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Old 12-28-2013, 03:47 PM   #1
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Default The Dark Knight Rises vs Man of Steel

MoS is often compared to "Batman Begins" because of its story structure, but MoS has sometimes been compared to TDKR in terms of execution.

Both are divisive films among their respective fanbases, and interestingly, both films were written around the same time.

Which film did you like more?

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Bruce's arc was great in Rises, so TDKR.

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The Dark Knight Rises.

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Old 12-28-2013, 06:50 PM   #6
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Old 12-28-2013, 06:58 PM   #7
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TDKR.

MOS probably wowed me more in individual moments, but it also wasn't as solid from moment to moment.

TDKT is just masterful imo. Much much better than other CBMs.

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Old 12-28-2013, 06:59 PM   #8
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Man of Steel.

TDKR was bloated and I didn't feel like I was watching a Batman movie as much as I did during BB and TDK.

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Old 12-28-2013, 07:16 PM   #9
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Both films swim quite often in the sea of mediocrity. I flipped a piece of shredded paper that I was gonna fold to clean my ears. It landed on the TDKR side.

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The Dark Knight Rises.

I enjoyed both films, but I kinda feel like The Dark Knight Rises was an ambitious failure whereas Man of Steel was a modest success. Man of Steel played it pretty safe, and ended up with what I felt was a. Solid, good movie. The Dark Knight Rises is a great movie, but doesn't quite reach the classic status it's aspiring too as it starts to fall apart under the sheer complexity and scope of its various moving parts and all the big ideas it's wanting to explore. I've always said I respect an ambitious failure more than a modest success.

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See, I didn't feel like TDKR was that ambitious. It kinda followed Begins' formula and threw in some two-dimensional characters to pad out the time. I thought it tried to play things safe and that was why it suffered.

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Old 12-28-2013, 08:02 PM   #12
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What Tacit said. Except I don't know what side my paper would land on. Maybe 'Man of Steel' -- at least that film is shorter (and almost feels it).

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Old 12-28-2013, 08:03 PM   #13
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TDKR barely.

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Old 12-28-2013, 10:51 PM   #14
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Old 12-28-2013, 10:56 PM   #15
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Never have I been more surprised in the and pleased coming out of a movie than when I came out of MOS. Never was I more disappointed and vexed than when I came out of TDKR.

Okay, that may all be hyperbolic... Not by much though.

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Old 12-28-2013, 11:35 PM   #16
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The Dark Knight Rises, no contest.

A better comparison would be Man of Steel and Batman Begins, in which case MOS would still lose by a wide margin.

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Old 12-29-2013, 12:14 AM   #18
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Rises. I hated a lot of the cinematography in the Man of Steel and I felt like the plot was very generic. There was probably like 2/3rds of a good movie in there, maybe if it was heavily edited. The product placement was dire, too.

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Old 12-29-2013, 04:59 PM   #19
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Man of Steel. I love TDKR, but it does occasionally feel bloated. Plus, it was a 3-hour Batman movie with only 40 minutes (if that) of Batman. Excellent movie overall, but weaker than the first two. Man of Steel is more straight-forward and the plot is not too complicated.

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Old 12-29-2013, 05:09 PM   #20
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MoS.

TDKR just went in strange directions and despite it being inspired by two of my favourite comic arcs Knightfall and No Mans Land it just felt like it didn't mesh well at all.

The biggest problem I had with TDKR was Bruce's character. Giving up for 8 years just felt completely out of character for Batman, I know why they did it for the story, but I just hated it. Also him not giving a crap when his fortune is siphoned off and wasting billions of his cash on a plot macguffin/ fusion generator.

It felt like Begins and Dark Knight set up an incredible real world scenario where Batman seemed semi plausible. But then TDKR just seems like a shonky Elseworlds offshoot to that world. Everything from the president actor from Stargate SG1 to the Batman statue at the end, it just felt hookey.

The action was also awful, with the Bane/Batman sewer fight looking slow, sluggish and boring with Bane's dialogue being the only saving grace. Compare the scene where Batman beats up six thugs saving JGL to the sights in Batman Begins.

MoS had it's script and pacing issues but it at least respected (Most of) the characters and delivered a semi decent story with a hero's journey. It's nowhere near the perfection that is Batman Begins, but it's still good.

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The Dark Knight Rises wins on:

- Acting
- Cinematography
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Man of Steel wins on:

- Plotting/ internal logic (The Dark Knight Rises has so many leaps in logic.)

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The Dark Knight Rises all day, every day.

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I really did not care for TDKR although I loved Batman begins and sort have gotten to tolerate TDK. I feel the series just kept going downhill while MOS ties with Avengers for my favorite CBM so obviously for me MOS.

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fell asleep during TDKR.

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