The Dark Knight Rises! Box Office update, 160 million opening weekend!

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#151 Posted by leviathan91 (7763 posts) -

[QUOTE="mitu123"]

OMG, there's a director for the next Batman movie!

4dr1el

WTF??? Another remake? How many remakes must be?

In a few years we'll be watching the remake of the remake of the remake...

We need a silly Batman film. Hopefully this is one of them. :P

#152 Posted by worlock77 (22547 posts) -

[QUOTE="worlock77"]

Gotta go with the Tumbler. While it's not the Batmobile, I've never been particularly fond of any version of the Batmobile. And the Tumbler just seems to fit this version of Batman much more than a jacked-up sports car would.

leviathan91

I agree with this statement but only because Nolan's universe is based on complete realism unlike the rest of the Batman films that focus more on combining silliness and seriousness.

I woudn't go as far as to say complete realism. Two-Face wasn't very realistic.

#153 Posted by mitu123 (153911 posts) -

[QUOTE="4dr1el"]

[QUOTE="mitu123"]

OMG, there's a director for the next Batman movie!

leviathan91

WTF??? Another remake? How many remakes must be?

In a few years we'll be watching the remake of the remake of the remake...

We need a silly Batman film. Hopefully this is one of them. :P

Batman Forever and Batman and Robin already covered that, lol.

#154 Posted by DeadMan1290 (15499 posts) -

[QUOTE="leviathan91"]

[QUOTE="worlock77"]

Gotta go with the Tumbler. While it's not the Batmobile, I've never been particularly fond of any version of the Batmobile. And the Tumbler just seems to fit this version of Batman much more than a jacked-up sports car would.

worlock77

I agree with this statement but only because Nolan's universe is based on complete realism unlike the rest of the Batman films that focus more on combining silliness and seriousness.

I woudn't go as far as to say complete realism. Two-Face wasn't very realistic.

I think it was more realistic than Tommy's Two-Face.
#155 Posted by TheFallenDemon (13932 posts) -

[QUOTE="worlock77"]

[QUOTE="leviathan91"]

I agree with this statement but only because Nolan's universe is based on complete realism unlike the rest of the Batman films that focus more on combining silliness and seriousness.

DeadMan1290

I woudn't go as far as to say complete realism. Two-Face wasn't very realistic.

I think it was more realistic than Tommy's Two-Face.


Well, of course.

This is Tommy, a guy who painted half of himself magenta.
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And this is Aaron, who managed to only get half of himself burned.
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#156 Posted by mitu123 (153911 posts) -

[QUOTE="worlock77"]

[QUOTE="leviathan91"]

I agree with this statement but only because Nolan's universe is based on complete realism unlike the rest of the Batman films that focus more on combining silliness and seriousness.

DeadMan1290

I woudn't go as far as to say complete realism. Two-Face wasn't very realistic.

I think it was more realistic than Tommy's Two-Face.

Of course, Tommy's Two Face doesn't even look real.:P

#157 Posted by worlock77 (22547 posts) -

[QUOTE="worlock77"]

[QUOTE="leviathan91"]

I agree with this statement but only because Nolan's universe is based on complete realism unlike the rest of the Batman films that focus more on combining silliness and seriousness.

DeadMan1290

I woudn't go as far as to say complete realism. Two-Face wasn't very realistic.

I think it was more realistic than Tommy's Two-Face.

Honestly I don't remember the origin of Two-Face when Tommy Lee Jones portraied him. Hell, I never evn finished that movie the one time I tried to watch it. But Two-Face in 'The Dark Knight' wasn't realistic at all. A man that severely burned, half his damn face burned off down to the bone? Sorry, but there's no way he's getting up out of the hospital and going on a rampage (or doing much of anything) untreated as he was. The pain alone would be far too severe. Not to mention infections, not being able to speak (since half his mouth is gone and there would have no doubt been serious damage to his vocal chords), etc. It's doubtful his eye would have neatly stayed in place as it did ether. that's the only thing that's kinda bothered about Nolan's series. In a more fantastical setting I might not have thought as much of it, but one of the key things about Nolan's Batman is that everything rested on plausiblity. Some of it might be far-fetched, but there's a certain plausibility there. Two-Face, the way he is depicted, simply is not plausible.

