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    Posted: 31 July 2012 at 4:22pm
Originally posted by SSOK SSOK wrote:

I liked the movie. I didn't find it overly political, at most I thought it could be slightly related to OWS. Thing with OWS, is that many of them believe that we could all be living in some happy care-free Commieland, a far stretch from Bane letting the prisons out and overtaking a city. 

I think the movie could have been better, but it certainly didn't dissappoint. I found it a tad hard to believe that the police wandered out of the tunnels clean shaven, and their big "brawl" with the criminals wasn't a giant gunfight. Seriously, the angry mob had AK's before the batcopter thing showed up, and the police entered the tunnels with MP5's and handguns. Why a giant fistfight? 


I also wondered where the police weapons had gone. The crowd shot of them showed little more than a handful of night sticks and balled fists. They'd all gone into the sewers armed to the teeth.


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I liked the movie. I didn't find it overly political, at most I thought it could be slightly related to OWS. Thing with OWS, is that many of them believe that we could all be living in some happy care-free Commieland, a far stretch from Bane letting the prisons out and overtaking a city. 

I think the movie could have been better, but it certainly didn't dissappoint. I found it a tad hard to believe that the police wandered out of the tunnels clean shaven, and their big "brawl" with the criminals wasn't a giant gunfight. Seriously, the angry mob had AK's before the batcopter thing showed up, and the police entered the tunnels with MP5's and handguns. Why a giant fistfight? 
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I liked it. I'm not familiar with the 'original' batman stuff- the comic books, show, of even some of the older movies, so I've taken this trilogy as is with nothing to compare to and I'm a fan.

I'm not an Anne Hathaway fan in general, but I like how she played her character off in this one. PLUS, I like the angle on 'Catwoman' - Its a thousand times better than what they tried to do with Berry in that travesty.
...and yeah, she looked GOOD in that costume.

Bane was a great character too, though it was the pitch of his voice that irked me. It could have been much more ominous had it been deeper- although I guess its intentional as is: {IMDB}

Quote Tom Hardy based his voice for Bane on Bartley Gorman (1944 - 2002), an Irish Traveller who was the undefeated Bare-knuckle boxing champion of the United Kingdom and Ireland, often referred to as the, "King of the Gypsies." He told The Hollywood Reporter, "The choice of the accent is actually a man called Bartley Gorman, who was a bare knuckle fighter. A Romani gypsy. Which I wanted to underpin the Latin, but a Romani Latin opposed to Latino. His particular accent is very specific, which was a gypsy accent. So that's why it was difficult to understand. But once you tune into it, you get it. I hope."



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I also liked Gordon-Levitt's character, and saw the whole name thing coming 6 or 7 miles away. My wife HATED how it was introduced, but we agreed that as transparent as it was, there wasn't any way to introduce it without it seeming goofy. They did what they could.

As I am TERRIBLE at sniffing out betrayal-related twists in movies, I didn't see the Miranda thing coming. I thought she'd be killed off paving the way for the ending that did happen, but I didn't see how it did play out coming. Wife did, and I sort of felt like an idiot when she said "Duh!" as it was playing out.


Really good IMHO. A bit silly in parts, and the fact that the cops were underground for 3 months and completely clean-shaven when they came out was a tad funny.
I did see it after this thread was introduced and kept a look out for the political undertones. They were there to be sure, but not enough to ruin anything for me. If I got miffed at political messages in movies, I'd never see any.





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Originally posted by pb125 pb125 wrote:

I know I'm in the minority here, but I really liked Bane.
 

It was just that accent. That was my issue with Bane. 

That, and it sounded like they fixed the early screening problem of not being able to understand Bane by cranking all of his levels up. He's really, really loud. 

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Originally posted by Darur Darur wrote:

Personally I was annoyed by the blatant political overtones regarding†the 2010†Copiapů mining accident.
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I think the movie is good, not great. 

I've seen it twice because it's excellent entertainment. I think it's too long, and the ending was pretty cringe-worthy, but there were some aspects I really enjoyed. 


I know I'm in the minority here, but I really liked Bane. The fact that he has a motive (and a love interest for that matter) make him much more interesting to me than the Joker who  is simply a textbook psychopath. Obviously Ledger's performance was incredible but I found Bane to be a more interesting villain. 


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Originally posted by tallen702 tallen702 wrote:

Originally posted by Darur Darur wrote:

Also anyone who calls the TV show "like the comic book" has clearly never read any of the comic books


Obviously you're mixing up the far more recent history of batman from the "Dark Knight" series and completely forgetting the 40+ years of it being campy and horrible.


I honestly never watched nor paid attention to the original Batman series because it looks awful. It's almost like a parody of Batman.

The closest thing in modern entertainment to the actual comic series (at least post Frank Miller) was the animated series and to a great extent Keaton Batman.

I still think Keaton > Bale.
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Originally posted by Darur Darur wrote:

Also anyone who calls the TV show "like the comic book" has clearly never read any of the comic books


Obviously you're mixing up the far more recent history of batman from the "Dark Knight" series and completely forgetting the 40+ years of it being campy and horrible.
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Also anyone who calls the TV show "like the comic book" has clearly never read any of the comic books
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I thought it was pretty good though long.

I disagree on wanting the campy batman back. The only reason I liked this trilogy is because it doesn't try to be a comic book. I wish they'd do the same with the 100s of video game movies they've ruined.
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Personally I was annoyed by the blatant political overtones regarding the 2010 Copiapů mining accident.
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I thought it was a great movie. My friend thought it was ok, but he also kept complaining that it was very anti-upper class and made it seem that all rich people are horrible.

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I thought it was my favorite of the three, probably easily.

It ended a little quickly, but I was alright with it.

I thought Bane was great, and I loved that they stayed closer to the source material, even though I didn't see it coming.

Also, I think I'm in love with Anne Hathaway, I thought her character was a nice foil to the seriousness of the movie. Plus, she's super hot.
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I still prefer the 1967 campy comic book TV 'Batman' and the movie from, to these new pieces of garbage. Blood, gore and sex..... these movies all are begining to look alike. The old Batman had the comic book feel, and seldom was there a hidden but obvious political agenda within.

Also miss 'The Monkee's' campy family fare.

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