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Sure-Oz
07-14-2008, 03:54 PM
I'm super pumped that it's almost here...

I am going likely friday night visiting my friend in Madison, WI, to see on a HUGE Screen.

So far

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_dark_knight/

95% with 227 total reviews....

Also use this thread for your personal reviews if you wish and cover up spoilers...

Count Alex's Losses
07-14-2008, 03:54 PM
Midnight showing. Gonna wait in line for 2 hours. Booyah!

Frazod
07-14-2008, 03:56 PM
Definitely. I won't deal with the opening night madness, but I'll certainly see it by Sunday.

Dicky McElephant
07-14-2008, 03:57 PM
I'll be going this weekend. I'm not really sure when but I'll definitely be going.

You might be better off starting a thread to see who isn't going.

Sure-Oz
07-14-2008, 03:58 PM
I probably will see this multiple times, also watched the IMAX 7min prologue last night after i got my Batman Begins for BluRay(it was included as a special feature), ****ing siiiiiick!

Fire Me Boy!
07-14-2008, 03:59 PM
Wife and I and some friends are doing a Hellboy 2/Dark Knight double feature on Sunday.

eazyb81
07-14-2008, 04:01 PM
My buddy just picked up tickets for Friday night at the IMAX showing.

Bowser
07-14-2008, 04:04 PM
The beauty of working a Tuesday through Saturday job will allow me to walk up and snag some early afternoon IMAX tix for me and my daughter. Heh.

POND_OF_RED
07-14-2008, 04:07 PM
86% with about 25 total reviews....wonder how high the tomatometer goes up.

Even the negative review has me pumped to see it:

"This movie is grim and jammed together. The narrative isn't shaped coherently to bring out contrasts and build toward a satisfying climax. The Dark Knight is constant climax; it's always in a frenzy, and it goes on forever."

Sure-Oz
07-14-2008, 04:08 PM
Even the negative review has me pumped to see it:

"This movie is grim and jammed together. The narrative isn't shaped coherently to bring out contrasts and build toward a satisfying climax. The Dark Knight is constant climax; it's always in a frenzy, and it goes on forever."

Saw that....definetly excited....i was almost hoping it'd get a 100% LMAO

Demonpenz
07-14-2008, 04:11 PM
htf can you give it a bad review. Look at it. It's glorious

Sure-Oz
07-14-2008, 04:21 PM
Quote from an article i saw somewhere online about the movie

"As loaded as the film is with visual firepower and multiple character arcs, Ledger's Joker does dominate - and the conviction he brings to his performance in The Dark Knight only compounds the tragedy and magnitude of his loss."

dirk digler
07-14-2008, 04:23 PM
My buddy just picked up tickets for Friday night at the IMAX showing.

I am going to the 6:45 show in Olathe at the IMAX. I am stoked hopefully it will live up to the hype

Deberg_1990
07-14-2008, 04:33 PM
Ill go see it most def.

I love how its being described as "Heat" or "The Godfather" with costumes.

Ill probably shell out the extra $$ for IMAX as well. I heard there are 6 action scenes filmed in IMAX.

I noticed there are a few theaters showing this all night starting late Thursday/early Friday morning. Whos going to the 3:15am showing?? :)

El Jefe
07-14-2008, 04:34 PM
Count me in!!!

vailpass
07-14-2008, 04:36 PM
Ill go see it most def.

I love how its being described as "Heat" or "The Godfather" with costumes.

Ill probably shell out the extra $$ for IMAX as well. I heard there are 6 action scenes filmed in IMAX.

I noticed there are a few theaters showing this all night starting late Thursday/early Friday morning. Whos going to the 3:15am showing?? :)


Bite your tongue.

CoMoChief
07-14-2008, 04:45 PM
This looks like one of the best movies to come out in a long while. Box office wise that is. I can't wait. I'm seeing it at midnight as well.

QuikSsurfer
07-14-2008, 04:51 PM
Bought my tickets for the 12:05 showing Thursday night.. can't wait!

Frazod
07-14-2008, 04:54 PM
Ledger being dead will make everything that much more poignant; especially if the Joker dies in the end, which I assume he does.

irishjayhawk
07-14-2008, 05:15 PM
I'm seeing it Thursday and then Friday. I'm not sure what time. Friends are going at 645 on Friday. I don't know why seeing as it's a full 5-6 dollars more than the afternoon.

irishjayhawk
07-14-2008, 05:15 PM
Ledger being dead will make everything that much more poignant; especially if the Joker dies in the end, which I assume he does.

Not to spoil, but I'm not sure that's accurate.

Count Alex's Losses
07-14-2008, 06:24 PM
This week is going to be awesome. Hellboy II and The Dark Knight.

Pablo
07-14-2008, 06:25 PM
I plan on seeing it. It opens up on my birthday, so I guess I won't have to pay for it.

w00t for that.

DaKCMan AP
07-14-2008, 08:27 PM
maybe

Count Alex's Losses
07-14-2008, 08:27 PM
maybe

Too many chicks taking up your time, rubbing up against your hot body?

Deberg_1990
07-14-2008, 08:31 PM
Not to spoil, but I'm not sure that's accurate.

Nolan should get Keaton and Nicholson to come back and play in the 3rd Batman flick.

"The Dark Knight III: The Golden Years"

jjchieffan
07-14-2008, 09:06 PM
I am going. The Aurora drive in is playing it along with Journey to the center of the Earth this weekend. I am planning on going then.

blueballs
07-14-2008, 09:14 PM
I never caught the movie bug
I wait for hbo

Fire Me Boy!
07-14-2008, 09:18 PM
I am going. The Aurora drive in is playing it along with Journey to the center of the Earth this weekend. I am planning on going then.

Heh... Aurora. I grew up there. Been to that drive-in a number of times. o:-)

Deberg_1990
07-14-2008, 09:20 PM
The Aurora drive in is playing it

Honestly, seems like a horrible movie to go watch at a drive in. Since almost every scene is intentionly dark.

QuikSsurfer
07-14-2008, 09:22 PM
Honestly, seems like a horrible movie to go watch at a drive in. Since almost every scene is intentionly dark.

Not to mention the sound.
You're going to want to see this movie in the theater.

It's also very hard to watch the movie when you're getting head.
I've been to many drive-ins.

Sure-Oz
07-14-2008, 09:25 PM
Not to mention the sound.
You're going to want to see this movie in the theater.

It's also very hard to watch the movie when you're getting head.
I've been to many drive-ins.

LMAO

DaKCMan AP
07-14-2008, 09:26 PM
Too many chicks taking up your time, rubbing up against your hot body?

Sure.

Count Alex's Losses
07-14-2008, 09:28 PM
On an average night, how many chicks attempt to get into your pants?

DaKCMan AP
07-14-2008, 09:55 PM
On an average night, how many chicks attempt to get into your pants?

More than you could handle.

Count Alex's Losses
07-14-2008, 09:55 PM
I want to live vicariously through you.

DaKCMan AP
07-14-2008, 10:00 PM
I want to live vicariously through you.

Denied.

Priest31kc
07-14-2008, 10:02 PM
cant wait to see this movie, looks like it could be one of the best movies in a long while. Plus Im a big Batman fan.

KcMizzou
07-14-2008, 10:03 PM
Honestly, seems like a horrible movie to go watch at a drive in. Since almost every scene is intentionly dark.Yeah, I love drive-in's... but this needs to been seen in crystal clarity with digital sound.

QuikSsurfer
07-14-2008, 10:04 PM
Denied.

ROFL

Deberg_1990
07-14-2008, 10:07 PM
Yeah, I love drive-in's... but this needs to been seen in crystal clarity with digital sound.

Yea Drive-ins are great. When i was a kid, we used to go to the old Crest Drive in in Grandview and the 63rd st. in Raytown.

Also went to the Twin up in Independece quite a few times. I undestand its still there.

kcchiefsus
07-15-2008, 02:09 AM
I am going to the 3:30 a.m. Friday morning show at the IMAX in Olathe.

Spicy McHaggis
07-15-2008, 02:13 AM
Seeing it Saturday morning at the IMAX. I'm pretty geeked for this.

mcan
07-15-2008, 02:30 AM
Midnite showing here in Manhattan (small theater but all digital) on Thursday.

Bringing my brother, his boyfriend (yeah you heard right) and Angela in to see it with me. (for those of you who know Angel)

irishjayhawk
07-15-2008, 03:57 AM
Well, I was going to go with friends at 645 on Friday but it doesn't look like that's going to happen. :( It sold out. I waited too long. Of course, if all goes well that would have been my second screening. I'm seeing it on Thursday either before or at midnight, Non-Imax or Imax respectively.

Maybe they'll still have 645 tickets when I call tomorrow.

keg in kc
07-15-2008, 10:47 AM
11:55 am friday morning. IMAX.

RockChalk
07-15-2008, 11:26 AM
I've never seen a movie in IMAX form...what's the difference?

Jilly
07-15-2008, 11:29 AM
Friday at the IMAX and then Mama Mia later! I'M SO excited for the weekend!

MaxFects
07-15-2008, 11:36 AM
My company is paying for us to see it! I'm also going with some friends later opening night also. Gonna be sweet!

