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TDKR 2nd Viewing Observations

Obviously this has been discussed ad nauseam here but I enjoyed it more the 2nd time around. Just a few quick points.

- I thought the end was great with John Blake finding the batman cave then with the end him actually "rising" on the platform. Thought that played well symbolically even if it wasn't the main connotation.

- Also, of course Batman didn't die but he pretty much lied to everyone about fixing the auto pilot throughout the film. I understand its a plot device but at the point he lied, there really wasn't a point to. Just strange.

- The douchebag cop Quinn from Dexter that can't stop tripping over his own feet played the douchebag cop that blew the bridge thought that was funny. Still screwing things up.

- Selina Kyle was a lesbian. Well, maybe now bisexual once Bruce converted her. She had weird sexual chemistry with her gal pal that lived with her.

- When Bruce Wayne fails twice to climb the bit, the pure force of the fall would snap his vetabrae in half. The first guy they showed do it died as he stopped moving and just dangled. That was weird they couldn't build a better harness.
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theunknownknight
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The only thing worse than a sucky movie is seeing a sucky movie twice


Cajun Revolution
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re: TDKR 2nd Viewing Observations
I liked it better the second time around. I still gripe about Bane's death but I mean, the dude was a beast. It wasn't logical for Batman for Batman to be able to "restrain" him in anyway.


Qwerty
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I thought bane's death was fine. We know batman wouldn't kill him.

It would have been a terrible ending for batman to die considering one of the major themes of the entire series is him learning to want to live - and if the Batman wants to live, he will plan ahead for every possibility including fixing the autopilot in case he needs to send it with the bomb out of the city.

My only gripe is I wish they not actually showed Bruce and Selina, but rather have the final shot be Alfred knowingly smiling into the camera.


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Jumbeauxlaya
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quote:

The only thing worse than a sucky movie is seeing a sucky movie twice



I think someone is upset that he's not the big knight on campus.


Chet Manley
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Gotta love that The Bat traveled over 6 miles in a matter of seconds!


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ZTiger87
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The only thing worse than a sucky movie is seeing a sucky movie twice


And that's why I refuse to watch The Scorpion King a second time.


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xenythx
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I thought it was a good movie with flashes of a great movie throughout. The first 2/3 was excellent but it kind of falls apart in the third act a bit.

I thought the reveal of Cotillard's character as the real "big bad" was the worst-kept secret ever. Bane's death was incredibly too anti-climactic for such a build-up throughout. I felt the ending was a little too by-the-book for an ending to a great trilogy.

I think the scene at the end with Alfred in Italy might have played better not actually showing Bruce but having the camera linger on Alfred's look and smile leaving the implication that Bruce might be alive. But that might have been too "Inception-like". Just a personal preference though.

Again, I enjoyed it, but I felt there was so much more that Nolan could have done with the story.
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Tiger1242
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Is there some movie board rule that if you watch this movie twice you have to make a thread with the same observations everyone made the first time?


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iwyLSUiwy
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Obviously this has been discussed ad nauseam


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Ignignokt
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Holy shite enough!! TDKR wasn't the greatest movie ever made for gods sake. It was good and I'll grant you that, but the plot holes kept it from being a great movie.


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FairhopeTider
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re: TDKR 2nd Viewing Observations
Still think it would've been better of the movie was split into two parts.

Also, the Dagget character should've been Earle from Batman Begins.


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south bama tiger
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I think the scene at the end with Alfred in Italy might have played better not actually showing Bruce but having the camera linger on Alfred's look and smile leaving the implication that Bruce might be alive.


I agree with this. Should've ended with that scene. No need to even mention Blake being Robin or have him in the Batcave


JombieZombie
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It's a bad movie, albeit an entertaining one. At least TDK is paced in such a way that you don't notice the plot contrivances until subsequent viewings but they're so ridiculous in DKR that you can't help but become befuddled. Second viewings for this movie are better because you don't have to sit in puzzlement for the entire duration wondering "did I just see/hear that?"


Asharad
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I watched this movie tonight for the first time, and it sucks pretty much worse than any 1980s B movie rental.
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Melvin
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It was ok


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Cajun Revolution
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Quality trolls in this thread tonight


JombieZombie
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If someone had told me that the the villains' primary goal was to simply blow up Gotham with a nuke (complete with countdown clock) and that Batman survives a nuclear explosion, I would have given a hearty laugh. Walking out of the theater, I couldn't believe how bad it was.

And the ridiculous line Batman gives Gordan at then end, spoon feeding the audience, sums up the movie.


TulaneTigerFan
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It really wasn't a great movie.


dawgdayafternoon
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Your post count is my hometown zip code.

I consider TDKR to be the "Return of the Jedi" of the Batman saga - good movie but doesn't live up to the expectations the first two set.


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