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Old 12-03-2012, 03:15 PM   #326
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What we got on the film was way better than the motivation on Knightfall.

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Old 12-03-2012, 05:22 PM   #327
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I rate TDKR lower than both TDK and BB, but it was by no means a letdown. A great way to conclude Nolan's trilogy.

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Old 12-03-2012, 05:59 PM   #328
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What we got on the film was way better than the motivation on Knightfall.
Hmm Bane born in a hellish prison who makes himself a bad ass fighter and educates himself, goes to Gotham and proves himself, figures out who Batman is by himself, takes over Gotham by himself, breaks Batman in his own Batcave.

Or a Bane who is a over glorified babysitter of little Talia, gets kicked out of the LOS, then carries out Ra's legacy cos he loves Talia.

Heh.

Knightfall Bane would eat TDKR Bane for breakfast and not even raise a burp.

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Old 12-03-2012, 06:50 PM   #329
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So taking care of a little child on hell on Earth, being banished by Ra's al Ghul and taking over the League of Shadows, while doing technically the same as comic book Bane... makes him weak?

Interesting.

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Old 12-03-2012, 06:54 PM   #330
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Hmm Bane born in a hellish prison who makes himself a bad ass fighter and educates himself, goes to Gotham and proves himself, figures out who Batman is by himself, takes over Gotham by himself, breaks Batman in his own Batcave.

Or a Bane who is a over glorified babysitter of little Talia, gets kicked out of the LOS, then carries out Ra's legacy cos he loves Talia.

Heh.

Knightfall Bane would eat TDKR Bane for breakfast and not even raise a burp.


You make it seem like the only comic counterpart that could beat the cinematic version of a CBM is Bane.

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Old 12-04-2012, 12:38 AM   #331
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What we got on the film was way better than the motivation on Knightfall.
I have to agree. Bane's actions in the comics was impressive, but his motives was weak. The guy had dreams about a bat, so he decided to rule Gotham and defeat "Batman" because of fate. That's like having Venom be Australian and deciding to rule New York and defeat Spiderman because of his arachnophobia.

I'm not going to lie, but when I first heard Bane was going to be the villian of this film, the only thing I could think of is "how are they going to make this believable". After learning about the Legacy storyline, it started making sense.


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Old 12-04-2012, 01:18 AM   #332
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They could as easily have said that the gap between TDK and TDKR was eight months instead of eight years, and the difference would be negligible. They could as easily have said that Bane had control of Gotham for a week instead of months, and it would have been negligible.

Every time skip in this film is arbitrary to the point of being a distraction, at least to me.

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Old 12-04-2012, 02:23 AM   #333
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Loved it! Complete opposite of a letdown! Cant wait for it to come out tomorrow

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Old 12-04-2012, 09:00 AM   #334
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I have to agree. Bane's actions in the comics was impressive, but his motives was weak. The guy had dreams about a bat, so he decided to rule Gotham and defeat "Batman" because of fate. That's like having Venom be Australian and deciding to rule New York and defeat Spiderman because of his arachnophobia.
That's not really all that Bane is about in the comics. That's part of his origin, but that's hardly his entire reason for being, even just in KNIGHTFALL.

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Old 12-04-2012, 03:34 PM   #335
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My partner stated something I haven't considered. Alfred' could had been dreaming of seeing Bruce sitting across the way. All this autopilot business' yet we saw him in that cockpit heading out across the bay' right up to the explosion.

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Old 12-04-2012, 04:13 PM   #336
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My partner stated something I haven't considered. Alfred' could had been dreaming of seeing Bruce sitting across the way. All this autopilot business' yet we saw him in that cockpit heading out across the bay' right up to the explosion.

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I'm sorry, but the ending is pretty straightforward. While I think that Bruce still has lingering feelings about his deathwish (the whole "No Autopilot" thing), it is pretty clear that he chose to save himself. That was the point of the film, that Bruce has to overcome all the pain that was burdening his whole life.
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Agreed.

Also, I don't think he was sure either that the autopilot will work (even if he fixed it) and that he will survive. I think he learned something from Bane about the "whole giving people hope and then taking it away" punishment. He didn't want to give the people he cared about hope that he will survive when it's most likely that he won't.

I'm not satisfied with some parts of the ending but I'm glad that Bruce survived and finally got the chance to live a life free from anger and pain with someone.
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But seriously, it most likely could have been an artistic choice, toying with the timeframe, he could have jumped earlier, etc...

