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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%
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Old July 20 2012, 04:56 PM   #61
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Re: "The Dark Knight Rises" Review and Discussion Thread (spoilers)

The trivia I posted earlier in the thread says that this movie deals with pain, but I think it deals more with loneliness. That's what stood out for me.

Spoilers ahead...

- Bruce has always lived a lonely life, but his is even moreso in this movie now that he's become a recluse.

- Alfred is by himself because Bruce is so distant. Even in the end, the quiet peace and hapiness we see is a solitary one with Bruce gone. Even his seeing him again is consistent with Bruce's MO... Being distant.

- Selina Kyle lives a lonely life as well, having been on her own and having to get by as a thief to support herself.

- John Blake lost his parent just like Bruce did.

- Commissioner Gordon's wife left him and took the kids.

- Talia had a falling out with her father and became estranged.

- Bane was left behind by Talia, though out of necessity.

- Bruce and Selina have vacated the lives they knew and seem to only have eachother.
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Old July 20 2012, 05:38 PM   #62
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Re: "The Dark Knight Rises" Review and Discussion Thread (spoilers)

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Why does anyone even pay attention to him? He's not a film reviewer, he's an attention whore.
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Old July 20 2012, 07:02 PM   #63
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I loved it. Loved that President Henry Hayes from Stargate SG-1 was the President in the Dark Knight Rises.
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Old July 20 2012, 07:07 PM   #64
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One of the things I really like about this series is all the recurring minor characters. Scarecrow, most obviously, after the first movie, but even really small ones like that Wayne Enterprises board member played by Nolan's uncle who I believe was in all three.
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Old July 20 2012, 07:25 PM   #65
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OK - just got back from seeing it. I'd put it about on a par with Batman Begins - ie. good but not great - certainly not a patch on The Dark Knight.

It's a rather flat and overlong experience - it starts, carries on without much in the way of highs and lows and then ends. There's a few bits that don't really ring true and only one point where that 'oh yes' grin broke out, and then only briefly. It was a bit 'same old, same old'...

I think Nolan is somewhat overrated - it's not that I think he's bad, but TDK is the only one of his Batman film's that's truly great and not all of his other stuff's is as good as is reckoned. Inception was nowhere near as clever as it thought it was.

I'm glad he did the Batman films - I wasn't a fan of Burton and Co.'s efforts and these three have raised Batman well above 'joke' level. I'm hoping for Batman IV to bring Bats into a wider DC Universe but NOT be another bloody reboot.

Avengers is definitely my superhero movie of the year, Rises sadly doesn't come close.
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Old July 20 2012, 07:57 PM   #66
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I'm hoping for Batman IV to bring Bats into a wider DC Universe but NOT be another bloody reboot.
Any new Batman film series will be a "reboot" by default since Nolan wrote his trilogy a definitive ending.
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Old July 20 2012, 08:00 PM   #67
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I'm hoping for Batman IV to bring Bats into a wider DC Universe but NOT be another bloody reboot.
Any new Batman film series will be a "reboot" by default since Nolan wrote his trilogy a definitive ending.
Fair enough, but they could recast without going back to square one like they did with Spiderman. They don't need to contradict the Nolan trilogy (Ra's al Ghul, Talia, Bane and Two-Face are dead), just make Batman IV...
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Old July 20 2012, 08:10 PM   #68
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They don't need to contradict the Nolan trilogy (Ra's al Ghul, Talia, Bane and Two-Face are dead), just make Batman IV...
Isn't any future Batman film with Bruce Wayne as Batman still inherently contradicting Nolan's trilogy? A new Batman movie is highly unlikely to use any of the villains Nolan used, though, anyway.
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Old July 20 2012, 08:15 PM   #69
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They don't need to contradict the Nolan trilogy (Ra's al Ghul, Talia, Bane and Two-Face are dead), just make Batman IV...
Isn't any future Batman film with Bruce Wayne as Batman still inherently contradicting Nolan's trilogy? A new Batman movie is highly unlikely to use any of the villains Nolan used, though, anyway.
I don't think so - who knows why Bruce Wayne would be drawn back to the Batman pesona ? And (imho) they've still got all of Batmans main villains to play with... Joker, Riddler, Penguin etc.
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Old July 20 2012, 08:32 PM   #70
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Bringing back Bruce Wayne would be awful.
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Old July 20 2012, 08:35 PM   #71
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Time for live action Batman Beyond?
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Old July 20 2012, 08:39 PM   #72
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I don't think so - who knows why Bruce Wayne would be drawn back to the Batman pesona ? And (imho) they've still got all of Batmans main villains to play with... Joker, Riddler, Penguin etc.
It would completely spit in the face of Nolan's whole tenure to bring Batman back after this movie. The whole point is that he's gotten his happy ending and there's a new guy on the job. There's no way a future Batman movie is going to be in the same continuity as this. It may not be a new origin story, but it'll be a different universe. Nolan worked miracles for DC, and he got to give his take on the character a definite end.
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Old July 20 2012, 08:57 PM   #73
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I don't think so - who knows why Bruce Wayne would be drawn back to the Batman pesona ? And (imho) they've still got all of Batmans main villains to play with... Joker, Riddler, Penguin etc.
It would completely spit in the face of Nolan's whole tenure to bring Batman back after this movie. The whole point is that he's gotten his happy ending and there's a new guy on the job. There's no way a future Batman movie is going to be in the same continuity as this. It may not be a new origin story, but it'll be a different universe. Nolan worked miracles for DC, and he got to give his take on the character a definite end.
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Old July 20 2012, 09:03 PM   #74
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^^ Agreed...

I feel this has to be a different universe.. They can go the route of flipping through the origin during a montage in the credits if they must, but WE ALL KNOW WHO THE BATMAN IS (dammit!!)...

This isn't Bond where new actors inhabit the same clothes as time marches on...

Had this been a continuation of the Burton Universe Batman, it would be much easier, continuity-wise...

But yes, Nolan's story has a beginning and an end...
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Old July 20 2012, 09:06 PM   #75
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Pretty cool movie, although my bladder certainly didn't appreciate the three hour length. I actually had to get up during the epic final battle and take a piss.

Still, a solid movie which I can find nothing else to complain about. Really cool action scenes and great character work, especially the stuff with Alfred. Definately a solid addition to the Batman franchise.
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