Is Dark Knight still your favourite super hero movie ?

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#1 Edited by indzman (27735 posts) -

The Avengers followed by The Guardians of the galaxy are my most favourite super hero movies atm. I'll always remember Joker's perfomance as finest from Dark Knight ( Heath Ledger R.I.P ). Dark Knights Trilogy action sucks compared to the likes of The Avengers , GOTG , Thor The Dark World or Captain America : First Soldier ... imo.

Is Dark Knight still your favourite super hero movie OT ? Or you prefer some other super hero movie over Dark Knight ?

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#2 Posted by Emil_Fontz (799 posts) -

My favorite Superhero films have always been Spiderman 2 and Batman Begins; I consider them to be equal. The Dark Knight holds position number 2. As for Thor: The Dark World, it was horrible.

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#3 Posted by Legend002 (13374 posts) -

I don't even consider Batman a superhero so no. That said, my vote goes to either X-Men Days of Future Past or Cap 2. Probably Cap 2 though.

2014 is such a damn good year for superhero films.

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#4 Posted by indzman (27735 posts) -

@emil_fontz said:

My favorite Superhero films have always been Spiderman 2 and Batman Begins; I consider them to be equal. The Dark Knight holds position number 2. As for Thor: The Dark World, it was horrible.

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Batman Begins > Dark Knight + Dark Knight Rises movie and story wise =P. Only Jokers perfomance was main attraction in DK lol.

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#5 Posted by Emil_Fontz (799 posts) -

@Legend002 said:

I don't even consider Batman a superhero so no. That said, my vote goes to either X-Men Days of Future Past or Cap 2. Probably Cap 2 though.

2014 is such a damn good year for superhero films.

I can't believe I forgot about Days of Future Past. Unbelievable. I rank it at number 2 with The Dark Knight.

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#6 Posted by indzman (27735 posts) -

@Legend002 said:

2014 is such a damn good year for superhero films.

mhm. Nothing else coming out on Q4 of 2014 ya ?

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#7 Edited by bforrester420 (3480 posts) -

I like the first Batman (Michael Keaton) infinitely better than the reboots by a long stretch. I generally don't get into superhero/comic book movies. I've just never been the comic book kind of guy.

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#8 Edited by indzman (27735 posts) -

@emil_fontz said:

@Legend002 said:

I don't even consider Batman a superhero so no. That said, my vote goes to either X-Men Days of Future Past or Cap 2. Probably Cap 2 though.

2014 is such a damn good year for superhero films.

I can't believe I forgot about Days of Future Past. Unbelievable. I rank it at number 2 with The Dark Knight.

No offense , what you found great about DOFP ?

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#9 Posted by thegerg (18283 posts) -

No, it never was. I never even watched it.

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#10 Posted by Master_Live (18817 posts) -

Yes.

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#11 Posted by Gamerno6666 (5090 posts) -

Yeah I found Dark Knight and even rises to be better than Avengers. Such a bore fest until the last 15 minutes.

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#12 Posted by Emil_Fontz (799 posts) -

@indzman said:

@emil_fontz said:

@Legend002 said:

I don't even consider Batman a superhero so no. That said, my vote goes to either X-Men Days of Future Past or Cap 2. Probably Cap 2 though.

2014 is such a damn good year for superhero films.

I can't believe I forgot about Days of Future Past. Unbelievable. I rank it at number 2 with The Dark Knight.

No offense , what you found great about DOFP ?

Despite it's scale and abundant cast, it's very coherent. Also, it's the downright entertaining. You've got to love Wolvie!

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#13 Edited by thehig1 (6212 posts) -

No it never was, I thought the Nolan Batman movies sucked, not a huge fan of Superhero movies they have overstayed there weclome now and are getting milked dry.

My favorites anyway are

The Watchmen

Gaurdians Of The Galaxy

Xmen - Days of Future Past

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#14 Posted by Serraph105 (31894 posts) -

The Dark Knight changed things...forever.

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#15 Posted by Avian005 (4112 posts) -

The Dark Knight is still my favorite superhero movie, followed closely by The Dark Knight Rises and Batman Begins. In fact, whenever I watch one I tend to watch the whole trilogy. So The Dark Knight Trilogy takes my number one spot.

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#16 Posted by Master_Live (18817 posts) -

@Avian005 said:

In fact, whenever I watch one I tend to watch the whole trilogy.

Me too, it is the only way I will see them.

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#17 Posted by ShadowsDemon (10053 posts) -

This is my list.

