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View Poll Results: How do you rate "The Dark Knight Rises"?
Excellent 147 58.33%
Good 61 24.21%
Fair 26 10.32%
Poor 12 4.76%
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Old July 22 2012, 05:20 AM   #226
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To the posters that think the citizens of Gotham wouldn't go all anarchic, have you ever seen footage from the L.A. riots?
Yes I have, and they were inspired (right or wrongly) by intense anger over the Rodney King beatings and perceived injustice at treatment by the cops.

There's nothing in this movie to suggest the people of Gotham have nearly as much to be angry about.
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Old July 22 2012, 05:23 AM   #227
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--Bane's voice was really, REALLY bad. He sounded like someone doing a cartoon Sean Connery impersonation.

Shit, I thought I was the only one who felt that way.
I thought it sounded ridiculous as hell early on, but after awhile I kinda got used to it.
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Old July 22 2012, 06:22 AM   #228
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^ I absolutely loved Bane's voice right from the get-go. It really made the character, and I had no trouble understanding anything he said, nor did the voice sound odd or disembodied in any way to me. It sounded like he was talking though something over his mouth, which he was.

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No, real, explanation is given as to why Wayne's body is in such poor shape at the beginning of this movie. Sure he took a beating in the months to year he was Batman...
That's pretty much it. You answered your own question.
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Old July 22 2012, 06:31 AM   #229
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--What was the point of Bane staging a people's revolution against the rich when he was going to kill them all with a nuclear bomb after five months no matter what?
Didn't Bane say something about keeping their hope up only to ultimately crush it?
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Old July 22 2012, 06:42 AM   #230
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Wow, the DKR novelization? How do you get a gig like that, Greg? That's like the creme de la creme.
I was very lucky.
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Old July 22 2012, 07:06 AM   #231
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Didn't Bane say something about keeping their hope up only to ultimately crush it?
Yeah, but I'm not quite sure where the "hope" part came in. The people knew from the very start that Bane had himself a nuclear bomb.

It's not like he withheld that knowledge and let everyone believe they could run wild and steal anything they wanted without consequence (which would have made a lot more sense, frankly).
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Old July 22 2012, 08:52 AM   #232
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In the end Bane and his crew were just assholes spouting off crap to rationalize their actions. The agenda was to destroy Gotham as a symbol of western decadence and corruption. The fact a lot of innocents would be killed as well is just too bad. It's no different from the 9/11 attacks with the "rationalizations" behind those. Behind it all is just hatred papered over with an excuse.

My issues with this film are mostly quibbles, but I do have a few reservations. Mainly the lack of nuance.

- Gotham is almost crime free after eight years and certainly free of organized crime and corruption. This a big one to swallow.
- Batman/Bruce hangs it up after the events of TDK. This paints him as emotionally weak and defeated after being Batman for only about a year or so. This doesn't ring true with the Batman of the comics or the character shown in the previous films. Batman/Bruce can be hurt, but he's resilient and perseveres. And this is contradicted late in the film when someone says has been fighting for years. So which one is it?
- Practically all the cops go underground and get trapped down there? Another biggee to swallow.
- Bane's and Talia's supposed agenda rings hollow because of Gotham's current peaceful state. It would have had more credibility if the city were more like it was in the previous two films. No one amonsgt the citizenry looked particularly unhappy and ready to stage a revolution.

This story is basically a comic book version of 9/11, but it's told in such broad and simplistic strokes that lack the nuance of reality. Not much grey here. I still quite like the film, but it does stumble.
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Old July 22 2012, 09:08 AM   #233
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To the posters that think the citizens of Gotham wouldn't go all anarchic, have you ever seen footage from the L.A. riots?
Yes I have, and they were inspired (right or wrongly) by intense anger over the Rodney King beatings and perceived injustice at treatment by the cops.

There's nothing in this movie to suggest the people of Gotham have nearly as much to be angry about.
Fear works just as well as anger.
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Old July 22 2012, 09:42 AM   #234
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I think there were a few shots of normal citizens being inducted into Bane's army of thugs. His few hundred men certainly couldn't have held control of the city themselves.
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Old July 22 2012, 09:47 AM   #235
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--Bane's voice was really, REALLY bad. He sounded like someone doing a cartoon Sean Connery impersonation.

Shit, I thought I was the only one who felt that way.
I thought it sounded ridiculous as hell early on, but after awhile I kinda got used to it.
Yeah, it was a bad Connery, with Eastern European overtones. The overdubbing wasn't positioned well in the mix either - in trying for an expansive effect, it ended up sounding like someone off screen was saying Banes lines for him...
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Old July 22 2012, 09:53 AM   #236
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There were a few scenes where it worked really well and a few that it didn't work at all. The effect they used on it was very inconsistent.
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Old July 22 2012, 11:29 AM   #237
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I'm writing this before I get around to reading the rest of the thread, so I apologize if I step over ground already covered.

Overall Impression: A good movie, not as good as The Dark Knight, but still a good movie. I voted excellent on the polls.

Little and Not So Little Things:
  • Maybe its because its the one thing I read from the reviews, but I did feel the movie dragged here and there. Though having read the "Should DKR be a two parter" thread, I think that problem could have been solved by splitting into two movies and stretching out "No Man's Land."
  • I am the only disappointed that the President wasn't at least a bald guy?
  • I completely missed that Tate was really Talia and wonder how I missed it.
  • I think Blake was too close to Drake, especially with Bane breaking the Bat's back. I spent the first half of the movie wondering if I heard the name right and the second half wondering when Blake would put on a mask. They did it right with Robin, but a less obvious name may been better.
  • Judge Crane. 'Nuff Said.
  • Maybe this was in the comics, but who in there right mind would put a maximum security prison in the middle of an island city?
  • Was Gotham so obviously Manhattan in the first two films?
  • After having the people on the boat not blow up the prisoners in TDK, I was surprised at how quickly they made the people of Gotham turn the city to shit.
  • I'm not sure what burst Nolan's realism to me more: the fusion reactor cum neutron bomb or Bane's army of seemingly competent and loyal mercenaries.
  • The series seems complete to me and flows pretty well with the League of Shadows' attempt to destroy Gotham essentially creating the whole series. (Ra's makes Wayne able to become Batman, Bats defeat Ra's, Joker escalates, Talia and Bane try to complete Ra's plan. The End)---But I still would have liked to see a Nolan Penguin
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Old July 22 2012, 11:32 AM   #238
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Yeah the ADR with Bane's voice just wasn't mixed or layered well into the movie. Compare this here where you're looking at a Bane's face with all of this subtle noise in the movie, the "on-set" voices of other people and then Bane comes in and says, "YOU'RE GOIN' TO BE GOTHAM'S RECK'NING!" and then think of how, say. Darth Vader's voice is dubbed into the Star Wars Trilogy.

And the accent was just.. Odd. It didn't bother me quite as much as it has others, and never felt the Connery connection but looking back I can hear it. But it didn't seem to "fit" the character and it didn't sound like Hardy's natural voice.
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Old July 22 2012, 11:49 AM   #239
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The actors voices where barely audible over the music in my viewing of the film, they seemed so muted
Adding Banes garbled voice to the mix was a real detraction from my enjoyment.

My friend who I went to see it with wondered when the subtitled version would be released.
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Old July 22 2012, 12:00 PM   #240
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its too bad that alot of you had trouble hearing the actors, especially Hardy. In the theatre i was at, i could hear everyone just fine.
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