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Old April 5 2009, 10:00 PM   #1006
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Wow, I couldn't even find this thread after I saw the movie and I caught it before it left the theater.

Anyway, I thought it was light years better than Batman Begins. That has everything to do with Heath Ledger's masterful performance as the Joker which, just like Nicholson's in "Batman", carried the movie to heights it would never have achieved otherwise.

Christian Bale continues to be less than scintillating as Batman. I couldn't believe that voice. Jackie Earle Haley as Rorscach accomplished in Watchmen what Bale can only dream of as Batman.
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Old April 6 2009, 02:46 AM   #1007
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I had a problem with the Batman voice at the movie theater, as well as the music score drowning out some of the dialog. But on my Blu-ray they both sounded just fine. So maybe it was the theaters or the reels they received, though I saw the movie three times at three different theaters and they all had the same problem.
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Old April 6 2009, 03:19 AM   #1008
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Maybe they did some additional tweaking of the sound for the home releases of the movie after realizing the problem in the theater.
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Old April 6 2009, 09:10 PM   #1009
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I hadnt seen the movie until this year so I wasnt around for this thread, so...Im curious, did anyone have a problem with Two-Face's look? I loooved it but at the same time it was such BS for him to be walking around, talking clearly & drinking shots! I didnt mind though, it didnt bother me from enjoying the film, but I read about how some others found it too far fetched for the movie's style...
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Old April 6 2009, 10:42 PM   #1010
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The thing about Two-Face's look is that he would've died from it eventually with the exposure and eventual infections.
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Old April 6 2009, 10:50 PM   #1011
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^ And the poor guy's eyeball would have dried out long before that. Unless he kept a little spray bottle in his pocket.

Seriously though, I liked that they made him look pretty much like he did in the comics and in drawings. No Tommy Lee Jones make-up here. Would he have died from an infection? Probably, but this movie still takes place in a hightened reality, so stuff like that doesn't bother me.
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Old April 6 2009, 11:05 PM   #1012
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Old April 6 2009, 11:08 PM   #1013
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Maybe they did some additional tweaking of the sound for the home releases of the movie after realizing the problem in the theater.
I got the impression this was the case, particularly with the music drowning out Gordon's cheesy speech at the end - I hadn't a clue what he was saying when I saw it in the cinema, but the sound levelling is much better on my Blu-ray.
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Old April 6 2009, 11:55 PM   #1014
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I remember this thread... wasn't one poster supposed to buy another poster a Blu-Ray copy of the movie if it made over $250 million box office? I've always wondered what came of that.
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Old April 7 2009, 12:48 AM   #1015
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I remember this thread... wasn't one poster supposed to buy another poster a Blu-Ray copy of the movie if it made over $250 million box office? I've always wondered what came of that.
I don't recall the players, but I do recall that a Blu-Ray copy was sent from one to the other after the $250m barrier was broken.
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Old April 7 2009, 01:53 AM   #1016
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heehee!

also he refused painkillers!

then again I read an old comic where he forced a doctor at gunpoint to perform plastic surgery on him, & he refused to be put under anesthetic so he could keep his eye(& gun)on him while the surgery was performed. So I guess Nolan was just being true to the comics.
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Old May 7 2009, 04:06 PM   #1017
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I didn't think this needed a new thread, so I'll post it here...

The Dark Knight: 1960s Version
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