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Old January 3 2009, 06:58 PM   #130
Honorable Ensign
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Re: What do you dislike about The Dark Knight?

Firstly, I have to voice my support for the growly-Batman voice. It never annoyed me.

I agree with those who said the movie was too long. I'm not against long movies in principle, but I don't think The Dark Knight needed to be that long. There was a repetative pattern of "Joker does horrible thing, good guys scramble to respond." I think we should have jumped to the Joker's capture quicker--make the movie more streamlined. Yeah, and the Gordon death thing was unnecessary.

The action scenes could have been more clearly shot. The last fight when he's using his white-eyes ran a little long, I think. And the rooftop fall was ridiculous.

I was glad to read reviews of Maggie Gyllenhaal's performance being better than Katie Holmes (who I didn't that did that bad a job, she just looks eternally twelve.) However, I couldn't get any sense of character from Rachel in this film. I also think we needed to get a better sense of Rachel and Harvey's relationship.
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