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OT:Dark Knight...

Discussion in 'UO Siege Perilous' started by Chardonnay, Jul 25, 2008.

  1. Chardonnay

    Chardonnay Visitor

    May 12, 2008
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    Heath Ledger made the movie...Harvey Dent didnt do too bad either still cant stand Christian Bale...hands down heath ledger...also it was cool how they told you about jokers past...movie of the year...best supporting actor heath ledger...
  2. Scuzzlebutt

    Scuzzlebutt Babbling Loonie
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    Mar 9, 2007
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    They didnt tell you **** about the jokers past. If you pay attention he gives two or three differnet explanations for his "scars".
  3. Alrich

    Alrich Guest

    mmm finally going to see this tomarrow. ordered imax tix a week ago
  4. a ghoul

    a ghoul Sage
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    Jun 2, 2007
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    just saw it tonight...well worth seeing! also a lot of story be ready with plenty of popcorn and beverages!
  5. Aelfric

    Aelfric Adventurer
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    Jun 19, 2008
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    Already said something about it, but I saw it and definitely Heath made the movie. I don't hate christian bale or anything, but in the year (or past two years [?]) of villians (i.e. daniel plainview and that guy from old country) the joker is the most inhuman and entertaining of them all. If you have any ounce of sadism in you, you'll probably enjoy it - that's just accounting for the joker alone.
  6. GoodGuy

    GoodGuy Slightly Crazed
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    May 30, 2008
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    i thought it was great, and in fact ive NEVER gone and seen a movie twice before simply because i liked it, but i am going monday again to see this just because i want to see it in big screen one more time.
  7. Revvo

    Revvo Slightly Crazed
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    Jul 10, 2003
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    Went yesterday, not a particular Batman fan or anything but was probably the best movie i have seen in 10 years or more. Heath ledger was simply outstanding, such a shame such a talent died so young he put so much into the role it was unreal.
  8. Lord_Puffy

    Lord_Puffy Crazed Zealot
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    Mar 9, 2006
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    Yea Heath was really good as the joker, most likely his best role yet... to bad he passed away.
  9. Lord_Puffy

    Lord_Puffy Crazed Zealot
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    Mar 9, 2006
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    IMAX was the sheet
  10. Blah Blah Blah..haven't seen the movie, but I've seen this....sorry for the derail...(if thats what it is)

    What Bush and Batman Have in Common
    July 25, 2008; Page A15

    A cry for help goes out from a city beleaguered by violence and fear:
    A beam of light flashed into the night sky, the dark symbol of a bat
    projected onto the surface of the racing clouds . . .
    Oh, wait a minute. That's not a bat, actually. In fact, when you trace
    the outline with your finger, it looks kind of like . . . a "W."

    There seems to me no question that the Batman film "The Dark Knight,"
    currently breaking every box office record in history, is at some
    level a paean of praise to the fortitude and moral courage that has
    been shown by George W. Bush in this time of terror and war. Like W,
    Batman is vilified and despised for confronting terrorists in the only
    terms they understand. Like W, Batman sometimes has to push the
    boundaries of civil rights to deal with an emergency, certain that he
    will re-establish those boundaries when the emergency is past.
    And like W, Batman understands that there is no moral equivalence
    between a free society -- in which people sometimes make the wrong
    choices -- and a criminal sect bent on destruction. The former must be
    cherished even in its moments of folly; the latter must be hounded to
    the gates of Hell.
    "The Dark Knight," then, is a conservative movie about the war on
    terror. And like another such film, last year's "300," "The Dark
    Knight" is making a fortune depicting the values and necessities that
    the Bush administration cannot seem to articulate for beans.
    Conversely, time after time, left-wing films about the war on terror
    -- films like "In The Valley of Elah," "Rendition" and "Redacted" --
    which preach moral equivalence and advocate surrender, that disrespect
    the military and their mission, that seem unable to distinguish the
    difference between America and Islamo-fascism, have bombed more
    spectacularly than Operation Shock and Awe.
    Why is it then that left-wingers feel free to make their films direct
    and realistic, whereas Hollywood conservatives have to put on a mask
    in order to speak what they know to be the truth? Why is it, indeed,
    that the conservative values that power our defense -- values like
    morality, faith, self-sacrifice and the nobility of fighting for the
    right -- only appear in fantasy or comic-inspired films like "300,"
    "Lord of the Rings," "Narnia," "Spiderman 3" and now "The Dark Knight"?
    The moment filmmakers take on the problem of Islamic terrorism in
    realistic films, suddenly those values vanish. The good guys become
    indistinguishable from the bad guys, and we end up denigrating the
    very heroes who defend us. Why should this be?
    The answers to these questions seem to me to be embedded in the story
    of "The Dark Knight" itself: Doing what's right is hard, and speaking
    the truth is dangerous. Many have been abhorred for it, some killed,
    one crucified.
    Leftists frequently complain that right-wing morality is simplistic.
    Morality is relative, they say; nuanced, complex. They're wrong, of
    course, even on their own terms.
    Left and right, all Americans know that freedom is better than
    slavery, that love is better than hate, kindness better than cruelty,
    tolerance better than bigotry. We don't always know how we know these
    things, and yet mysteriously we know them nonetheless.
    The true complexity arises when we must defend these values in a world
    that does not universally embrace them -- when we reach the place
    where we must be intolerant in order to defend tolerance, or unkind in
    order to defend kindness, or hateful in order to defend what we love.
    When heroes arise who take those difficult duties on themselves, it is
    tempting for the rest of us to turn our backs on them, to vilify them
    in order to protect our own appearance of righteousness. We prosecute
    and execrate the violent soldier or the cruel interrogator in order to
    parade ourselves as paragons of the peaceful values they preserve. As
    Gary Oldman's Commissioner Gordon says of the hated and hunted Batman,
    "He has to run away -- because we have to chase him."
    That's real moral complexity. And when our artistic community is ready
    to show that sometimes men must kill in order to preserve life; that
    sometimes they must violate their values in order to maintain those
    values; and that while movie stars may strut in the bright light of
    our adulation for pretending to be heroes, true heroes often must
    slink in the shadows, slump-shouldered and despised -- then and only
    then will we be able to pay President Bush his due and make good and
    true films about the war on terror.
    Perhaps that's when Hollywood conservatives will be able to take off
    their masks and speak plainly in the light of day.
    Mr. Klavan has won two Edgar Awards from the Mystery Writers of
    America. His new novel, "Empire of Lies" (An Otto Penzler Book,
    Harcourt), is about an ordinary man confronting the war on terror.
  11. Lorddog

    Lorddog Crazed Zealot
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    Oct 25, 2004
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    spoiler alert ***

    my wife and I both were fooled by when batman tell gorden hes going for rachael. Then we saw they each went for the other person.

    We did not understand and thought the director made a mistake.

    After thinking about it we finally figured out that batman was trying to go to rachael but the joker had told them the opposite on purpose to make batman rescue harvy to break havry to the dark side.
  12. I had thought of that actually when batman popped in the room... it was a cruel joke. My favorite joke was making the pencil disappear (it kept me entertained)