"Ride The Barrel & Get Pitted... So Pitted."
Can't say that I'm really a Superman kind of guy.Watch Superman: The Movie sometime. Count the number of times you see the Statue of Liberty, the World Trade Center, and the Empire State Building in Metropolis!
As for why so dark in theme, the comic has has been this way for 15 years (or longer), so these movies were actually very true to the comics. I think the series ranks up there among the greatest hollywood trilogies.
I apologize for not being won over by all the death induced hype over a drug addled actor who thought the next high was more important to him than caring for the child he Fathered.
Yeah... I can be dark if that's what you want.
I just finished up watching The Dark Knight on DVD. It's definitely obvious that it was filmed in Chicago, but it's still not as in-your-face as The Dark Knight Rises being filmed in New York. I still don't understand why they would want Gotham to look so much different in 2 movies. Personally I think Chicago makes a better Gotham.
I don't think this series is over, despite the claims from everybody involved. I noticed that the guy in TDKR who sentences people to exile on the ice is also in one of the first scenes in TDK. I thought that was a little strange so I looked him up on IMDB and his character is listed as "The Scarecrow". Why would they go to the effort of setting up a new villain in 2 movies if they're not going to use him? I think they have been telling people this is the final installment of the Batman series so that it would be believable when Anne Hathaway went on Letterman and 'accidentally' spoiled the ending (or not).
I'll say this about The Dark Knight, as well; the whole cell phone sonar thing is way too hokey and would make this my least favorite edition of the 3 movies. For me though, Heath Ledger's performance really does take it over the top.
Still it's a little like saying the London Opening Ceremony didn't match China's. There is a lot of room left before that becomes an insult. So far the two movies in the series that I have seen were far better than any of the previous attempts to put the Batman character on film.
Last edited by Frank Capua; 07-29-2012 at 09:47 AM.
Yeah, I agree on all counts, though I didn't watch the Opening Ceremony for the London Olympics.
I read after initial screenings they had improved Bane's audio, in the IMAX I still struggled with a lot of it.
The movie was a slight letdown, that's like ***1/2 from **** expectations level though, simply because the last trailer had blown me away.
The pet peeve as a Structural Engineer is the same thing I always have with nearly everyone. Use the word concrete, not cement. Cement is an ingredient of concrete. Explosives would not be added to cement, it would be added along with cement to concrete. Trucks leaving the batch plant would be carrying concrete
So if I get your drift this problem dates back to the Beverly Hillbilly's cement pond?
You ever dance with the devil under the pale moonlight?
Lose the mega-downforce and let's separate the men from the boys!
If they saw the first movie, they would know who he is. Not sure his name was referenced as “Scarecrow” during the movie, but he had decent sized role in the movie helping the League of Shadows.
Now, iIf they didn’t see the first movie, I think they really would be befuddled with the end of the TDKR anyways. League of Shadows, killed my father, Liam Neeson appears
The intent of his small second movie appearance was the same as the third, a cameo
Funny you mention that, since the Man of Steel coming out next year produced by Nolan was of course shot in................Chicago.Watch Superman: The Movie sometime. Count the number of times you see the Statue of Liberty, the World Trade Center, and the Empire State Building in Metropolis!
The more he does maybe Nolan will eventually be loathed by his fans similar to George.
Although, I think the Teri Hatcher show was pretty much conveying Chicago as Metropolis if I recall ?? so maybe we've seen it as non-NY before in medium
Go back and watch the first movie, it’ll probably jog your memoryI must say I don't remember his character at all. I still don't get the point of having a supposed villain that isn't introduced as such to the viewers, but I guess I don't follow the comics or anything, so maybe I just don't get it. How did you know that the character portrayed was "Scarecrow"? He looks/dresses like any regular person, does he not?
He was a big part of the first film
Okay then, clearly he didn't dress normal in the first movie. Maybe I'll pick it up and watch again tonight.