#158 Posted by Travo_basic (38751 posts) -
I saw a image of a realistic Killer Croc for Nolan's Batverse...very convincing. I can't seem to find it. It was a man with very bumpy, scarred features. Unfortunately, Croc isn't the kind to command an army like Bane, so he would be more like a side baddy/ quasi-bad guy. Speaking of baddies, I'm amazed at how many Nolan has squeezed in these movies, convincingly. Worlock, the thing about Two-Face is that he wasn't alive for very long and I doubt he would have been alive much longer if Batman hadn't killed him. Two-Face was about as real as it gets for a man of those kinds of injuries, so good thing he wasn't around long.
#159 Posted by thebest31406 (3314 posts) -
As much as I like the 89 batmobile for it's looks, the Tumbler is a much more convincing batmobile. I just can't buy an average size car flipping and destroying cars simply by running into them.
#160 Posted by worlock77 (22547 posts) -

Worlock, the thing about Two-Face is that he wasn't alive for very long and I doubt he would have been alive much longer if Batman hadn't killed him. Two-Face was about as real as it gets for a man of those kinds of injuries, so good thing he wasn't around long.Travo_basic

Right. He's around, what, less than one day? Still, I just didn't find it very plausible at all.

#161 Posted by Travo_basic (38751 posts) -
I think the Penguin would be a very convincing side baddie/mob boss in TDKR. With Phillip Seymour Hoffman using a Cockney accent like in AA.
#162 Posted by Travo_basic (38751 posts) -
Let's talk about .... [spoiler] Marion Cotillard's role. Is she really who everyone thinks she is? There's supposedly a flashback scene to a younger Talia Al Ghul and young Rhas. I believe her character is has been left out of the promotions for a reason. Is she out for revenge on Mr. Wayne? [/spoiler]
#163 Posted by Zopple (29 posts) -

It's apalling, I know, but I still havn't seen The Dark Knight yet. Need to get on that before this is released.

I think you guys will enjoy this.

#164 Posted by TheFallenDemon (13932 posts) -

Let's talk about .... [spoiler] Marion Cotillard's role. Is she really who everyone thinks she is? There's supposedly a flashback scene to a younger Talia Al Ghul and young Rhas. I believe her character is has been left out of the promotions for a reason. Is she out for revenge on Mr. Wayne? [/spoiler] Travo_basic

[spoiler] Def. Scarecrow's sister, out to kill Mr. Wayne for her brother not having a big final confrontation with Batman in Batman Begins. [/spoiler]

#165 Posted by Travo_basic (38751 posts) -
Lol, very interesting. I wish when we return to Arkham, we would see some old faces like Scarecrow and Zsaaz. Maybe even some new faces in there such as Calender Man or even Croc. [spoiler] word around the street is Scarecrow does return, but of course we won't know for sure until July 20th. [/spoiler]
#166 Posted by LJS9502_basic (150064 posts) -
Why does the poll keep changing?:(
#167 Posted by mitu123 (153911 posts) -

Lol, very interesting. I wish when we return to Arkham, we would see some old faces like Scarecrow and Zsaaz. Maybe even some new faces in there such as Calender Man or even Croc. [spoiler] word around the street is Scarecrow does return, but of course we won't know for sure until July 20th. [/spoiler] Travo_basic
[spoiler] I think he will. [/spoiler]

#168 Posted by Travo_basic (38751 posts) -
Why does the poll keep changing?:(LJS9502_basic
to keep things fresh I can keep this for a while.
#169 Posted by LJS9502_basic (150064 posts) -
[QUOTE="LJS9502_basic"]Why does the poll keep changing?:(Travo_basic
to keep things fresh I can keep this for a while.

But I have to keep voting.:P Anyway probably my most anticipated movie this year. And I get to see some of the 'burgh in it.
#170 Posted by TheFallenDemon (13932 posts) -

Lol, very interesting. I wish when we return to Arkham, we would see some old faces like Scarecrow and Zsaaz. Maybe even some new faces in there such as Calender Man or even Croc. [spoiler] word around the street is Scarecrow does return, but of course we won't know for sure until July 20th. [/spoiler] Travo_basic

from a technical standpoint, Croc already exists in the Nolanverse, as the animated film Gotham Knight is slated as having taken place in between Begins and TDK.

#171 Posted by Travo_basic (38751 posts) -

[QUOTE="Travo_basic"][QUOTE="LJS9502_basic"]Why does the poll keep changing?:(LJS9502_basic
to keep things fresh I can keep this for a while.

But I have to keep voting.:P Anyway probably my most anticipated movie this year. And I get to see some of the 'burgh in it.

Was that big news back when they were filmimg last year?

I've never had a movie filmed in my "Burg." Well, except Chatahootchee. Remember that film?

