Who saw "The Dark Knight"?!?!?!?

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    Jul 19, 2008 3:10 AM GMT
    I Looooved it...10 out of 10 for me. Heath Ledger was flawless...Aaron Eckhart also VERY good..also think he looked better then Christian Bale in this one.
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    Jul 19, 2008 3:22 AM GMT
    Some of the dialogue was lame. The characters would symbolize something and the writers decided their audience wouldn't get it so why not have them opine on their symbolism. "I represent X!" "Yes, but couldn't you also be Y." "Curses! I will now blow up something."

    But that was exactly how the joker should have been written and played. Heath Ledger was flawless. A great movie, better than the last one.
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    Jul 19, 2008 3:32 AM GMT
    it was AWESOME!
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    Jul 19, 2008 6:26 AM GMT
    agreed. the joker was so believable he transcended the need to plausible explanations.

    to be a bit of a downer, the middle was the best part, the end was a bit weak.
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    Jul 19, 2008 7:03 AM GMT
    I just saw it!

    Was beaming with my roommate about how great it was. To be honest, I was just riding his enthusiasm for awhile. After some inebriation, we talked a lot about the intricacies of the movie. Definitely some great performances and very worthy of how a comic book should and needs to be made into a movie. Heath Ledger was brilliant and yeah, so was Aaron Eckhart. Too cool for school.
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    Jul 19, 2008 9:50 AM GMT
    It was GREAT!
    Heath Ledger had the challenge of coming up with a believable, realistic and maniacal Joker, while at the same time staying away from the awesome job Jack Nicholson did in the first Tim Burton movie. He was extremely successful at both.
    I'm so happy with what they did with the story too. Christopher Nolan was able to intertwined both villains in the same storyline just as well as he did before with the Scarecrow and Ra's al Ghul.
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    Jul 20, 2008 4:04 PM GMT
    I wanna see it again!!!
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    Jul 20, 2008 4:07 PM GMT
    nysexy gave his review and endorsement:I Looooved it...10 out of 10 for me. Heath Ledger was flawless...Aaron Eckhart also VERY good..also think he looked better then Christian Bale in this one.




    So your saying, Mr Sexy, that the expenditure of funds to see this movie was worth it....?
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    Jul 20, 2008 4:28 PM GMT
    It was a great ride. It had more cringe-inducing moments than I expected ("Watch me make this pencil disappear").

    Ledger's performance lived up to the hype. I watched the movie yesterday, and caught a few minutes of Brokeback Mountain on Bravo last night. Heath had a tremendous range between those two characters, and could have done anything.

    The other actors kept up well, too, and I feel a little bad they'll be overlooked.
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    Jul 20, 2008 4:46 PM GMT
    yea, it's definitely going to be the best movie of the summer.

    I love batman, always have. And this movie completely does the idea justice.

    I think 75% of the ending was incredible. the other 25% made me say, um... hold on a minute, you need to address this a little more. you can't just do X and not say anything about it after it happens. and completely change the subject to this crazy person and this crazy person are doing this.

    but the action was well done. the story line always made you wonder for what was to come next.

    "A" movie in my book.
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    Jul 20, 2008 6:16 PM GMT
    Didn't realize we had two threads for this movie. I'll transfer my post from the other here:

    "Saw it last night, and it deserved all the hype and praise it's gotten. Ledger was nothing short of brilliant and there were some visual FX shots (anything with a helicopter was full of win) that just made me wibble.

    Unfortunately, it still just wasn't my kind of movie and I really wasn't in the mood for it (for good reason) so I couldn't enjoy it as much as I'd have liked. The visual FX work on a certain character who enters mid-way through the movie were kinda weak as well: I got used to them, but I nearly busted out laughing at his reveal.

    So yeah, fantastic movie, just wish I had actually wanted to be in the theatre at that point."

    Oh, and can I start a petition for Christian Bale to stop trying to do accents/odd voices? I've yet to hear a decent one out of him (prove me wrong, please. He's still worth looking at).
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    Jul 20, 2008 6:38 PM GMT
    Thought it was an absolute mess. So convoluted, overstuffed with cumbersome dialogue and so much less intelligent than it was pretending. Kept bringing up all these moral implications about Batman's role as a vigilante hero but lacked the balls to really go there.

    blinkOh, and can I start a petition for Christian Bale to stop trying to do accents/odd voices?


    Seriously, I was crawling out of my skin by the end over Bale's performance - I mean, why does he do this weird guttural scream as Batman? I was cringing!
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    Jul 20, 2008 6:57 PM GMT
    Wow, I saw that last night and it was amazing! People in the audience clapped for this movie. This will definitely put Christopher Nolan's name up there.

    Heath Ledger portrayed the Joker's character flawlessly. He was played so realistical maniacal and manages to remain the mastermind that he is. Haha I loved that little trick where he made that pencil disappear.

    I didn't like Christian Bale's deep accent, but he's so hot, so I overlooked it.
  • sfnicolas

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    Jul 20, 2008 7:51 PM GMT
    saw it last night and it is still haunting me--what a complex and layered movie (and heath's incredible)

    gotta see it again soon!
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    Jul 20, 2008 8:06 PM GMT
    HndsmKansan said
    nysexy gave his review and endorsement:I Looooved it...10 out of 10 for me. Heath Ledger was flawless...Aaron Eckhart also VERY good..also think he looked better then Christian Bale in this one.




