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Old July 15 2008, 11:22 PM   #151
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I hear Depp's performance is brilliant. It makes his Jack Sparrow look like Dora the Explorer by comparison.
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Old July 15 2008, 11:57 PM   #152
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Hmm.

Quint's review at AICN states that TDK is not really The Batman's movie, and says it belongs to more to Dent and the Joker.

That's disappointing to hear. I had enough villain-centric films in the last Batman franchise.

I will remain open-minded, of course...

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Then again though I don't think that people would want a movie where Batman is around too much. We had those - they became Batman Forever and Batman & Robin...
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Old July 16 2008, 12:00 AM   #153
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Hmm.

Quint's review at AICN states that TDK is not really The Batman's movie, and says it belongs to more to Dent and the Joker.

That's disappointing to hear. I had enough villain-centric films in the last Batman franchise.

I will remain open-minded, of course...

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Then again though I don't think that people would want a movie where Batman is around too much. We had those - they became Batman Forever and Batman & Robin...
You say that as if its a bad thing...
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Old July 16 2008, 12:08 AM   #154
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Hmm.

Quint's review at AICN states that TDK is not really The Batman's movie, and says it belongs to more to Dent and the Joker.

That's disappointing to hear. I had enough villain-centric films in the last Batman franchise.

I will remain open-minded, of course...

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Then again though I don't think that people would want a movie where Batman is around too much. We had those - they became Batman Forever and Batman & Robin...
You say that as if its a bad thing...
More like the Four Horsemen coming... I for one am glad Batman isn't all over The Dark Knight. It adds to his mythic quality.
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Old July 16 2008, 08:06 AM   #155
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Hmm.

Quint's review at AICN states that TDK is not really The Batman's movie, and says it belongs to more to Dent and the Joker.

That's disappointing to hear. I had enough villain-centric films in the last Batman franchise.

I will remain open-minded, of course...

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What I heard (I think in the Roeper/ Phillips review on At the Movies) is that it is a real ensemble piece. That's somewhat different from villain-centric. They said everyone gets their moment, and made mention in particular of Oldman's Jim Gordon. Well, Jim Gordon has been criminally underutilized until now in Batman films, so that's a good thing in my book. One of the great strengths of Batman is the marvelous characters that populate his world. The best Batman comic ever written (in my humble opinion), Year One, focuses as much, if not more, on Gordon as on Batman. Harvey Dent is a fantastic character both before and after his transformation - which is going to have a lot more impact if we've spent some time with him. The problem with the earlier Batman films has often been summed up as too much attention on the villains, but it really has to do with a shallow treatment of all the characters, and Batman being the least realized of any of them. I'm gathering this film does not have that problem at all.
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Old July 16 2008, 02:41 PM   #156
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Provided I get there in time, cause I know the line will be long for this one, I will be seeing this very shortly.

Can't...Focus...on...Work!



And its the IMAX version!!! OMG!
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Well I got my tickets for next friday for me, my bro and sis and my cousin. This is going to be awesome.
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I saw the movie last night in IMAX. No spoilers here. The place was packed and the anticipation was huge. A guy dressed up as Joker did a little wrestling in the front with a guy who was wearing a Batman cowl while waiting for the movie to start. This was not rehearsed and these guys didn't come with each other, so that was pretty funny. I have to say that the Imax screen was probably only too big for the action and actors maybe... three times. As in you were like, that's huge. And I think all of the times was when it was the actual Imax sized footage, not the standard aspect ratio. Also, there was maybe only one or two times where the changing of the ratio even noticablly drew you out of the movie and made you go, whoa, that just changed a lot.

Needless to say, I am of the opinion that it should be viewed in IMAX because all of the city scapes were filmed in it and they look gorgeous. And no, even if you are super-hyped for this movie, you will not be let down at all. A truly wonderful film.
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Old July 16 2008, 10:37 PM   #159
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Ebert's review is, well, unsurprisingly, 4 out of 4 stars
http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/...VIEWS/55996637

Which is what he gave the original film
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Old July 16 2008, 11:02 PM   #160
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Ebert's review is, well, unsurprisingly, 4 out of 4 stars
http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/...VIEWS/55996637

Which is what he gave the original film
And, unsurprisingly, he put in a few spoilers I'd rather not know about. Arrg.
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Old July 16 2008, 11:04 PM   #161
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Man, i need to see this movie again. Like NOW! Watch for a scene where Eric Roberts' character is dropped a short distance to the ground. Im fairly certain, but I think I felt the entire cinema grimace.
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Old July 16 2008, 11:13 PM   #162
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I have my tickets for the midnight show tonight. Getting up for work tomorrow at 8AM is going to be a bitch.
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Old July 16 2008, 11:16 PM   #163
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Old July 17 2008, 12:49 AM   #164
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Drive a car.
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No fair. Your midnight showing is a day before mine.
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