RedNeckRaider
07-15-2008, 11:41 AM
I made a bet with a Laker fan that the Celtics would beat them. We bet lunch he asked to go double or nothing saying he thought Hancock would make more money in its 1st month than Dark Knight would :spock: I said ok :thumb:

KcMizzou
07-15-2008, 11:41 AM
I've never seen a movie in IMAX form...what's the difference?
Big-giant wrap-around screen.

KcMizzou
07-15-2008, 11:42 AM
I made a bet with a Laker fan that the Celtics would beat them. We bet lunch he asked to go double or nothing saying he thought Hancock would make more money in its 1st month than Dark Knight would :spock: I said ok :thumb:Man, you found a sucker.

Deberg_1990
07-15-2008, 12:01 PM
and then Mama Mia later!


I dare someone to create a "Whos going to see Mamma Mia this weekend?" thread. ROFL

Jilly
07-15-2008, 12:04 PM
I dare someone to create a "Whos going to see Mamma Mia this weekend?" thread. ROFL

http://www.celebszz.com/9384-2/amanda-seyfried-04.jpg


Need I say more?

Pablo
07-15-2008, 12:05 PM
Need I say more?Yeah. I saw the trailer for that movie, and I don't care how hot the girl is. Not happening.

Jilly
07-15-2008, 12:07 PM
Yeah. I saw the trailer for that movie, and I don't care how hot the girl is. Not happening.

not secure enough in your manhood? ;)

KcMizzou
07-15-2008, 12:08 PM
not secure enough in your manhood? ;)How about simply not interested? :p

Didn't see Hairspray either. Not gonna...

Heterosexual males aren't exactly the target demographic.

Deberg_1990
07-15-2008, 12:09 PM
not secure enough in your manhood? ;)

Maybe we should do a polll? How many male ABBA fans do we have on this board??

Redrum_69
07-15-2008, 12:09 PM
Heath Ledger wont be going to see the Dark Knight premiere this week.....

Pablo
07-15-2008, 12:10 PM
not secure enough in your manhood? ;)Eh..doesn't seem mildly humorous to me.

I suppose the basic premise is "My mom was a hussy. Who's my real dad? LOL."

Pablo
07-15-2008, 12:10 PM
Heath Ledger wont be going to see the Dark Knight premiere this week.....Oh snap.

RedNeckRaider
07-15-2008, 12:11 PM
Maybe we should do a polll? How many male ABBA fans do we have on this board??

ROFL

Jilly
07-15-2008, 12:47 PM
I guess it's too much to ask for you to just be happy that it looks like I'll have a great Friday?

KCrockaholic
07-15-2008, 01:00 PM
this might be heath ledger's best movie, im pretty excited for it as well.

Pablo
07-15-2008, 01:13 PM
I guess it's too much to ask for you to just be happy that it looks like I'll have a great Friday?Congrats. It's my b-day Friday, so I hope mine's great too.

Sure-Oz
07-15-2008, 01:20 PM
How early you think i should go on a friday? My friend and i were thinking 530-6pm be there... when the movie starts at 7

irishjayhawk
07-15-2008, 01:31 PM
How early you think i should go on a friday? My friend and i were thinking 530-6pm be there... when the movie starts at 7

Yep. Err on the side of caution and get there early.

keg in kc
07-15-2008, 01:32 PM
this might be heath ledger's best movie, im pretty excited for it as well.Talk is there's a better than even chance he'd have gotten an oscar for it had he not died. He's apparently that good in it. And of course many seem to think a posthumous statue is a shoe in.

irishjayhawk
07-15-2008, 01:43 PM
My former manager said it's the best movie he's ever seen.

Redrum_69
07-15-2008, 01:48 PM
My former manager said it's the best movie he's ever seen.


the best?

as in better than anything Spielberg or Lucas made

or Peter Jackson

or Akira Kurosawa

irishjayhawk
07-15-2008, 01:51 PM
the best?

as in better than anything Spielberg or Lucas made

or Peter Jackson

or Akira Kurosawa

Hyperbole wasn't mine...

Redrum_69
07-15-2008, 01:54 PM
Hyperbole wasn't mine...



Great...youve just inspired Claythan to add this word in his next commentary..

Count Alex's Losses
07-15-2008, 01:56 PM
You're such an inbred piece of shit.

Swanman
07-15-2008, 03:24 PM
Talk is there's a better than even chance he'd have gotten an oscar for it had he not died. He's apparently that good in it. And of course many seem to think a posthumous statue is a shoe in.

His being dead I would think helps in getting him the Oscar, as he obviously won't have any more chances to give him the award (using basically the same theory, the Academy tends to give old farts awards for performances that wouldn't normally be deserving of the award, as their shelf life is getting to short for comfort). If he delivers a deserving performance, and it looks like he did, I say give him the award. Just in the 30 seconds I've seen him in the trailers, the performance looks incredible.

beavis
07-15-2008, 03:45 PM
I'm scared. There is way too much hype around this flick for it to hold up.

irishjayhawk
07-15-2008, 03:48 PM
I'm scared. There is way too much hype around this flick for it to hold up.

Everyone has said that and immediately come out saying it lived up.

Count Alex's Losses
07-15-2008, 03:59 PM
It sounds like the second coming of Empire, to be honest.

OnTheWarpath58
07-16-2008, 11:42 AM
Sad as it is, I haven't seen Batman Begins yet.

That will change shortly though, as I found a guy selling a HD-DVD of it for $5.

Picking it up this afternoon - looking forward to it.

Looks like I might be seeing The Dark Knight on IMAX Saturday afternoon.

Pablo
07-16-2008, 11:45 AM
Sad as it is, I haven't seen Batman Begins yet.

That will change shortly though, as I found a guy selling a HD-DVD of it for $5.

Picking it up this afternoon - looking forward to it.

Looks like I might be seeing The Dark Knight on IMAX Saturday afternoon.Don't feel too bad. I hadn't seen it until last Friday night.

Sure-Oz
07-16-2008, 11:48 AM
Loved batman begins ill probably watch it tomorrow on bluray to prepare me for fridays movie hehe

Deberg_1990
07-16-2008, 11:52 AM
Sad as it is, I haven't seen Batman Begins yet.



Have you seen "Batman and Robin" yet? Id hate for you to miss any important piece of continuity. ROFL

Frazod
07-16-2008, 11:53 AM
I'm going Saturday afternoon. Can't wait.

OnTheWarpath58
07-16-2008, 11:54 AM
Have you seen "Batman and Robin" yet? Id hate for you to miss any important piece of continuity. ROFL


Funny you mention that.

That's the biggest reason I never watched Batman Begins.

Didn't realize that they basically start the story over - I avoided it thinking it was a follow-up to the others - which got to be pretty pathetic.

Anyong Bluth
07-16-2008, 11:55 AM
I've got tickets for Navy Pier Imax 9pm Thursday night. Managed to snag these yesterday by chance. Some comic shop in Chicago was selling them for a special screening and I lucked upon finding out about it. I also have tickets for the 4pm showing next Wednesday. I already bought these tickets, and had pushed back on going sooner because I wanted to see it 1st time on IMAX and since you get to choose your seat when you buy your ticket, this was the 1st show that I could get a ticket to that had tickets available with good seat location. I'm sitting dead center about 2/3 of the way from the front row to the back.

The Chicago Premiere is tonight with Nolan, Oldman and others attending. You could buy tickets for the red carpet, screening with them and a reception / dinner / drinks after for 150 in May. Tickets were limited, and now going for 2800 on Craigslist.

Sure-Oz
07-16-2008, 11:56 AM
I've got tickets for Navy Pier Imax 9pm Thursday night. Managed to snag these yesterday by chance. Some comic shop in Chicago was selling them for a special screening and I lucked upon finding out about it. I also have tickets for the 4pm showing next Wednesday. I already bought these tickets, and had pushed back on going sooner because I wanted to see it 1st time on IMAX and since you get to choose your seat when you buy your ticket, this was the 1st show that I could get a ticket to that had tickets available with good seat location. I'm sitting dead center about 2/3 of the way from the front row to the back.

The Chicago Premiere is tonight with Nolan, Oldman and others attending. You could buy tickets for the red carpet, screening with them and a reception / dinner / drinks after for 150 in May. Tickets were limited, and now going for 2800 on Craigslist.

Very cool, let us know what you think, no spoilers please or cover them ;)

Deberg_1990
07-16-2008, 12:01 PM
Funny you mention that.

That's the biggest reason I never watched Batman Begins.

Didn't realize that they basically start the story over - I avoided it thinking it was a follow-up to the others - which got to be pretty pathetic.

I never really cared much for any of the Keaton/Kilmer/Clooney Batman movies.

The Original Burton Batman flick was more of an "event" than an actual movie.

Loved Batman Begins though. I still think its one of the best Superhero movies ever.

Anyong Bluth
07-16-2008, 12:04 PM
Very cool, let us know what you think, no spoilers please or cover them ;)


Not a chance in hell I'm going to post spoiler's. Chances are I won't even post anything about it until monday at the earliest. I've got no problem reading about what the plot is and what not, and with this movie I'm like a moth to the flame scouring any news, reviews, info I can find.

