Is it too early to be sad that it's over?

Discussion in 'The Dark Knight Rises' started by Frontier, Jul 26, 2012.

  1. Frontier Arkham Asylum Inmate

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    Watched TDKR for the third time and... I guess it finally hit me.

    It's over.

    I mean, sure. We have the DVD still. And we'll always hope for extended cuts (my god, I think they would set DVD sales records - especially Dark Knight!). And there will always be more Batman produced, likely more films in a few years.

    But this trilogy, this great journey... it's done. Complete. Concluded.

    And I'm just... I'm satisfied, but I'm also sad. Because yet again, another great piece of entertainment I've so enjoyed is done and over with. The future of the films is uncertain again, when it really hasn't been much to worry about (quality wise) since the day "Begins" was released and a collective sigh of relief was breathed.

    I feel a little excitement about the "what if?" and "maybe..." possibilities of what is next, but mostly... something great is gone and over, and I just want to hug my Nolan-verse memorabilia and rock back-and-forth chanting "In Nolan We Trust" because for every "Dark Knight" there is a "Batman & Robin" and for every The Animated Series (92-95) there is a "The Batman" (2004) and... why do good things have to end?

    :csad:
     
  2. Anno_Domini Registered

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    It is truly sad.

    But, I am glad that I can soon be able to freely watch The Dark Knight Trilogy at home whenever I want to.

    We can be excited for the new reboot of course, and hope for the best with it.
     
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    It is sad, but I think Dr Seuss put it best:

    "Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened".
     
  4. Anno_Domini Registered

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    Epic.
     
  5. Alexroberts Registered

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    I'm happy i was there to watch them you know. Some people will not know about these awesome movies in about 20 years.
     
  6. georgec Not a hero

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    We'll always have Gotham...
     
  7. elgaz Registered

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    I'm kinda sad it's over too. Nolan has written the central characters in his films (particularly Bruce and Alfred) so strongly that we feel an attachment to them, and hence no-one wants it to end. Without getting into a 'which is better' argument, the Burton and Schumacher films never did that to me even though I loved Keaton as Bruce Wayne/Batman.

    Part of me would love Nolan to come back in 10yrs completely out of the blue with Bale & Co for a "Dark Knight Returns" type film, but I guess a lot of elements from that story already occurred in The Dark Knight Rises. And no doubt there will be another Batman movie on screen by that time which would cause a conflict of interests.
     
  8. robthorn24 Gotham Times Subscriber

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    :batty:
     
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    Amen
     
  10. Doc Samson Superhero Psychiatrist

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    Hell no it's not too early. I was a long time lurker, but it was the debates I saw going on during TDK filming that prompted me to take the plunge and participate. I can't say for sure how long I'll stay around here honestly. It's all very bittersweet.
     
  11. Heretic Registered

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    I was sad immediately, and honestly I think it affected my enjoyment of the film. I liked it...in fact I mostly loved it (one major plot point bothers the crap out of me)...but as soon as I left the theater I felt...empty. This incredible franchise is now over...and very possibly will be restarted as if this trilogy never happened. It is also possible that WB (who truly dont "get" why people like these movies) will hire the director of Resident Evil, Bloodrayne or something like that to make the next movie. I want THIS world to continue! I'm okay with a new quality director and I'm fine with a new cast...I just want what has happened to still exist in the next film. Like I said, as much as I enjoyed the film, I left the theater sad.
     
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    It's so great that this trilogy feels like one big flowing graphic novel in some ways. It has a beginning and a definite end. Just the way I like it.
     
  13. Motown Marvel Crimson and Clover

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    its not too early. its just too inappropriate.
     
  14. elgaz Registered

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    WB were certainly guilty of that at one point, but I'd like to think they've learnt a certain lesson with this whole trilogy. They took a chance on a director who wasn't hugely known at the time. And he in turn took a risky move in developing Batman Begins as a 'realistic' approach to Batman (well, as realistic as a Batman film can be!), which was totally different to the overly-stylistic films which came before - both Burton's gothic vision, and Schumacher's neon-lit campy one.

    And now, almost a decade later after production first started on BB, WB are looking at takings which will likely be well over $2.5 billion from the whole trilogy. And arugably more importantly, the Batman franchise has finally earned respect from the masses again and set a new precedent for all comic book movies.

    If they haven't learnt a lesson from this now, they never will.
     
