My point about James Bond wasn't about the methodology or approach, just that for all intents and purposes, Batman should be cooler than he is in the movie. I get more joy watching the opening for BTAS, and that's how old now?
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And nostalgia has nothing to do with it?My point about James Bond wasn't about the methodology or approach, just that for all intents and purposes, Batman should be cooler than he is in the movie. I get more joy watching the opening for BTAS, and that's how old now?
Not really excited but well, that was good enough for a trailer i guess.
Seriously? I think this trailer looks FANTASTIC. It's going to destroy the Avengers.
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Born to Grace
The one that you don't chase
Count the sands
Jesus in your hands
I love Your ways
I'm still going to watch this movie but none of the trailers have interested me much. Some things just seem out of place, Catwoman's mask having mini maglights was the weirdest one.
I agree with this 100%. Michael Keaton is definately underappreciated as regards his acting ability. A fine actor and the best Batman bar none. He did for Batman and Bruce Wayne what Christopher Reeve did for Superman and Clark Kent. The mask of the eccentric millionaire with occasional glimpses of the real personality underneath. Bales performance is nowhere near as interesting.
Having said that The Dark Knight is definitely the best Batman film, and the feeling of unpredictability the film gave to the Joker was edge of the seat stuff, especially combined with an outstanding performance by Ledger. The viewer and the Batman were always kept on the back foot, wondering what he was going to do next. Tying his story in with Two Face's origin was also a nice touch and was pretty seamless. However, the film had some glaring faults, the most obvious to me being an air of pretentiousness. I always had the feeling Nolan was trying too hard to convince the viewer that this was an intelligent , thought provoking crime movie masterpiece, which is hard to swallow when the protaganist is a guy dressed as a Bat. The exposition heavy dialogue contributed to this, in fact bits of it were truly awful and cheesy, especially the end. On top of that the action scenes, more specifically the fights, weren't very well shot and quite difficult to figure out at times.
As far as Bale giving an equivalent performance to Evans, I disagree. I found Bales performance to be very dull and lacking any real conviction. Evans, on the other hand, gave a performance which smacked of a 1940's hero, exactly what you want from a man out of time.
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Agreed about Evans. He played a character that could have easily been really corny, but made it work. I think the first hour or so of Captain America, the actual origin part, is right up there with the best superhero origins. And that's mainly down to Evans' subtle and earnest performance. He continues to shine in Avengers, where he could have been easily overwhelmed by the more charismatic RDJ.
as someone who loves the series, loves Nolan and loved the last trailer, this one left me cold.
the good: the music was fantastic and the plane jacking looks absolutely jaw-dropping.
the bad: the quick cuts, the jumbled nature, the cgi on the bridge explosion and the end bit with "this isn't a car" seemed a little cheesy/out of place for this series. I just didn't get any sense of the goings-ons from this preview, it left me more confused than intrigued. (where as the prior trailer left me absolutely chomping at the bit to learn more)
the awful: that new DC logo. My gosh it is just the worst, looks like a joke mixed in with the other company IDs.
regardless, i still have faith in Nolan.
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Regardless of what people think, at the end of the day, Nolan > Whedon.
LOL at all the judgement calls. Wait till you see the movie, at least. Why compare Avengers and The Dark Knight? Aside from being "superhero" films, what is there to compare? TDKR is the third and final film in a trilogy, and the Nolans don't write their scripts overnight and push them through with nary a once-over (Iron Man 2, anyone?).
Sad that movies of this caliber can be made (and enjoyed) and the inevitable Marvel vs. DC crap has to manifest itself so quickly. It makes me think some people feel it's taboo to appreciate BOTH film franchises.