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« on: June 27, 2008, 04:11:51 PM »

Peter Travers at RollingStone.com has published the first review of 'The Dark Knight':

3.5 out of 4 stars

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Heads up: a thunderbolt is about to rip into the blanket of bland we call summer movies. The Dark Knight, director Christopher Nolan's absolute stunner of a follow-up to 2005's Batman Begins, is a potent provocation decked out as a comic-book movie. Feverish action? Check. Dazzling spectacle? Check. Devilish fun? Check. But Nolan is just warming up. There's something raw and elemental at work in this artfully imagined universe. Striking out from his Batman origin story, Nolan cuts through to a deeper dimension. Huh? Wha? How can a conflicted guy in a bat suit and a villain with a cracked, painted-on clown smile speak to the essentials of the human condition? Just hang on for a shock to the system. The Dark Knight creates a place where good and evil — expected to do battle — decide instead to get it on and dance. "I don't want to kill you," Heath Ledger's psycho Joker tells Christian Bale's stalwart Batman. "You complete me." Don't buy the tease. He means it.

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No fair giving away the mysteries of The Dark Knight. It's enough to marvel at the way Nolan — a world-class filmmaker, be it Memento, Insomnia or The Prestige — brings pop escapism whisper-close to enduring art. It's enough to watch Bale chillingly render Batman as a lost warrior, evoking Al Pacino in The Godfather II in his delusion and desolation. It's enough to see Ledger conjure up the anarchy of the Sex Pistols and A Clockwork Orange as he creates a Joker for the ages. Go ahead, bitch about the movie being too long, at two and a half hours, for short attention spans (it is), too somber for the Hulk crowd (it is), too smart for its own good (it isn't). The haunting and visionary Dark Knight soars on the wings of untamed imagination. It's full of surprises you don't see coming. And just try to get it out of your dreams.

July 18 seems so far away! Bring it! 

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« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2008, 04:20:27 PM »

So if it's that good, why not a perfect score?
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« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2008, 04:21:01 PM »

All that and only 3.5 stars???  GOD DAMN IT I CANNOT WAIT
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« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2008, 04:26:15 PM »

Quote from: Gratch on June 27, 2008, 04:20:27 PM

So if it's that good, why not a perfect score?

Translation: It's too long, it's for short attention spans, and it's too somber.

He can't rate it perfect if there are glaring issues; he's just saying as long as you get past this, it's almost art.
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« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2008, 04:29:05 PM »

Quote from: Purge on June 27, 2008, 04:26:15 PM

Quote from: Gratch on June 27, 2008, 04:20:27 PM

So if it's that good, why not a perfect score?

Translation: It's too long, it's for short attention spans, and it's too somber.

He can't rate it perfect if there are glaring issues; he's just saying as long as you get past this, it's almost art.

He's saying it's too long for short attention spans, not that it's catering to them.
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« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2008, 04:42:16 PM »

There's a mega spoiler in the comments below the article. Beware.   icon_mad
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« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2008, 04:47:25 PM »

Quote from: PR_GMR on June 27, 2008, 04:11:51 PM

July 18 seems so far away! Bring it! 



dangit!  I thought it was due next week!  crybaby

this is not the first review I've seen, the other did say it was an awesome movie.
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« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2008, 04:03:56 AM »

I always check in at the fan site Batman on Film, and it has mentioned several reviews. Actually the Webmeister "Jett" got to see it at a press junket and was of course blown away by it. That may seem like a given, but it's not always easy for a film to live up to endless hype and publicity.

Batman on Film (you may need to use an Adblock type extension to keep from going blind)
http://www.batman-on-film.com/batmovienews.html
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I’ve seen THE DARK KNIGHT.

My friends -- my Batman brethren -- it’s a CLASSIC. I was flat-out speechless during the entire closing credits and I wasn’t the only one who lost their capacity to talk.

Props to ALL involved. But I've got to give out a "Hell Yeah!" to Jonah Nolan, David Goyer, and Chris Nolan for writing one HELL of a story and script.

