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Take a cushion?
Be in for a disappointment?
Get prepared to cry re Heath Ledger, etc?
NO SPOILERSSS PLS.
must have had some sky high expectations.
It was incredible.
expectations, and it met them.
2. No. It is really damn good, but not 10/10. 9/10. 8/10.
3. Nah. Unless you liked him in BrokebackMountain LOLz
"It is really damn good, but not 10/10. 9/10. 8/10."
As in not 10/10, but maybe 9/10 or 8/10.
Clearly. My mistake. :(
heath ledger was a rly good joker
and it was great. the joker - one of the best baddies ever
When The Joker arrives...
*smiles* "Hiiiii..." :D
The Joker was occasionally hilarious.
and its not just people saying it because he is dead, and he is alright in it.
he is actually really good?
he's the best thing about a very good film. 9/10
But I prefer aaron eckhart's performance.
he was fucking incredible.
Other performances: professional.
Ledger's: borderline genius.
Did he get all 'method'?
Best superhero film
Great action film
Best villain: Joker
Worst fake gruff voice: Batman
Heath Ledger was fucking amazing. I may have had to spend a few minutes watching the credits to regain my composure and let my eyes dry up.
How the fuck they're going to make a 'third' movie, with some other poor shmuck having to play the Joker, I do not know.
IF they were to re-use the joker, it would basically be Johnny Depp (boo) or Daniel Day Lewis (yay), shirely?
To make it work, they could have a villain on the outisde (ie, a realistic Riddler) with the Joker in the shadows in Arkham Asylum in a Hannibal Lector-esque role where Bats goes for the odd chat.
Good idea? Maybe I'll write the third one...
or he could play the riddler, the mad hatter, the clock king.... anybody really.
the joker to be recast
crispin glover would be awesome as the riddler though, did anyone see the issue of empire in which they predicted/suggested future casting? i cant remember them but ellen paige as robin was one
is an excellent idea. you win.
it's the best film ever. ever ever ever.
It's just a fairly smart and dark blockbuster, with a very good and unnerving performance in it, which sometimes overtwisted itself and occasionally pandered a little too much to melodrama.
There's many other films which would be far better nominees for the 'best film ever. ever ever ever.' American Graffiti, judging by what I watched night, could be a contender.
It's a really good feelgood film. I like The Last Picture Show more than Harold and Maude I decided last night. And The Last Detail is probably Ashby's best imho.
dunno why, i have no great desire to see it i might do one day, yeah idk i liked being there a lot as well hal ashby is pretty cool generally
i was kinda put off watching the last picture show by that easy riders book i take it its quite good then...
The Last Detail is actually amazing.
I also watched Blue Collar too, directed by Schrader. That was good.
having my own opinion. LOL.
american graffiti is good though.
well good. not BEST FILM EVER!!!!! by any means but a really really enjoyable action film
I was expecting to love it but didn't. The Joker was fricking frick though.
Can someone please explain why The Scarecrow was around at the beginning? It's driving me mad. Also, why does he still the voice when he's talking to Lucius Fox?
his excessively gruff voice put me off at first. although it is fun to do impressions of.
maybe the voice is because the suit doesnt fit properly
scarecrow bit was good, showed that costumed freakies are becoming more and more commonplace etc.
i guess so, spose i meant that scarecrow was quite a good character & it seemed like they coulda done more with him
more of him would definitely have been good.
When he knew he was a bad egg. Why feature him in the film at all?
panoply of villains, increase the supervillain population.
bad egg is probably my favourite phrase at the moment, just so you know.
i thought it was weird too, maybe he'll come back in the next one
Is the point i was trying to make.
He's getting slack and he's lost his love for the job is my presumption.
that accompanied him to restaurants and parties during the film
more than most of the shit we usually get these days.
..but like some of the above users, my only quibble is the squandered use of the Scarecrow. Bring him back properly for the next instalment please.
The self-appointed Batman 'army' was a nice touch though. It was straight out of 'The Dark Knight Returns'. Nice one Nolan!
and I absolutely LOVED it.
Far better than losing virginity
is nearly manly enough any more
It was thoroughly entertaining, and I like how Nolan plays with your pre existing knowledge, for example the fact you know a certain character becomes another but he plays with you on how it happens.
I'm not a Heath Ledger fan, and I was pretty annoyed when he was cast. I was wrong, he was incredible. To take a cultural icon like The Joker, who has already had a legendary perfomance from a legendary actor, and make it his own is worthy of great praise, but it's the performance itself that merits the praise. He is geniunely unsettling.
I also think Bale doesn't get enough credit. He is the best Batman ever, and he anchors the whole thing together playing 3 characters; Batman, Bruce Wayne and the public Bruce Wayne. His Batman voice was a tad annoying in this one, but I hear it's because he fucked his throat doing it on the first one so he had to do it differently for this one
(Bale's Batman voice, i mean)
His vulnerability is a big part of his appeal. SPOILER ALERT! So the Dark Knight whizzes off into the night pursued by the armies of the law whilst wrestling with creeping influenza! Best-Ending-Ever!
given the number of plotlines, yet it never felt busy or flooded, which i think is an achievement
It is long certainly, but the length allowed for the characters to blossom and develop rather than be shoehorned in
until I got out of the cinema. For me, thats the difference bewteen long and too long
The last half hour was a bit predictable and melodramatic
where you think it's just about to end, and then suddenly there's another 45 minutes.
The pacing was superb!
I'm sure there was a logical reason for it rather than just setting up The Jokers evil plans.
And how did they know that the only policeman assigned to escort the fella who wanted to out Batman would have a relative in the hospital? Or are we to believe it was pure coincidence?
who had relatives in hospital. He sends Gordon the names and he realises one of them is in the car
For ruining my belief in Hollywood!
i thought it was pretty good.
when it started though, i was like "wtf?": it felt like the filming and editing was a mess and the "start" of the film seemed to go for about half an hour, establishing where everyone was, which was pretty much the same place as at the end of batman begins. i felt like they were just cutting in and out of scenes too quickly and i was getting dizzy.
then, after a while, it started to find it's feet and all the plotlines started to come together somewhat and it became, yeah, pretty good.
to me, it wasn't a batman film. it wasn't even a joker film. it was a harvey dent film. i really don't like aaron eckhart, for some reason, but i thought he was fantastic in it. oh man, when they revealed his scarred up face - that was done brilliantly! he turns to gordon, then it cuts to gordon and you just think "NO! SHOW US HIS FACE!" then it does and it's the grossest thing ever - AWESOME. i also like the story of how he got his scars more than the acid/face interface from the comics. and when that whole scene is going down and you think batman is going to save rachel, then he bursts into the room with dent in it...man, my heart broke a little bit.
obligatory heath ledger comment: i thought he was amazing. in fact, i didn't even realise heath ledger was in the film - he was purely the joker. if i can be any supervillain, i want to be that portrayal of the joker. and again, the idea of the scars on his face forming the perma-smile is so much better than the comic books' "he fell into a vat of acid!" thing.
so yeah, pretty good film all around. i think any problems i had with it are really just nit-picking, but i do think they could've used the length to pace it a bit more and that stuff. and maybe they could've changed christian bale's batman voice - srsly, it sounded like a bollocked up version of nicole kidman's "breathless" voice that she does all the time. but yeah. it was good.