BanalBabble
Edited by oink - 12/9/12 at 12:35pm
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Anyway, it certainly didn't, and won't, affect my enjoyment of the film.
I can testify that that scene was most likely accurate from a physiological standpoint. In my line of work, I've seen many people die in that position. Due to the sudden lack of oxygen to the brain via the subclavian artery after severe trauma has already occured, the actual time of death happens quite suddenly. Just as it did here. Selling used cars is a tough business. Not everyone is cut out for it.
post #1247 of 1595
Love it or hate it, anyone who has seen TDKR must see this compilation of 99 reasons it is hilarious and so spot on. Btw, I gave it a 2nd chance watched it again with lots of coffee and it wasn't as horrible as the 1st time but it was still very strangely depressing and bloated. Ironically I had no problems with Bane's voice and actually liked it and the way he delivered it.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1345836/board/nest/207504668?p=1
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Originally Posted by zoey67 View Post

Love it or hate it, anyone who has seen TDKR must see this compilation of 99 reasons it is hilarious and so spot on.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1345836/board/nest/207504668?p=1

Yeah scroll down a few posts and then you'll have each point addressed one by one. Even more hilarious. rolleyes.gif
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Now, you know that in real life Batman would just ... Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
drop the reactor on Staten Island and split as fast as he could!
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Look up "honest trailers- the dark knight rises"...

Hilarious and spot on!!!

"My Cocaine"!!! Hahahaha
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I loved Anne Hathaway in The Dark Knight Rises as the beautiful and sexy Catwoman but then I have loved her in almost everything she has been in. I say almost because I hated Rachel Getting Married and still wonder why Hathaway took the role but that's a story for another day. Hathaway is Hollywood's most beautiful character actor. For example, the first trailer for the upcoming Les Miserables featured Hathaway, as the doomed Fantine, singing I Have A Dream. Wow, just wow! I am really looking forward to seeing her again in The Dark Knight Rises when my BD, which finally shipped today, gets here from Amazon.
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Originally Posted by gwsat View Post

I loved Anne Hathaway in The Dark Knight Rises as the beautiful and sexy Catwoman but then I have loved her in almost everything she has been in. I say almost because I hated Rachel Getting Married and still wonder why Hathaway took the role but that's a story for another day.
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Ms. Hathaway has great screen presence.smile.gif
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Ms. Hathaway has great screen presence.smile.gif

I agree 100%
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My Dark Knight Rises BD came from Amazon yesterday and I watched it last night. As noted in earlier posts, I first saw The Dark Knight Rises in a brand new IMAX theater with state of the art sound. No matter, much of Bane's dialog was a muddle. When I watched it again last night I understood why. Despite my use of subtitles, a time or two what came out of Bane's mouth was so garbled, I had to go back a few seconds in order to carefully read the subtitles before I could fully understand what he had said. I still thought highly enough of the film when I saw it in the theater, though, to give it 8 Stars out of 10 on IMDb, despite my not being able to understand much of what Bane said.

When I watched my BD last night I was simply blown away. As is the case with just about everything Christopher Nolan has made, The Dark Knight Rises is so incredibly intricate and complex, it is impossible to full penetrate it on a single viewing. There were many subtle but vital clues so it's no wonder I missed some of them in the theater. For example, Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
the explanation that Wayne had got the Bat's autopilot working a month before Batman flew it and the nuclear device out to sea.
Aha!smile.gif There were others but you get it. Anyway, thanks to my no finally fully understanding the film (I think) I increased my IMDb vote to 10 Stars out of 10.

When I saw the film in the theater I didn't realize just how central to the drama Anne Hathaway's Selina Kyle/Catwoman was. After I watched it again on BD, though, I realized that she was in many ways the most important character in the film. It also didn't hurt that Hathaway is gorgeous. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
No wonder Wayne/Batman used the device he had given Selina to erase all records of his existence too so that he could run away with her.
post #1257 of 1595
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Originally Posted by gwsat View Post

My Dark Knight Rises BD came from Amazon yesterday and I watched it last night. As noted in earlier posts, I first saw The Dark Knight Rises in a brand new IMAX theater with state of the art sound. No matter, much of Bane's dialog was a muddle. When I watched it again last night I understood why. Despite my use of subtitles, a time or two what came out of Bane's mouth was so garbled, I had to go back a few seconds in order to carefully read the subtitles before I could fully understand what he had said.
Like I said awhile back, it's a shame there isn't a special Bane subtitle track on this release.
Of course, Nolan's ego would never allow such a thing.

When subtitles are turned on, I have a natural tendency to read them, which isn't optimal while viewing this movie.rolleyes.gif

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When I saw the film in the theater I didn't realize just how central to the drama Anne Hathaway's Selina Kyle/Catwoman was. After I watched it again on BD, though, I realized that she was in many ways the most important character in the film. It also didn't hurt that Hathaway is gorgeous. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
No wonder Wayne/Batman used the device he had given Selina to erase all records of his existence too so that he could run away with her.
Who wouldn't?biggrin.gif
post #1258 of 1595
Somebody ripped the Bane parts and subtitled them.
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I have to say, I think I liked TDK more...it just seemed more focused and trimmed for pacing. TDKR just seems like "another" Batman movie to me...a decent quality effort, but not a mind-blowing entourage of Joker menace and clever social commentary like TDK, imo. The Heath Ledger effect took it to a whole different level, and it is not to be repeated maybe? Maybe it is like the Alien 3 that came after Aliens?
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Going through 45 min just to watch Bruce Wayne dust the rust off and getting back into some visual action was hard to get through. Then watching Gotham go through this big transformation at the hands of anarchy?...that just seems like too macro of a storyline to really flesh out well. I mean, I get the theme they are trying to convey, but it's just too big for a Batman movie, I think. Then they got all of Batman's armory? WTF? Now how were they credibly going to turn that around by the end of the movie?

...not much new ground covered by Zimmer on the scoring, either. I was a bit disappointed, but maybe it is forgivable. With the material he introduced in TDK, how do you top that? It was like Danny Elfman's groundbreaking original score...where could he go from there? That would be like lightning striking twice.
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Watched the BD tonite and liked the movie much more the 2nd time around.

For one thing, Bane's dialog is more understandable than the IMAX presentation I originally saw.
Only a couple of times did I turn on the subtitles.
I don't know if the voice recording was tweaked for this release or not.

This movie seems to have much more action-oriented scenes than the previous 2.
Either that or Nolan has sharpened his editing.

Michael Caine and Anne Hathaway should get noticed for their acting efforts here.
Bale and Cotillard are both fine, J. Gordon-Levitt not so much.

The AV is superb, with some great LFE.

Looking back on this trilogy, one misstep jumps out at me.
It is the TDK and its casting of 3 super-bads.
Ledger's Joker was all the villainy the movie needed.
IMO, 3 is a crowd for a "Dark Knight."

Harvey Dent should have been introduced in TDK, but in his pre-2face aspect, with a hint at the end of what was to be in TDKR.
With that lead-in, TDKR could have been used for his metamorphosis and destruction during the first 1/4 of the movie, while the remaining time could be used for Bane.
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