My review is forthcoming [July 8, he says], so stay tuned. But I will say that THE DARK KNIGHT moved me -- as a Batman fan -- in a way that I’ve never experienced in my life. My eyes welled up and y’all can laugh if you want. But your’s will too very soon…
If you read his various interviews from the press junket, he also shares some of his thoughts on having seen the movie. Those can be kind of spoiler-ish but generally he's good about warning about things like that.

Some other review tidbits Jett posted:

Kevin Smith's blog review:
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"Without giving anything away, this is an epic film (and trust me: based on the sheer size and scope of the visuals and storytelling, that's not an overstatement). It's the Godfather II' of comic book films and three times more earnest than "Batman Begins" (and f***, was that an earnest film). Easily the most adult comic book film ever made. Heath Ledger didn't so much give a performance as he disappeared completely into the role; I know I'm not the first to suggest this, but he'll likely get at least an Oscar nod (if not the win) for Best Supporting Actor. F***ing flick's nearly three hours long and only leaves you wanting more (in a great way). I can't imagine anyone being disappointed by it. Nolan and crew have created something close to a masterpiece."

From the press screening [You know WB is confident about the movie when they're screening it for reviews this many weeks in advance of release icon_cool]
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The AP's David Germain has an article out about last night's TDK press screening. Here's an excerpt:

The buzz over Heath Ledger's performance as the Joker in "The Dark Knight" for the last several months was justified. With his final full film role, Ledger delivers what may be remembered as the finest performance of his career.

A press screening of the "Batman Begins" sequel Thursday night had the audience cackling along with Ledger's Joker, a depraved creature utterly without conscience whom the late actor played with gleeful anarchy.

At times sounding like a cross between tough guy James Cagney in a gangster flick and Philip Seymour Hoffman's fastidious Truman Capote, Ledger elevates Batman's No. 1 nemesis to a place even Jack Nicholson did not take him in 1989's "Batman." Nicholson's Joker was campy and clever. Ledger's Joker is an all-out terror, definitely funny but with a lunatic moral mission to drag all of Gotham, the city Batman thanklessly protects, down to his own dim assessment of humanity.

To me his next graph might be a spoiler in a vague way, so...
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Spewing alternate personal histories for how he got the horrible scars on his face, the Joker hides behind distorted clown makeup that looks like a chalk drawing left out in the rain. The Joker masterminds a series of escalating abductions, assassination attempts, murders and bombings, all aimed at calling out Batman (Christian Bale) and proving to the tormented vigilante hero that they are two sides of the same coin.

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Our old friend "Slappy White Dog" emailed in with the following report:

Hey Jett,
Today here in NYC THE DARK KNIGHT screened at the Warner Bros. screening room that was completely full and packed with industry folk -- and it received a big standing ovation at the end. Two friends were in attendance -- yours truly, Slappy -- was not unfortunately though! Here are some quotes from our conversation.

“Let me say this…THE DARK KNIGHT is the best film of the year. The screening room was packed and got a wild standing ovation at the end. I was blown away. The 2 hours and 32 minutes really move. Ledger is absolutely brilliant! You will be beside yourself.”

The other friend called me and said, “Just saw THE DARK KNIGHT. It's an absolute grand slam for Nolan! One for the books.”
The local paper here (Wash. Post) will probably not like it as they tend to tear down any comic book movie that isn't made for the kiddies. Their loss.  thumbsdown

Although I'd love to see a midnight show, unless I can get some time off, I doubt I can do it this time. I was able to do it in 2005 for Batman Begins (after seeing Mr. and Mrs. Smith first just to waste some time that evening), and I had a great time but didn't get out of the theater until 3 a.m.