  15. Heretic Registered

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    I would be willing to bet that...especially given the tragedy in Colorado...WB will be looking to return Batman to a more light-hearted, family friendly approach. If the rumors of Aronofsky directing are true then I might have some hope...but until I see some sort of evidence to the contrary, I believe that WB will make a kneejerk decision to embrace something closer to the Schumacher or Burton version than Nolan's.
     
  16. jacobed Registered

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    I hope Aronofsky goes nowhere near Batman. His vision was awful for Batman Begins.
     
  17. Heretic Registered

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    I never heard anything about that. I thought he was supposed to do Batman VS Superman or something.

    My point was mainly that if Aronofsky was doing the film then it likely wouldn't be a neon cheese-fest.
     
  18. shallbecomeabat Yes, father...

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    Aronofsky wanted to do a hyper über real version, where Bruce lives in some sort of garage, which is owned by Big Al, a black mechanic version of Alfred.
    He goes out to vent his anger towards the underbelly of Gotham and punches people down, but without any sort of costume. Since he wears the sigil ring of his father where "TW" is engraved, he always leaves a mark on their faces that looks kinda like a bat. The media picks up on that and reports that a mysterious Bat-Man terrorizes the underworld Gothams. Bruce likes the idea and makes himself a makeshift costume. Big Al builds him a "Batmobile" which is only some sort of old, tuned up, black musclecar.

    At least something along those lines. You can find the script online, I believe. Its absolutely horrible. Love Aronofsky, but he should stay with his art movies and stay away from comic book movies.


    Back to the OT:

    Yeah I'm sad as well, since I really doubt that the reboot will be this good. They are going to Marvel it up a bit, I presume. I am also proud, since I wasn't born when the original Star Wars came out, but I was around to witness every Nolan Batman in the theatre on opening day. Thats a cool memory to have.
    Cannot wait for the BluRay, though.
     
  19. PSYLENTGuardian El Pollos Hermano

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    I don't think I'm ever going to be sad that it's over. Like it's been said before, I'm just happy that it happened. And I'm falling back on Marc Webb's Spider-Man, Zack Snyder's Man of Steel, and the next few MCU movies, so that's a good amount of content not to be depressed over. Plus... repeat viewings :yay:
     
  20. Art Damage Turtle Power

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    Same here, it was during the Rory pumpkin era that I jumped on the board. I'm gonna miss all the hype and discussion for Nolan's Batman world.

    Especially cause all our talk will be put into a "The Dark Knight Trilogy" thread down the line. Meaning its truly been over.

    Makes me wish Nolan had done six films to give us The Dark Knight Saga!
     
  21. Keyser Soze AW YEEEAH!

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    I think I was sad it was over before I even saw TDKR! But yeah, there is that feeling of finality when you leave the cinema, knowing that though there will of course be more Batman movies, there will likely be none that resonate with me quite like this series did.

    But Dr Seuss is right: smile that it happened. I feel like I have my own Star Wars, an epic trilogy I can say I was there to see as it came out in cinemas in future years. With The Dark Knight, I was given what will likely be my #1 favourite movie for quite some time.
     
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    I definitely didn't want to leave the theater after it was completed. But I may be seeing it once again on Sunday, the first time I've ever seen a film more than once in a theater.

    Just wish I saw TDK more than once.
     
  23. aeioulul Eccentric Billionaire

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    I agree a hundred times. *Man tears*
     
  24. Leetank Battlecruiser Operational

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    what plot hole do you refer too?
     
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    Now we enter an exciting but nerve-wracking time. I felt a great assurance and trust in Nolan for the last several years, so now, whoever gets the job next (in whatever form it may be), it starts all over again with the "trust building," so to speak.

    I personally feel a great sense of gratitude towards Nolan, not just because he created a great Batman saga, but that, in my personal experience, he created one that seemed tailor made for my tastes. I don't know how, but the man seems to have a direct line straight to my brain. He just happened to make almost every choice I would've made, every personal fanboy dream - from the initial casting of personal favorite Christian Bale, to miraculously choosing every single one of my favorite rogues, to ending it exactly as I always wished
    I'm a sucker for happy endings, and ALWAYS wanted Bruce Wayne to have one, regardless of how unlikely it seemed. I'm also a diehard Bat/Cat shipper, so I couldn't have been more ecstatic.

    So...it's going to be interesting. I would never say that, objectively, there could never be a better take on Batman. I'm sure there can be, hopefully there will be. The question will be if anything else will ever jive so incredibly with my own sensibilities as Nolan managed to do.
     

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