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Old August 12 2008, 08:07 AM   #946
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Re: The Dark Knight - Grading & Discussion

Did anyone else think Nurse Joker kind of like Brittany Murphy?
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Old August 12 2008, 09:10 AM   #947
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I don't know, but Brittany Murphy is who I picture playing Harley Quinn (though I doubt she would have ever been in Nolan's movies, even if Ledger hadn't died). Interesting bit of coincidence, there.
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Old August 12 2008, 06:47 PM   #948
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Finally saw it. We went to see it like 2 1/2 weeks ago, but the middle-of-the-week afternoon show we showed up for was sold out.

It was excellent, but I think I enjoyed the first one more.

Very dark! I don't much care for dark, yet I loved it.

Harvey Dent/Two face was really well done. Part of me was fearing that they would fuck up that story, but I was very happy in the end. Did he die? Batman survived the fall, but other than the funeral/tribute we saw, his fate was kind of left hanging.... or maybe I am over thinking it.

Shaking cellphone spy camera-thing: Lame. I just thought it was lame, I don't know why.

Batman's voice seemed more... forced than in the last movie, but perhaps I am just mis-remembering... and it ultimately doesn't matter to me, I just noticed it. I actually thought he sounded more like he did in Begins when he was in Aarkham and everyone was seeing him as some kind of devil beast while high on Scarecrow juice. Again, just an observation, not a critique.

I preferred Gyllenhaal to Holmes, but I still didn't really like the character of Rachel Dawes. She was more of a plot device in this movie, which I suppose worked out well.

The Joker was excellent. Creepy!!! Real-creepy, not movie-creepy. I totally bought into him as a lunatic psycho-fuck.

Very happy with this movie. I was about ready for it to end when the Joker was put in jail, but I knew it wasn't going to be that easy, and the rest of the movie cured my long-movie sore-ass affliction.

I was kind of looking forward to seeing the new bat cave, but I guess we'll have to wait for that.
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Old August 16 2008, 01:42 AM   #949
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I will never understand how TDK gets a PG-13.

By the way, it's incredible!
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Old August 16 2008, 03:23 AM   #950
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I will never understand how TDK gets a PG-13.

By the way, it's incredible!
Let's see...

No blood.

No OTT violence.

No strong language.

Yep! Should've been rated R!

I mean... OMG!!! TEH DARK THEMES!!!
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Old August 16 2008, 04:11 AM   #951
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Umm, Two Face?
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Old August 16 2008, 04:20 AM   #952
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I've seen worse in all four of the Indiana Jones movies. Hell, I still look away from that scene in Raiders of the Lost Ark.
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Old August 16 2008, 05:44 AM   #953
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I agree...by no fault of its own, the film was not a PG-13 film. My reasoning behind that is mostly because of the Two-Face goriness, the intensity of the sheer terror that Joker places on individuals and the town (the violence, seen and implied, is included with this), and the fact that children were directly threatened with guns.
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Old August 16 2008, 08:29 AM   #954
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Meh. Temple of Doom was PG-13, and it had guys getting their hearts ripped out of their chests.
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Old August 16 2008, 12:50 PM   #955
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Meh. Temple of Doom was PG-13, and it had guys getting their hearts ripped out of their chests.
Temple Of Doom was "PG" it helped bring about the "PG-13" rating though.
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I've seen worse in all four of the Indiana Jones movies. Hell, I still look away from that scene in Raiders of the Lost Ark.
What you mean the facemelting? That stuff is awesome! Gotta love melting Nazis!
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I've seen worse in all four of the Indiana Jones movies. Hell, I still look away from that scene in Raiders of the Lost Ark.
What you mean the facemelting? That stuff is awesome! Gotta love melting Nazis!
Yeah, I mean the face melting. I don't know why, but I can't look at that. I don't mind Julian Glover's body melt in The Last Crusade. Maybe because it was dry? I don't know.
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Meh. Temple of Doom was PG-13, and it had guys getting their hearts ripped out of their chests.
Temple Of Doom was "PG" it helped bring about the "PG-13" rating though.
IIRC, that movie was set to be rated "R", but Spielberg fought and won to bring the rating down to PG.
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Meh. Temple of Doom was PG-13, and it had guys getting their hearts ripped out of their chests.
Temple Of Doom was "PG" it helped bring about the "PG-13" rating though.
IIRC, that movie was set to be rated "R", but Spielberg fought and won to bring the rating down to PG.
No, I think kind of talk happened after the movie came out.

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Umm, Two Face?
I'm sure some would say the makeup reminded them of the aliens in "mars attacks"
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