I think this is the most excited to see a movie since the last Batman (1989) version. My mom and I (I was 8 at the time mind you) went over to Glenwood at like 7 to get in line to buy tickets for the big screen matinee showing. We were like 12th in line and got there early to get great seats! It's not because it's Batman, just so happens that the 2 movies happen to be the same character, nutty? I really can't think of another movie between then that I was this excited about.

How they tore down that theater pisses me off. Watching a movie on the bigscreen (theatre 1) was amazing!!! Saw the Abyss and a lot of other great movies there. I loved watching a flick there!

Deberg_1990
07-16-2008, 12:07 PM
How they tore down that theater pisses me off. Watching a movie on the bigscreen (theatre 1) was amazing!!! Saw the Abyss and a lot of other great movies there. I loved watching a flick there!

Yea, great theater. I remember waiting in line there when i was 7-9 years old to see Star Wars, Close Encounters and Superman.

Frazod
07-16-2008, 12:14 PM
Yea, great theater. I remember waiting in line there when i was 7-9 years old to see Star Wars, Close Encounters and Superman.

I miss the old theaters as well - it's just not the same going to a 30 screen multiplex. They tore down the Kennedy theater in Kirksville years ago - I remember all the great movies I saw there in high school (Road Warrior, Conan, Blade Runner, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Star Trek II, Return of the Jedi). Bummer that's it gone.

irishjayhawk
07-16-2008, 12:18 PM
So I read an article somewhere about the casting of the Joker. Nolan said that there were no other names on HIS list. He wanted Heath and that was that.

It looks like I'm going to need to eat crow after seeing it. I said from the very beginning that it - on paper - was a miscast. That pretty much changed when I saw the first image of the joker, really changed when I saw the first images in the trailer and now is pretty much obliterated.

Deberg_1990
07-16-2008, 12:20 PM
I miss the old theaters as well - it's just not the same going to a 30 screen multiplex. They tore down the Kennedy theater in Kirksville years ago - I remember all the great movies I saw there in high school (Road Warrior, Conan, Blade Runner, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Star Trek II, Return of the Jedi). Bummer that's it gone.


Yea, i do to. Although stadium seating was a nice improvement (no more moving from side to side when a tall person sat in front of you). hahah

I still dont like to sit high up in a stadium theater. It feels like im looking down on the screen. I like to sit closer up to the front to take advantage of the giant screen. Just me though...

Sure-Oz
07-16-2008, 12:26 PM
So I read an article somewhere about the casting of the Joker. Nolan said that there were no other names on HIS list. He wanted Heath and that was that.

It looks like I'm going to need to eat crow after seeing it. I said from the very beginning that it - on paper - was a miscast. That pretty much changed when I saw the first image of the joker, really changed when I saw the first images in the trailer and now is pretty much obliterated.

I honestly thought "heath ledger?" i was thinking more like Johnny Depp or something honestly....

I will be eating the same as well, he will be perfect, nolans a smart bastard

Frazod
07-16-2008, 01:25 PM
Yea, i do to. Although stadium seating was a nice improvement (no more moving from side to side when a tall person sat in front of you). hahah

I still dont like to sit high up in a stadium theater. It feels like im looking down on the screen. I like to sit closer up to the front to take advantage of the giant screen. Just me though...

I miss the balconies the most. Front row of the balcony was the best seat in the house, IMO.

beavis
07-16-2008, 02:35 PM
I miss the balconies the most. Front row of the balcony was the best seat in the house, IMO.

A lot of the screens at the place by my house are setup like that, but still have stadium seating.

OnTheWarpath58
07-16-2008, 04:03 PM
Loved Batman Begins though. I still think its one of the best Superhero movies ever.

Just finished, and all I can say is wow...

Outstanding - now I'm REALLY looking forward to the weekend.

Subterranean Alien
07-16-2008, 05:20 PM
I'm glad to see the Batman franchise start to make good films again.

Tribal Warfare
07-16-2008, 05:23 PM
I'm glad to see the Batman franchise start to make good films again.


Now, hopefully Warner Bros will dump Singer from The Superman franchise, and if rumors are true then they'll replace him with James Cameron for a reboot

Deberg_1990
07-16-2008, 05:36 PM
and if rumors are true then they'll replace him with James Cameron for a reboot

Now that would rock!!!

But he would take 10 years to make it. :(

Count Alex's Losses
07-16-2008, 05:39 PM
Now, hopefully Warner Bros will dump Singer from The Superman franchise, and if rumors are true then they'll replace him with James Cameron for a reboot

Dude, Superman Returns was great.

KcMizzou
07-16-2008, 05:41 PM
Dude, Superman Returns was great.:shake:

I thought it was painfully dull. But then, I'm not crazy about the Superman character in the first place.

Deberg_1990
07-16-2008, 05:42 PM
Dude, Superman Returns was great.

It had a couple of good scenes, but no. Overall it was weak.

Count Alex's Losses
07-16-2008, 05:43 PM
It got good reviews. :(

Tribal Warfare
07-16-2008, 05:47 PM
Dude, Superman Returns was great.


Yeah, the introduction of "super kid", and the creepy Louis Lane stalker. Yeah that was some great film making ventures there

Deberg_1990
07-16-2008, 05:47 PM
It got good reviews. :(

Its hard to explain. Its a well made film with some nice scenes and a couple of decent action bits.

But overall its a bore and a chore to rewatch. Its too somber and they need to pit Superman against a SuperVillain. Im tired of Lex.

Plus, the last half hour of the flick is Superman in a hospital room. WTF??????

Count Alex's Losses
07-16-2008, 05:48 PM
Well, it WAS a reboot. I'm sure the sequel will have more action.

Tribal Warfare
07-16-2008, 05:50 PM
Now that would rock!!!

But he would take 10 years to make it. :(



He already has script to work from.If it's a go by December we'll know if they're going to proceed with Singer at the helm or a total reboot from Cameron.

Deberg_1990
07-16-2008, 05:52 PM
He already has script to work from.If it's a go by December we'll know if they're going to proceed with Singer at the helm or a total reboot from Cameron.

It wont be a go by this year. Cameron is still working on "Avatar"

Sure-Oz
07-16-2008, 06:18 PM
Superman Returns wasn't bad....but i agree it took a little long and seemed OK...

I'd rather watch Smallville

Tribal Warfare
07-16-2008, 06:19 PM
It wont be a go by this year. Cameron is still working on "Avatar"



they are aiming for r 2010 to 2011

irishjayhawk
07-16-2008, 06:22 PM
By the way, for those who care, rumor has it that Watchman's trailer will be on IMAX prints which was doubtful before. And even further the rumor (same source) says that Watchman might be an IMAX movie.

Deberg_1990
07-16-2008, 07:19 PM
they are aiming for r 2010 to 2011

Geez..I was thinking it would be out next year? WTF? I swear Cameron is turning into Kubrick. 13 years between movies???

CoMoChief
07-16-2008, 07:35 PM
So I read an article somewhere about the casting of the Joker. Nolan said that there were no other names on HIS list. He wanted Heath and that was that.

It looks like I'm going to need to eat crow after seeing it. I said from the very beginning that it - on paper - was a miscast. That pretty much changed when I saw the first image of the joker, really changed when I saw the first images in the trailer and now is pretty much obliterated.

I still think Johnny Depp would have made a good joker.

Even though what I've seen and heard from Ledger really made me eat crow.

Frazod
07-16-2008, 07:40 PM
Dude, Superman Returns was great.

No it wasn't. Should have been, but wasn't. They should have just started over, like Batman, instead of that lame ass been-gone-five-years horseshit.

I did like Spacey as Lex Luthor, though.

Again, all the makings were there. But the story sucked ass.

The remastered Superman II Donner Cut was the best Superman that came out last year. By far.

Deberg_1990
07-16-2008, 09:31 PM
Dude, Superman Returns was great.

You liked this but didnt like Hellboy II??

Geek Credentials REVOKED!!

Count Alex's Losses
07-16-2008, 10:18 PM
You liked this but didnt like Hellboy II??

Geek Credentials REVOKED!!

I'm just weird that way, I guess.

Swanman
07-17-2008, 08:12 AM
I miss the balconies the most. Front row of the balcony was the best seat in the house, IMO.

If you don't mind paying a little extra to see a movie, you should check out the Muvico in Rosemont. It has a VIP section that is a balcony above the main seating area. I saw Hulk there recently and it was a great experience.

Swanman
07-17-2008, 08:14 AM
Bought my tickets yesterday for a 9:15 am showing on Saturday in IMAX. One of the IMAX theaters near me is already sold out for the weekend but luckily there is another one not much farther away that isn't sold out yet.

Redrum_69
07-17-2008, 08:40 AM
The Joker dies at the end...of the Batman back in 1989.


and with ledger dead...there wont be a joker in the neext installment...

so its safe to say..

that the joker dies in this batman

what would be messed up is...in The Dark Knight...if ledgers' Joker died of a drug overdose as welll.

