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The Dark Knight - reactions, discussions, and whatnot
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Jack Sommersby
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2008 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Something I'd like to note: Schwarzenegger's finest moment in Commando is when he taunts nemeis Vernon Wells to lay down the gun and take him on with his knife, saying how pleasurable it would be to look into his eyes and "see what's going on" as he twists the knife inside. Same thing with Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight as he taunts that lone cop in his cell, saying how personally-satisfying a kill it is when you do your enemy in with a knife rather than a gun.

Suffice to say, it seems that knife-dialogue brings out the best in some actors.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really gotta say, it was a good movie. Heath Ledger was amazing. Such a shame he's dead, that movie would've really launched him into some good roles.

That being said, there were three things I didn't like:

(1)They dragged it out too long, and tried to shove two villains in one movie. They should've left Harvey alone after making him Two-Face, save it for the next movie.

(2)Killing Batman's girlfriend.

(3)The end, that bugged me too.
They made everyone think Batman, a superHERO, was the bad guy. Grr.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 06, 2008 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not long ago, I saw The Dark Knight at the Somerville Theatre, in Davis Square. Heath Ledger was wonderful as the Joker, and Christian Bale was good as Batman also. The aerial shots of Gotham, especially the nighttime ones, were fabulous, bringing my alltime favorite film, West Side Story, to mind. Getting back to the subject at hand, however; TDK was a good, well-done film, but there was too much exploding on the screen in places--more than was needed, imho. All in all, TDK is a good movie, worth going to see, although I admittedly wouldn't care to see it more than once.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A lost scene explaining the mystery of Batman's gravelly voice.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This and Wall-E are the only two mainstream films I bothered with this year.

The LAFCA agreed with me.
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