The Dark Knight is quite long (about 2 hours 30 mins. plus is my understanding) but it apparently flies by like a... speeding bullet...  ninja2

Just based on the press junket screening, there's already a lot of press talk about Ledger for best supporting actor Oscar, and I doubt that's the kind of talk anyone's heard about a comic book hero movie since, well, Nicholson's turn as Batman in 1989. icon_cool

Speed Racer was such a complete financial fiasco ($120 million budget, $42 million US gross to date puke), you know Warner Brothers has just got to be praying The Dark Knight is both a great film (and so far everything suggests it is) and a big box office spectacular.  Bring your own! I can only see the running time (theaters like shorter stuff they can really squeeze in extra viewings for), and the darkness of the movie (it's really not for kids under maybe 12, and both Nolan and Christian Bale both say they won't let their youngsters see the finished film until they're older) as perhaps obstacles.
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« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2008, 04:15:18 AM »

Here's the official movie site, btw:
http://thedarkknight.warnerbros.com/

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« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2008, 05:40:03 AM »

My understanding is that the film is very much an R that somehow Warner was able to get a PG-13 on. Which rocks the hell out of things, by the way. Just from the previews alone, there's no way in hell I'd let my kids see this until they were pushing 15 at least.
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« Reply #10 on: July 03, 2008, 02:23:30 PM »

Quote from: whiteboyskim on July 03, 2008, 05:40:03 AM

My understanding is that the film is very much an R that somehow Warner was able to get a PG-13 on.

Interesting! I haven't read that yet though. Where have you seen that?

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Just from the previews alone, there's no way in hell I'd let my kids see this until they were pushing 15 at least.

A big +1. My 10 yr old has been asking to go with us and doesn't understand why I refuse. I still won't let her see 'Begins' yet.
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« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2008, 02:34:50 PM »

Quote from: fyedaddy on July 03, 2008, 02:23:30 PM

Quote from: whiteboyskim on July 03, 2008, 05:40:03 AM

Just from the previews alone, there's no way in hell I'd let my kids see this until they were pushing 15 at least.

A big +1. My 10 yr old has been asking to go with us and doesn't understand why I refuse. I still won't let her see 'Begins' yet.

bah!  scar them young!  I saw the Halloween and Friday the 13th movies young and I turned out OK.
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« Reply #12 on: July 03, 2008, 03:13:20 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on July 03, 2008, 02:34:50 PM

Quote from: fyedaddy on July 03, 2008, 02:23:30 PM

Quote from: whiteboyskim on July 03, 2008, 05:40:03 AM

Just from the previews alone, there's no way in hell I'd let my kids see this until they were pushing 15 at least.

A big +1. My 10 yr old has been asking to go with us and doesn't understand why I refuse. I still won't let her see 'Begins' yet.

bah!  scar them young!  I saw the Halloween and Friday the 13th movies young and I turned out OK.

As did I (possibly younger) and, while I turned out ok (stop laughing!), I remember how I odd felt after watching those movies at the time. I would like to avoid passing that experience off onto my daughter at least a little while longer.
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« Reply #13 on: July 03, 2008, 03:26:44 PM »

I read somewhere that IGN gave it 5/5.  Not sure if that holds any weight with anyone, but it sounds like it's going to be a lot of fun.
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« Reply #14 on: July 03, 2008, 03:44:58 PM »

Completely looking forward to this movie.  Blackjack, I just wanted to ask you why you thought this:

Quote from: Blackjack on July 03, 2008, 04:03:56 AM

The local paper here (Wash. Post) will probably not like it as they tend to tear down any comic book movie that isn't made for the kiddies. Their loss.  thumbsdown

Their review of Batman Begins was anything but:

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Like its caped character, "Batman Begins" emerges from the darkness and leaves a powerful, lasting impression. It's a thoughtful, methodically structured narrative that works on you for days afterward. That's to be expected from Nolan, whose looking-backward movie "Memento" has become the toast of a generation, and his co-writer, David S. Goyer, who penned all three "Blade" movies. Nolan's street cred is massive. And it will continue, thanks to this film. When the all-important opening weekend is done, and everyone decides whether the movie's a teeny, medium or mega theatrical hit, it'll just be the beginning. This "Batman" asks to be reckoned with intelligently and that, sooner or later, will yield many bounties -- if not now, then certainly in its DVD afterlife. George Lucas would have done well to have seen this film before he scripted his "Star Wars" prequels. For here's how any great franchise should start: with care, precision and delicately wrought atmosphere.

