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Old July 14 2012, 07:11 PM   #3886
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Re: The Dark Knight Rises Anticipation Station

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A week away and still no reviews? We already know they're going to be great, so I don't know what the holdup is.
Reviews of The Dark Knight Rises are under embargo until July 19.
Embargo?

Oh God why.
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Old July 14 2012, 07:35 PM   #3887
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That is very common with huge films like this. For a number of reasons. Too prevent spoilers from getting out before release or bad buzz to be created.

Sometimes reviews are early released anyways though. It may affect their future access for early screenings for the studios films.
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Old July 14 2012, 07:39 PM   #3888
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That is very common with huge films like this. For a number of reasons. Too prevent spoilers from getting out before release or bad buzz to be created.
Then they should do better films. A review embargo... preventing you from voicing your opinion about something... where are we? Nazi-Germany?
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Old July 14 2012, 07:50 PM   #3889
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Like I said nothing is forcing anyone to actually comply with this arrangement! I am sure some type of review will surface before that.
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Old July 14 2012, 07:56 PM   #3890
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Re: The Dark Knight Rises Anticipation Station

I would intentionally NOT read one just on the chance of someone not being carefully enough to spoiler code the right material.

Glad I didn't see the Letterman clip.
I stopped following this film closely weeks ago on purpose and I'm far from "the most excited person" waiting for this film.

I don't think TDK is the manna from heaven film it's so lauded as, good yes, and I have reservations about this one. I'll be seeing it Thursday at about 2:30pm though.
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Old July 14 2012, 08:04 PM   #3891
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I have similar feelings. I did enjoy TDK but it's not something I rewatch much. I definitely want to see the new one. I also respect that now that he has told the stories he wants Nolan is ready to pass Batman to someone else. For their own unique vision.
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Old July 14 2012, 09:37 PM   #3892
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Reviews are almost always put out just a few days before.
The huge bulk of them, yeah. But you still usually see a handful of reviews a week or so beforehand.

I wonder if it might have something to do with the controversial political themes in the movie we've heard about. The studio might now want a bunch of bloggers and news commentators making a big fuss and getting morally outraged over it right before the movie comes out...
The studio could have a huge embargo/gag order on the reviews. Anyone who saw the previews likely signed paperwork to the effect and if they break the embargo they forfeit their first born child to the Firegods of Warner, or they'll be sued into oblivion.

Either way breaking the embargo/gag order wouldn't be a smart move for a professional journalist or publication (even the net-based ones.) Studios generally take this kind of shit very, very seriously.
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Old July 14 2012, 09:40 PM   #3893
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Hey, maybe the movie is just crap and they don't want the reviewers saying so yet.
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Old July 14 2012, 10:03 PM   #3894
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Hey, maybe the movie is just crap and they don't want the reviewers saying so yet.
Usually in such circumstances where the studio isn't confident in positive reviews they don't screen the movie for critics.
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Old July 14 2012, 10:07 PM   #3895
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Alan Scott/Green Lantern being gay in the comics way just a diversion for the big revelation about Bruce in the movie!
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Old July 14 2012, 10:11 PM   #3896
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Alan Scott/Green Lantern being gay in the comics way just a diversion for the big revelation about Bruce in the movie!
Is that why Alfred is still with him after all these years?
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Old July 14 2012, 10:15 PM   #3897
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Alan Scott/Green Lantern being gay in the comics way just a diversion for the big revelation about Bruce in the movie!
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Old July 14 2012, 10:50 PM   #3898
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That is very common with huge films like this. For a number of reasons. Too prevent spoilers from getting out before release or bad buzz to be created.
Then they should do better films. A review embargo... preventing you from voicing your opinion about something... where are we? Nazi-Germany?
It's actually very common - from movies to computer hardware the makers allow the reviews to be written but not published (an converserly the reviewrs are under preasure to make sure it's also set to go when the embargo lifts).

It's not about freedom of speech - it's a commerical arrangement if and the conditions that are placed. If a reviewwe doesn't like the embargo he's free to bitch and moan - just just won't be reviewing the movie.
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Old July 14 2012, 10:57 PM   #3899
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That is very common with huge films like this. For a number of reasons. Too prevent spoilers from getting out before release or bad buzz to be created.
Then they should do better films. A review embargo... preventing you from voicing your opinion about something... where are we? Nazi-Germany?
It's actually very common - from movies to computer hardware the makers allow the reviews to be written but not published (an converserly the reviewrs are under preasure to make sure it's also set to go when the embargo lifts).
Just because it's common doesn't mean it's alright.
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Old July 15 2012, 01:17 AM   #3900
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A review embargo... preventing you from voicing your opinion about something... where are we? Nazi-Germany?
A company making you sign a contract to keep your trap about their intellectual property shut =/= a government forcing you to keep your trap shut through fear and intimidation.
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