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Post by Steffan Thu 17 Jan 2013, 3:42 pm

Which was your favourite of the trilogy and why?

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Post by bluestonevedder Thu 17 Jan 2013, 4:45 pm

Contrary to the masses, I loved Batman Begins. I loved the way the story and charactewrs were laid out in it, and the way we saw Wayne develop into Batman.

I thought it was staggeringly brilliant.

Hard choice, because I love them all, but that's my number one.....just...


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Post by Steffan Thu 17 Jan 2013, 4:51 pm

bluestonevedder wrote:the way we saw Banner develop into Batman
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Post by Bull Thu 17 Jan 2013, 4:56 pm

im not sure very hard i enjoyed all of them but hmm

ill say TDK hit a new bar that was never hit before while TDKR imo hit the bar but failed to go above it though i really enjoyed TKDR apart from someone's awful death im going to say TDK just and i mean just edges it.

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Post by Skydriver Thu 17 Jan 2013, 5:00 pm

Similar sort of question to "which of your children do you love the most?"

... which, oddly, is close to a line used towards the end of my pick. However, I reserve the right to change my mind as I have only seen TDKR once so far, and depending on which way the wind is blowing, what day it is etc.

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Post by bluestonevedder Thu 17 Jan 2013, 5:08 pm

Steffan wrote:
bluestonevedder wrote:the way we saw Banner develop into Batman
Spoiler:
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Ha, you got me! I was watching Avengers last night, and discussing how good Hulk was this morning- apologies!

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Post by Crimey Thu 17 Jan 2013, 5:17 pm

I think it has to be The Dark Knight, Batman Begins was always going to be the toughest to do, but I thought Nolan handled the origin story really well.

I think The Dark Knight is when they really had fun and Ledger took over the role of The Joker and made Nicholson look tame. I'd have loved to have seen what the reception would have been like if Ledger hadn't unfortunately passed as in my opinion, I think he'd have received just as much plaudits without cynics taking it away.

The Dark Knight Rises was an excellent film, but suffers from a few things; 1. the huge levels of expectation meant it would never be able to fulfil them, 2. the elephant in the room at all times was The Joker and how they were going to handle it and why he hadn't been mentioned yet which wouldn't have happened had Ledger not died, 3. contains spoilers of the film
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Bane turning out to be a henchman after all, I thought it was a poor ending in all, as Bane had been presented as an unstoppable monster but then was totally destroyed in about two minutes by having it revealed that he wasn't even the person behind the plan and having a really unsatisfactory death.

I love all three films but while Batman Begins and Dark Knight Rises are good films, The Dark Knight is a great film and has raised the bar to a level that I don't think any comic book film has hit or will ever hit again.

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Post by Steffan Thu 17 Jan 2013, 5:21 pm

bluestonevedder wrote:
Steffan wrote:
bluestonevedder wrote:the way we saw Banner develop into Batman
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Ha, you got me! I was watching Avengers last night, and discussing how good Hulk was this morning- apologies!
No worries it did make me laugh mind

I actually really like Batman Begins although I felt the second half let it down just a bit but the first half showing Bruce Wayne with the League of Shadows and becoming Batman was one of the strong points of the trilogy

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Post by TRUSSMAN66 Thu 17 Jan 2013, 5:38 pm

I didn't like the Dark Knight.....Loved Batman Begins though.......


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Post by Steffan Thu 17 Jan 2013, 6:54 pm

TRUSSMAN66 wrote:I didn't like the Dark Knight.....
Any reasons why or did you just not take to it. Have you seen The Dark Knight Rises yet Truss?

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Post by DP Thu 17 Jan 2013, 9:40 pm

All three were excellent, but for me The Dark Knight was just sensational. Take away Ledger's awesome turn and the story was gripping and intelligent. I've watched it too many times to count but every time it gets my heart beating.

Brilliant film!

