tapehead wrote:Me too - the guy is pretty critical of Nolan, but there's not actually one point he makes that I felt like I could disagree with much. He has also written a great piece on Promtheus recently that might interest you - *spoilers* he really likes it, and doesn't give much of a fuck about the narrative inconsistencies writer-orientated critics were banging on about incessantly when it came out.
TheBaxter wrote:caruso_stalker217 wrote:Spandau Belly wrote:I can't believe those cops would all funnel down one street making their numbers meaningless and charging straight at automatic weapons. Didn't those cops read 300 or SIN CITY or see the movies? Those should be required reading for anybody living in a Frank Miller universe!
Hey, they had Matthew fucking Modine leading them. Victory was never an option.
i just realized something. i guess we did get to see Bane vs the Joker in this film after all.
Gotham's reckoning is only a few days away, and the cops of the Gotham City Police Dept are salty. They are ready to eat their own guts and ask for seconds. The detectives are proud to see that we are growing beyond their control. The GCPD does not want robots. The GCPD wants killers. The GCPD wants to build indestructible men, men without fear.
tapehead wrote:ironic name wrote:http://blogs.suntimes.com/scanners/2012/07/the_dark_knight_rises_a_hero_a.html
It's a great analysis - did you manage to get through it yet?
tapehead wrote:Oh I get it - I wasn't sure if you were inarticulate or just largely illiterate. Ironically (that word has an actual meaning, which someone could explain to you), Nolan's simple 'grand vista' framing would work really well in stereo, while at the same time, he's often just cribbing from framing in classic cinema. Not a patch on Scorsese, or Ridley Scott, his idol.
RogueScribner wrote:This film was a mixed bag for me. It's not as dumb or incoherent as Spider-man 3 or Crystal Skull, but it's a definite step down from the first two films. Batman just didn't seem like Batman in this movie. The script was at times bloated and sparse. It's awkward to watch Batman disappear, make a comeback, then disappear, make a comeback, then disappear again. It seemed a bit much for one movie. I liked JGL though that name drop at the end was eye-roll inducing. Gary Oldman didn't have enough to do. And Michael Caine was just a big cry-baby. Bane was okay as a villain, but I feel like Batman should have outsmarted him in the end and not just have resorted to another slugfest. I guess it's an all right way to wrap up Nolan's grander story, but I feel the execution was lacking. It needed a tighter script; character motivations needed to be better defined; and it desperately needed some more fun injected into it.
TheBaxter wrote:the ending of this film felt like Batman taking the Kobayashi Maru test. unfortunately his solution felt more like Kirk's than Spock's
caruso_stalker217 wrote:TheBaxter wrote:the ending of this film felt like Batman taking the Kobayashi Maru test. unfortunately his solution felt more like Kirk's than Spock's
I'm finding it difficult to actually read your posts with that sig, Baxter. That's my Kobayashi Maru.
King Of Nowhere wrote:I dunno if its been said here (because I've avoided the thread for quite a while), but people often say that Nolan's films are intelligent, or smart and whatnot. I think the scene with Alfred is a good example of that not really being true. He doesn't just imply, he goes out of his way to disrupt an emotional performance in order to make something ridiculously clear to the audience (if you couldn't tell how the film would end after that early scene, you'll probably disagree).
TheBaxter wrote:i plan on modelling my home theater after Eyes Wide Shut. or maybe Caligula. can't decide.
ironic name wrote:
so sorry wrote:Well that was kind of a stretch, no?
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