I don't know if you guys have heard but there is a new Batman movie starring a dead guy! And some other dudes, too! Some of them are British!
Anyways, this movie comes out tomorrow or in like two hours on the east coast, and there were preview showings at select IMAX theaters on Tuesday if you played the ARG. So this thread is for the Dark Knight.
And in case you were wondering, I do know that we have a comic movie thread, but big movies like this can have their own threads when it gets really close to release
you put this movie down every chance you get
Ditto, can't wait.
I'm goin to see it with the local comic geek group.
its gonna be an awesome friday.
it will not dissapoint. at all.
I dont even have words....
that and a side of amazing-beyond-words-why-are-you-reading-this-go-see-the-movie.
also a family size
I even loved Dent, which I was not expecting.
nah, I just end up playing devil's advocate on things like this
also I did see this tonight and it was an excellent movie and it is leagues better than batman begins, which was a pretty solid movie in its own right
He seriously had the greatest scenes ever.
SERVO EDIT- Oh no, it's staying as heather, so that my post makes sense, dammit!
I could have also called him Heathcliffe.
it was amazing
Christian Bale's Batman voice was even more ridiculous this time, though
It was intimidating but you could still clearly understand him, however I still like the gravely voice.
I didn't think it could exceed my expectations, but it did. Easily the best superhero film, one of the best films in any genre this year, and definitely one of the best Batman stories in any medium.
Like the ferry scene? That was the highlight for me. In the Spider-Man films, to empower the average citizen, they had them throw garbage at the Green Goblin. Here, after much deliberation, they realized they couldn't cave in to their fears and selfishness, and it worked so much better than New Yorkers throwing trash at supervillains. The big scary prisoner showed more morality than the cop on the boat. It was an amazing scene, I was so sure they had their own detonators, because the joker would be that sick but they pulled through! Go humanity!
And Gordon! Applause broke out when he reappeared and again when he was promoted.
Finally, the ending was so damn good. It was completely unexpected, powerful, and sets up a nice status quo for the third film. What a great tragic/heroic ending.
Heath Ledger's performance was absolutely legendary
Is it possible to fall asleep when you're on the edge of your seat?
It's just more painful.
Like falling asleep in the backseat of a car with your neck all scrunched up. Damn that hurts when you wake up.
I just woke up and I've still got the soundtrack stuck in my head. Great movie, or the greatest movie?
The Best Parts
"How about a magic trick?" The entire theatre I was in either laughed or gasped at this. I didn't know which to do, but right then, I knew this was the Joker that I wanted so badly.
The Joker's backstory that kept changing. After all, if he has to have a history, he prefers it to be multiple choice.
"Let her go." "Very poor choice of words."
Two-Face. I avoided any sort of shots of him before the movie, and it paid off. I was shocked.
The hospital scene. Just so much goodness in there, too much to list. But I think the Joker's outfit may have been the best thing ever.
The Not-As-Best Parts
Not enough Scarecrow. I really wanted to see him do a little more than blast that one guy in the face with the toxin. After Gotham Knight, where you see him
I want more. Now.
Overall, this movie kicked my ass and I loved it.
Also, I loved that
I don't know why you'd assume that. The scenario, as described, was perfect.
Just more misdirection and chaotica from Joker, I guess. It fits with the other 'truths' he told during the movie.
It'd have been a twist, but it wouldn't have meant anything.