Anyong Bluth
07-17-2008, 10:55 AM
The Joker dies at the end...of the Batman back in 1989.


and with ledger dead...there wont be a joker in the neext installment...

so its safe to say..

that the joker dies in this batman

what would be messed up is...in The Dark Knight...if ledgers' Joker died of a drug overdose as welll.











(spoiler potentially: Not really because from what they've said it's "VAGUE")
Not really a SPOILER SO MUCH and TALK ABOUT 3rd MOVIE'S VILLAIN

For your Information:


Not that Oldman doesn't think it is a particularly bad idea for another actor to play the Joker.

He told Movieweb, "I don't see why not. I mean, they did it with Katie Holmes (http://uk.movies.yahoo.com/artists/h/Katie-Holmes/index-133131.html)' character (she is being played by Maggie Gyllenhaal (http://uk.movies.yahoo.com/artists/g/Maggie-Gyllenhaal/index-395570.html)). I understand that this is a different circumstance, but I think another actor could do the job. I think Heath would want another actor to do the job.

"Maybe we don't need the Joker. Because we'll have The Riddler."


From what I've seen and I'm not searching out the answer, but it looks as if they leave it up in the air as to whether the Joker is dead or not, but the circumstance they end the film I guess could be interpreted as he is left in a situation where he could be dead or could have survived?


END SPOILER***************************

HC_Chief
07-17-2008, 11:01 AM
I'm going to see it tonight :-)

I'll post my impressions around 10PM or so

Sure-Oz
07-17-2008, 02:43 PM
So far a 92%, Batman Begins finished with an 84% with the same NY losers that gave it rotten reviews on the DK now....idiots

KcMizzou
07-17-2008, 03:18 PM
I'll see it next weekend... when the kids are at their mom's, and the crowds aren't quite as bad.

Anyong Bluth
07-17-2008, 03:33 PM
I'll see it next weekend... when the kids are at their mom's, and the crowds aren't quite as bad.


Wouldn't count on that... unless you're in a smaller town or something?

Sure-Oz
07-17-2008, 03:52 PM
Looks like all the DB's will be out as well for the premieres/showings ala star wars/harry potter

Damn Batman got fat

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QuikSsurfer
07-17-2008, 04:10 PM
ROFL
I'm expecting to see a few of those tonight

Sure-Oz
07-17-2008, 04:12 PM
ROFL
I'm expecting to see a few of those tonight

The best part about it is, that they will act like the joker or batman and be in full character the whole time.ROFL

Putting on a costume is kinda funny but the acting that goes with it is priceless

Dicky McElephant
07-17-2008, 04:14 PM
Damn and I thought I was going to be a tool just wearing a Batman shirt.
























Wait yeah.....I'm still a tool. lol

eazyb81
07-17-2008, 05:44 PM
So is IMAX as great as most say it is? I haven't seen a movie on IMAX since I was a kid watching some animal movie at the zoo.

$15 a ticket is pricey....hope it's worth it.

Bowser
07-17-2008, 05:46 PM
So is IMAX as great as most say it is? I haven't seen a movie on IMAX since I was a kid watching some animal movie at the zoo.

$15 a ticket is pricey....hope it's worth it.

I'm going to a noon show on Monday at the Imax in Olathe; tix were 8 bucks each.

OH - and yes, you'll love the Imax. Just don't sit in the first ten or fifteen rows. :)

Count Alex's Losses
07-17-2008, 05:48 PM
I don't go to IMAX movies. The screen is TOO big.

Bowser
07-17-2008, 05:49 PM
I don't go to IMAX movies. The screen is TOO big.

This is debatable. I definitely sit towards the back when I go.

Count Alex's Losses
07-17-2008, 05:55 PM
All four shows for tonight at my theater are SOLD OUT.

Christ. I hope going 2 hours early will be enough.

Frazod
07-17-2008, 07:03 PM
The local multiplex has 19 showing at 12:01 tonight - all sold out.

DAMN.

eazyb81
07-17-2008, 07:27 PM
I'm going to a noon show on Monday at the Imax in Olathe; tix were 8 bucks each.

OH - and yes, you'll love the Imax. Just don't sit in the first ten or fifteen rows. :)

WTF, the IMAX tickets are $15 here in Nashville. I guess that means my gf is not getting any popcorn.

Frazod
07-17-2008, 07:28 PM
I went ahead and got my tickets for Saturday just so I won't have to fart around with it later.

I'll bet this ends up breaking every money record they have.

CrazyPhuD
07-17-2008, 07:31 PM
**** NO! waiting in lines makes me want to murder people plus nothing I hate more that a super crowded theater, people start acting like asstards then. I'll see it sometime but not for a while. Mainly because the public completely ruins the movie going experience for me.

Frazod
07-17-2008, 07:40 PM
I think a movie like this will keep pretty much everybody's attention, adult and young punk alike. Unless I get ruined by some selfish bitch with a crying baby, I think I'll be fine.

Reaper16
07-17-2008, 07:42 PM
It looks like I'm going to need to eat crow after seeing it. I said from the very beginning that it - on paper - was a miscast.
I had the opposite reaction. I was stoked, simply because I knew Ledger was an actor, not just a popular face or name. I mean, Mark Hamill was my number one choice at the time, but I knew Heath could pull it off nicely.

I had a similar, if not more extreme, reaction of giddyness to the Downey Jr. casting of Tony Stark. Generally, if you put a talented actor (who isn't just interested in collecting a paycheck) in your superhero movie, you're going to get a great performance.

Reaper16
07-17-2008, 07:42 PM
Oh, and I'll totally be at Barrywoods 24 for the midnight premier.

Fairplay
07-17-2008, 07:51 PM
A movie reviewer on the radio said it is the best movie of the year so far.

And said that Ledger's acting is awesome. Not just because he just died either. He plays a dark character, the movie has the dark humor as well. Didn't go into much further detail then that. I thought Iron Man was the cool.

Sounds like its a must movie theater see.

I'd rather actually go into a movie with lower expectations.

KcMizzou
07-17-2008, 07:59 PM
I was excited about Ledger from the start. But I can't say I really thought he be as good as he apparently is. I figured he could "pull it off", and by all accounts he did much more than that.

I would've liked to have seen what he would have done over the course of a long career. We lost a good one, there.

Fairplay
07-17-2008, 08:00 PM
I honestly thought "heath ledger?" i was thinking more like Johnny Depp or something honestly....



To be honest, and i think i might be speaking for a few others out there.

Heath Ledger doing Brokeback mountain had me lose credibility in him as an actor. Plus you think he's a faggot. (sorry Claython for any insults)

So when they said he was the villain i thought, OMG!

Now, after all thats happened, you think, well i guess i shouldn't pass judgement so soon.

Frazod
07-17-2008, 08:02 PM
Yeah, if I didn't actually say "Brokebat Mountain," I definitely thought it. :D

thurman merman
07-17-2008, 09:41 PM
i have never seen any batman movies, so i don't really plan on starting now i guess.

SPATCH
07-17-2008, 10:06 PM
but will heath ledger's performance as the joker live up to the gold standard that was set by....







jim carey













:D

HC_Chief
07-17-2008, 10:22 PM
Just got home from seeing it.

Awesome.

The Ledger reviews don't do his work in this movie justice. He MAKES the movie. He makes the joker a truly twisted, demented, psychotic, malevolent being.

A couple of notes (no spoilers): you finally learn why Batman does that submarine thing in his car. A LOT of cool new gadgets. Bale's voice is incredibly annoying when in costume. Ledger's joker was f*cking brilliant.

I will pay to see it again.

KcMizzou
07-17-2008, 10:26 PM
Just got home from seeing it.

Awesome.

The Ledger reviews don't do his work in this movie justice. He MAKES the movie. He makes the joker a truly twisted, demented, psychotic, malevolent being.

A couple of notes (no spoilers): you finally learn why Batman does that submarine thing in his car. A LOT of cool new gadgets. Bale's voice is incredibly annoying when in costume. Ledger's joker was f*cking brilliant.

I will pay to see it again.That's what I was waiting for. Honestly, I respect most Planeteer's opinions more than most professional critics.

Can't wait to read more. (Not that I wouldn't see it if you said it sucked.)

KcMizzou
07-17-2008, 10:27 PM
I love Bale, but I'm way more excited about seeing the Joker than Batman, this time around.

HC_Chief
07-17-2008, 10:30 PM
I love Bale, but I'm way more excited about seeing the Joker than Batman, this time around.

For whatever reason Bale decided to use a gruff deep voice when he's in costume. I found it really distracting and often hard to understand.

Ledger WAS this movie. There is no doubt about it.

"I'm going to make this pencil disappear". BAD ASS :D

Deberg_1990
07-17-2008, 10:32 PM
For whatever reason Bale decided to use a gruff deep voice when he's in costume.

Thats how it was in Batman Begins as well.

SPATCH
07-17-2008, 10:42 PM
Thats how it was in Batman Begins as well.

i didn't mind it at all in batman begins...

if that's the only complaint, this movie will be takin some names and kickin some ass

Sure-Oz
07-17-2008, 10:43 PM
I love Bale, but I'm way more excited about seeing the Joker than Batman, this time around.

