View Full Version : Dark Knight Rises - Let the Reviews begin

07-20-2012, 02:25 AM
Let me throw a quick review at you... BEST COMIC BOOK MOVIE EVER MADE IN HISTORY OF FILM. In fact it might be one of the best movies I've ever seen ... it was unreal! Its more like a drama wrapped around a comic book hero the movie starts never stops and ends with one of the coolest twists we've ever seen.

If you love Batman you will never forget this one... btw BANE is PURE EVIL!


07-20-2012, 06:07 AM
I don't know, it's still a grown man dressed like a bat as a childish superhero fantasy. Although the writing has come a long way since the corny lines of "chicks dig the car" from earlier batmans. I'd like to see something more original than children's comic book Heros. I wish Hollywood would get inspired and make movies with new ideas instead of rehashing the same thing over and over.
Personally, I'm looking forward to the new Bourne movie.

I'm sure this batman movie will break records though and people will love it, especially all the fanboys and comic book geeks. At least the "bad guy" is supposed to be very bad instead of cheesy like when Jim Carrey and Arnold were villains.


07-20-2012, 06:18 AM
Get used to it I guess, because they are rebooting this franchise again. Nolan was going to get his three movies and then they were going to reboot it. Probably to fit it into a JLA franchise. I want to see The Dark Knight rises but I have heard it isn't very good so I don't know if I will bother or not.

07-20-2012, 08:29 AM
It looks like someone took it a little too seriously.



07-20-2012, 09:14 AM
... Yeah, I been up a bit this morning reading the awful comments people make in the comment section.

Between sicko's like the shooter and the people commenting, I kinda wish that the asteroid would hurry up and hit us for the 2012 doomsday. Or maybe the annunaki will come and put us all to slavery. Or or, ... nah, I'll shut up.

I know it's the world. I know it's just people but dammit. I proudly say that I'm ashamed to be human. We're the ONLY species that does stupid crap like this all the time. The monkeys militarily kill others, but when it's witnessed, there's usually a reason. With the exception of that lion in Africa, lions don't kill something and then leave it. the only time an animal kills and leaves is when it was prey that won.

Back to the movie, Larry's been on a few times that I've saw his reviews. I couldn't believe someone that said the movie sucked. Of course, I'm a VERY avid movie goer. I'll just go watch it for myself :P

I'll try to hit it up this weekend.

BTW, Nolan is rebooting, but I think he's wanting to go a different direction again. He's not very... um, deceiving like J.J. Abrams is, but he can let a few details slip once in a while that are false to keep the real details more of a surprise.


07-20-2012, 10:23 AM
Nolan said he wasn't going to make another one after Dark Knight so we'll see... the ending totally sets up another one so who knows.

I don't want to see a reboot, event though he's used a lot of the villains he still hasn't touched some of the iconic ones. As for what happened in the theater clearly that had nothing to do with the film just some wacko doing what they do best... its horrible what happened and sad they have people like that in the World. Wasn't Columbine in Colorado as well... like every 5 years or so someone has to go on a rampage.


07-20-2012, 10:55 AM
The reboot chatter has been going on since the Dark Knight came out. From what I have heard the reboot would be because the Nolan Batman doesn't necessarily fit into the JLA vision. Who knows what will actually happen, JLA may never even get made, it has already had at least one false start. You have to figure there will be more Batman movies in the future from someone.

07-20-2012, 11:15 PM

Without giving too much away or anything just think about this statement

Nolan said he wouldnt do another BATMAN movie....didnt say anything about other people in the BATMAN universe

Jim Warfield
07-21-2012, 06:39 AM
When my "Knight Rises!" Is this a porno movie?
A classmate of mine told me 30 years ago that he didn't spend anytime watching TV or movies, but he was saving these experiences for the end of his life, as if/when he was given a short time left to live....this practise would eliminate the angst of storyline regurgittation.......probably make the movies all seem "better" too.
My last fun might be right after I'm dead (If I ever do that?) with three "Fart Machines" in my coffin for the funeral. The controls will be passed out to three people but they will each think they have the only control...."Pheeete!"
"Jim is still ALIVE! He just farted! and I didn't push the butt-ton!"
I havn't deciced what silly mask I want to be wearing yet.

As far as the murdering idiots out there... it seems to be humanity is always taking two steps "Forward" then at least one step "Back".
Look at any history of all the ruination of man's creations and lives during any war. How much actual sense does ANY of this ever make??????

07-21-2012, 09:41 AM
I want to see The Dark Knight rises but I have heard it isn't very good so I don't know if I will bother or not.

TDKR is good. It's not the greatest movie of all-time, but it's good. And it's still holding strong at 87% on RottenTomatoes.com. After thinking about the movie for 24 hours, I'd put TDK as the best in the series, but Rises is still very satisfying. Definitely go see it.

07-21-2012, 10:03 AM
Ok. saw the film. COuldn't wait any longer so I took my niece.

