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« on: July 19, 2008, 08:44:02 am »
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Well, I went to see The Dark Knight with Rory and the kids... and it was awesome!

I'm not usually one for action movies, and parts of the plot were a bit confusing... but I have to say Heath Ledger as The Joker did not disappoint.  For once all the hype was justified, IMHO.  He was menacing and creepy and just plain FREAKY!   Too bad poor Heath died so tragically early, or we might've had more gold performances like this to look forward to.

Also to be commended:  Aaron Eckhart as Two Face/Harvey Dent and Gary Oldman as Commissioner Gordon. 
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« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2008, 12:15:39 pm »
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Now that's probably got me curious! My brother went to watch it today and he said it was really good. He said Heath Ledger was terrifying as the Joker. Now I'm really thinking I should watch this on my day off!
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« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2008, 07:09:09 pm »
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^^ i agree. i have only heard good of this film so i might give it a look. but im just not a fan of this new style of batman... i mean isnt supposed to be a kids film?
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« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2008, 07:18:31 pm »
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That's what I thought about Spiderman, and I accidently took my (at the time) 7 year old son to see it with his mates. WELL! Didn't I get a surprise., hehe!

Anyway, what makes ppl (myself included) think these comic-book heroes are all kiddy-like, innocent entertainment?  The original comics all have a dark, violent undertone if you ask me... well, possibly not  Superman, but definitely Batman... I think the incredibly funny, camp 60s show, which I was also a fan of btw, sort of gave audiences the wrong idea.
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« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2008, 07:21:42 pm »
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I was hesitating between The Love Guru and Black Knight... Now,i know where i'm going to watch 2omorrow..thanks Gem
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« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2008, 07:24:46 pm »
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Quote from: Lanta the Gemstar on July 20, 2008, 07:18:31 pm   

That's what I thought about Spiderman, and I accidently took my (at the time) 7 year old son to see it with his mates. WELL! Didn't I get a surprise., hehe!

Anyway, what makes ppl (myself included) think these comic-book heroes are all kiddy-like, innocent entertainment?  The original comics all have a dark, violent undertone if you ask me... well, possibly not  Superman, but definitely Batman... I think the incredibly funny, camp 60s show, which I was also a fan of btw, sort of gave audiences the wrong idea.

true the comics were dark in tone, but the joker never really shown as mad and bad as he does in this film. If thats good for the comics image i dont know. i think they said yes to it as its one of those comics that no one reads anymore. i agree that the 60's version did give the wrong impression though.
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« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2008, 07:53:25 pm »
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I have never liked any of Batman films but this one I want to watch if only cos Heath is in it, so sad he had to die he had a great career paved out for him as River did
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« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2008, 11:59:06 pm »
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Quote from: Danny~desu on July 20, 2008, 07:24:46 pm   


Quote from: Lanta the Gemstar on July 20, 2008, 07:18:31 pm   

That's what I thought about Spiderman, and I accidently took my (at the time) 7 year old son to see it with his mates. WELL! Didn't I get a surprise., hehe!

Anyway, what makes ppl (myself included) think these comic-book heroes are all kiddy-like, innocent entertainment?  The original comics all have a dark, violent undertone if you ask me... well, possibly not  Superman, but definitely Batman... I think the incredibly funny, camp 60s show, which I was also a fan of btw, sort of gave audiences the wrong idea.

true the comics were dark in tone, but the joker never really shown as mad and bad as he does in this film. If thats good for the comics image i dont know. i think they said yes to it as its one of those comics that no one reads anymore. i agree that the 60's version did give the wrong impression though.

Dan, I hate to disagree with you here, hehe!  but The Joker was conceived as a crazy homicidal maniac from the first, if you see his history here:

The Joker - Wikipedia

Read the sections 1940's - 1970/80's and 'Origin' and this will give you the general idea... I think the character's evil, amoralistic side was watered down during the fifties and sixties in order to be more commercially viable as a children's story, and also because the 'western world'... post-WWII, but pre-hippy era... was an extremely conservative place!
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« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2008, 06:27:35 am »
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i agree with you there he was 'watered down' for the 50's and 60's. But in this latest adaptation they have changed him through and through. his image has gone on the biggest change!
i always remember the cartoon version of Batman being dark enough when the joker was in it. kidnapping, bombs, and general 'im gonna kill that bat!' all this was suitable for kids. but now... im not too sure. i think its more aimed at the teens and older who watched and read the comics, cartoons and animated films.
is this the right choice? who knows, it seems to be making a hell of a lot of money so it would seem the kids like it. hmm maybe we have a generation of jokers in the making from this movie?
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« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2008, 06:38:53 am »
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Oh Danny... why so serious? hehehehe! *mad Joker cackle*
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« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2008, 06:40:52 am »
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oh ha ha. it would appear the jokerism are setting in 
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First off the comics are still quite popular, and a big NO to these films being for children. They are for the fan of the comic book. I thought it was brilliantly done. As far as DC comics go for the most part they were low on the dark stuff except when it came to Batman. just remember, the joker puts the "laughter" into slaughter
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« Reply #12 on: July 21, 2008, 12:28:48 pm »
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i absolutely loved batman begins and have been eagerly waiting for this next installment. its not out over here yet but i'm going to see it at the first opportunity! i'm glad to see  the good reviews, not that i had any doubts! i love christian bale and obv heath was so great to. i also read that christian bale said that if they tried to introduce robin to the films he would leave which has made me love him even more.
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« Reply #13 on: July 24, 2008, 03:05:40 pm »
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Just come back from seeing it. saw the first showing at my local. I was very surprised and impressed at this take on it. i do think Heath creates a very good joker! i thought the length of the film was suitable with what they were telling you, theres was alot to set up in this movie - being a prequel and all - but i did think the bruce love interest could have been lost. i hardly remembered it from the first film and in this one it was just in the way. yeah keep her as Dents love but thats all.
  all actors pulled out their aces in this one so it was hard to single out anyone as outstanding. but Bale needs to work on that voice, its so annoying, by the end i wanted him to cough or get a soother! haha
two-face was brill, except a tad exaggerated on the facial side of things, his nature was portrayed well though.
  Also liked that they only used the joker as a platform in which push 'new' enemies to the surface, so with that in mind the Bat lost this film to the joker and i do love it when the bat guy loses...
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« Reply #14 on: July 24, 2008, 04:52:49 pm »
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Sounds like you all enjoyed it, which is good as it is out here this week!!
Makes note to go see it
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