I have no idea why you'd say that, seriously.  I've found the WaPo to be a fairly good judge of movies; if it's a dumb action movie, they'll call it that.  They don't hate on Superhero movies, just bad ones. 

But on a positive note, once in awhile you'll run across reviews like this gem of a review of [ulr=http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A32666-2004Jul6.html]King Arthur[/url] (written by Steven Hunter, who won a Pulitzer), that includes such phrases as:

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I'm as sick of computer imagery as you are, but the legerdemain by which the ice cracks and sends the proto-Nazis to a cold, watery grave is masterful.
 

Proto-Nazis!

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Fuqua has a real weakness for calendar art compositions and I would argue that this was kitsch, except that I have the same loathsome weakness. So a lot of "King Arthur" is a kind of macho battle porn of posture, weapon and uniform: The knights are forever rearing up their steeds before charging, pennants flapping behind them, long swords drawn and glistening, armor alight with the illumination of the battle fires, all this in rapturous slo-mo, all of it framed and romanticized even further by the ghostly layers of mist floating everywhere. If this is the sort of thing you like, you're really going to like it here.

I wish the film were technically -- oh, what's the word? -- "better."

Macho battle porn!

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« Reply #15 on: July 03, 2008, 03:56:12 PM »

Stephen Hunter is awesome.  I don't always agree with his reviews but they are almost always well written.  More importantly, he's an excellent author in his own right. 
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« Reply #16 on: July 03, 2008, 04:40:06 PM »

I am SO looking forward to this movie.  I cannot wait until July 18th.
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« Reply #17 on: July 03, 2008, 04:50:23 PM »

The ONLY complaint I have about Nolan's take on the Batman franchise is his use of vehicles.  The complex psychological struggles Bruce Wayne deals with both in and out of costume tends to lose some of its gravity when he gets on that goofy bike in the commercials.  Personally, I would have preferred he placed the batmobile, batbike, batboat, batjet and the batsedgeway more in the background than he already has.

However, if that's my ONLY complaint about Nolan's direction...well, that should tell you how much of a genius I think he is.   icon_wink

I'm really looking forward to this one.  Ledger sounds like he's captured the Joker I've always wanted to see onscreen.
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« Reply #18 on: July 03, 2008, 04:59:19 PM »

Well, and Batman has a cool car.  He always has.  It's part and parcel to the character.  Nolan's idea was to make them more real-world, though, instead of a stylized cool-looking car.  Plus:
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« Reply #19 on: July 03, 2008, 05:03:08 PM »

Quote from: hepcat on July 03, 2008, 04:50:23 PM

The ONLY complaint I have about Nolan's take on the Batman franchise is his use of vehicles.  The complex psychological struggles Bruce Wayne deals with both in and out of costume tends to lose some of its gravity when he gets on that goofy bike in the commercials.  Personally, I would have preferred he placed the batmobile, batbike, batboat, batjet and the batsedgeway more in the background than he already has.

However, if that's my ONLY complaint about Nolan's direction...well, that should tell you how much of a genius I think he is.   icon_wink

I'm really looking forward to this one.  Ledger sounds like he's captured the Joker I've always wanted to see onscreen.

I don't see what the problem is with the vehicles.  He's super-fucking-rich, he has all of the other toys and suit, so shouldn't he have a badass vehicle to get across town in?
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« Reply #20 on: July 03, 2008, 05:26:35 PM »

IGN posted its review June 30 (5/5 stars; not much about plot details, so I'd call it pretty "spoiler-free" fwiw):

The Dark Knight Review
Nolan's sequel surpasses the original with an intense, disturbing masterpiece.
http://movies.ign.com/articles/884/884876p1.html
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It isn't an overstatement to call The Dark Knight the most sophisticated and ambitious work of its kind. Superior to all three Spider-Man installments and even its amazing predecessor in terms of conceptualization, writing, acting, and direction, Nolan's follow-up to Batman Begins is a dark, complex and disturbing film, not the least of which because it grafts its heroics onto the blueprint of actual reality rather than that of spandex-clad supermen.

