The Dark Knight The Dark Knight-- Predictable?

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Were there any moments in TDK that you predicted would happen, without reading any spoilers?

-The "perhaps you should read the instructions first?" scene. I had a feeling that was how Batman was going to catch The Joker at the end.

-Joker switching the addresses. Come on, the guy's a homocidal maniac. Batman was an idiot to trust him. I knew he was going to find Dent instead of Rachel.

-Batman taking the fall for Dent. When Batman said "The Joker cannot win.." I had a feeling he was going to take the blame for Dent's murders.
 
Were there any moments in TDK that you predicted would happen, without reading any spoilers?

Nope.:grin:

-The "perhaps you should read the instructions first?" scene. I had a feeling that was how Batman was going to catch The Joker at the end.

Not at the moment, but I did get the feeling those were introduced just for a quip for Fox.

-Joker switching the addresses. Come on, the guy's a homocidal maniac. Batman was an idiot to trust him. I knew he was going to find Dent instead of Rachel.

Not at all. Batman was desparate, so he did as told. That's one of the lessons he ending up learning by the end, and that is to not trust anyone but his friends. In a way, I almost expected Batman to find Rachel, to watch her die, instead of getting Harvey. That was obviously one of the most thrilling moments of the movie.

-Batman taking the fall for Dent. When Batman said "The Joker cannot win.." I had a feeling he was going to take the blame for Dent's murders.

NO. This was not seen coming at all, IMO. Maybe as soon as Batman said, you felt he was going to do something, but it doesn't make it predictable. I see your point in the arm-blades, but these other 2, IMO, were the least predictable scenes in the movie.
 
I knew the moment Gambol turned around and offered the reward for the Joker's death that he would be the one to die. That was too predictable. In the theater I said "Oh no, another one bites the dust."

The scene where Batman warned Gordon that "nothing's that simple" with the Joker in front of the Prewitt building was probably a lesson learned from the address switching of Rachel and Dent.
 
Yeah, Gordon coming back, and Rachel being killed. The only things I saw coming.
 
Really?...REALLY?


I HIGHLY doubt that anyone said "oh yeah, there's the ending right there, Batman shoots those at Joker" during that scene...

How about all of the stuff you "predicted" and didn't happen?
 
I didnt see any of it coming. I KNEW Gordon had to come back...because I knew he was in later scenes (from TV spots/trailers)...but I didnt know how he'd come back. And I knew the Joker would be dressed as a nurse, so I wasnt surprised when they did the shot of him from behind in the costume. But other than that, no. In fact I was one of the idiots who was saying "why did he save Dent?". I didnt realize he switched addresses until coming to this board afterwards.
 
I HIGHLY doubt that anyone said "oh yeah, there's the ending right there, Batman shoots those at Joker" during that scene...

I did. (Not out-loud, in my head. I just had a feeling..)
 
TDK was anything but predictable.

The Gordon thing could be for fans who knows they can't [BLACKOUT]killl him forever in the second movie.[/BLACKOUT] Otherwise, it's quite convincing given the way the handlked other deaths in the movie.
 
I honestly thought that Nolan through the death of gordon in there for no reason except to throw people off, and that he was actually dead.

I was pissed off for a bit at Nolan.


Then he came back.


I was surprised that Gambol died that early, but that might of been because I remember his i-view when he said that was one of his biggest parts.

I expected Mike Engel to be a bigger part, that didn't happen.

Expected a scene where Alfred saves batman again like in BB. That didn't happen.
 
Gordan's return may have been the only predictable thing in the movie... although Nolan handled it incredibly well.

I was on the fence about Rachael's fate throughout the movie until it happened.
 
didnt batman say "the joker can not win" right before he took the fall for harvey? pretty sure he did. jackass
 
Yeah, just Gordon. They can't kill him man, so that was obvious.

For the rest I was utterly surprised at every turn. I've heard people say Begins was predictable, shich is true to an extent, but nobody could predict anything about TDK.

Why?

The Joker.
 
I actually though Rachel was going to die when Joker tossed her out the window

When Batman saved her i thought maybe she was safe for the rest of the movie.... i was obviously wrong
 
i guessed the whole thing.....































that i would be surprised at EVERY TURN!!!!!!
 
I knew that Gordon wasn't really dead. Anyone who saw the second trailer knew he had the scene where he runs down what they found out about The Joker.

This of course prompted me to tell everyone I knew who was anticipating the movie that Gordon got shot. I never said he died though, but people filled in the gaps and I just sat back and was like :oldrazz:.

And this:

I actually thought Rachel was going to die when Joker tossed her out the window

When Batman saved her i thought maybe she was safe for the rest of the movie.... i was obviously wrong
 
I thought Gordons death was one of the most obvious movie plots of all time, and I was ashamed that Nolan even put it in.

As for Rachel, I was expecting her to die, but I didn't really think it was going to be when it was. I'm not going to lie, that scene really caught me by surprise the first time.

I thought the Ferry scene was obvious, and I was actually expecting it to happen. What caught me off guard, was the horrible acting by EVERYBODY(both ferries) in that entire scene.

But I think the biggest shocker for me, was when Batman threw Maroni from the balcony. I REALLY wasn't expecting that. ;)
 
I didn't find any of it predictable! The first time I saw it, I was stunned at all the plot twists. My heart was hammering! :O
 
Gordon's "death" was pretty much the only predictable part for me. And the fact that Harvey would survive the Joker's "choice" game for Batman.
 
I don't think anything in TDK was predictable. I never knew what was going to happen next, that was one of the best parts of the film.
 
I didnt think it was predictable at all...for me, im able to tune into the moment and not over analyze anything, so even the Gordon thing surprised me for a second (until I remembered the trailers and realized how obvious that was)..
 
Gordon's "death" surprised me, but I expected him to come back as soon as it was clear that the driver didn't speak.

I also predicted the switching of the addresses.

I (possibly) falsely predicted that the triggers for the ferry bombs were for the boats that they were on, not the other boat. It's not said to definitely be one way or the other, but it's something the Joker would do.
 
Well it's not really hard to "predict" that Gordon didn't really die. It's frickin Commissioner Gordon! As for why did Nolan do that? It was clearly to throw of the audience that doesn't know about the comic books.
 
You can't really claim it was predictable that Batman took Joker's blame when he immediatly does that after he sdays "Joker can't win" i mean this is like saying: Its predictable the kid is gonna fall when you see a kid nearly tripping to the ground. >_>
 

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