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Old 11-09-2012, 06:31 AM   #1
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Hey guys and gals I want to get some opinions away from the Bat forums to see what other general CBM fans thought about Rises.

Did ya think TDKR was a let down or not? Just place your vote on the poll and lets see some numbers.

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Old 11-09-2012, 03:45 PM   #2
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Yes.

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Old 11-09-2012, 06:12 PM   #3
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No, it's weird I hated some aspects of it but it was such a great film

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Old 11-09-2012, 06:35 PM   #4
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I loved it. The best of the trilogy IMO.

EDIT: I just realized I voted 'yes' by mistake


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Old 11-09-2012, 08:53 PM   #5
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I loved it. The best of the trilogy IMO.

EDIT: I just realized I voted 'yes' by mistake

So Fudgie...it should be 9 'No's and 8 'Yes's then, lol.

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Old 11-09-2012, 06:40 PM   #6
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Script should have been tweaked, concerning plotholes like Bruce's leg, but for me it was not a letdown.

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Old 11-09-2012, 08:12 PM   #7
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Not in the least. That's why I paid $36 to see it 4 times.

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Old 11-09-2012, 08:26 PM   #8
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No.

However I did find Bane's death anticlimactic.

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Old 11-09-2012, 09:34 PM   #9
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Huge letdown. Only saw it twice, and have no strong desire to watch it again.

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Old 11-09-2012, 10:58 PM   #10
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Huge letdown. Only saw it twice, and have no strong desire to watch it again.
Agreed. TDK was a fully realized movie.

TDKR just had too much scripting issues to be considered superior. Tons of obvious plotholes as well.

Talia was poorly handled. The characterization of Bruce Wayne wasn't stellar either. He was 'retired' for 8 years, comes back for a few days, and then gives it all up and retires again?

"Anyone can be Batman" ? I found that line absurd. Bruce Wayne is Batman. His experiences and psyche shape what Batman is.

I found John Blake to be a complete throwaway and pointless character. It was basically Nolan trying to shoehorn JGL into this film. I don't logically buy Blake as someone with the resources and training to take up the mantle.

I thought the relationship between Bruce and Selina was half-assed too. This was the one thing Batman Returns did so much better than TDKR. I didn't buy that Bruce would go off with this woman. They barely knew each other and hardly connected.

Bane and Talia's motivations could have been better too. Their entire plan of giving Gotham hope and then just blowing it all up seemed rather cartoony. All it did was buy time for Batman and Gordon to stop them.

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Old 11-09-2012, 11:11 PM   #11
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"Anyone can be Batman" ? I found that line absurd. Bruce Wayne is Batman. His experiences and psyche shape what Batman is.
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Old 11-09-2012, 11:27 PM   #12
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Old 11-16-2012, 01:39 PM   #13
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Old 12-25-2012, 07:02 AM   #14
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Agreed. TDK was a fully realized movie.

TDKR just had too much scripting issues to be considered superior. Tons of obvious plotholes as well.

Talia was poorly handled. The characterization of Bruce Wayne wasn't stellar either. He was 'retired' for 8 years, comes back for a few days, and then gives it all up and retires again?

"Anyone can be Batman" ? I found that line absurd. Bruce Wayne is Batman. His experiences and psyche shape what Batman is.

I found John Blake to be a complete throwaway and pointless character. It was basically Nolan trying to shoehorn JGL into this film. I don't logically buy Blake as someone with the resources and training to take up the mantle.

I thought the relationship between Bruce and Selina was half-assed too. This was the one thing Batman Returns did so much better than TDKR. I didn't buy that Bruce would go off with this woman. They barely knew each other and hardly connected.

Bane and Talia's motivations could have been better too. Their entire plan of giving Gotham hope and then just blowing it all up seemed rather cartoony. All it did was buy time for Batman and Gordon to stop them.

This almost completely sums up my opinion as well. The plot holes in TDK were little cracks compared to the plot holes in Rises. I didn't totally hate the movie but it definitely wasn't my fave. Also, not mentioning anything about the Joker even though they kept referencing the events of 8 years ago was a complete copout!