And while such a distinction may make little difference to those already eagerly anticipating the return of the caped crusader, suffice it to say that The Dark Knight qualifies as the first official comic book adaptation that truly succeeds in being a great artistic achievement in its own right.

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... there really is no better way to describe The Dark Knight than to call it a great work of art because it transcends both the boundaries of comic book moviemaking and even the parameters of good filmmaking. What Nolan and Co. have created doesn't just function as a thrill ride or even a terrific movie, but rather as a substantive and philosophical examination of why we need heroes, and then when we need them, what they mean.

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« Reply #21 on: July 03, 2008, 05:36:02 PM »

can't. friggen. wait.

i will be missing a bit of work that day.


well, i wouldn't call it "missing" slywink
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« Reply #22 on: July 03, 2008, 05:40:45 PM »

Hey, I just got permission to take July 17-22 off. So, assuming I can get a ticket, I can catch a midnight show without worrying about work the next day. Bring your own! I definitely hope to catch it at the same theaters I saw Iron Man and the Indy movie at (a big AMC multiplex within a mall).

I even told my publisher as much though there are some boring (car inspection) and unpleasant (procedure for my cat) that I might need to get done during my little break too.

My older publisher of course think the movie sounds "horrible," but that's what generation gaps are all about, even if I'm in my 40s, and she's in her 60s.   icon_razz
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« Reply #23 on: July 04, 2008, 12:15:41 AM »

Quote from: whiteboyskim on July 03, 2008, 05:40:03 AM

My understanding is that the film is very much an R that somehow Warner was able to get a PG-13 on. Which rocks the hell out of things, by the way. Just from the previews alone, there's no way in hell I'd let my kids see this until they were pushing 15 at least.

I dunno...I saw a guy's face melt to the bone in Raiders of the Lost Ark when I was 8 or 9 and all was cool.
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« Reply #24 on: July 04, 2008, 12:44:02 AM »

Quote from: Blackjack on July 03, 2008, 04:03:56 AM

Just based on the press junket screening, there's already a lot of press talk about Ledger for best supporting actor Oscar, and I doubt that's the kind of talk anyone's heard about a comic book hero movie since, well, Nicholson's turn as Batman in 1989. icon_cool

Was there really Oscar buzz about Nicholson's Joker? That was almost 20 years ago now and I was pretty young, so I don't remember. I hated Nicholson's Joker.

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MTV: What do you think of another actor, Heath Ledger, playing the Joker in next summer's "The Dark Knight"?

Nicholson: Let me be the way I'm not in interviews. I'm furious. I'm furious. [He laughs.] They never asked me about a sequel with the Joker. I know how to do that! Nobody ever asked me.

MTV: It was never brought up?

Nicholson: No. It's like, in any area, you can't believe the reasons things do or don't happen. Not asking me how to do the sequel is that kind of thing. Maybe it's not a mistake. Maybe it was the right thing, but to be candid, I'm furious.

MTV: I'm surprised to hear you sounding competitive about a role like that.

Nicholson: Well, the Joker comes from my childhood. That's how I got involved with it in the first place. It's a part I always thought I should play.

MTV: Will you see the new film?

