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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%
Terrible 6 2.38%
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Old July 23 2012, 04:12 AM   #316
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Re: "The Dark Knight Rises" Review and Discussion Thread (spoilers)

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Greg was John Blake's age given in the script?
I can't remember. The movie had already started filming, and the part had already been cast, by the time I got involved, so I always pictured Joseph Gordon-Lewitt in the part, and wrote Blake accordingly.

In general, movie scripts tend not to specify the exact ages of characters unless it's important to the plot for some reason.

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Old July 23 2012, 04:16 AM   #317
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The Joker just wanted Batman dead.
That's what he led the assorted criminals to believe, but from his dialogue and actions later, we see that wasn't necessarily the case.
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Old July 23 2012, 04:26 AM   #318
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As it stands, Bane's and Talia's motivations don't quite make sense, I think. We're told they want to bring harmony by bringing down the corrupt, and yet they still want to destroy Gotham even after bringing down its corrupt aristocracy. It would have been fixed by something as simple a line as, "See how corrupt Gotham is? They let their plutocrats rule with impunity -- and when I bring down the powerful, the people become just as corrupt as their former oppressors! Gotham must burn." Or some such.
The aristocracy was never their target. Ra's and the League regarded the whole city as the problem, whether through participation or acquiesence (hence, Bane using the freed criminals as labour force, even though they are also among the biggest offenders). The original plan in the first movie involved destroying the entire population. Bane just turns one segment against another as part of his plan for slow destruction. Talia and Bane's actions are entirely in line with what Ra's al Ghul wanted before (amplified by their desire to avenge him).

Replacing Talia with the Joker discards the whole thematic point of the movie, the return to where it all started.
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Old July 23 2012, 04:33 AM   #319
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I enjoyed the movie quite a bit but the middle part dragged too much for me. I feel Nolan tried to do too much. If you think about he, he tried to cram his versions of Knightfall, Dark Knight Returns, and No Man's Land into one movie (!).
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Old July 23 2012, 04:34 AM   #320
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How did i go from the middle of a business day at the Stock Market to pitch dark once Bats appears on his bike? Did his power gun control the sun too?
Simple. That sequence took place on Ryloth.
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Old July 23 2012, 04:49 AM   #321
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Batman vanished for awhile and came back. Just cause this film ends with him gone again doesn't mean he can't come back. Especially if Robin really gets things up and going in Gotham as the end seems to demonstrate he just might. Nolan set up Robin, perhaps as producer of a 4th film he could help craft another return of the Bat with another installment.
Blake wasn't set up to keep things going as "Robin". Without doubt or question, he becomes Batman. Bruce isn't coming back. Blake is the Dark Knight now. He even has his own "Alfred" in the priest who runs the orphans home upstairs. Gordon and Fox are still around as well, so Blake certainly won't be without connections and resources.
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Old July 23 2012, 05:03 AM   #322
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Catchin up with the thread, but I wanted to say that my only gripe right now is the use of patented Michael Bay Time to take us from broad daylight to dark night (pun intended) in less than 8 minutes of in-story time.
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Old July 23 2012, 05:11 AM   #323
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Robin has the Cave and the suit but he is not ready to be Batman yet. Other than detective skills and basic police training he has none of the fight training and experience Bruce had before he started.
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Old July 23 2012, 05:48 AM   #324
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The ending is on youtube. FYI I already saw the movie in theaters BEFORE it was posted

But I saved it because it's just so good! It will tide me over till the blu-ray hits stores.

I loved when people clapped at Bruce's reveal in the youtube clip.
I admit, I'm harboring serious doubts as to whether that was real or if it was simply Alfred's fantasy.

I'll explain.



In short, I think the final scene is up for interpretation. It it happened, I understand why Alfred saw what he saw. If it didn't happen, I understand why Alfred wanted to see it.
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Old July 23 2012, 06:35 AM   #325
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In addition to also fantasizing that Bruce ended up with Selina Kyle as well.
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Old July 23 2012, 06:48 AM   #326
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In short, I think the final scene is up for interpretation.
I think it all hinges on whether or not you believe the top to have wobbled.
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Old July 23 2012, 07:05 AM   #327
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I serious doubts as to whether that was real or if it was simply Alfred's fantasy.




In short, I think the final scene is up for interpretation. It it happened, I understand why Alfred saw what he saw. If it didn't happen, I understand why Alfred wanted to see it.
lol now you made me think of something funny

With Alfred's age maybe hes senile and he just thought he saw Bruce?

in reality

Guy at another table- some old guy just nodded at me

Alfred- master Wayne is alright, now time to feed the pigeons cuckoo! Cuckoo!
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Old July 23 2012, 07:31 AM   #328
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There is a big difference between the memory Alfred tells Bruce about and the ending. In the memory he sees the back of a mans head. When he turns he sees its not Bruce. During the ending Bruce is facing him right away! Its real.
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Old July 23 2012, 09:23 AM   #329
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Plus, if he isn't alive: Who fixed the Bat Signal?
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Old July 23 2012, 10:16 AM   #330
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Difficult vote, since I felt it wasn't Excellent, but Good felt as it was only so-so. It's somewhere in between, but I voted Excellent.

The movie certainly has some faults, and as a movie, I suppose TDK was better. But as a Batman story, I was very impressed by this movie. Two nice little plot-twist, although one of them was a bit obvious.

Tom Hardy did a good job. I just felt he did. Nothing earthshattering maybe, but still a very solid performance. Anna Hatheway, the same.
I think overall the performances were just that, solid. Good. Nothing that had sparks flying of the screen. But nothing disappointing either, to me that is.

As for the ending.... Some of it I saw coming, saw of it I didn't. Alfred's last scene.... I expected something more like the last scene from Inception, with


As for


On the whole though, a very good movie, well made and put together. TDK will probably go in to history as the best movie of the trilogy, mostly thanks to Heath's amazing performance in that movie. But this was certainly a worty ending of this saga.
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