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The Dark Knight

Post by billbones80 » Sat Jul 26, 2008 4:27 pm

Anyone seen it yet?Does it live up to the hype?Here's a review:

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Re: The Dark Knight

Post by Joe » Sat Jul 26, 2008 11:16 pm

Best movie ever!!!

I will go see it again soon. And I haven't seen a movie twice in theatres since The Princess Diaries (ok, that's a lie, I can't remember the last movie I saw twice in theatres, but it's been a while -- and it wasn't The Princess Diaries)
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Post by Pablo » Wed Jul 30, 2008 12:21 pm

I saw it on Wednesday last week.

It's the equal of, if not better than, 'Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure'.

Seriously though, for a big budget crash-bang-smack-slap-shoot-shoot-fun sort of action movie it was as good as they come. I thought the BBC reviewer who said that Heath Ledger's performance isn't as good as Christian Bale's is in a confused state, though
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Post by Gordon » Wed Jul 30, 2008 12:35 pm

Certainly. I really liked it, but can't convince my girlfriend to come see me with it, even though she enjoyed Wall-e much more than she thought she would, and is generally dismissive of hollywood/films in english...

I even went and bought Batman Begins on the Canadian iTunes store like a big dummy (I just wanted to try out the Tunes movie store...)
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Re: The Dark Knight

Post by SophieC » Thu Jul 31, 2008 10:16 am

other than lord of the rings, where a fat man in a jerkin stood up and starting hooting wildly on his own, this is the only film i've seen where people have actually applauded at the end.

my review: IT WAS PRETTY GOOD

also there were no adverts or trailers when i went to see it. NEATO
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Re: The Dark Knight

Post by Elvistears » Thu Jul 31, 2008 11:20 am

I wanted to see this last night, but my friend had previously wandered into the wrong screen and watched this instead of Mamma Mia, and refused to do so again.

Ended up seeing Savage Grace instead. Beautifully shot and acted but horrible, horrible sexual politics. How this film got Queer Cinema kudos is completely beyond me.

Bit of a tangent there, sorry.

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Re: The Dark Knight

Post by Carys » Thu Jul 31, 2008 11:44 am

I thought it was completely sensational. Loved it. Which is a relief, because I thought Batman Begins was a waste of space.

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Re: The Dark Knight

Post by schlump » Thu Jul 31, 2008 12:50 pm

Virginia Plain wrote:I thought it was completely sensational. Loved it. Which is a relief, because I thought Batman Begins was a waste of space.
you're the first person i've heard say that; i totally agree. batman one: earnest, boring au courant martial arts bullshit, lame distracting villains and car drooling, batman two: absorbing relentless american street crime film.

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Re: The Dark Knight

Post by Carys » Thu Jul 31, 2008 1:19 pm

I'm glad to find someone that agrees with me! Another problem I had with Batman Begins was that it had a really inconsistent tone - the training bits were deeply serious/boring, but the stuff set in Gotham City was a little bit more silly... It felt like two films spliced together.

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Re: The Dark Knight

Post by mae » Thu Jul 31, 2008 1:24 pm

JamieC wrote:other than lord of the rings, where a fat man in a jerkin stood up and starting hooting wildly on his own, this is the only film i've seen where people have actually applauded at the end.

my review: IT WAS PRETTY GOOD

also there were no adverts or trailers when i went to see it. NEATO
wow, that sounds like my worst nightmare of a cinema experience. i hate applause at films... and on aeroplanes. and i love trailers.


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Re: The Dark Knight

Post by soft revolution » Sun Aug 03, 2008 10:49 pm

That was a bloody amazing film!!! There's a natual lull in the middle of it where I was (almost) certain it would end so it was like getting two films for the price of one.

There backing music/sounds whenever the Joker is onscreen is really tense the way it builds and builds, and amazingly acted too.

I was totally on the edge of my seat! I really want to go and see it again this week.
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Re: The Dark Knight

Post by boney » Mon Aug 04, 2008 12:43 am

JamieC wrote:other than lord of the rings, where a fat man in a jerkin stood up and starting hooting wildly on his own, this is the only film i've seen where people have actually applauded at the end.
I did once witness applause and hollering for the fourth and final screening of 'Mulholland Drive' at the Phoenix Arts in Leicester a few years back. I'd attended three of them and was still mildly bemused but some of my first-timer friends had taken a huge dislike to the film and ergo to the applauding hollerers.

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Re: The Dark Knight

Post by Miss 9 » Mon Aug 04, 2008 2:53 am

Are you sure they weren't applauding themselves for being so darn clever for figuring out the movie all-on-their-own?
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Re: The Dark Knight

Post by this clump of trees » Mon Aug 04, 2008 5:25 am

i think they were applauding themselves for having sat through the whole thing

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Re: The Dark Knight

Post by SophieC » Mon Aug 04, 2008 8:03 am

WHY DO FUCKING TINY MIDGETS SUDDENLY APPEAR HALFWAY THROUGH? david lynch isn't a genius, he's just shit at editing. i remember thinking, "that made halfway sense david and you go and suddenly make some tiny midgets appear, YOU DIRTY COP OUT BASTARD." wacky.
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Re: The Dark Knight

Post by a layer of chips » Mon Aug 04, 2008 8:06 am

Tiny midgets appear half way through every David Lynch film. It's in his contract.

My review: The Dark Shite, more like.

I've not seen it. Because Batman is for kids.

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Re: The Dark Knight

Post by SophieC » Mon Aug 04, 2008 8:12 am

pah, communism is for lazy people. get on your bike.
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Re: The Dark Knight

Post by alongwalkhome » Mon Aug 04, 2008 2:03 pm

I'm going to see it in the IMAX theater next weekend and get vertigo and throw up! Weeeeee!

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Re: The Dark Knight

Post by islandhopper » Mon Aug 04, 2008 2:07 pm

I saw it in Glasgow at about 3:30 in the afternoon last week and the place was packed. It very much suffered from complete overhype for me though. I was built up to expect some sort of spectacle I'd never seen before but I didn't get it and so ended up a little disappointed. It's great if you're completely lacking in expectations though!

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