Tuor wrote:One of?
I'd personally totally go with "one of". TDK is largely carried by Ledger's brilliant Joker portrayal, but stuff like Batman as a character or Gotham as a city of living grim hopelessness was handled better in '89 Batman and Begins. The much loved questioning scene, is entirely Ledger's acting, Bale's Batman comes across as a "stooge" rather than "heroic guy who can't get the info he wants"
The 3rd act of TDK is very wierdly paced and plodding. I also can't for the life of me understand having a movie with Two-Face and a plot with two boats one with "good" people and one with "evil" people where the point is that the division between good and evil is arbitrary, and not
have it as a Two-Face plot. That's tailor made for Two-Face.
Then there's stuff like why leave Joker unhandcuffed with just one police officer, when there were two or three of them immediately outside the cell? Why have Lau in the same building as the Joker and his thugs? How did Joker plant enough explosives to blow-up a hospital, in such a short amount of time and no one noticed until he announced it via phone? The way the explosion took place, it seemed live every 2nd room had explosives. I also found Dent's curruption the way it happened completely unconvincing especially the "Joker's just a mad dog" reasoning, if he bended the coin toss rules for Maroni, he would have done it for the Joker, even a nutjob would do so.
Of course some of the stuff in the '89 Batman movie ages horribly, but it's not a movie that has a stated aim of realism. Besides, the movie is 24 years old, in 2032 stuff from TDK like the Batpod chase scene, a mobile phone network as an echolocator and the ham-handed Joker=terrorism Batman=American administration analogy will age very badly, too. I think Begins will age much better than TDK.
Blood Lord wrote:
imho, it depends on what you are looking for. If you've been judgmental on the movies based on their comparison to the comics, well prepare to be utterly disappointed. I thought it was pretty good, and had a couple of really nice twists that shook things up. This guy really nailed how I felt with the movie. http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/ ... Iron-Man-3
Archrival wrote:I felt it was better than number 2 and certainly better than number 1, my reasoning is that they've reached a good point in writing the characters so this is almost like the peak, much like The Dark Knight was before the decline/ending in Dark Knight Rises.
I'll keep your opinions in mind, guys.
Oh. wait a sec moviebob, I'm really not fond of the guy. I still watched the review you've linked, but eh. More 9/11 referencing and Mandarin described as a mixture of Bin Laden and Kim Jong-il does not sound good.