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Old 11-10-2012, 04:39 PM   #51
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29 'No's(from Duran's mistake, haha) and 23 'Yes's so far...No has over 50%

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Old 11-10-2012, 04:57 PM   #52
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I voted yes.

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Old 11-10-2012, 06:01 PM   #53
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Imo, any series could go on the James Bond way, but they just don't. Spider-Man, Superman, Batman, etc....they've all had a series and they've all gone through reboots. It was only natural for Nolan's series to end as much as it was natural to move on from Spider-man
I know they do but that's my point they don't need to do that. Personally I think it was a missed opportunity with the Bat franchise it really made the Joker's words to Batman at the end of the Dark Knight meaningless when we all knew what he meant. Like I said before I don't think Nolan wanted to do a third film.

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Old 11-10-2012, 06:37 PM   #54
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I know they do but that's my point they don't need to do that. Personally I think it was a missed opportunity with the Bat franchise it really made the Joker's words to Batman at the end of the Dark Knight meaningless when we all knew what he meant. Like I said before I don't think Nolan wanted to do a third film.
Nolan didn't until he found a story, and TDKR is Nolan's story, lol. Nolan wanted Bruce Wayne's journey to come to an "end". Really can't see how anyone would think Nolan didn't want this story for TDKR.

But...Joker's words are still true. The words are to Batman, and Batman is still "alive", but with someone else using the mantle.

I mean, I'm with you, I hope one day we do get a series of films much like Bond that will continue. Maybe Sony will try that with Spider-Man or that kind of thinking is what the idea is of with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but I'm glad Nolan told his story myself.

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I liked it alot better than TDK, but it did let me down a little bit. I think it was because of the fans talking about it like it was gonna be perfect before it even came out.

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Old 11-10-2012, 07:46 PM   #56
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In a word... Yes.

I can understand why people liked it so much, and I guess in many ways it was a "good" movie, but some things about it were like painfully bad to me. After how much I loved the first two, as well as my love for comics, I was let down. It actually disappointed me as a Batman movie (not reaching the entertainment/quality of Batman '89, BB, TDK, or some of the animated films IMO), a Christopher Nolan movie (it's no Memento, Prestige, or Inception IMO), and a Christopher Nolan Batman movie.

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Old 11-10-2012, 09:29 PM   #57
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Keep 'em coming folks. The results are almost neck and neck after only a day. Proof that the people let down by this movie ain't a minority.

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Old 11-10-2012, 10:21 PM   #58
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I've only seen it once (hides behind couch) but yeah parts of it dissapointed me. I felt like there was some lazy writting. Just for instance having Blake just say he knew Bruce's identity, and Alfried explaining Bane's origin are examples of this. Its not an bad movie, but kinda overhyped and probably my least favorite of the trilogy. ut I need/want to see it again.

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Old 11-10-2012, 10:51 PM   #59
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Keep 'em coming folks. The results are almost neck and neck after only a day. Proof that the people let down by this movie ain't a minority.
Although if you go by wikipedia's section of TDKR on the critical reception, or a site such as Rotten Tomatoes, it does seem to suggest it is a minority. Plus, the fact that 28 people still seem to be a minority and all, lol.

I should get all 161 or so that claimed TDKR to be the best of the CBMs in 2012 to vote on this poll...

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Old 11-10-2012, 11:00 PM   #60
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The fact that such division even exists proves that TDKR was in fact disappointing.

TDK was virtually universally loved. TDKR isn't.

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Old 11-10-2012, 11:16 PM   #61
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The fact that such division even exists proves that TDKR was in fact disappointing.

TDK was virtually universally loved. TDKR isn't.
Division doesn't mean a film is "in fact" disappointing.

Division means TDKR was, in fact, a polarizing film.

If it were, in fact, disappointing, I'm sure no one would've liked it.

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Old 11-10-2012, 11:52 PM   #62
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No!

I loved it! It is my fav superhero movie. The first time I watched it, it did seem like it had a lot of potholes but upon a second viewing I realized they weren't potholes and everything was explained and made sense except for maybe one or two things.

But I loved the characters and the story. The ending was absolutely incredible! I was so emotional during the last 15 minutes. I couldn't believe it and I thought the ending was way too perfect. A happy ending batman certainly deserves, and as a huge catwoman fan, I was very pleased that it was with her.

I was basically the opposite of disappointed!

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Old 11-11-2012, 04:34 AM   #63
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Nolan didn't until he found a story, and TDKR is Nolan's story, lol. Nolan wanted Bruce Wayne's journey to come to an "end". Really can't see how anyone would think Nolan didn't want this story for TDKR.

But...Joker's words are still true. The words are to Batman, and Batman is still "alive", but with someone else using the mantle.

I mean, I'm with you, I hope one day we do get a series of films much like Bond that will continue. Maybe Sony will try that with Spider-Man or that kind of thinking is what the idea is of with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but I'm glad Nolan told his story myself.
I get that but as much as I loved Rises ultimately its taken something away from the first two films for me.

Like I said though Nolan could've ended his series without having Bruce retire etc. I personally wanted the third to continue straight from TDK and have the first trilogy as Batman's first year in crime fighting. Then we could have had another trilogy covering his second year but it wouldn't have to be as grounded. I just think its a same cause the first two films (especially the first) left sone amazing groundwork.