Also, he is Batman.
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It's called editing. It's not like they show you the timer twice to lock in the time frame. They are simply using editing to manipulate the audience, and thye did it to amazing effect.

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Old 12-05-2012, 03:00 AM   #337
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what a sad thread. Oh well you can't please everyone. People actually make polls to see if the movie sucks or not. Wow.

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Old 12-05-2012, 09:48 AM   #338
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what a sad thread. Oh well you can't please everyone. People actually make polls to see if the movie sucks or not. Wow.
I hope you know this isn't like some big deal since this isn't the first thread to ever ask this about a CBM on these forums.

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Old 12-05-2012, 10:01 AM   #339
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They could as easily have said that the gap between TDK and TDKR was eight months instead of eight years, and the difference would be negligible. They could as easily have said that Bane had control of Gotham for a week instead of months, and it would have been negligible.

Every time skip in this film is arbitrary to the point of being a distraction, at least to me.
Yup they dragged out times too much in this flick. 8 year gap. 5 month siege. No need for any of it.

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That's not really all that Bane is about in the comics. That's part of his origin, but that's hardly his entire reason for being, even just in KNIGHTFALL.
Anyone who even read it would know that, too.

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what a sad thread. Oh well you can't please everyone. People actually make polls to see if the movie sucks or not. Wow.
You must be a newbie. Welcome to the internet. Home of places where people rate and score how good or bad things are.

There's a lot of haters of Rises. Ya better get used to it. I predict it will only get worse with time. If it bothers ya that much then the net is gonna be hell on earth for ya.

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Old 12-05-2012, 10:48 AM   #340
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At least be realistic though, Fudgie.

You say there's a lot of haters, but there are so much more that enjoy TDKR. It's nice and dandy you want to have a thread to try to prove a point, but the majority shows and so do many other threads about TDKR as well as the acclaim TDKR has.

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Old 12-05-2012, 12:27 PM   #341
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There's a lot of haters of Rises. Ya better get used to it. I predict it will only get worse with time. If it bothers ya that much then the net is gonna be hell on earth for ya.
I can remember a lot of posters hating on TDK as well, it's an endless cycle.

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Old 12-05-2012, 12:42 PM   #342
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There will always be plenty of haters on something that is popular and reviewed well.

I remember there being a ton of people who absolutely hated Avatar.

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Old 12-05-2012, 02:02 PM   #343
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I can remember a lot of posters hating on TDK as well, it's an endless cycle.
The amount of detractors for TDK were a drop in the ocean compared to TDKR's. You wouldn't have gotten anything close to 51 votes on a poll for it being a let down back in 2008.

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Old 12-05-2012, 02:21 PM   #344
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The whole world has seen TDK. Its the biggest reason behind people being letdown by TDKR cuz they had specific expectations. It had to match the dark knight or better it and for that to happen it needed to go a certain direction that they wanted it to go in. And when they saw that Nolan had something else in mind as the creator, a certain group of fans were dissapointed.

A massive chunk of people saw TDK without seeing Begins, it was a brand new experience. They went in with zero expectations.

When you have something to immediately compare it to, urs always gonna find a dissapointed crowd. It's like this with an album from a massive band who has just released a hit album or a critically acclaimed record by its fans. Even if the album on its own is a masterpiece, you will still get a split crowd.

But i dont see TDKR as a split crowd. Ive only heard of people on these types of comic book forums hate on it. Cuz of their natural expectations coming off of the dark knight.

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Old 12-05-2012, 02:31 PM   #345
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There's like what...500 users or so on these forums maybe?

52 votes is a very, very, very tiny amount of "haters" even on these forums I'd say.

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Old 12-05-2012, 02:34 PM   #346
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Only 132 have voted on this poll. Out of those over 50 said it was a let down.

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Old 12-05-2012, 02:35 PM   #347
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And then looking at the 172 who voted on another thread that had TDKR being the best CBM of 2012.

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Out of three movies, one of which is TDKR itself, and TASM.

Not exactly stiff competition.

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Old 12-05-2012, 02:38 PM   #349
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TDKR and The Avengers though. That is stiff competition and TDKR is still ahead.

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Old 12-05-2012, 02:42 PM   #350
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Stiff competition is when it's up against several great contenders like The Avengers. But it's not. You're also talking about a mere 40 vote difference.

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