My thoughts exactly...im stoked to see it tomorrow night

HC_Chief
07-17-2008, 10:43 PM
Thats how it was in Batman Begins as well.

It's different.

The Bad Guy
07-18-2008, 02:43 AM
Saw it at the midnight showing.

Wow.

What a great, great movie.

Ledger beats Jack.

irishjayhawk
07-18-2008, 02:48 AM
Saw it at the midnight showing.

Wow.

What a great, great movie.

Ledger beats Jack.

Agreed.

If there are two movies to see all year, it's WallE for the emotion and Dark Knight for the ambition, scope and thinking required. In fact, I have to see it twice or more.

And Heath absolutely dominated. It makes his death even that much more, umm, meaningful.

Guru
07-18-2008, 02:50 AM
I will go to see it Monday at the noon show. Shouldn't be that much of a crowd then.

irishjayhawk
07-18-2008, 02:54 AM
I will go to see it Monday at the noon show. Shouldn't be that much of a crowd then.

Thankfully the geek crowd is good to go with. Zero disruptions. :)

KcMizzou
07-18-2008, 02:54 AM
And Heath absolutely dominated. It makes his death even that much more, umm, meaningful.Well shit... I was already bummed about it.

At least, I guess, he left us something good.

Still sucks. He could'a been great.

KcMizzou
07-18-2008, 02:56 AM
Thankfully the geek crowd is good to go with. Zero disruptions. :)Heheh... yeah, the hardcore geeks wouldn't dare **** up this film.

irishjayhawk
07-18-2008, 03:02 AM
Well shit... I was already bummed about it.

At least, I guess, he left us something good.

Still sucks. He could'a been great.

I don't know that anything could ever top this. His performance is that good. Complete and utter disappearance.

KcMizzou
07-18-2008, 03:04 AM
I don't know that anything could ever top this. His performance is that good. Complete and utter disappearance.Wow.

Tribal Warfare
07-18-2008, 03:15 AM
Simply MOTHERF*CKING AWESOME SHIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I dressed up like Heath's Joker too with the makeup exactly like when he was in the interrogation room

KcMizzou
07-18-2008, 03:17 AM
Damn...

Brought to life, quite literally, by an unrecognizable Heath Ledger who simply disappears into the role. And I mean, kah-put! Gone! Not there! Cyonara! I know, I know, this phrase gets tossed around a lot, but this time it is truly deserving and a painfully accurate discription of this tragic final performance. He vanishes. It's f^cking mind-blowing how good he is. Heath Ledger is absolutely astonishing, riveting, chilling, sensational, and brilliant as The Joker. There I said it. Again. Brace yourself for a cinematic villain for the ages. And prepare yourself to hear these words come Febuary, "And the Oscar goes to....Heath Ledger." Because it's going to happen. That's all I'm going to say.

And for the record, this will be greatly deserved. This is in no shape, way, or form an ode of sympathetic hype because of Ledger's sudden tragic passing. This is a fact people. The man has not only just delivered the greatest performance in a comic book movie ever but he has also just given us one of cinema's all-time great screen villians with his galvanizing and utterly mind blowing rendition of the Joker. There's Darth Vader. Then there's Heath Ledger's Joker. Even Hannibal Lector has to take a backseat to the 28-year old late Aussie. He's that damn good. It's the absolute definition of movie magic every time Heath Ledger is on screen as The Joker. Every move. Every nuance. Every twitch. Every jerk. Every tick. Every syllable is a subtle but wholly-solidifying testament to why our favorite movies and characters live in our hearts, minds, and very souls. This is why we go to the movies in the first place, people. Just wait until you hear Heath Ledger speak on "how I got my scars". He tells a graphic and horrifying story to each one of his victims shrouding secrecy and enigmatic aurora over his origin making his presence that much more mysterious, creepy and sinister. Wait til you see his "disasppering act" with a pen, it's incredible. Or wait til you see him in drag, dressed a nurse at a hosipital. Ledger takes it all on like he's having the time of his life. And I bet he was. The performance is legendary. And as if it wasn't already, Heath Ledger's legendary performance has made The Dark Knight the cinematic motion picture event of this generation. See it. Marvel it. Cherish it. And i guarantee you, you won't regret it. And you'll never forget it. It's extrodinary. Wondrous to behold.

Count Alex's Losses
07-18-2008, 03:23 AM
Wow.

QuikSsurfer
07-18-2008, 03:23 AM
Awesome movie. I"ll be seeing it again.

I agree with HC about the dark knight's voice - it is much worse than the first. Doesn't take anything away from the movie, but it is annoying.

How cool was the Joker's "magic trick" early on? :)

little jacob
07-18-2008, 03:37 AM
GF got me a ticket so I saw it earlier tonight. not totally perfect but two thumbs way up.

Reaper16
07-18-2008, 03:55 AM
Heath's performance actually exceeded the hype, imo. Which means that he is insanely, hysterically good. He's so good that the passage KcMizzou quoted a few posts up doesn't sound like hyperbole.

mcan
07-18-2008, 03:58 AM
:clap:


This movie is perfect.

Tribal Warfare
07-18-2008, 04:59 AM
Awesome movie. I"ll be seeing it again.

I agree with HC about the dark knight's voice - it is much worse than the first. Doesn't take anything away from the movie, but it is annoying.



I loved that they decided to kill Rachel off, bring in Vale or Catwoman :rockon:

Guru
07-18-2008, 05:10 AM
Damn it!!! Stop it with the spoiler tags. I want to click.

chief4life
07-18-2008, 08:43 AM
I went to see it last night at the imax! The movie rocked and Heath Ledger should get a oscar for his role as the Joker. Go see it! :thumb: :thumb:

Chiefs Pantalones
07-18-2008, 09:54 AM
I'm a Superman kind of guy, so I'm biased...usually. Except this time.

This was the best movie I've seen in a long, long time. And I'm not talking about just comic book movie, but overall. I went in expecting it to live up to the hype, and it did ten times.

I had no problems with Batman's voice unlike some, by the way.

I'll be seeing this again and again.

Demonpenz
07-18-2008, 10:09 AM
it's simple keel the batman

Dicky McElephant
07-18-2008, 10:15 AM
God damn it I don't want to wait until tomorrow night to see it!!!!!!!!

Frazod
07-18-2008, 10:17 AM
God damn it I don't want to wait until tomorrow night to see it!!!!!!!!

Me either. :banghead:

Dicky McElephant
07-18-2008, 10:24 AM
Me either. :banghead:

Stupid girlfriend. :D

Her words and I quote: "If you go see Dark Knight without me....I'll withhold sex."


I mean yeah I guess I could see it and then jerk it....but it's not the same you know. :shake:

Frazod
07-18-2008, 10:26 AM
Stupid girlfriend. :D

Her words and I quote: "If you go see Dark Knight without me....I'll withhold sex."


I mean yeah I guess I could see it and then jerk it....but it's not the same you know. :shake:

I've already got my tickets for Saturday afternoon. I doubt if the crowds will have subsided any, but that's when I'm going.

Dicky McElephant
07-18-2008, 10:31 AM
I've already got my tickets for Saturday afternoon. I doubt if the crowds will have subsided any, but that's when I'm going.

I'll be buying my tickets this afternoon. Hopefully the significant other doesn't spend an hour getting ready. I want to be around 45-60 minutes early.

RockChalk
07-18-2008, 10:36 AM
:banghead:

i'm not sure i can wait until sunday!

Chiefs Pantalones
07-18-2008, 10:47 AM
For real, if you thought Batman Begins was the best comic book movie, this sequel blows it away. Far away. I can't get over how awesome it was.

Anyong Bluth
07-18-2008, 11:09 AM
To be honest, and i think i might be speaking for a few others out there.

Heath Ledger doing Brokeback mountain had me lose credibility in him as an actor. Plus you think he's a Rump Rangergot. (sorry Claython for any insults)

So when they said he was the villain i thought, OMG!

Now, after all thats happened, you think, well i guess i shouldn't pass judgement so soon.

Huh?

How does the fact that he did a movie that dealt with a topic you choose to disapprove about relate to his acting ability?

Either, you're homophobic and never saw the movie, so have no ground to weigh in on his acting based upon the said material.
Or, you saw it and might be a prime candidate for loathingly closeted? (BTW, I'm not sure if you're just commenting on someone else's post, so don't take anything personally)

If you've seen the his body of work, you know the guy has an amazing range. I'll get of my soapbox b/c I have no interest in steering this thread off topic or taking potshots. To each his own.

I won't profess to say I called it that he'd turn in this ridiculous of a performance, and really, NO ONE did.

Nolan has discussed that Heath would call him up a lot before shooting started about his ideas and even he was perplexed, unsure, and maybe even a bit weary of what Heath had proposed. He then said, that as soon as they shot the 1st day, he quickly realized how detailed and complex Ledger had thought out his portrayal.

The lip smacking / snaky tongue thing he does was something that Heath incorporated on the fly, but Nolan liked it.

A few interesting things I came across:

When Heath was announced as the new Joker, Jack Nicholson called him to warn him about playing the character- specifically because Heath is a method actor, and strictly adheres to remaining in character between shoots. From everyone's accounts on his performance- that can really cause some strange shit upstairs if you on set for 14 hours a day at times.