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In a word... Yes.

I can understand why people liked it so much, and I guess in many ways it was a "good" movie, but some things about it were like painfully bad to me. After how much I loved the first two, as well as my love for comics, I was let down. It actually disappointed me as a Batman movie (not reaching the entertainment/quality of Batman '89, BB, TDK, or some of the animated films IMO), a Christopher Nolan movie (it's no Memento, Prestige, or Inception IMO), and a Christopher Nolan Batman movie.
I always say to people Inception is Nolan's best film. I still think Nolan wasn't that even on doing Rises, I think he did it more for the studio than anything with them allowing him to make Inception.

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Old 11-11-2012, 06:54 AM   #64
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Although if you go by wikipedia's section of TDKR on the critical reception, or a site such as Rotten Tomatoes, it does seem to suggest it is a minority. Plus, the fact that 28 people still seem to be a minority and all, lol.

I should get all 161 or so that claimed TDKR to be the best of the CBMs in 2012 to vote on this poll...
Speaking for myself, I found TDKR a let down, but if I was a critic writing for Rotten Tomatoes I'd still give it a positive review? Why? Because it's a good film, miles better than a lot of the crap that came out this year. But it's not on par with either BB or TDK and it's certainly one of Nolan's worse efforts.
Thus. A letdown.

My point is that judging if it was a letdown by Rotten Tomatoes doesn't work. While I don't think it's a small minority who found TDKR disappointing, it is a small minority who feel the film is a complete unwatchable mess. Many of the people who were let down by TDKR still liked a lot of what it had to offer.

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The only thing I didn't like was Bruce was retired for 8 years

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Old 11-11-2012, 08:12 AM   #66
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Division doesn't mean a film is "in fact" disappointing.

Division means TDKR was, in fact, a polarizing film.

If it were, in fact, disappointing, I'm sure no one would've liked it.
Not necessarily.

TDK was universally liked. TDKR wasn't. It was polarizing. That in itself makes the third film disappointing.

It doesn't live up to the second film.

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Old 11-11-2012, 09:06 AM   #67
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TDKR was not liked universally, I still remember many complaints about the movie at that time on SHH boards.

For example - Dent's arc not explored in detail, Five dead cops, Batman and Rachel surviving the fall from Wayne Tower, ferries scenes being too long ....

And it made less money overseas than TDKR.

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Old 11-11-2012, 09:18 AM   #68
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You mean TDK, ey Bruce?

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Not necessarily.

TDK was universally liked. TDKR wasn't. It was polarizing. That in itself makes the third film disappointing.

It doesn't live up to the second film.
TDKR had some extremely over the top nitpicking, only surpassed by Skyfall.

I don't like the lack of Gordon, I could've done without the "Robin" reference and Talia's death was stupid but that's really about it.

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TDKR was not liked universally, I still remember many complaints about the movie at that time on SHH boards.
Ya can't find a single movie where ya don't get some complaints. Even the mighty Avengers which is loved to death has complaints. Rises got a TON of loud complaints not just off message boards but from all across the net.

Looky at this poll. 62 people votes so far and nearly half of them say TDKR let 'em down. The numbers are still climbing. That's a proper division.

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The fact that such division even exists proves that TDKR was in fact disappointing.

TDK was virtually universally loved. TDKR isn't.
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What I liked about TDKR.
1.Catwoman
2.Bane.
3.Action scenes.
Everything else was crap.
Bane was ok but his plan was crap. No point to his siege. The poison the souls with false hope crap was dumb cos they didn't know he was gonna blow 'em up so how can their souls be poisoned when they don't know any better. It was all lame dramatic filler.

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You mean TDK, ey Bruce?
TDKR was more liked internationally as compared to TDK.

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That's what I was hoping would happen. It would have been the best move.

Instead we get a solid foundation with BB and TDK, completely destroyed by the events of TDKR.
Yup. Rises took a big poop on the first two movies.

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Bruce Begins, why do ya always log off, then log back in again like 2 minutes later? Always noticing ya doing that. It's so weird.

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Bane was ok but his plan was crap. No point to his siege. The poison the souls with false hope crap was dumb cos they didn't know he was gonna blow 'em up so how can their souls be poisoned when they don't know any better. It was all lame dramatic filler.
Gotham citizens were aware of the threat, and they were living in fear of that, Bane even declared that somebody in Gotham was carrying the trigger.


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Bruce Begins, why do ya always log off, then log back in again like 2 minutes later? Always noticing ya doing that. It's so weird.
Ooop ya did it again.

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Gotham citizens were aware of the nuke threat, and they were living in fear of that, Bane even declared that somebody in Gotham was carrying the trigger.

So, there was a possibility that Bomb may be detonated any time, and then there was the issue of unstable core that would be completing its life in five months as Dr. Pavel said in the stadium.
Ehhh no the bomb was only threatened to be detonated if anyone tried to come in and invade Gotham or leave it. Nobody was trying that. Bane was saying he was giving Gotham back to the people but nobody had any control except for Bane and the LOS. It was all bull.

Nobody knew about the unstable core except for Fox and Tate.

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