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Old 07-26-2012, 05:45 PM   #154
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Default Re: Can Batman escape the "Third Act Curse"?

Originally Posted by bullets View Post
I don't understand the incessant need to compare the two. I'm glad both franchises did well. The Dark Knight Rises is a satisfying conclusion and easily broke the third act curse. Unfortunately the trilogy is plagued with real life tragedies.
Oh absolutely. I wasn't planning on comparing them, but found it strange when I came in this thread and saw it happening. Couldn't help but comment.

Originally Posted by henzINNIT View Post
TDKR didn't escape the second sequel curse for me, much to my surprise and disappointment. It was of higher quality than most 3rd outings but still had the same basic problems; bloated story, too many characters, weak villain motivation and ultimately a pretty underwhelming climax.
Glad I don't share this minority opinion. It wasn't flawless (needed to be a touch longer to develop a few minor plot points) but other than that, I loved it. Excellent final film and satisfying conclusion, just shy of TDK.

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