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Old May 12 2013, 05:09 PM   #1691
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Re: STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS - Grading & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Benedict Cumberbatch was awesome!
He was, but he didn't have enough time to flesh out the character and to show the audience how dangerous he really is. I think they did this a lot better in The Dark Night. The Joker came across as truly menacing, while nuKhan didn't even begin to show his potential. Wasted opportunity!

I think this movie just screams for an extended cut!
I would love an extended cut, but I don't agree at all with what you said. Not to badmouth Heath Ledger's performance, or anything, but seriously, The Dark Knight is, imo, totally overrated, and the Joker right along with it. His motivation is pretty sketchy, and in no way is he fleshed out more than Harrison/Khan. That, I believe, is a matter of perspective.
Apples and Oranges. The Joker and TDK was supposed to be sketchy. He has no origin, no clear motivation, he's just there, a chaotic force of nature. Bruce Wayne learned that all criminals are simple to understand. The Joker was supposed to be impossible to understand.

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