It's well known that Ledger had serious trouble sleeping during and after shooting, and if anyone has ever been up for like 2 - 3 days straight (I have) can attest to the fact that you mentally and physically operate on a very different plane- and not in a good way!

He used to eat at Weber grill a lot while in Chicago and the girl that usually waited on him said he often was either very withdrawn or overly enthusiastic (manic?) when he would come in...

I'm not saying that playing the role killed him, or that he should be held up / idolized for his dedication. I simply think he already had a history of mood swings, and this only added additional strains on him.

Nolan has also said that this movie is not about Batman, it's actually about Harvey Dent and the Joker secondarily.

I do find it great that they incorporated "You complete me" into the movie- which is a funny rework.

Lastly, I'll agree- Bale's Batman voice is even more gruff in this second one.
Not a huge issue, but I caught that also.

irishjayhawk
07-18-2008, 11:34 AM
Even after sleeping on it, I just love the movie.

And I would like to address a thing I saw in reviews - mostly negative ones too. They say it's a constant climax. It is. But see, the script even tells you why. It's chaos/anarchy. It's the Joker's way of operating. In BB you had a plotting bad guy. The plan was enacted and you followed it.

In this, the Joker has no plan. There is no rhyme or reason. Therefore there is no stopping the constant state of alert. It makes perfect sense.


And anyway, its a constant climax in a good way.

KcMizzou
07-18-2008, 11:41 AM
Stupid girlfriend. :D

Her words and I quote: "If you go see Dark Knight without me....I'll withhold sex."


I mean yeah I guess I could see it and then jerk it....but it's not the same you know. :shake:LMAO

I can't decide if your girl's really cool, or really mean.

The Bad Guy
07-18-2008, 11:42 AM
This thread proves three things.

1) Heath Ledger played an unbelievable joker.
2) This movie kicked ass.
3) Fairplay is a homophobe who wouldn't know good acting if it bit him in his ass.

irishjayhawk
07-18-2008, 11:46 AM
This thread proves three things.

1) Heath Ledger played an unbelievable joker.
2) This movie kicked ass.
3) Fairplay is a homophobe who wouldn't know good acting if it bit him in his ass.

Not necessarily.

I thought Brokeback was about as boring as watching paint dry. That goes with the acting as well. However, Heath had been good in other roles previously.

irishjayhawk
07-18-2008, 11:49 AM
I'll also add that the biggest thing this film had going for it was that it was a thinking man's film. Underneath the action and suspense was a great philosophical and character driven battle.

Anyong Bluth
07-18-2008, 11:55 AM
I'm Not There. (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0368794/)
Candy (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0424880/)
Brokeback Mountain (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0388795/) [/URL]
Ned Kelly (http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0004288/)
The Four Feathers (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0240510/)
[URL="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0285742/"]Monster's Ball (http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0016927/)
He's got other works, though really he doesn't have a huge body of work, and was just now starting to get top projects worthy of his ability.

Would have liked to have seen him to more independent / smaller parts films. Bale, Norton Jr., Eckhart and others have done a great job of working on less commercial releases to showcase their ability.

In fact, the one performance I think Katie Holmes did a good job on was with Eckhart in Thank You For Smoking. Rob Lowe's character in that is classic!

Fruit Ninja
07-18-2008, 11:55 AM
Not necessarily.

I thought Brokeback was about as boring as watching paint dry. That goes with the acting as well. However, Heath had been good in other roles previously.

Dude basically said he lost credibility becuase he played a gay person in the film. Movie was ok. Heath was good in it, but your reason and the other dudes reasons are different.


Anyways, i am hearing NOTHING but kick ass reviews about this movie. I may have to go check it out.

HC_Chief
07-18-2008, 12:02 PM
Even after sleeping on it, I just love the movie.

And I would like to address a thing I saw in reviews - mostly negative ones too. They say it's a constant climax. It is. But see, the script even tells you why. It's chaos/anarchy. It's the Joker's way of operating. In BB you had a plotting bad guy. The plan was enacted and you followed it.

In this, the Joker has no plan. There is no rhyme or reason. Therefore there is no stopping the constant state of alert. It makes perfect sense.


And anyway, its a constant climax in a good way.

Those reviewers are full of shit.

I won't say it's a perfect movie or even one of my favorites, but it most certainly kicks ass and I would recommend it. Like I said before, I will pay to see it again.

irishjayhawk
07-18-2008, 12:06 PM
Those reviewers are full of shit.

I won't say it's a perfect movie or even one of my favorites, but it most certainly kicks ass and I would recommend it. Like I said before, I will pay to see it again.

It's damn close.

DaKCMan AP
07-18-2008, 12:07 PM
Just bought tix for tonight.

HC_Chief
07-18-2008, 12:16 PM
It's damn close.

I liked the first one more.

Sans Ledger, this movie doesn't hold a candle to Batman Begins IMO.

Ledger was scary good. Going into the movie I thought there was no way he was going to live up to the hype, that all the praise was tainted due to his untimely death, and I was right - he blew the hype out of the f*cking water.

irishjayhawk
07-18-2008, 12:19 PM
I liked the first one more.

Sans Ledger, this movie doesn't hold a candle to Batman Begins IMO.

Ledger was scary good. Going into the movie I thought there was no way he was going to live up to the hype, that all the praise was tainted due to his untimely death, and I was right - he blew the hype out of the f*cking water.

What made BB better?

HC_Chief
07-18-2008, 12:28 PM
What made BB better?

I liked more of the characters in the first one. I liked the pacing more. I liked the cinematography more. I just thought it was, in the overall context of the movie, better.

In Dark Knight, which I thought was great - don't get me wrong, I thought The Joker overpowered everything else; even Bale.

The Two-Face "transformation" was too easy; the guy was a f*cking uber Boy Scout and it only took killing his GF to turn him into a psychopathic murderer of children? Come on. That whole character was a bit superfluous. I say a BIT because in the overall plot it was necessary for The Joker to prove his point and turn the populace against Batman. It's just The Joker was so awesome and a lot of Batman's stuff was so awesome (see: escaping from the Hong Kong hi-rise via the cargo plane & zip line - holy shit that was badass!) that the Two Face character fell flat. He was a plot vehicle and nothing more. And a lazy one at that, IMO.

irishjayhawk
07-18-2008, 12:39 PM
I liked more of the characters in the first one. I liked the pacing more. I liked the cinematography more. I just thought it was, in the overall context of the movie, better.

In Dark Knight, which I thought was great - don't get me wrong, I thought The Joker overpowered everything else; even Bale.

The Two-Face "transformation" was too easy; the guy was a f*cking uber Boy Scout and it only took killing his GF to turn him into a psychopathic murderer of children? Come on. That whole character was a bit superfluous. I say a BIT because in the overall plot it was necessary for The Joker to prove his point and turn the populace against Batman. It's just The Joker was so awesome and a lot of Batman's stuff was so awesome (see: escaping from the Hong Kong hi-rise via the cargo plane & zip line - holy shit that was badass!) that the Two Face character fell flat. He was a plot vehicle and nothing more. And a lazy one at that, IMO.

Interesting take in that spoiler. I don't know that I agree. I mean, look at Tommy Lee Jones' character. There's really nothing there that already isn't in play with Batman. Both are two faced. Two Face as a character is just Batman as a bad guy. And there's really nothing interesting about it.

FTR, I haven't thought about which I liked better. But it's kinda like Spidey 1 and 2. Spidey 1 has merits because it was the first. It also details the hero's RISE, which makes the plot methodical and nicely paced. Spidey 2 has merits because it's the peak of Spidey being Spidey. It's got action, good villain and a theme to boot. I consider BB and DK of the same vain. It's hard, for me at least, to pick a better of the two.

HC_Chief
07-18-2008, 01:11 PM
Interesting take in that spoiler. I don't know that I agree. I mean, look at Tommy Lee Jones' character. There's really nothing there that already isn't in play with Batman. Both are two faced. Two Face as a character is just Batman as a bad guy. And there's really nothing interesting about it.

FTR, I haven't thought about which I liked better. But it's kinda like Spidey 1 and 2. Spidey 1 has merits because it was the first. It also details the hero's RISE, which makes the plot methodical and nicely paced. Spidey 2 has merits because it's the peak of Spidey being Spidey. It's got action, good villain and a theme to boot. I consider BB and DK of the same vain. It's hard, for me at least, to pick a better of the two.

Dude, I put the TLJ's character out of my mind YEARS ago. Thanks for the Rick Roll, dickbag. :D

I see what you're saying, and I think you got it mostly right.

Sully
07-18-2008, 01:35 PM
Holy Shit.
Just got back.
Heath ****ing Ledger FTW!!! ****ing tragic.
I'll be going again... soon.

Reaper16
07-18-2008, 01:39 PM
I'll be going again, tonight. IMAX style.