First off, F#%^K the critics. I learned to not give 2 sh.ts about them and their views anymore. NONE of their views have come close to how I felt about the movies i wanted to see, including Transformers, This last Batman series and the Fast and Furious franchise.

Second, I don't think I can put it above The Avengers, however, that sumbish is on up there. I loved the movie. Michael Cain gave a BRILLIANT performance. Michael Cain has NEVER gotten me choked up before, and I was so involved in the movie, seeing how the story played out and all, when Cain got on screen for a few select moments, I was impressed. He's a great actor, but I am overwhelmed. It could've been me all caught up in the moment but .. .yeah. Anyways. SEE THE MOVIE.. one, it must be seen in the theater. It's just one of those films.

Third, it's true. My info was outdated. According to the 9th of this month Nolan canceled any involvement with the next Reboot of Batman and no longer in talks with the Justice League project.

I was kinda let down by the theater audience as a whole during batman, just not a WHOLE lot of response though they did clap at the end. It has lots of great scenes, realistic fighting and dialogue. And as Larry said, a wonderful twist, in fact I thought there were 2 twists, but you just gotta see it.


07-21-2012, 10:30 AM
I hate when people clap during or after the movie. It's not a sport or live theater its a film and none of the performers are present. I plan to see the movie tonight.


07-21-2012, 11:21 AM
Saw it for a second time last night...one of my kids was at summer camp so he wanted to see it. I picked up on things I did not catch the first time. Mostly stuff about the fast paced ending and well a reference to Killer Croc. If you can all recall many bloggers said one of the villains was suppose to be Killer Croc and I guess Nolan read all of that so he threw in a reference to him... that was neat.

Unbelievable movie the acting was the strongest element here... Bale was at his best in this flick. Overall I thought Catwoman would be the worst but she was really the best thing about the movie. I was surprised.


damon carson
07-21-2012, 01:03 PM
Although this is a very good movie! I still like The Dark Knight better. Bane was good but hard to understand at times. Heath Ledger as the Joker was much better as Batman ultimate nemesis! This movie was perdictable in parts. I liked Catwoman too! I'm going to see it again w my boys soon.

Dark Tiki Studios
07-21-2012, 01:25 PM
I would say it is going to be remembered as the scariest movie ever. ;(

07-21-2012, 01:34 PM
I hate when people clap during or after the movie. It's not a sport or live theater its a film and none of the performers are present.


That may be true, but there's NOTHING wrong with public showing their respect and enthusiasm after a movie! It's a public gesture showing gratitude, like, not being ashamed to say "thank you" or "that was great" It's a "i loved it" without standing up and speaking the words.

One of my first experiences where a crowd got into a movie like that was Airforce One. When H. Ford overtook Gary Oldman (the hijacker). the whole crowd cheered (mostly non clapping cheers)

I for one love the feeling of the immersion of a movie. If a person doesn't feel that way about movies then... well....

I'll probably go and see it again.


07-21-2012, 05:38 PM
Well I think it's incredibly cheesy cheering a movie that's a film and not live action, really corny. If you like it show your appreciation by saying that was good and spread the word not clapping and carrying in like someone scored a touchdown.


07-21-2012, 06:33 PM
I went to see it Friday night and I really liked it. It has flaws but whatever, I was entertained throughout the movie and didn't get bored at any point. I still like the second movie better but this one is good. I'm not sure why some of the reviews I read from critics were so harsh. I honestly thought I wasn't going to like this movie going into it. I don't think it really ended in a way in which they couldn't make more movies in that particular universe. I might go again and take my kids not sure though.

damon carson
07-22-2012, 03:13 PM
What does everyone think of this? I will voice my opinion later.

07-22-2012, 03:45 PM
Just got back, loved the movie! I even got a little teary eyed at points. Cat woman rocked and Baine was a bad ass, the only let down for me was Baines voice, that could have been and should have been taken care of.

07-22-2012, 03:56 PM
I loved Banes voice in fact I thought it was one of the best things about the movie... making a voice that is hard to hear or understand. Nolan is trying to make a WORLD where you can actually believe its happening. So should everything be perfect ... ahh no! Fact is Batman movies are something you can almost believe could happen where as say Avengers is totally impossible. That is why Batman movies are better than any of the Marvel movies. I thought how clever to do a voice you coudl hardly understand because Bane wouldn't be the only person in the World you have trouble hearing. Why make things so clear and obvious.

Anyway... the Dark Knight Rises would make for AWESOME music in your haunt. I downloaded it today and its badass!


07-22-2012, 06:09 PM
The soundtrack is good Hans Zimmer is a genius!


07-23-2012, 08:50 AM
Best Batman movie yet...

07-23-2012, 08:57 AM
Slain, I was just talking about that. I personally feel that it was a better "Movie" or drama than the last one, but The Dark Knight (2nd one) was a much better "Batman Movie" The new one had less bat and more drama and I think it was very well put together.