#172 Posted by LJS9502_basic (150064 posts) -

[QUOTE="LJS9502_basic"][QUOTE="Travo_basic"]to keep things fresh I can keep this for a while.Travo_basic

But I have to keep voting.:P Anyway probably my most anticipated movie this year. And I get to see some of the 'burgh in it.

Was that big news back when they were filmimg last year?

I've never had a movie filmed in my "Burg." Well, except Chatahootchee. Remember that film?

Yeah it was in the news. They filmed that Bat-mobile in town....could have gone down but I figured it would be difficult to get close anyway. My brother in law washes windows in town and he got a good view....plus buzzed by the helicopters.:P I do not remember that film...sorry
#173 Posted by Travo_basic (38751 posts) -

I've never seen it either. :lol: I was just there when they filmed one night. Did you recognize a good bit of the city in the previews?

#174 Posted by LJS9502_basic (150064 posts) -

I've never seen it either. :lol: I was just there when they filmed one night. Did you recognize a good bit of the city in the previews?

Travo_basic
Haven't seen many trailers TBH.:P
#175 Posted by worlock77 (22547 posts) -

They shouldn't have moved filming from Chicago dammit!

#176 Posted by Travo_basic (38751 posts) -

They shouldn't have moved filming from Chicago dammit!

worlock77
Don't open that can of worms:P. Seriously, why not?
#177 Posted by worlock77 (22547 posts) -

[QUOTE="worlock77"]

They shouldn't have moved filming from Chicago dammit!

Travo_basic

Don't open that can of worms:P. Seriously, why not?

Because Chicago is the best city in the United States dammit!

#178 Posted by Travo_basic (38751 posts) -
I think they did film some parts in Chicago. Funny, I always thought of Gotham as Chicago and Metropolis as New York.
#179 Posted by worlock77 (22547 posts) -

I think they did film some parts in Chicago. Funny, I always thought of Gotham as Chicago and Metropolis as New York.Travo_basic

As I understand it Bob Kane's original idea was just that. Gotham being the comic's version of Chicago.

#180 Posted by Travo_basic (38751 posts) -
I'm certainly glad they used real locations. The models in Batman Begins just stood out too much.
#181 Posted by worlock77 (22547 posts) -

I'm certainly glad they used real locations. The models in Batman Begins just stood out too much.Travo_basic

There were a couple of dead giveaways for Chicago in 'Batman Begins', but yeah, for the most part much of it looked like it was shot on a soundstage. 'The Dark Knight', however, absolutely screams "Chicago" in damn near every outdoor scene.

#182 Posted by Travo_basic (38751 posts) -
I read a website that talked about the real locations in BB and TDK. I was surprised there at how many were used in BB because for the most part, a lot of it just looks phony.
#183 Posted by worlock77 (22547 posts) -

I read a website that talked about the real locations in BB and TDK. I was surprised there at how many were used in BB because for the most part, a lot of it just looks phony.Travo_basic

Well they did use a lot of CGI for even outdoor shots in BB. Probably the worst examples were the Wayne Enterprises building and that hokey looking elevated train (which I didn't get, as Chicago already has a sh*t ton of elevated track, why not just film that?).

#184 Posted by Travo_basic (38751 posts) -
Let's talk about who will/may die [spoiler] . It doesn't have to be the Batman. Maybe Gordon, maybe Alfred. Definitely Bane. What do you suspect? [/spoiler]
#185 Posted by ShadowsDemon (10124 posts) -
[QUOTE="Travo_basic"]Let's talk about who will/may die [spoiler] . It doesn't have to be the Batman. Maybe Gordon, maybe Alfred. Definitely Bane. What do you suspect? [/spoiler]

I think that.... [spoiler] Gordon or Alfred will die. Not both, but one of them. [/spoiler]
#186 Posted by TheFallenDemon (13932 posts) -

Let's talk about who will/may die [spoiler] . It doesn't have to be the Batman. Maybe Gordon, maybe Alfred. Definitely Bane. What do you suspect? [/spoiler] Travo_basic

[spoiler] Marion Cotillard's character, Joseph Gordon-Lewitt. [/spoiler]

#187 Posted by Travo_basic (38751 posts) -
Yeah, this is my guess.... [spoiler] . Batman's supposed death seems to be addressed so much in the previews that it seems more like a red herring. Someone like JGL will die (possibly dressed as Batman. Leaving Bane to believe he's dead, then Batman takes him down. Gordon could sacrifice himself as well knowing that the dark knight could still protect the city. Alfred? He might die, dunno. [/spoiler]
#188 Posted by BluRayHiDef (10837 posts) -

