[And there's a cameo from one of the stars of Stargate SG-1! ]
There was actually two, William Devane was president in SG1 and TDKR
Good spot, but Devane's not exactly "one of the stars" of SG-1, unlike you-know-who
The more I think about it the more dissappointed I am by it. I may get to see it one more time in the cinema but I've been holding off due to a cold; wouldn't want to inflict it on anyone else.
It just felt rushed to me, and I'm sure there could have been a satisfying ending without the Blake thing.
Cotillard? Can't remember ever seeing a worse death scene.
The fact that people have stated that they haven't seen the film yet, you feel the need to put spoilers in your post. Well Done and feel free to come back anytime.
To be fair, when I read through the thread, I was surprised by the lack of spoilers. The title of the thread states quite clearly it's one that's being discussed by people who have seen it - as a result, I didn't come anywhere near this thread until I'd seen the film.
haven't got a problem with spoilers, it was just the lack of consideration for those who obviously hadn't seen it yet.
You seem confused.
Anyway, I waited nearly a week before spoiling anything, and, well, what the Prof said...
EDIT and yes, i shall feel entirely free to come back and say what i please any time i please, but thanks for the explicit permission.
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Went to watch it again last night i really like this film even better on its second viewing a few more things fell into place for me this time.I really can't wait to get this on blu-ray.
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I took my son (16) and nephew (13) along to the cinema last night to watch this.... Brilliant !
Bigboss, your not wrong man, Bane was one scary dude. Link to Bane/comic book 497: http://dc.wikia.com/wiki/Batman_Vol_1_497
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I've just come back from the cinema after watching the dark night & i actually enjoyed it, the ending has been done before in other films but what i found annoying, is that towards the end of the film they found time to stand around & chat whilst ...................EDITED.
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Yupyupyup. Let's all stand around whilst you know who acts a you know what in the worst way anyone has ever acted a...er...that kind of scene ever.
Just back from Manchester IMAX.
I did have relatively high expectations from the film. I also thought it will be difficult to make it better than The Dark Knight, especially even trying to equal the brilliance of the Joker.
I must say that the film scored on both counts!
The cinematography & sound were simply stunning. More than an hour's worth of film has been shot with an IMAX camera, & the crystal clear quality shines through. The non-IMAX scenes did look a bit grainy in comparison.
Bane's character is splendid, one of those who can instill fear.
Audio is superb. This is another reference blu ray purchase for both audio & video!
A small spoiler alert:
One important aspect of the film is from comic book #497 (July 1993)
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So, which was better? Avengers or TDKR? I thought both were brilliant, with Avengers more of a superhero film with superpowers appealing to children as well with a relatively high comedy quotient. TDKR is a superhero film for adults with no real superpowers, very dark & devoid of humour.
...Must see it in IMAX!
Apples and pears. I mean oranges. Or something.
I thought there was humour in TDKR. Very dark and subtle, and less than in BB and TDK, but some. The Selina screamng scene.
I find the change in shades in TDKR better than in Avengers Assemble. In the latter, the scene where Ruffalo talked about trying to shoot himself is really grim humour that would possibly be too dark even for Nolan's Batman. Then it changed and you just had lots of family friendly one liners and a weird random punch from the Hulk. It's fair to say it jarred with me.
Took my 11 year old son to see TDKR asked him if he liked it and he said yes it was great i said "so was it better than the Avengers" to which he replied instantaneously without a second thought "Not even close"
Personally i wasn't expecting it to match TDK..... 3rd acts in trilogys are very rare in being on a par with what has gone before it let alone bettering them.
I liked it. It was ok..... i did feel that Batman and Bane were the weakest characters. Hardy's menace (ala Bronson) wasn't evident difficult with cloths and a mask on his face i suppose. Bale's Batman played weaker this time and that could be contributed to the script but i found they were both outshone by Hathaway, Oldman and Levitt who i felt held the film up to some degree.
Overall i enjoyed it as for the Avengers question i actually find myself agreeing with my son.
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To be honest, I'm amazed the three Nolan / Bale Batman films are only rated 12, when I have the original Burton / Keaton Blu-rays sitting next to them on my shelf and they're both rated 15. Is that just me getting old?
Had exactly the same thought when I saw the remake of The Karate Kid PG (the original was a 15 rating)
Does anyone know if their will be a batman & robin sequel.
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