And I still believe that Michael Cain gave one of his best performances. The movie sucked me in and when he went to work, boy he put it on! I got choked up AGAIN while watching it with my brother, as did he but he won't admit it :P

Next, I think Bane was absolutely awesome. I agree with the voice. While I was keeping up with the on set videos and stills, I was at first disappointed in his voice and appearance. But they made it all work out much better than I'd thought.
Bane's actor knew he had to act more with his body, since his face was covered up 100% of the time. The voice, I agree isn't suppose to be perfect for this reason. And then you have the body movement itself. Was a great performance.


07-23-2012, 12:58 PM
I dont want to spoil it for everyone but this one has a few twist unlike the Heath Ledger Joker ("best joker ever" Bain makes the joker look like a choir boy)you knew who the villian and the hero were. I think the colorado shootings will take its toll on this movie. We went yesterday to a busy theater close to us but only 40 people in the 3:20 showing.. Be interesting to see what the box office number did...

damon carson
07-23-2012, 01:15 PM
Warner Brothers withheld the boxoffice numbers. First time in B.O history. I think in a way was a smart thing and out of respect for the murders in Colorado. But. It was to protect there investment as well there is a lot riding for them on this movie. Also a lot to gain. Personally the realism and terrorist types act of destruction versus comic book type stuff might turn out to be to real for them in the long run? I mean 12 lives lost and 58 injured by a madman armed claiming he is the Joker is a bit much! Its a scary world we live in! I don't think Batman did better than the Avengers but it may have if this hadn't happened!

07-23-2012, 03:51 PM
Absolutly loved it, the best action hero film yet hands down. the seens were fantastic, the sets rediculously great. Probbaly one of the few movies i actually was able to sink into and watch as a movie. im gona pay to see it again infact tonight.lol i never do that.
have a great nigth all.

07-23-2012, 04:32 PM
Does anyone else think that Cat womans girl freind was Harlequin, I thought that she said "Harle, he's not a mark". I could be worng.

07-23-2012, 07:49 PM
Does anyone else think that Cat womans girl freind was Harlequin, I thought that she said "Harle, he's not a mark". I could be worng.

Cat woman is lesbian in the movie?

07-24-2012, 02:17 AM
Couple things... first off Catwoman was not a lesbian in the film. Not to give anything away but looked to me like she ended up with Batman. I think the presumption she was a lesbian but the reality is that girl was probably more of her accomplice in crimes. Hard to say either way.

Secondly Dark Knight Rises did 160 million dollars and its the highest grossing movie ever that is NON-3D. Had they done a 3D version to the film it would have added another 20 to 30 million to the pot. So the movie did very well. Yes I think all the bad PR surrounding this disturbed person, who clearly didn't have a clue what he's done, at least to me it seems like this guy is suffering from some very serious mental issues. I mean that in a serious way, I mean seriously why does someone do such a thing unless they are suffering from some really serious mental issues. The guy needs to be locked up in a psycho ward ... this person is very disturbed.

And I"ll be honest hearing about what happened made the new Dark Knight movie tainted ... I wanted to enjoy and celebrate the film as I'm a huge batman fan, and now its hard to do so because you keep thinking about all those people who got killed watching the movie. Its very very disturbing... and I wish someone could go back in time and fix that problem but we all know that is not possible.

So yes I do think the box office will be affected because Warner Brothers can't really turn on their PR MACHINE to continue the promotion of the film in the wake of this horrific tragedy... that will probably be the MAIN reason why it will lose box office steam going forward. Reason being is that I think people really wanted to see the movie in record numbers but the movie will fall out of mind out of sight with the lack of continued promotion behind... I think Warner really has to eat this one and keep the promotion off and let the movie ride it out on its on and word of mouth which is strong.

With all that being said I thought this movie was the best comic book film ever made period end of story. I would suggest to anyone who loves movies of this type to see the movie because its worth every single penny. I loved it... and I think Nolan is hands down the best director in the World at this point. He just proved that once again you can take material that some might say has been beat into the ground and he made it new, interesting, fresh and just outright awesome.


07-24-2012, 06:48 AM
If you have ever read Batman Year 1 you would seen that Catwoman has a friend much like that living with her in a similar setting, I doubt that was suppose to be a Nolan original character and if it was suppose to be it, it was close to an actual character from a different story. These movies do have some similar content to some major Batman story lines, its not like they made all this stuff up from scratch. You can definately tell it is inspired from the comics a bit.

07-24-2012, 12:08 PM
Does anyone else think that Cat womans girl freind was Harlequin, I thought that she said "Harle, he's not a mark". I could be worng.

Actually, she said "Holly". http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holly_Robinson_%28fictional_character%29


07-24-2012, 01:17 PM
Yup, from the Year One story. I honestly thought that was who it was suppose to be when I saw it.

07-24-2012, 06:20 PM
Thanks TC for posting that, on a side note girls have girl freinds that does not make them a lesbian.

07-31-2012, 05:55 PM
LOVE. IT. Bane is my new hubby. :)