Skip to comments.The Dark Knight Rises might be spectacular to look at... but it's humourless and too long
Posted on 07/16/2012 12:29:24 PM PDT by C19fan
Director Christopher Nolan has done an intelligent job of assembling a blockbuster finale that brings back a few previous supervillains and makes a neat, emotionally satisfying conclusion to the trilogy of Batman films he has directed. He also has the courage to grapple, however superficially, with two big themes - the fear of terrorism and economic collapse. .......................................................
The bad news is that it lasts two hours 45 minutes, which is astonishingly bloated and unforgivable in a film that spends a long, ponderous hour getting started.
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Prometheus may be the biggest flop of the year. It is soaked with incoherence and stupidity. Where to start?
96% ‘fresh’ at Rotten Tomatoes...guess SOMEONE had to p*ss on it...might as well be a Brit.
I have heard that they adjusted sound levels but, at least initially, my sense was that the villain (Bane) -- who wears a breathing apparatus -- basically delivered his lines in a sort of "mffphh gwarghh bwehhjj nsssdwernm lmnubdw" kind of way.
Well, if his main complaint is length, that is a positive for me. I LIKE long movies, if they use the time well, that is.
On a side note, has anyone seen Red Tails. I own the original HBO movie, and though it’s ok, it comes off a bit like a TV movie and superficial. I saw previews to RT and it “looked” amazing. But then, so do the last Star Wars movies in trailers.
96% fresh at Rotten Tomatoes...guess SOMEONE had to p*ss on it...might as well be a Brit.
John Carter has already hit Comcast’s On Demand.
Dark Knight was too long also, but it was packed with action and suspense.
The Joker made the original...this one,like most sequels,will be trash.
Well,there's "Schindler's List" and then there's "Waterworld".
Another Batman flick? Just my two cents but I’m old enough to have seen Ben-Hur during its theatrical release and movies based on comic books, video games or Disneyland rides don’t do a lot for me. No offense to those who enjoy them.
The Joker was in the second one. Batman Begins was the first one. The new one is the third movie.
I enjoyed Waterworld and The postman. They are stupid, but in a fun way. Or are they fun in a stupid way? One or the other - or maybe both...
The only “high profile” movie that I ever saw that was just too bad to watch, even for me, was “Ishtar”. Fortunately the damage done attempting to claw my own eyes out was only temporary.
“Whites bad. Blacks good and can fly gooder.”
Whites bad. Blacks good and can fly gooder.
Batman (again) Spiderman (really/ from the beginning again??) Total Recall
Is holly wood just going to keep re-doing old movies now?
Casablanca hasn’t been done again yet
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I saw it-—ok, but somewhat predictable-—the “maverick” who has to be brought into the fold, the racist whites who come to see how valuable the black pilots are. Someone made the point that any movie that doesn’t show smoking should be discounted immediately. But I did like the shots of the Me-362s.
you mean 262’s. ;-)
Yeah, I’m a fanatic on world war II aircraft and it’s one of the reasons I wanted to get this movie. However, I learned from the last star wars movies that great special effects are not enough to make a movie enjoyable for more than one viewing. Eye candy is nice, but I need a good story told well. Looks like if I buy this one I nee...Heck with it. I’ll rent it on BlueRay at Redbox for $1.50.
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