Rate the Dark Knight Rises

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Having seen it with my own two eyes:

Great flick to round out the series
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Good show, but not up to snuff with the first two
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Meh.
1
13%
W.T.F(lip). That's what all the hype was for?
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other
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Re: Rate the Dark Knight Rises

Postby SpiffCoug » Sat Jul 21, 2012 12:49 pm

Saw it last night. Enjoyed it. I thought it was a bit long - which took away from it's overall strength. I thought the Matthew Modine (acting police commissioner) didn't add much to the film. They could have cut his character and shortened the film and it would have been stronger.

Anne Hatheway did a fine job and looked quite fine in the catwoman suit. Enjoyed her character and portrayal.

Joseph Gordon-Leavitt is really good. He's become a fine actor since being a young kid in 3rd Rock from the Sun.

Bain was good. Thought his voice box was distracting and tough to understand at times.

Good film. Not as dark as the previous one. I would have been more comfortable bringing a pre-teen to this one than the last one.

Two thumbs up.


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Re: Rate the Dark Knight Rises

Postby hawkwing » Sat Jul 21, 2012 3:41 pm

I saw it this morning. Thought the movie was really good, but not great. Bain's look was amazing but the voice was hard to understand at times and I missed a few lines of his dialog because I just couldn't understand what he said. That said, he was a very solid badguy and I enjoyed his performance very well. Of course, speaking of crazy voices Batman's voice is not quite as over the top as the last movie but it's still a little cheesy for me.

Anne Hatheway as the catwoman was great, in fact, in terms of female actors, this movie had the best of the previous dark knight movies, which was very nice.

I really enjoy the actor that Joseph Gordon-Leavitt has become and he does not disappoint at all in this movie. He's going to do some really great things.

Over all, a good, solid movie. Very enjoyable. It will probably land in my top 5 movies of the year, but certainly not as the #1.



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Re: Rate the Dark Knight Rises

Postby SpiffCoug » Sat Jul 21, 2012 4:00 pm

I think I enjoyed the Avengers more. The Avengers was more fun in my mind, even though TDKR was probably a better movie.


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Postby hawkwing » Sat Jul 21, 2012 5:06 pm

SpiffCoug wrote:I think I enjoyed the Avengers more. The Avengers was more fun in my mind, even though TDKR was probably a better movie.

I agree. The Avengers was definitely more fun and I'm sure I'll watch it more tha the Dark Knight Rises.



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Re: Rate the Dark Knight Rises

Postby Mars » Sat Jul 21, 2012 9:45 pm


Wow. I thought this movie was phenomenal. And that Avengers kinda sucked. Space ships with mouths?


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Re: Rate the Dark Knight Rises

Postby snoscythe » Sun Jul 22, 2012 12:30 am

I thought it was fantastic, though I admit checking the exits far more frequently than I ever have before. Tied all three movies together in a phenomenal fashion, and Nolan did a good job of tipping his hat to Batman lore throughout.

Anne Hathaway was a pleasant surprise in that she did not suck. I don't know that I liked her in the role, but she didn't ruin anything.

A few inconsistencies, but that's hard to avoid in a three-film series you are trying to wind up.



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Postby Metal Bubba » Mon Jul 23, 2012 6:51 pm

Too long and too busy. Could only understand about 3/4 of what Bane said. Hathaway looked great in the suit, but she's a mediocre actress. I guessed the twist at the end long before it happened. I'd tell you how I knew, but my explanation would act as a spoiler. I'd grade the individual movies in the trilogy thusly:

Batman Begins B
Dark Knight A
Dark Knight Rises B-

For comparison's sake, I'd grade the other comic book movies of 2012 like this:

Spiderman B
Avengers B

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Re: Rate the Dark Knight Rises

Postby hawkwing » Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:14 pm

Metal Bubba wrote:Too long and too busy. Could only understand about 3/4 of what Bane said. Hathaway looked great in the suit, but she's a mediocre actress. I guessed the twist at the end long before it happened. I'd tell you how I knew, but my explanation would act as a spoiler. I'd grade the individual movies in the trilogy thusly:

Batman Begins B
Dark Knight A
Dark Knight Rises B-

For comparison's sake, I'd grade the other comic book movies of 2012 like this:

Spiderman B
Avengers B

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I have to agree here, the foreshadowing felt a little heavy handed and ham fisted. But I still liked the movie a lot.



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Re: Rate the Dark Knight Rises

Postby snoscythe » Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:19 pm

I think when it's that obvious you are prohibited from referring to it as foreshadowing

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Re: Rate the Dark Knight Rises

Postby Metal Bubba » Tue Jul 24, 2012 3:30 pm

snoscythe wrote:I think when it's that obvious you are prohibited from referring to it as foreshadowing

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