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Re: The DC Movies Thread v AQUAMAN
« Reply #1120 on: September 14, 2018, 11:34:00 AM »
More to the point, I think you are much more of an audio-/video-phile than I am.  (I still can't get my audio in my family room to sound right, but I think it is a combo of not having a more high-end system and the room itself, so I think I'm stuck with bad TV sound unless I spend a ton of $$$)
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Re: The DC Movies Thread v AQUAMAN
« Reply #1121 on: September 14, 2018, 12:10:49 PM »
More to the point, I think you are much more of an audio-/video-phile than I am.  (I still can't get my audio in my family room to sound right, but I think it is a combo of not having a more high-end system and the room itself, so I think I'm stuck with bad TV sound unless I spend a ton of $$$)

I am, but I replaced my surround system with a soundbar. It still doesn't sound right. But I'm not shelling out thousands.  :lol

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« Reply #1122 on: September 17, 2018, 01:22:45 PM »
I just wanted to stop by and say that I watched Batman Begins and The Dark Knight over the weekend. Those movies are so good. Can't wait to finish with Dark Knight Rises soon. :hefdaddy
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« Reply #1123 on: September 17, 2018, 01:30:10 PM »
I still can't figure out why I don't like Rises as much.  I mean, I didn't dislike it.  But I just feel like I should like it more than I did.  It has good characters, a cool twist that made sense but still caught most people completely off-guard, a really nice feeling of continuity with the two prior films, and a satisfying resolution/arc-completion that made you feel like you were at the end of the story arc, but not the ends of these characters' lives.  But I just don't find myself wanting to go back to it nearly as much as I thought I would have.  I dunno.  Maybe it's just the fact that it requires just a bit too much suspension of belief about Bruce's exile and healing in a series that otherwise feels very realistic even when it isn't.  Hard to put my finger on.
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« Reply #1124 on: September 17, 2018, 01:41:09 PM »
I used to wonder about the same, then I realised: way too many daylight scenes for a Batman movie.

It may seem crazy, but just think about it.

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« Reply #1125 on: September 17, 2018, 01:47:27 PM »
I used to wonder about the same, then I realised: way too many daylight scenes for a Batman movie.

It may seem crazy, but just think about it.

Agreed. The nature of the film required it, but absolutely agree. I wonder how much the third film would have been altered had Heath Ledger lived, and the Joker been in it, as previously planned.

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« Reply #1126 on: September 17, 2018, 02:14:11 PM »
I think one issue with the 3rd one is that it felt like it should have been 2 movies, while not really even having enough substance for one movie. It just felt much more hollow and typical comic book movie, which was odd after how game changing the first two were.

I still hold that, as a whole movie, Begins is the best of them.
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« Reply #1127 on: September 17, 2018, 04:08:22 PM »
I loved - LOVED - the third one up until the very end. The ending with the bomb just doesn't feel right or that believable to me (insofar as that trilogy's universe goes) and Cotillard's acting when she slumps over in the truck is eyeroll-inducing to me. Otherwise, I still love the hell out of Rises. Tom Hardy's performance as Bane is great imo and I can't say enough good things about Batman getting his ass handed to him with no soundtrack, just the ambience of the water and Hardy breaking bones.
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« Reply #1128 on: September 18, 2018, 11:37:29 PM »
For me, there is always a fine line of “suspension of disbelief”.    Rises crossed that line.   

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Sorry.   That may have been the stupidest moment in any Batman film....and I’m including the Schumacher movies.
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« Reply #1129 on: September 19, 2018, 05:47:43 AM »
That was stupid, but Bane kicking off the movie by literally dissecting an airplane with another airplane wasn't?  :lol
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« Reply #1130 on: September 19, 2018, 06:17:38 AM »
That was stupid, but Bane kicking off the movie by literally dissecting an airplane with another airplane wasn't?  :lol

Oh, that was too... but it was unique and creative, and it actually seemed almost believable.  That's something that has never happened in real life, so there's no "reality" to compare it against.  Jammin's point about the injury, we can all relate.

I also had a big f'n problem that the US gov't/military would allow a siege in Pittsburgh ... er, Gotham... for 6 months without a plan or attempt to take it back from a terrorist organization.

And Bats takes a shank to the kidney, but is right-as-rain after Catwoman blasts the fuck out of Bane?

The best thing about TDKR is College Humour's "Batman has a dirty mind" skit.
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« Reply #1131 on: September 19, 2018, 06:28:24 AM »
Have you seen how slowly things move down here? 6 months sounds right :neverusethis:
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« Reply #1132 on: September 19, 2018, 06:41:51 AM »
The cops running into the mob of armed criminals (and two Tumblers) was also pretty stupid.

It never sat well with me that Bane and Talia were going to just allow themselves to die with Gotham when the bomb went off, either.

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« Reply #1133 on: September 19, 2018, 06:53:11 AM »
The worst suspension of disbelief stretch for me is Roger Goodell and ESPN allowing a coup during a televised game.

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« Reply #1134 on: September 19, 2018, 07:12:33 AM »
I loved - LOVED - the third one up until the very end. The ending with the bomb just doesn't feel right or that believable to me (insofar as that trilogy's universe goes) and Cotillard's acting when she slumps over in the truck is eyeroll-inducing to me. Otherwise, I still love the hell out of Rises. Tom Hardy's performance as Bane is great imo and I can't say enough good things about Batman getting his ass handed to him with no soundtrack, just the ambience of the water and Hardy breaking bones.

I agree. Recently watched the trilogy again and I still consider The Dark Knight the best Batman film but worst of "Film" of the trilogy based on story. I always forget how great Rises is. For being almost 3 hours the story is great.

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« Reply #1135 on: September 19, 2018, 09:33:41 AM »
The worst suspension of disbelief stretch for me is Roger Goodell and ESPN allowing a coup during a televised game.

Right?!?!?  And I wasn't aware there's a network of empty caverns under Heinz Field.
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« Reply #1136 on: September 19, 2018, 10:44:58 AM »
The worst suspension of disbelief stretch for me is Roger Goodell and ESPN allowing a coup during a televised game.

Right?!?!?  And I wasn't aware there's a network of empty caverns under Heinz Field.

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« Reply #1137 on: September 23, 2018, 07:20:21 AM »
Pictures of Joaquin pheonix as the joker have emerged. Since I don't want to spoil it for people that don't want to see it yet. Here is the link:

http://www.justjared.com/2018/09/22/joaquin-phoenix-transforms-into-the-joker-while-filming-riot-scene/
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« Reply #1138 on: September 23, 2018, 07:23:55 AM »
Looks surprisingly good actually. Hoping the movie matches up.
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« Reply #1139 on: September 23, 2018, 09:54:04 AM »
Swing and a miss.
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« Reply #1140 on: September 27, 2018, 08:51:24 AM »
Looking forward to his take on The Joker.

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« Reply #1141 on: October 15, 2018, 03:31:53 AM »
So I thought Titans pilot episode was pretty good. 
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