Nicholson: I'm not inclined to watch it because of what I said. But if it's a good movie, I'll catch up with it somewhere. I don't think they ever really captured Tim Burton's spirit [since he stopped being involved]. They kind of drove the franchise into the ground. Tim Burton's a genius. He had the right take on it. That's why I did the movie. I did the movie based on a single conversation with him. We both come from the cartoon world originally. We had similar ideas. Tim said [the Joker] should have a humorous dark side to him. [Burton is] one of the great moviemakers. I think the world of him. He's the most unassuming man. And he doesn't feel pressure. That's what I love about him. Once he's in there, he's smiling making the movie. That's it!
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« Reply #25 on: July 04, 2008, 01:41:14 AM »

Quote from: Mookee on July 04, 2008, 12:44:02 AM

Quote from: Blackjack on July 03, 2008, 04:03:56 AM

Just based on the press junket screening, there's already a lot of press talk about Ledger for best supporting actor Oscar, and I doubt that's the kind of talk anyone's heard about a comic book hero movie since, well, Nicholson's turn as Batman in 1989. icon_cool

Was there really Oscar buzz about Nicholson's Joker? That was almost 20 years ago now and I was pretty young, so I don't remember. I hated Nicholson's Joker.

This is funny (from Nov 2007):

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« Reply #26 on: July 04, 2008, 01:53:16 AM »

Quote from: rickfc on July 03, 2008, 05:03:08 PM

Quote from: hepcat on July 03, 2008, 04:50:23 PM

The ONLY complaint I have about Nolan's take on the Batman franchise is his use of vehicles.  The complex psychological struggles Bruce Wayne deals with both in and out of costume tends to lose some of its gravity when he gets on that goofy bike in the commercials.  Personally, I would have preferred he placed the batmobile, batbike, batboat, batjet and the batsedgeway more in the background than he already has.

However, if that's my ONLY complaint about Nolan's direction...well, that should tell you how much of a genius I think he is.   icon_wink

I'm really looking forward to this one.  Ledger sounds like he's captured the Joker I've always wanted to see onscreen.

I don't see what the problem is with the vehicles.  He's super-fucking-rich, he has all of the other toys and suit, so shouldn't he have a badass vehicle to get across town in?

i just find the vehicles to be a bit..well..overly unrealistic in a film that tries to ground itself in at least a modicum of reality.  it's a very, very minor complaint and i could be proven horribly wrong after i see the film.  however, that dang "batbike" in the commercials just makes me chuckle every time i see it. 

during the period i read batman comics, the vehicles were (in my memory) much less prominent.  i honestly think that it wasn't until burton's first batman that the cars/bikes/boats/etc. became almost supporting characters.  (edit:  i should revise that and bring up the 60's batman with adam west as the batmobile was huge during that show's run)

again, this is JUST an opinion.  and one that could easily be washed away in the sheer awesomeness of dark knight.   icon_biggrin
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« Reply #27 on: July 04, 2008, 03:02:29 PM »

If you can't glutton enough on clips, IGN posted a bunch July 1:
http://media.movies.ign.com/media/752/752133/vids_1.html

I recommend "There's a Batman" and "Break In" in particular.  icon_cool The suit's been changed to be cooler (temperature), allow more freedom of movement for Bale and the stuntmen, and they found a way to give the neck area flexibility. In interviews they've joked this is "the first Batman movie where the character can actually turn and twist his head."  icon_smile

I'm not sure yet if I really want to see a midnight show, sit through 20 minutes of trailers, watch a 2hr32 minute movie (that's apparently the official run time) and get home about 3:30 a.m., even if I've got time off. So I might consider catching an early show Friday instead.
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« Reply #28 on: July 04, 2008, 04:54:04 PM »

i have seen A LOT of DarkKnight clips recently, and I think that Ledger is going to just blow Bale out of the water....A Shame.  I read a interiew with bateman, and he sort of implied that ledger had issues before dark Knight. 

Sad...

have heard lots of rumours that he will be nominated for a oscar for this.
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« Reply #29 on: July 07, 2008, 04:14:17 AM »

Oh, way back in February, director Chris Nolan wrote a tribute of sorts to Ledger for Newsweek. Here's the link:
http://www.newsweek.com/id/105580

Quote from: Director Chris Nolan
When you get into the edit suite after shooting a movie, you feel a responsibility to an actor who has trusted you, and Heath gave us everything. As we started my cut, I would wonder about each take we chose, each trim we made. I would visualize the screening where we'd have to show him the finished film—sitting three or four rows behind him, watching the movements of his head for clues to what he was thinking about what we'd done with all that he'd given us. Now that screening will never be real.