    So your saying, Mr Sexy, that the expenditure of funds to see this movie was worth it....?



    Uh huh...yessum. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 22, 2008 12:56 PM GMT
    I was bored through it, then towards the end I fell asleep. When I woke up, it was almost over. And what happened to the Joker? I missed that too.
    The guy I was with (not my BF) really wanted to see it. I wanted to see Mama Mia.


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    Jul 22, 2008 3:42 PM GMT
    Saw it, loved it. Heath Ledger's performance was amazing. The best Joker ever.
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    Jul 22, 2008 4:12 PM GMT
    It is in DESPERATE need of MAJOR editing. Yet another payola flick that people believe they HAVE to like because the media and masses say its great.

    The Joker... yeah yeah... he did a good job, but nothing new, and nothing amazing. He certainly doesnt deserve and Oscar for the role. And with the politics of the Academy, if he were still alive he wouldn't have any of the buzz about an Oscar. The Acedemy doesn't give those awards for those types of roles... (see Sean Connery in From Russia With Love. MANY believe he should have received the Oscar for the role as Bond, but because it was Bond, it wasn't going to happen, and they later gave him one for a so so role in a non-Bond film).

    And really... Bale talking through those veneers was GRATING!

    For me... the two REAL stand outs were Freeman and Caine. The two best actors in the whole film!

    OH YEAH... and uuummmm that whole episode where Gordon pretty much loves his boy more than his wife and daughter. No wonder Barbra rebeled and became Batgirl!
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    Jul 22, 2008 10:52 PM GMT
    I saw it last night (finally) and really enjoyed it. Heath Ledger has my vote for an Oscar! He updated Cesar Romero (who scared me at 7) into a villain that could scare me at 49!

    I might go see it again, too.

    Lately, I've avoided the theaters here because everything seems for kids, especially the superhero movies, but after seeing Hancock and Batman, I've got to have a more open mind.
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    Jul 23, 2008 2:17 AM GMT
    Probably the best of the super-hero movies, and maybe the best Hollywood movie I have seen this year (not difficult mind you). Heath Ledger was very good, best psychopathic killer since Anthony Hopkins in "Silence Of The Lambs". I really don't like those kind of movies usually (the Spiderman movies are average at best), but I would give it an 8.5/10.
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    Jul 23, 2008 2:48 AM GMT
    Saw it and was bored throughout.

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    The movie was as structured as its Joker's mind, with major dialogue howlers and throwaway characters (Rachel Dawes being primary of the convenient plot pieces). It shifted from having a way too fast pace in the beginning to having an unbearably slow pace in the second half.

    Christian Bale is a terrible Batman, with his growling Batman-speak being some of the worst shit I've had to listen to in years. I suspect that he'd be a bit more passable if they had dubbed him with Kevin Conroy's excellent performance during the 1990s.

    This Joker had no background (that bullshit with his father and his wife? P-uke!), no depth in this movie. Ledger played him well, but he was and remained a one-dimensional (and overly plot-convenient) character. Nicholson and Hamill have nothing to fear.

    I disagree with Freeman doing a noteworthy job; this was Freeman being Freeman (though with a different name).

    Eckhart's Dent / Two-Face was but another disappointment without background; that his Two-Face transformation was spurred by the death of Throwaway Rachel made him all that much lamer.

    That they made Ramirez into a bad cop irked me as well; she's the sole LGBTQ character in the Batman core and I was hoping that they'd pick up on that.


    Batman is my god, and this film and its followers are apostates.
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    Jul 25, 2008 12:54 AM GMT
    I was totally worn out. This film reduced me to a pile of rubble before it was over. Will definitely see it again. Heath was incredible.
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    Jul 25, 2008 1:04 AM GMT
    Sorry, too much hype. The movie was good, but not great and about one hour too long. I thought it could have been tightened up a bit; it didn't know when to stop. I actually preferred Batman Begins to TDK.
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    Jul 25, 2008 4:15 AM GMT
    Saw it opening night.

    Ledger did a great job but he isn't my favorite Joker, that spot goes to Mark Hamill. He did do a great sadist, anarchist. Fit completely with the style of the movie and he was believable that such a criminal could be possible in this world. But I don't think it is Oscar worthy.

    Probably the best portrayal of Two Face ever. This was the first time I was shocked and horrified by his appearance and it intensified the dramatic effect of his tragedy of a fallen hero. I think Eckhart's performance was the best of the main characters because he makes the transition from hero to villain believable and pitiable.

    I thought the pacing was perfect because it feels like a steady stream of rising action. I was surprised when the movie ended and didn't realize how long it was.

    The movie had interesting themes and the climax was interesting take on game theory morality. Although I disliked its possible support of intrinsic morality I do like they explored many types of ethical calculus during the climax and show them to be fraudulent.

    Overall good characters, interesting themes, and a surprisingly well organized plot I thought this was a great movie.
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    Jul 25, 2008 4:26 AM GMT
    NickoftheNorth saidThis Joker had no background (that bullshit with his father and his wife? P-uke!)


    none of that stuff actually happened I thought. It was just the character making stuff up to play with people.