The TDKR General Discussion Thread - - - - - - - - - - - Part 143

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  1. BlueLightning

    BlueLightning Caballero de la Luz

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    Agreed. Sometimes I think the film can barely sustain itself. There is this introspective story about this man painted in an enormous canvas. Sometimes I think that the IMAX time restriction was an issue, and the fact that the original screenplay from Jonah was very long adds to this particular problem. Despite that, the end product is astounding. The movie could have invested a lot of time in different areas. But the fact that Nolan was able to successfully focus on Bruce's character and to use this enormous world and situations to do so is certainly remarkable.
     
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  3. JAK®

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    People forget that The Avengers is part of a continuing story.
     
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  4. Alex Logan

    Alex Logan Yes, Mr. Smith.

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    I found myself thinking this too, it lost someting when I bought the Bluray. I won't put it as my second favorite from Marvel though... more like tenth.
     
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  5. Alex Logan

    Alex Logan Yes, Mr. Smith.

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    I couldn't agree more. The emotional connection was huge for me, Coulsen's death was screwed up by the comic relief.

    Pretty much.
     
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    I keep waiting for Bane to show up at the Superbowl..power went out and everything...
     
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  7. kvz5

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    Twitter is blowing up with "Bane's here! Where's Batman?" jokes right now. :hehe:
     
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  8. the5timechamp

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    This keeps popping up a lot too.. Turtle peeps wont let it go..
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  9. Doctor Who

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    I was looking around, and I came around to an interesting coincidental realization:

    When Nolan worked on TDK, he had Heath Ledger look at some of Francis Bacon's artwork to be inspired for the feel of Joker he was aiming for in his adaptation. If you notice in the art gallery scene of the original Batman, as Nicholson's minions flaunt around destroying everything, he prevents Bob from slicing one particular painting. And I just noticed NOW that it was indeed Figure With Meat... by yours truly, Francis Bacon.

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  10. the5timechamp

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  11. ThePhantasm

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    That's right, though this is actually the particular painting by Bacon that they used as an inspiration for Heath's Joker...

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  12. Anno_Domini

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    Everyone here was screaming out Bane references and then my phone tweaked out of texts...of Bane references, lol.

    I immediately thought, "Well, next is the field blowing up." :funny:

    And quite ironically...in the end, it was Ray Lewis that pulled a Batman that is retiring and riding off into the sunset.
     
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  13. AnneFan

    AnneFan Hathaway #1

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    The user 'redhawk23' posted the analysis on this page:
    http://forums.superherohype.com/showthread.php?p=25008055&highlight=francis+bacon#post25008055
     
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  14. Kane52630

    Kane52630 Just Some Nut

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    You merely adopted the dark.

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  15. Anno_Domini

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    [YT]amOXMEjW0og[/YT]
     
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  16. georgec

    georgec Not a hero

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    I still think it's funny how adamant people were that Blake was only Blake and not Nolan's amalgamation of the Robin character, hinging their obstinate denials on one quote from Nolan where he said he wouldn't do Robin. Although it was always clear to me that quote mainly referred to the yellow tights version, or that in the Schumacher films.

    But despite the evidence and logical progression of Nolan's Batman story, much of which was grounded in BB when Bruce wanted Batman to be a long-lasting symbol and not necessarily one man, those threads were full of angry denials. Just wish I could have seen the looks on some people's faces when they saw TDKR for the first time, as it became clearer and clearer that Blake was "Robin". Must have been torture. Then in the end Nolan literally tells the audience, "His name is Robin." LOL!

    I just never understood why the idea of Blake being "Robin" set people off.
     
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    Because for some, it sucked major ass.
     
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  18. Anita18

    Anita18 DANCE FOR ME, FUNNY MAN!

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    Francis Bacon was one disturbed mofo. :csad:
     
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    Those Bane jokes got on my nerves during the Super Bowl last night. I mean it was funny the first few times I saw the grifs and whatnot but after like the 10-50th time I saw the joke on my Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram feed it got OLD. I mean us comic book fans/ nerds lol sure do know how to wear out a joke. Similar to the Skyrim video game joke Arrow To The Knee.
     
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    But yea the more I watch Dark Knight Rises the more it goes down in quality for me. It just wasn't the epic conclusion everyone was hyping it up to be. Plus there are plot holes, useless characters and unintentional funny moments (Talia's death ). I mean its still a good movie but The Dark Knight still blows it out the water without question.

    For me its

    The Dark Knight
    Batman Begins
    The Dark Knight Rises
     
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  21. BatLobsterRises

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    TDKR was, by definition, an epic. Unfortunately we've all abused that word so much that it's just come to mean "good".
     
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  22. super85

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    Francis Bacon was awesome. There is a great documentary about him, made by David Hinton in the late 80s. Highly recommended.

    I agree with what many of you said. I really enjoyed the big scale popcorn fun of The Avengers when I saw it at the cinema. Ordered the Steelbook Bluray of it, and wasn't nearly as entertained the second time around.

    I saw The Dark Knight Rises 4 times in the cinema. Have watched it a few more on Bluray at home. I really love it. Think of it as a almost perfect ending to the the trilogy. And it feels like it is about stuff, even if it is big spectacle too. I care more about it .
     
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  23. Anno_Domini

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    Bane tried to turn the lights off on the other half of the stadium but he took an arrow to the knee.

    Indeed it was an epic. And the epic film is the best of the trilogy, imo.
     
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  24. ThePhantasm

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    Begins and TDK weren't epics?
     
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  25. BatLobsterRises

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    I think Begins and TDKR both have more of the feel and scope of what would traditionally be considered an epic, but TDKR takes it to another level. Our hero gets his very own chant...'nuff said.

    TDK was epic more in the "HOLY SNAP THAT WAS EPIC" sort of way, but I like to think of it as the crime film/thriller of the three.
     
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