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Post by DP Thu 17 Jan 2013, 9:50 pm

Also, have any of you guys watched The Prestige, which was written, directed and produced by Nolan? Very good film!

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Post by Skydriver Thu 17 Jan 2013, 10:51 pm

Good film, liked it a lot. Unfortunately worked out the "twist" for myself a bit too early on (very unusual for me to do this - couldn't even guess the ending of The Sixth Sense before it unfolded).

Fantastic cast - Bale, Jackman (Batman v Wolverine!!!), Caine, Scarlet J, Rebecca Hall... even David frickin' Bowie.

Having said that, I understand why some people might not like it if they go in with certain expectations (perhaps either thinking it's just a film about magic tricks and/or a period drama).

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Post by DP Thu 17 Jan 2013, 11:08 pm

I didn't, which is probably why I rate it so highly!

Nolan seems to have a knack of putting great casts together.

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Post by Steffan Thu 17 Jan 2013, 11:21 pm

I have just signed up to LOVEFiLM and cancelled my Netflix account. Netflix is great for TV shows but not that good for movies I have found. So im on the Unlimited £9.99 package 2 disks at a time plus can watch LOVEFiLM instant as well. The Prestige is on there so I may get around to watching it

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Post by Mike Selig Fri 18 Jan 2013, 7:58 am

All 3 are very good films IMO. Haven't seen Batman Begins for a while but really enjoyed the story arc, and I think it set the tone.

TDKR had an almost impossible task in living up to its predecessor. It is a very good film, if a bit uneven. There are some fantastic bits (Bane's speech in the stadium a particular stand-out) but some rather strange things at times (in particular a certain lady's death). I think in some respects it is typical of Chris Nolan the director (I am a big fan): ambitious, mostly brilliant but very occasionally produces moments which make you go "what was that about?"

TDK though is simply a masterpiece, and of course capped by Ledger's iconic performance, but even without that it would be a great film. I honestly think in time it will stand-out as one of the movies of our generation. For me, it is in my top 5 of movies certainly.

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Post by DP Fri 18 Jan 2013, 8:34 am

Mike Selig wrote:All 3 are very good films IMO. Haven't seen Batman Begins for a while but really enjoyed the story arc, and I think it set the tone.

TDKR had an almost impossible task in living up to its predecessor. It is a very good film, if a bit uneven. There are some fantastic bits (Bane's speech in the stadium a particular stand-out) but some rather strange things at times (in particular a certain lady's death). I think in some respects it is typical of Chris Nolan the director (I am a big fan): ambitious, mostly brilliant but very occasionally produces moments which make you go "what was that about?"

TDK though is simply a masterpiece, and of course capped by Ledger's iconic performance, but even without that it would be a great film. I honestly think in time it will stand-out as one of the movies of our generation. For me, it is in my top 5 of movies certainly.

That was me with the whole of Inception!! Laugh

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Post by Morgannwg Tue 22 Jan 2013, 11:43 pm

Steffan wrote:I have just signed up to LOVEFiLM and cancelled my Netflix account. Netflix is great for TV shows but not that good for movies I have found. So im on the Unlimited £9.99 package 2 disks at a time plus can watch LOVEFiLM instant as well. The Prestige is on there so I may get around to watching it

I've had Netflix for a while, watched pretty much all the decent stuff on there now. They don't update it enough. I browsed the movies that were on Lovefilm and they are inferior to that's available on Netflix. Unless it wouldn't show me everything.
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Post by kingraf Wed 23 Jan 2013, 3:50 pm

I went to watch the TDK with a female friend, and she was terrified! That was a benchmark performance from Heath...

I watched Batman Begins years ago but I do remember it being reasonably good.

TDKR was a very good film, ground breaking in many technical aspects. But TDK though was something else.


None of the films were as confusing as Inception though. I have watched it three times now, and have decided he wasnt dreaming. What that means is I dont care anymore, but I cant get mind ****** by the same flick four times! Not sure Nolan knows either to be blunt.
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