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Old 11-25-2012, 12:10 AM   #389
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Default Re: Am I the only one that feels like TDKR prevents Nolan's trilogy from being perfec

How was The Dark Knight Rises safe?

Was the part where Batman (in a third film, not an origin film) took 45 minutes to be seen in costume safe?

Was the part where they give their title character (Batman, not Bruce Wayne) less screen time than Bane, John Blake or Gordon the safe part?

Was giving a big-budget summer blockbuster a 2 hour and 37 minute running-time the safe part?

Was having the title character brutally beaten and taken out of commission 1 hour and 15 minutes into the film and only 30 minutes after first re-appearing in costume and then not reappearing for another 50 minutes (2 hours and 7 minutes into the film) the safe part?

Was shooting Gordon and putting him into a hospital bed for three quarters of the movie the safe part?

Was using Bane as the main villain and Talia as another villain with more marquee named villains (for the public) readily available (Penguin, Riddler, Poison Ivy, Mr. Freeze) the safe part?

Was hinging the entire "twist/third act reveal" on the reveal of a character that not even many Batman fans knew of (Talia) the safe part?

Was shooting as much of the film in IMAX that they did the safe part?

Was killing off Batman, having Bruce Wayne retire and passing the mantle to a new soldier to take up the Batman mantle the safe part?

Honestly, I can understand not liking the film. But claiming that as far as tentpole actioners go, this was anything but standard and/or safe...


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