The Dark Knight Rises Anticipation Station

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by JacksonArcher, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. Warped9

    Warped9 Admiral Admiral

    Aug 3, 2003
    Brockville, Ontario, Canada
    From what I've read there seems to be almost universal praise for TDKR. From that I guardedly expect the film to be good if not excellent. A big takeaway from most is the sense that this film is on.a different level than the Marvel based movies, the feeling Nolan has aimed for something more than summer blockbuster escapism while still delivering it.

    If so then Bravo!
  2. InklingStar

    InklingStar Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Jul 14, 2003
    I need to enforce my own personal embargo on reviews. I started reading one linked from Twitter this morning and instead of reviewing the themes or ideas of the movie, the author began recounting the plot, scene by scene. I closed it. I want to let the movie unfold on the screen rather than know everything in advance.
  3. Agent Richard07

    Agent Richard07 Admiral Admiral

    Jun 20, 2001
    I'm avoiding reviews. In four days I'll know everything.
  4. Gojira

    Gojira Commodore Commodore

    Oct 15, 2008
    Stompin' on Tokyo
    I have read some of the reviews and that is the consensus. While the Avengers is good mindless fun, TDKR is on an entire different level. I think Nolan is raising the bar once again for superhero movies. You can have great action with a deep and engaging story.
  5. SalvorHardin

    SalvorHardin Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Mar 6, 2008
    Star's End
    Great as the Nolan films may be in many ways, I wouldn't call the action in them great. It was just ok.
    Maybe TDKR will be better in that department.
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2012
  6. Brikar99

    Brikar99 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Aug 13, 2002
    The theater near me is showing all three films in a row on Thursday, "Begins" at 6, "Dark Knight" at 9 and then "Rises" at midnight, for the low-low price of $21. With beer. God I love this theater.
  7. Agent Richard07

    Agent Richard07 Admiral Admiral

    Jun 20, 2001
    ^ Sounds like one of those upscale theatres for adults. No kids allowed.

    The trilogy itself is getting a wide release. The idea of watching all three movies back to back sounds good, but I don't think I could manage it. I'd probably be too spent by the time Rises starts.
  8. Brikar99

    Brikar99 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Aug 13, 2002
    Nah, just the local independent showhouse. I probably will be pretty slagged after all three, but... it'll be worth it.
  9. davejames

    davejames Vice Admiral Admiral

    Oct 6, 2001
    Sac, Ca
    Yeah they are on a different level, and these have been some great movies.... but I still don't know that I would call them my "ideal" kind of superhero movies.

    I'll always prefer the more fun and fantastical ones like Avengers, Batman, and Spider-Man myself.
  10. Admiral James Kirk

    Admiral James Kirk Writer Admiral

    Feb 5, 2001
    Tucson, AZ
    I agree. I really enjoy superhero films like Nolan's Dark Knight Trilogy but my preference is for superhero movies like The Avengers. But then the second movie I ever saw in theaters was Superman: The Movie. Hey, I formed my preferences young. :D
  11. Samurai8472

    Samurai8472 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Mar 27, 2007
  12. Captain Craig

    Captain Craig Vice Admiral Admiral

    Dec 7, 2003
    I'll be seeing it on Thursday July 19th about 2:30pm as part of one of the last "sneak" event showings.
    Hope we still get the MOS trailer.
  13. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Commodore Commodore

    Sep 2, 2008
    I am moving in a week. So I have the next week off. Part of me wants to see the midnight showing but I could see it anytime on Friday. I worry it's too long to see it that late.
  14. Aragorn

    Aragorn Admiral Admiral

    Dec 30, 2002
    One negative review on Rotten Tomatoes (and no, it's not Armond White... yet) and the fanboys have totally piled on the poor critic.
  15. Flying Spaghetti Monster

    Flying Spaghetti Monster Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jul 18, 2006
    Flying Spaghetti Western
  16. scnj

    scnj Captain Captain

    Sep 11, 2009
    Sounds more like disappointed by than flat out hated.
  17. stj

    stj Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Dec 27, 2006
    the real world
    If a plot twist or finale is bungled, being forbidden to write about it means being forbidden to write an effective review.
    The effort to supposedly discuss movies without details very frequently makes reviews worthless, hardly more than a verbose way of saying year or nay.

    So you believe that the bosses are easily satisfied with the service they get? And don't think they deserve even better, done exactly the way they want?

  18. Trekker4747

    Trekker4747 Boldly going... Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2001
    Sooooo.... Isn't it time for the review thread and to close the anticipatory thread?
  19. Admiral_Young

    Admiral_Young Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Feb 27, 2002
    JacksonArcher already started the review thread last week. This should have been closed...but I guess it's still opened since none of us has seen the film yet and probably won't until Thursday.
  20. Harvey

    Harvey Admiral Admiral

    Oct 8, 2005
    Los Angeles, California
    If the complaints in this thread are any indication, reviewers haven't been muzzled from spoiling plot twists or describing important details when it comes to The Dark Knight Rises. Reviewers can, and do, write whatever they want. If they don't regularly describe the conclusions of movies in detail it's unlikely it has anything to do with studio enforced agreements -- rather, it has to do with the reality that most people who read reviews do so in order to decide whether or not to see a movie, not to spoil the ending of that movie.

    No need to patronize. You said the "reviewing system is amazingly corrupted already." The fact that a major studio invented a film critic suggests that the major studios don't have the control over film critics that your description implies; the fact that studios regularly forgo press screenings for movies they think are bad further supports this.

    A further detail -- although I'm sure it differs for tentpoles, I've been to about a dozen press screenings this year for independent and mid-range films and never been asked to sign a confidentiality agreement. I have been asked, verbally, to hold any reviews until a certain date at a few screenings.