Sully
07-18-2008, 01:43 PM
The Two-Face "transformation" was too easy; the guy was a f*cking uber Boy Scout and it only took killing his GF to turn him into a psychopathic murderer of children? Come on. That whole character was a bit superfluous. I say a BIT because in the overall plot it was necessary for The Joker to prove his point and turn the populace against Batman. It's just The Joker was so awesome and a lot of Batman's stuff was so awesome (see: escaping from the Hong Kong hi-rise via the cargo plane & zip line - holy shit that was badass!) that the Two Face character fell flat. He was a plot vehicle and nothing more. And a lazy one at that, IMO.

I disagree a little on your spoiler point... here's why...

I don't think Dent was made out to be a boy scout at all. From the beginning the Chief distrusted him. He had a nickname, "Twoface" long before his transformation... that came from somewhere. Batman believed in him, but I wonder how much of that was a "keeping his enemies closer" type of thing, as he was dating Bruce's one true love. I don't know, I just never got that he was a complete boy scout, regardless of how Bruce opined about him.

jynni
07-18-2008, 01:45 PM
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He's got other works, though really he doesn't have a huge body of work, and was just now starting to get top projects worthy of his ability.

Have to add Lords of Dogtown to that list. Not the best movie but Heath was amazing in it. After seeing it, I knew he'd was more than capable of playing the Joker. He completely dissapeared into his character and I was going "Holy crap - that's Heath Ledger?!".

Tribal Warfare
07-18-2008, 01:49 PM
I hope the trilogy ends with Bane as the main villain also. It will hardcore to see Batman get the shit beat out of him and piut into intensive care.

HC_Chief
07-18-2008, 01:51 PM
I disagree a little on your spoiler point... here's why...

I don't think Dent was made out to be a boy scout at all. From the beginning the Chief distrusted him. He had a nickname, "Twoface" long before his transformation... that came from somewhere. Batman believed in him, but I wonder how much of that was a "keeping his enemies closer" type of thing, as he was dating Bruce's one true love. I don't know, I just never got that he was a complete boy scout, regardless of how Bruce opined about him.

Valid point but....

It was revealed in Dent's earlier dialogue with Gordon that he had obtained the nickname for pursuing dirty cops while at IA. That fed into his "White Knight" image. That was the point: dude was the "White Knight" to Batman's "Dark Knight".

keg in kc
07-18-2008, 02:50 PM
Holy shit. That was amazing.

I went in expecting the greatest comic movie ever, and for once I wasn't disappointed. And the last half hour...

That was truly an epic film.

Demonpenz
07-18-2008, 03:09 PM
Does anyone have a link for it online yet? The ones I have seen haven't been good quality

Bowser
07-18-2008, 03:12 PM
I'll be seeing this Monday, so i figure I'll see Hellboy over the weekend, since every other room not showing Batman will be empty. :D

Fairplay
07-18-2008, 03:29 PM
3) Fairplay is a homophobe who wouldn't know good acting if it bit him in his ass.


Bad Guy's picking on me.

Shameful, just shameful.

Anyong Bluth
07-18-2008, 04:13 PM
Does anyone have a link for it online yet? The ones I have seen haven't been good quality


Unless you have a password to some of the private sites, probably going to have to wait for a week or 2 before anything of good quality to start popping up. I'll be doing this too so I can watch it numerous times. However, just like I got Batman Begins (paid) I will get TDK when it comes out on DVD/BR.

What pisses me off is they come out with numerous updated versions like BB new deluxe addition... if studios want people to buy their shit, give the people that originally purchase the disc access to get a copy.

For example: I buy BB when it came out originally. Now there's the deluxe edition. Let me enter a code to get access to purchase the additional deluxe materials for a nominal fee- say 3-5 bucks.

1. It doesn't piss off your loyal buyer that got it from the start
2. It allows people to get a copy legally that are already customers
3. Subsidizes material costs, shipping, and you get straight profit by letting the customer burn the additional content on his dime.

And, no, I'm not talking about Director's cuts or stuff like that. I'm talking about Deluxe, Criterion, Platinum, Infinium or whatever versions that just add some extra outtakes, interviews, features, commentary and what not.

I, for one, would be a lot more apt to pull the trigger on releases I really wanted to buy if I knew I had this backup. Like, I would have picked up The Soprano's Collection, Arrested Development or other collections, but I know they're gonna come out with some new box set with stuff I'll regret I don't get to check out. Especially Arrested Development, now that their gonna have a new movie!

Demonpenz
07-18-2008, 04:28 PM
Damn let me know. The one I saw had this guy in the front saying
KEEL THE BATMAN over and over. I can't find a better version, but oh well. I am looking forward to putting it on dvd

Dicky McElephant
07-18-2008, 04:33 PM
Unless you have a password to some of the private sites, probably going to have to wait for a week or 2 before anything of good quality to start popping up. I'll be doing this too so I can watch it numerous times. However, just like I got Batman Begins (paid) I will get TDK when it comes out on DVD/BR.

What pisses me off is they come out with numerous updated versions like BB new deluxe addition... if studios want people to buy their shit, give the people that originally purchase the disc access to get a copy.

For example: I buy BB when it came out originally. Now there's the deluxe edition. Let me enter a code to get access to purchase the additional deluxe materials for a nominal fee- say 3-5 bucks.

1. It doesn't piss off your loyal buyer that got it from the start
2. It allows people to get a copy legally that are already customers
3. Subsidizes material costs, shipping, and you get straight profit by letting the customer burn the additional content on his dime.

And, no, I'm not talking about Director's cuts or stuff like that. I'm talking about Deluxe, Criterion, Platinum, Infinium or whatever versions that just add some extra outtakes, interviews, features, commentary and what not.

I, for one, would be a lot more apt to pull the trigger on releases I really wanted to buy if I knew I had this backup. Like, I would have picked up The Soprano's Collection, Arrested Development or other collections, but I know they're gonna come out with some new box set with stuff I'll regret I don't get to check out. Especially Arrested Development, now that their gonna have a new movie!

That shit pisses me off too. I hate that I buy the version that immediately comes out and then a month later they come out with the platinum version...and it's usually cheaper.

Anyong Bluth
07-18-2008, 04:34 PM
Damn let me know. The one I saw had this guy in the front saying
KEEL THE BATMAN over and over. I can't find a better version, but oh well. I am looking forward to putting it on dvd


You might also look into getting some encoding software, if you don't.

You can take lesser quality videos sometimes and really improve the quality of the movie by doing this.

The same thing applies when you take a DVD - usually on a Duel Layer DVD 8.xGB disc that most DVD's come out on now, and compress it to fit on a single layer dvd 4.xGB. The program options are really quite amazing! If your DVD player will play non-native video files, you can get close to Blu Ray quality on a duel layer disc if you know how the proper compression and filter settings.

Sam Hall
07-18-2008, 04:41 PM
I just want my phone call:D

Sully
07-18-2008, 05:02 PM
I just want my phone call:D

That was pretty ****ing funny.

irishjayhawk
07-18-2008, 05:03 PM
I have to say that this film put the nail in the coffin for Hans Zimmer. He lets his cronies do the risky films and then when they take off he rushes in for credit.

Newton Howard did a great BB score and doubled it with an even better DK score. How much was Zimmer I don't know. But now I can't stand him.

Sam Hall
07-18-2008, 06:09 PM
My only complaints are about the love triangle and wanting more Joker. I kept wanting more of the Joker after his first two or three scenes. All the action made the love triangle tolerable, but I was glad when a certain event happened. It's hard not to like the movie.

Archie F. Swin
07-18-2008, 06:28 PM
saw it this afternoon

out of 5 stars

movie: 3 stars

Ledger as Joker: 5 stars

Chiefs Pantalones
07-18-2008, 06:28 PM
I'm going again tonight!

irishjayhawk
07-18-2008, 06:53 PM
saw it this afternoon

out of 5 stars

movie: 3 stars

Ledger as Joker: 5 stars

What were your complains with the movie?

rad
07-18-2008, 07:07 PM
I saw it this afternoon in a half-full theater that I paid 4 bucks per ticket in. When we left, there was a line going out the door and around the corner.WTF?

It was a pretty above-average movie. I'm glad I didn't have to wait in a line to see it. Ledger did a nice job. The fact that he died and all is a big reason people are touting the greatness of the flick. Christian Bale ruined it.

irishjayhawk
07-18-2008, 07:09 PM
I saw it this afternoon in a half-full theater that I paid 4 bucks per ticket in. When we left, there was a line going out the door and around the corner.WTF?

It was a pretty above-average movie. I'm glad I didn't have to wait in a line to see it. Ledger did a nice job. The fact that he died and all is a big reason people are touting the greatness of the flick. Christian Bale ruined it.

I was scared that the Ledger performance was being propped up by his death. To a degree it still is, but not to the degree I felt like it was. He truly earned it.

Sam Hall
07-18-2008, 07:16 PM
I loved the scene where Joker did 'the trick.' There's also a scene in which he wears a different wardrobe. He says and does some mean stuff, but a lot of it is funny.

BWillie
07-18-2008, 07:31 PM
I saw it this afternoon in a half-full theater that I paid 4 bucks per ticket in. When we left, there was a line going out the door and around the corner.WTF?