[QUOTE="Travo_basic"]Let's talk about who will/may die [spoiler] . It doesn't have to be the Batman. Maybe Gordon, maybe Alfred. Definitely Bane. What do you suspect? [/spoiler] ShadowsDemon
I think that.... [spoiler] Gordon or Alfred will die. Not both, but one of them. [/spoiler]

[spoiler] If that's the case, then it will be Alfred. Nolan already fooled around with the idea of Gordon dying in TDK. If he did it again - but for real - people would spend the remainder of the film wondering if it was another trick, or they simply wouldn't be impacted as much as Nolan would want them to be since they've already experienced his death (in a sense). [/spoiler]

#189 Posted by Travo_basic (38751 posts) -
Good point there. [spoiler] Alfred dying would make an emotional impact and be ironic considering what he told Bruce about protecting him in the previews [/spoiler]
#190 Posted by TreyoftheDead (7982 posts) -

How is the Tumbler winning?:?

#191 Posted by Travo_basic (38751 posts) -
Because the Tumbler is badass.
#192 Posted by TreyoftheDead (7982 posts) -

Because the Tumbler is badass.Travo_basic

Eh, it's okay.

It fits Nolan's interpretation of Batman to a T (more realistic approach), but as far as batmobiles go, I prefer the look of '89 and TAS.

#193 Posted by Avian005 (4068 posts) -

[QUOTE="Travo_basic"]Because the Tumbler is badass.TreyoftheDead

Eh, it's okay.

It fits Nolan's interpretation of Batman to a T (more realistic approach), but as far as batmobiles go, I prefer the look of '89 and TAS.

Yeah, they beat it in looks, but the Tumbler is far more effective and useful.

#194 Posted by Travo_basic (38751 posts) -

[QUOTE="TreyoftheDead"]

[QUOTE="Travo_basic"]Because the Tumbler is badass.Avian005

Eh, it's okay.

It fits Nolan's interpretation of Batman to a T (more realistic approach), but as far as batmobiles go, I prefer the look of '89 and TAS.

Yeah, they beat it in looks, but the Tumbler is far more effective and useful.

Now see, I love the menacing look of the Tumbler, enough to put fear in Batman's foes. The others are just too sleek or silly.
#195 Posted by worlock77 (22547 posts) -

[QUOTE="Avian005"]

[QUOTE="TreyoftheDead"]

Eh, it's okay.

It fits Nolan's interpretation of Batman to a T (more realistic approach), but as far as batmobiles go, I prefer the look of '89 and TAS.

Travo_basic

Yeah, they beat it in looks, but the Tumbler is far more effective and useful.

Now see, I love the menacing look of the Tumbler, enough to put fear in Batman's foes. The others are just too sleek or silly.

Yup.

#196 Posted by Avian005 (4068 posts) -

[QUOTE="Avian005"]

[QUOTE="TreyoftheDead"]

Eh, it's okay.

It fits Nolan's interpretation of Batman to a T (more realistic approach), but as far as batmobiles go, I prefer the look of '89 and TAS.

Travo_basic

Yeah, they beat it in looks, but the Tumbler is far more effective and useful.

Now see, I love the menacing look of the Tumbler, enough to put fear in Batman's foes. The others are just too sleek or silly.

I don't agree with teh other looking too sleek or silly, but the Tumbler does look very menacing.

#197 Posted by Travo_basic (38751 posts) -
The Batmobile 89 is a very sleek and sexy car. If Bruce Wayne's Lamborghini ever had to go into the shop, he could pick up chicks in that thing.
#198 Posted by ShadowsDemon (10124 posts) -

[QUOTE="ShadowsDemon"][QUOTE="Travo_basic"]Let's talk about who will/may die [spoiler] . It doesn't have to be the Batman. Maybe Gordon, maybe Alfred. Definitely Bane. What do you suspect? [/spoiler] BluRayHiDef

I think that.... [spoiler] Gordon or Alfred will die. Not both, but one of them. [/spoiler]

[spoiler] If that's the case, then it will be Alfred. Nolan already fooled around with the idea of Gordon dying in TDK. If he did it again - but for real - people would spend the remainder of the film wondering if it was another trick, or they simply wouldn't be impacted as much as Nolan would want them to be since they've already experienced his death (in a sense). [/spoiler]

[spoiler] Alfred dying sure would be one hell of a sad way to end the triology...then again it's not like Nolan is known for his happy endings. [/spoiler]
#199 Posted by Travo_basic (38751 posts) -
It certainly would fit, plus providing us with one death with an emotional punch.
#200 Posted by BranKetra (47844 posts) -
Can't wait for this to happen. I'm not talking about the spoilers, by the way.