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#239450 - 01/10/09 04:41 PM Re: Is Dark Knight the new demo standard? [Re: Zimm]
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It's only a matter of time before Robin and the Joker come out of the closet...one wears leotards with a bondage mask and the other guy wears more makeup than the members of Kiss and Motley Crue combined.
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#243798 - 01/30/09 01:53 PM Re: Is Dark Knight the new demo standard? [Re: Adrian]
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Is there anyone that doesn't like The Dark Night?
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#243801 - 01/30/09 01:56 PM Re: Is Dark Knight the new demo standard? [Re: BlueJays1]
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Me, but I haven't seen it \:D
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#243905 - 01/30/09 11:44 PM Re: Is Dark Knight the new demo standard? [Re: BlueJays1]
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 Originally Posted By: Dr.House
Is there anyone that doesn't like The Dark Night?

I didn't like it. After renting it I doubt that I'd buy it. I found it too long and it couldn't keep it's focus. Instead of a single strong plot, it was as if they tried too hard to string a number of different plots together and the pieces just didn't quite fit. It seemed clumsy. Not to mention there was like 6 or 7 climaxes in the movie. As the movie stumbled along I started feeling more fatigued rather than excited as the ending approached. As far as Batman movies go, I enjoyed Batman Begins much more. And compared to other action movies, I also enjoyed Iron Man and Transformers ('07) more than this one.
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#243946 - 01/31/09 08:21 AM Re: Is Dark Knight the new demo standard? [Re: 80'sMan]
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 Originally Posted By: 80'sMan
there was like 6 or 7 climaxes in the movie. As the movie stumbled along I started feeling more fatigued rather than excited as the ending approached.


I've seen movies like that, too. My wife doesn't like me to watch them. I don't remember anything involving batman, though....

Regarding the last sentence, you my want to try more green M&Ms...
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#243953 - 01/31/09 09:47 AM Re: Is Dark Knight the new demo standard? [Re: 80'sMan]
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Thats interesting. I enjoyed the more complicated plot. Then again, I like to read books that follow parallel plots as well.
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#243956 - 01/31/09 10:35 AM Re: Is Dark Knight the new demo standard? [Re: 80'sMan]
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I loved the way the plot was connected and thought it fit very well and the Joker was extremely entertaining to watch. My only knock on it however is that some character development was a bit rushed especially with one character in particuliar in which I think could have been developed into the plot of the next Batman movie.
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#243973 - 01/31/09 12:08 PM Re: Is Dark Knight the new demo standard? [Re: BlueJays1]
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I agree, Dr. House. I thought the Harvey Dent character could have been stretched out a bit more to make the transformation just a bit more plausible.
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#244274 - 02/02/09 10:18 AM Re: Is Dark Knight the new demo standard? [Re: St_PatGuy]
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It will be interesting to see where they go with the villains in the next movie. IMO it will be hard to top the acting performance of Heath Ledger and Aaron Eckhart.
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#244282 - 02/02/09 11:20 AM Re: Is Dark Knight the new demo standard? [Re: St_PatGuy]
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 Originally Posted By: St_PatGuy
I agree, Dr. House. I thought the Harvey Dent character could have been stretched out a bit more to make the transformation just a bit more plausible.


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If they had known that one villain would not be available for the next film, they might have given the other a longer lifeline. Now we must go back to the Penguin...
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