I see him every day in my edit suite. I study his face, his voice. And I miss him terribly.
It's sounding like he and his film editing crew did Heath Ledger proud.  icon_cool

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« Reply #30 on: July 07, 2008, 10:44:51 AM »

I got my tickets to see this in IMAX opening weekend. 4 sequences shot in IMAX, which is the first time for a major feature film. Not that I need that fact to sell me.
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« Reply #31 on: July 07, 2008, 03:18:20 PM »

Reuters posted its review today. Mostly glowing, aside from a distaste for Aaron Eckhardt as Dent.

I wouldn't say it has spoilers per se, but it may delve into some plot detail stuff more than you may want. So, be forewarned.  icon_neutral

http://www.reuters.com/article/entertainmentNews/idUSN0735325820080707

He makes an interesting point that TDK makes roughly the same point the current Hancock tries to make (that super heroes could cause more harm than good, so are you really sure you want them in your city?), albeit in a more successful fashion.

I might see it later on IMAX at one of the museums in our region. My favorite multiplex here in Virginia is apparently adding an IMAX screen, not until November this year.
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« Reply #32 on: July 07, 2008, 03:38:49 PM »

I really shouldn't have clicked on this thread. I really really want to see this flick. The "Dark Knight" side of Batman is what got me into the comics and really drew me into the character. Christian Bale is such a damn good actor - I'm really glad they are sticking with him for this 'series' of Batman movies. I can't wait to see it... And I expect to see a very very good film, not just a mindless hollywood popcorn flick. I hope my expectations aren't TOO lofty:> Hehe - ok they are. Ugh, can't...wait.
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« Reply #33 on: July 07, 2008, 03:50:40 PM »

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« Reply #35 on: July 07, 2008, 03:58:56 PM »

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« Reply #36 on: July 07, 2008, 04:15:27 PM »

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Quote from: rickfc on July 07, 2008, 03:50:40 PM

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I was going to post this exact same sentiment. Though I was going to throw an "f-in" in there somewhere. Probably between NOT and WAIT. Luckily I found this recent post that mirrored my intended statement quite closely so I could save myself the effort of typing it out myself. Thank you so much for making that post and saving me the effort!
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« Reply #37 on: July 07, 2008, 04:27:18 PM »

Quote from: coopasonic on July 07, 2008, 04:15:27 PM

Quote from: rickfc on July 07, 2008, 03:58:56 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on July 07, 2008, 03:56:58 PM

Quote from: rickfc on July 07, 2008, 03:50:40 PM

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« Reply #38 on: July 07, 2008, 04:29:09 PM »

LOL - at least it's not this "Micheal Bay" lost script Tongue (I put his name in quotes as this is obviously a joke...I think Tongue)

http://my.spill.com/profiles/blog/show?id=947994%3ABlogPost%3A355506
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« Reply #39 on: July 07, 2008, 04:40:17 PM »

Quote from: IceBear on July 07, 2008, 04:29:09 PM

LOL - at least it's not this "Micheal Bay" lost script Tongue (I put his name in quotes as this is obviously a joke...I think Tongue)

http://my.spill.com/profiles/blog/show?id=947994%3ABlogPost%3A355506

i believe this is how his version ends.

BIG EXPLOSION!!!111!!

motion blur-tastic chase scene through Gotham city. 

BIG EXPLOSION!!!111!! BIG EXPLOSION!!!111!!

Bale>  I'm the.     Batman.  Your time is up Joker.   

crappy fast edit turns epic fight into nauseating "who hit who, WTH is going on"  camera cut orgy.

<Batman stands tall over a beaten and bloody Joker>

Bale> This is my city.  Time to take out the trash.



>long cut

<Batman stands atop a towering spire, eyes intent on the city below him. 

suddenly, in the background,

BIG EXPLOSION!!!111!!!!
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