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Old 12-18-2012, 09:35 PM   #15
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Huge letdown. Only saw it twice, and have no strong desire to watch it again.
Ditto. Except I only saw it once

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Old 12-23-2012, 03:15 PM   #16
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Ditto. Except I only saw it once
I actually did see this one twice. First was in a normal theater then again on IMAX with my friends. Still made the same conclusions. I only have Batman Begins on DVD. When you've watched it on IMAX what's the point afterwards?

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No, I liked it better than TDK.

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Old 11-09-2012, 09:45 PM   #18
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I also saw it 4 times in theaters. Not a letdown at all. Favourite film of the year with Skyfall and Looper pretty close behind.

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Old 11-09-2012, 09:47 PM   #19
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I loved it and it was a perfect end to the trilogy, no movie can be perfect that if you go analyzing every mistake that takes the fun out of watching the movie.

Lighten up to all those nitpicking dorks!

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Old 11-10-2012, 03:06 AM   #20
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I loved it and it was a perfect end to the trilogy, no movie can be perfect that if you go analyzing every mistake that takes the fun out of watching the movie.

Lighten up to all those nitpicking dorks!
It's not "nitpicking" if the mistakes, plot holes and generally lazy writing are starring you in the face before the film is even halfway done.

TDKR was a huge letdown for me. After enjoying Batman Begins and TDK even more so, I was expecting something pretty incredible. If not incredible, something at the very least entertaining. TDKR not only bored me before the end of the first act, but the entire film fell apart from a myriad of poorly thought out characters and various plot points.

I'm not even the type of person who goes into a film looking to do anything but enjoy the hell of it. TDKR's failings stood out so blatantly even a happy-go-lucky movie goer like myself noticed them without any trouble at all. I wanted to love this film, but it did so much wrong from start to finish I left the theater knowing I'd never bother watching it again.

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Old 11-09-2012, 10:29 PM   #21
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The Dark Knight Rises - letdown or not?

This is a matter of opinion, not a fact.

Opinions are subjective and vary from person to person. What one feels about TDKR depends on what he/ she was expecting from the movie.

Some of us went to watch the movie with an open mind, some were prepared to view this movie as the end to Nolan's Batman saga, this movie being the conclusion to Nolan's Bat universe.

Then, there were some who went in expecting to see a comic book accurate depiction of Batman and expected this a one of the continuing adventure of Batman much like Bond movies keep continuing the Bond franchise, with each movie being a new mission.

As Nolan had already made clear before beginning shooting of TDKR, he was going to end the trilogy, and we already got many "on Location" photos of Bane, the fight scenes between the Cops and Bane's Army, spy pics. of Talia, Catwoman and many other spy footage, which did kind of spoiled those moments on screen, this never happened with BB or TDK, so for some it may have been the case of knowing too much before watching the movie.


To me this movie was better than TDK.

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Old 11-09-2012, 10:32 PM   #22
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I didnt like how the theme is sort of the end of batman instead of him rising into the batman we all know with his mission clear. It breaks batman comic book convention a bit enough to make the nitpickiest geeks uncomfortable. Other than that it was a super epic movie, just as good or even better than TDK and it maintains the deep personal feeling the entire trilogy has while also presenting the best twists in the trilogy. Too bad its the last one.

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Old 11-09-2012, 11:04 PM   #23
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"Anyone can be Batman" ? I found that line absurd. Bruce Wayne is Batman. His experiences and psyche shape what Batman is.
I think that the line was "Batman can be anyone", there is a difference between the two lines and their meaning.

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Old 11-09-2012, 11:07 PM   #24
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I wasn't let down.There are some things I'd have liked done differently.(Bruce retiring,only been on the job 2/3 years,Etc)But I can't say I was disappointed at all.

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Old 11-09-2012, 11:08 PM   #25
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I was very let down by it because I think Batman Begins and The Dark Knight are great. The Dark Knight Rises wasn't.

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