It was a pretty above-average movie. I'm glad I didn't have to wait in a line to see it. Ledger did a nice job. The fact that he died and all is a big reason people are touting the greatness of the flick. Christian Bale ruined it.

How can Christian Bale ruin anything? I haven't seen this movie yet, but he's a great actor in just about everything he's ever done. Everybody is going to say Ledger did an amazing job no matter what because he passed away, not saying he didn't but he cannot fail. He's virtually guaranteed a Oscar for his performance. My question is why did they replace Katie Holmes with Maggie Gyllenhaal. She is really fugly.

Thig Lyfe
07-18-2008, 08:19 PM
I saw a midnight screening. It made my pants explode with delight. I'll be going again tomorrow.

Count Alex's Losses
07-18-2008, 08:58 PM
One thing I will say is that I disagree it was a constant climax. There were plenty of slow moments for me to catch my breath. Mostly everyone standing around being emo, but that's Batman. :D

Tribal Warfare
07-18-2008, 09:25 PM
I saw a midnight screening. It made my pants explode with delight. I'll be going again tomorrow.

I definitely had a geek boner too

Bearcat2005
07-18-2008, 10:58 PM
I saw it and it was amazing! It remindes me of one of those crime drama's like Heat. It was very good and exciting, the 2 1/2 hours went by very quickly. I am taking the lady friend to see if on Sunday. (If I can get tickets)

Jenson71
07-18-2008, 11:10 PM
I saw The Dark Knight tonight and it lived up to all the hype and more. I loved that message. The Dark Knight is the guardian of Gotham. And he will not sacrifice doing the right thing to gain popularity or a nice image.

Just a great movie. Although, Two-Face wasn't that interesting. Harvey Dent was, but not Two-Face.

DaKCMan AP
07-18-2008, 11:18 PM
Was not impressed.

dirk digler
07-18-2008, 11:25 PM
I liked the first one more.

Sans Ledger, this movie doesn't hold a candle to Batman Begins IMO.

Ledger was scary good. Going into the movie I thought there was no way he was going to live up to the hype, that all the praise was tainted due to his untimely death, and I was right - he blew the hype out of the f*cking water.

I agree. I just got back from watching it on IMAX and while it was a great film I like BB quite a bit better.

Ledger though should win an Oscar for his performance it was brillant.

Sam Hall
07-18-2008, 11:28 PM
I saw The Dark Knight tonight and it lived up to all the hype and more. I loved that message. The Dark Knight is the guardian of Gotham. And he will not sacrifice doing the right thing to gain popularity or a nice image.

Just a great movie. Although, Two-Face wasn't that interesting. Harvey Dent was, but not Two-Face.

I was surprised about what happened to Two-Face.

Guru
07-18-2008, 11:31 PM
I've already got my tickets for Saturday afternoon. I doubt if the crowds will have subsided any, but that's when I'm going.

Love the avatar dude!!!!

Ahh... parting is such sweet sorrow. Don't we hear the chimes at midnight?

AZORChiefFan
07-19-2008, 02:21 AM
Well I got my tickets for Sunday at 3:15 pm in the biggest non Imax theaters in tha PHX.

Can't wait. Been trying to avoid any new footage/trailers that have shown up.

Which is fcuking hard to do.

Silock
07-19-2008, 02:57 AM
GREAT movie! Was a little long, though, but that may have been because I had to pee RIGHT when it started and didn't leave my seat anyway.

My favorite part was the interrogation room when Gordon leaves and the lights come on lol

Guru
07-19-2008, 06:06 AM
$18.5 million for day one.

keg in kc
07-19-2008, 06:34 AM
$18.5 million for day one.No, it made 18.5 million for the midnight screenings. Just the midnight screenings.

63-65 million for day 1, biggest opening day yet.

Archie F. Swin
07-19-2008, 07:15 AM
What were your complains with the movie?
far too long for a cliche filled 'super hero' movie, also I thought there was gonna be a massive final battle between Batman and the Joker where the Joker meet his glorious demise...umm no. Christian bale does nothing for me...his speaking like he has a sinus infection while batman was a horrible distraction. There were some quite obvious continuity oversights that usually are tougher to find in big budget films like this.

Jenson71
07-19-2008, 07:17 AM
Although it doesn't entirely rely on the flashy special effects, I don't think I've ever been so impressed before by explosion, chases, collisions, etc. The scenes where the hospital blows up and when the Joker's semi is "tripped" were great. People even clapped in the theater after those.

I loved the way it ended (and started, especially - that opening scene was really fun to watch). Without giving any spoilers, the message cemented at the end was The Dark Knight is the guardian of all. He's not going to sacrifice doing the right or responsible thing for popularity or the easy way out. Put it on his shoulders. "He can handle it."

And part of this angle comes a lot from the character of Harvey Dent. Dent is like the White Knight of Gotham City. "A hero with a face." This contrast was so interesting to see play out! All the talk about Joker and Heath Ledger's performance is well deserved, but I loved the Dent story. Two-Face wasn't that interesting though, and though his story seemed somewhat rushed, I'm glad he was only in there for the last bit of the movie.

It would have been nice to see the Joker's past, like in Batman Begins with Wayne, although maybe that would have ruined part of the mystery. We're given two stories about the Joker by himself. Roger Ebert makes it clear that what he does is because of what happened to him as a child by his father. But he didn't tell this to Rachel Dawes; to her, it was a different reason, or at least, the reasons for his scars. Was he making that one up? Why not the first one? We're not given any answers about that. But maybe that would spoil something for us. After all, not even Wayne could figure out his past.

ChiefsFan4Life
07-19-2008, 07:21 AM
Bought my tickets a few weeks ago for the 11 AM showing today - probably going to leave the house around 9. Can't wait. I even convinced Mrs. ChiefsFan4Life to go with.

Sam Hall
07-19-2008, 08:40 AM
No, it made 18.5 million for the midnight screenings. Just the midnight screenings.

63-65 million for day 1, biggest opening day yet.

I've heard some places had 3 a.m. and 6 a.m. screenings.

OnTheWarpath58
07-19-2008, 09:57 AM
I've heard some places had 3 a.m. and 6 a.m. screenings.

Several theaters here in STL had IMAX and Mega Screen showings at 3 and 6, and every one of them sold out.

IMAX is sold out through the weekend, including a 9:00am Sunday showing.

I swung by the theater on my way home from work this morning to pick up the tickets I ordered online, and there were around 75 cars in the parking lot. At 8:45am.

Sure-Oz
07-19-2008, 10:34 AM
Loved it, absolutely loved it! Kicked the 1st one's ass by a ton imo, and i loved Batman Begins...

I will definetly go see again here in the next 2 weekends.

Heath Ledger was awesome as the joker, nuff said. Saw the movie on the largest screen in the midwest here in Madison, WI. Smaller than an IMAX but HUGE compared to regular movie screens.

irishjayhawk
07-19-2008, 10:41 AM
I saw The Dark Knight tonight and it lived up to all the hype and more. I loved that message. The Dark Knight is the guardian of Gotham. And he will not sacrifice doing the right thing to gain popularity or a nice image.

Just a great movie. Although, Two-Face wasn't that interesting. Harvey Dent was, but not Two-Face.

Like I said earlier, it's because Two-Face as a character is dumb. It's basically a bad batman. Both are "two faced".

BWillie
07-19-2008, 11:51 AM
No, it made 18.5 million for the midnight screenings. Just the midnight screenings.

63-65 million for day 1, biggest opening day yet.

It's gonna take down Spidey

HolmeZz
07-19-2008, 07:45 PM
The movie kicked ass.

Frazod
07-19-2008, 09:16 PM
That rocked. I was surprised by some of the twists.

They could have easily made it into two movies. My only complaint (and a very, very mild complaint) was that it was really long.

I won't see it again in the theater, but I'll damn sure buy it the day it comes out on DVD.

keg in kc
07-19-2008, 09:18 PM
They could have easily made it into two movies. My only complaint (and a very, very mild complaint) was that it was really long.I think Nolan's cut is 3 hours or more, I'm curious to see what was cut.

Frazod
07-19-2008, 09:19 PM
I think Nolan's cut is 3 hours or more, I'm curious to see what was cut.

Hopefully the DVD will be a director's cut with the extra footage.

keg in kc
07-19-2008, 09:21 PM
It still blows my mind to see a summer blockbuster that...dark. I can't wait to see it again.

OnTheWarpath58
07-19-2008, 10:33 PM
Phenomenal.

Just got in from seeing it, and can't wait to see it again.

Definitely lived up to the hype, IMO - and Ledger's performance was beyond amazing.

irishjayhawk
07-19-2008, 11:23 PM
I think Nolan's cut is 3 hours or more, I'm curious to see what was cut.

I'm going to bet a lot of Dent. Since everyone felt he was rushed, I'm fairly confident that's what we'd see. I think we'd also see more Bruce Wayne.

I still like the way they dealt with Dent. I think I'm in the minority though.

El Jefe
07-20-2008, 12:41 AM
Phenomenal.

Just got in from seeing it, and can't wait to see it again.

Definitely lived up to the hype, IMO - and Ledger's performance was beyond amazing.

QFT, awesome movie. Im going to see it again tomorrow. :thumb: