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The Dark Knight

Postby SecondTalon » Wed Sep 12, 2007 12:16 pm UTC

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Speaking of Batman, I really really wish they'd make every director who decided to do it just repeat the following sentence until they finally *got* it.

"Batman doesn't kill, nor does he allow someone to die."
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Postby Jesse » Wed Sep 12, 2007 2:52 pm UTC

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Postby SecondTalon » Wed Sep 12, 2007 2:59 pm UTC

Tru that. Hmm.. Maybe some sort of Batman Manifesto.. It's rather sad that the movie that's come closest to his outlook on fellow human life, even if they're criminals.. is the Adam West one.

But it did have BatShark Repellent....
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Postby Malice » Wed Sep 12, 2007 11:30 pm UTC

SecondTalon wrote:Speaking of Batman, I really really wish they'd make every director who decided to do it just repeat the following sentence until they finally *got* it.

"Batman doesn't kill, nor does he allow someone to die."


Bullshit. That's a later addition to the story, and as such goes with most of the Batman mythos in that it can be freely altered to fit with the creator's ideas. The earliest Batman comics had him carrying a gun, for Christ's sake.

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Postby SecondTalon » Mon Sep 24, 2007 3:39 pm UTC

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SecondTalon wrote:Speaking of Batman, I really really wish they'd make every director who decided to do it just repeat the following sentence until they finally *got* it.

"Batman doesn't kill, nor does he allow someone to die."


Bullshit. That's a later addition to the story, and as such goes with most of the Batman mythos in that it can be freely altered to fit with the creator's ideas. The earliest Batman comics had him carrying a gun, for Christ's sake.


Yeah, and the first villan he didn't kill was The Joker, if I'm remembering it correctly. Batman was first published in '39, and decreed that he would not kill in '40? '41?

Point is, the "later addition" is something that's been in play for 60+ fucking years.
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The Dark Knight.

Postby Mecks » Mon Dec 17, 2007 10:59 pm UTC

After viewing the brand new trailer, my interest in this movie has skyrocketed. I've always been a big, nerdy fan of the 'Bat (what, you mean not every kid wears the same halloween costume for eight years?) and Chris Nolan's interpretation in Batman Begins was my favorite of the movies - not that the bar was particularly high. (Damn you, Shumacher! Damn you to a fiery Hell!)

The sequel just seems to amp up the 'Rockitude to unprecedented levels. I'm psyched to see the new interpretation of the Joker, as I've never been very pleased with Nicholson's really campy attitude towards it.

I sure hope I'm not the only one that appreciates the magnificence that this could end up being.
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Re: The Dark Knight.

Postby Azrael001 » Mon Dec 17, 2007 11:04 pm UTC

It does look pretty darn cool.
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Re: The Dark Knight.

Postby Jesse » Mon Dec 17, 2007 11:26 pm UTC

I think I just pissed myself at how awesome Heath Ledger is as the Joker.

I adore the make-up. And the voice. And the lines.

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Postby The Mighty Thesaurus » Tue Dec 18, 2007 1:43 am UTC

I think I may have to start respecting him as an actor...
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Re: The Dark Knight.

Postby aaron » Tue Dec 18, 2007 2:50 am UTC

Heath Ledger looks AWESOME as the Joker, and this movie looks ridiculously good.

i hope i'm not the only one who hopes that heath will come out of nowhere and sing "I WANT YOU BAAAAAYBAAAYY AND IF IT'S QUITE ALRIGHT I NEED YOU BAAAYYBBAAAY

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Re: The Dark Knight.

Postby blind visionary » Tue Dec 18, 2007 3:11 am UTC

I was moderately excited for this movie before seeing the trailer. After seeing it, I can't wait.

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Re: The Dark Knight.

Postby Stief » Tue Dec 18, 2007 3:58 am UTC

The Joker is one of my favourite villains of the DC comics (just look at my Deviantart Gallery), and THIS. LOOKS. AWESOME...

"Nothing in his pockets except knives and lint" ^___^

And also, in response to Aaron's tiny bit at the end of his post, it would be quite funny to see him singing "I love you baby" while battering an innocent to death :D

I can't wait for this :mrgreen:

Edit: The Joker is on top maniacal form in this graphic novel...Just thought I'd share that with you all :mrgreen:
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Re: The Dark Knight.

Postby Hench » Tue Dec 18, 2007 2:11 pm UTC

Looking forward to this movie so much.



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Re: The Dark Knight.

Postby Girl™ » Tue Dec 18, 2007 3:17 pm UTC

I really loved the new Joker makeup--unique and really creepy. But Heath Ledger seems to be trying his very best to be Jack Nicholson, and it's just weird. I'm willing to put the fault for that on the particular scenes picked for the trailer, though.
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Re: The Dark Knight.

Postby aaron » Tue Dec 18, 2007 5:40 pm UTC

Girl™ wrote:I really loved the new Joker makeup--unique and really creepy. But Heath Ledger seems to be trying his very best to be Jack Nicholson, and it's just weird. I'm willing to put the fault for that on the particular scenes picked for the trailer, though.


Apparently in the wikipedia article, Heath Ledger has stated that he's trying to portray a different Joker than the one Jack Nicholson did, so there may be some differences.

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Re: The Dark Knight.

Postby Skateside » Wed Dec 19, 2007 12:26 am UTC

Batman Begins was my absoulte favourite of the Batman films, and I can't wait for The Dark Knight to come out.

In-fact, just to get myself in the mood, I might just put on Batman Begins right.freakin.now

Edit: on second thoughts, if I go to bed now, I can watch Scrubs
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Re: The Dark Knight.

Postby Phentos » Wed Dec 19, 2007 12:32 am UTC

The I Am Legend trailer was much more brutal, IMHO.

EDIT: Talking about the Dark Knight trailer in the showing OF I Am Legend.
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Re: The Dark Knight.

Postby b.i.o » Wed Dec 19, 2007 12:39 am UTC

That looks awesome :D.

Rarely does a trailer actually make me want to see a movie. That one does!

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Re: The Dark Knight.

Postby Mecks » Wed Dec 19, 2007 2:46 am UTC

Phentos wrote:The I Am Legend trailer was much more brutal, IMHO.

EDIT: Talking about the Dark Knight trailer in the showing OF I Am Legend.


If you mean the six minute opening, that's supposed to only be in the IMAX showing of I am Legend, while this trailer is for those of us that see it in the plain old boring theatres.
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Re: The Dark Knight.

Postby Phentos » Wed Dec 19, 2007 2:47 am UTC

I Am Legend only played in IMAX where I lived, so yeah.
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Re: The Dark Knight.

Postby FoS » Wed Dec 19, 2007 8:56 am UTC

Girl™ wrote:But Heath Ledger seems to be trying his very best to be Jack Nicholson, and it's just weird. I


Heath Ledger is playing a really sinister down and dirty Joker thats way more like the original. Jack Nicholson's Joker was just a nutter with a clown fetish.

The name and the fact they have a maniacal laugh is most likely to be the only similarities you see.
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Re: The Dark Knight.

Postby yellie » Wed Dec 19, 2007 3:21 pm UTC

It is so awesome oh my God I.

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Imagine a small, plain girl weeping a single tear of joy in front of her computer as she realizes somewhere out there is a God who loves her, and when you imagine this, you will know what it was I felt when watching that trailer.

The Ledge is one of those people who I constantly feel is a bad casting choice, but ultimately proves me wrong and turns out to be amazing. I really don't think he's anything like the Nicholson Joker and I'm delighted.

Speaking of character casting -- did anyone else hear anything about
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how Cillian Murphy was spotted on set with the Scarecrow mask? And Two Face and Harley Quinn are supposed to be making some sort of appearance too? Please let this be true. D:

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Re: The Dark Knight.

Postby Mecks » Wed Dec 19, 2007 5:45 pm UTC

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Supposedly it all takes place soon after the events of the first movie, so it's entirely possible Scarecrow is still on the run. As to Two Face, it's been widely reported that Aaron Eckhart has been cast as Harvey Dent, the district attorney that becomes two face. Whether or not he will be a central villain in this film, or if it will be more of an origin story, remains to be seen. Interesting: this was recently the redirected page from the Dark Knight website. They've been running one of those online mystery game things which culminated in the trailer with the Joker, which leads me to believe that sooner or later we'll get something for the good Mister Dent's lovable alter ego.


Man, I am so all into this movie. What's that noise people are supposed to make that's a pure expression of joy? Is it Squeeeee, or something?

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It's also my pet theory that, in the trailer, when Joker says, "Why so serious?" he's addressing Dent.... right before splashing him with acid and creating the monster that is Two Face.


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Re: The Dark Knight.

Postby yellie » Wed Dec 19, 2007 6:37 pm UTC

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Yeah I'm not sure how they could portray Dent in this film at all (Aaron Eckhart, though? That -- they're really good at casting! First the Ledge, then replacing Katie Thing with Maggie Gyllenhaal, and now Eckhart?) but do you reckon he's in Dark Knight as an origin story and as a possible villian for the third film? Just because they could have it end with Two Face already established as a threat, meaning the third film can go ahead without any exposition?

Man, while your pet theory would be incredibly cool, it looks like he's saying it to that Gamble fellow. ):


So. Um. If I were to say, "Dark Knight looks like it could be Film of 2008, if not Film of The Fucking Century," it would be a gross understatement, right? I mean, I'm definitely going into this film with ridiculously high expectations, yet... I'm positive they will be met.

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Re: The Dark Knight.

Postby Mecks » Wed Dec 19, 2007 6:57 pm UTC

yellie wrote:
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Yeah I'm not sure how they could portray Dent in this film at all (Aaron Eckhart, though? That -- they're really good at casting! First the Ledge, then replacing Katie Thing with Maggie Gyllenhaal, and now Eckhart?) but do you reckon he's in Dark Knight as an origin story and as a possible villian for the third film? Just because they could have it end with Two Face already established as a threat, meaning the third film can go ahead without any exposition?


Man, while your pet theory would be incredibly cool, it looks like he's saying it to that Gamble fellow. ):


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Given the buildup of Dent in the ad campaign, I think we can at the least expect him as two face for some portion of the movie. Hopefully, he won't be the villain of the third movie at all - because Two Face isn't a bad guy. Which is what pissed me off so much about Tommy Lee Jones in the role. He's not evil, he's crazy - he works fine as a supporting character and not a central villain, because the central villain has to do bad things consistently, whereas Two Face has a 50% chance of being good. So I'm hoping he's entirely fleshed out in this one, but that Nolan does what should be done with the character instead of a cheesy Batman Forever take on the character.

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So. Um. If I were to say, "Dark Knight looks like it could be Film of 2008, if not Film of The Fucking Century," it would be a gross understatement, right? I mean, I'm definitely going into this film with ridiculously high expectations, yet... I'm positive they will be met.


I've already declared amongst my friends that it will be the best comic book movie adaptation of all time. They've had me put it on paper, so they can make fun of me if I'm wrong, but I have a feeling I'm going to be pretty vindicated in the long run.
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