1. Watchmen

2. The Dark Knight

3. Guardians of the Galaxy

Yes, I know, I'm gonna get slammed for this one.

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#18 Edited by Master_Live (18817 posts) -

To me Watchmen is the quintessential example of a film which suffers by being tethered to the book. It felt just like an exercise in auto-pilot, going through the motions.

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#19 Edited by ferrari2001 (17762 posts) -

Captain America 2 and Guardians of the Galaxy are my two favorite superhero movies. They just happen to both be from this year. Marvel has done a very good job this year with superhero flicks. Days of Future Past was also a moderately good superhero film.

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#20 Edited by zassimick (10407 posts) -

It still is my favorite super hero movie, as well as one of my favorite movies overall. Here's my list of favorites:

  1. The Dark Knight
  2. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  3. Guardians of the Galaxy
  4. X-Men: Days of Future Past
  5. Man of Steel
  6. Iron Man
  7. The Dark Knight Rises
  8. The Avengers
  9. X-Men 2
  10. The Incredibles

Honestly, Cap 2 was such a fantastic film that captured who the Cap is and what he can do perfectly. The threat was real, the action was phenomenal, and that soundtrack was great. I can't wait for it to come out on bluray so I can watch it whenever!

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#21 Posted by Flubbbs (4865 posts) -

X-Men Days of Future Past, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Winter Soldier

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#22 Posted by hrt_rulz01 (14796 posts) -

Definitely Dark Knight...

And even though I'm not a big Superman fan, I enjoyed Man of Steel.

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#23 Posted by The_Last_Ride (76371 posts) -

@indzman said:

The Avengers followed by The Guardians of the galaxy are my most favourite super hero movies atm. I'll always remember Joker's perfomance as finest from Dark Knight ( Heath Ledger R.I.P ). Dark Knights Trilogy action sucks compared to the likes of The Avengers , GOTG , Thor The Dark World or Captain America : First Soldier ... imo.

Is Dark Knight still your favourite super hero movie OT ? Or you prefer some other super hero movie over Dark Knight ?

The action "sucks" because they are superhuman in the others ones dude. Also i would consider Dark Knight and Man of Steel my favorites

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#24 Edited by AmazonTreeBoa (16745 posts) -

@indzman said:

Is Dark Knight still your favourite super hero movie ?

It never was and it isn't a superhero movie anyways. What superhero was in it to make it a super hero movie? Sure as **** wasn't batman because he has no super power to make him a superhero.

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#25 Posted by Brutal_Elitegs (16425 posts) -

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The action "sucks" because they are superhuman in the others ones dude.

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#26 Posted by Serraph105 (31894 posts) -

@AmazonTreeBoa said:

@indzman said:

Is Dark Knight still your favourite super hero movie ?

It never was and it isn't a superhero movie anyways. What superhero was in it to make it a super hero movie? Sure as **** wasn't batman because he has no super power to make him a superhero.

sure and neither is Tony Stark by that logic, all he does is fly around, shoot lasers, and bring world peace, but Superhero? Pssshhh whatevs that dude is just like you and me.

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#27 Posted by AmazonTreeBoa (16745 posts) -

@Serraph105 said:

@AmazonTreeBoa said:

@indzman said:

Is Dark Knight still your favourite super hero movie ?

It never was and it isn't a superhero movie anyways. What superhero was in it to make it a super hero movie? Sure as **** wasn't batman because he has no super power to make him a superhero.

sure and neither is Tony Stark by that logic, all he does is fly around, shoot lasers, and bring world peace, but Superhero? Pssshhh whatevs that dude is just like you and me.

I missed the part where I claimed Iron Man was a superhero movie or a superhero.

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#28 Posted by indzman (27735 posts) -

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No, it never was. I never even watched it.

You are a 'special' guy :)

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#29 Posted by chessmaster1989 (30204 posts) -

Nah, it's a good movie, but on the whole there are several superhero movies I enjoyed more (The Avengers, Iron Man, X-2, Days of Future Past, Batman Begins)

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#31 Posted by ShadowsDemon (10053 posts) -

@AmazonTreeBoa said:

@Serraph105 said:

@AmazonTreeBoa said:

@indzman said:

Is Dark Knight still your favourite super hero movie ?

It never was and it isn't a superhero movie anyways. What superhero was in it to make it a super hero movie? Sure as **** wasn't batman because he has no super power to make him a superhero.

sure and neither is Tony Stark by that logic, all he does is fly around, shoot lasers, and bring world peace, but Superhero? Pssshhh whatevs that dude is just like you and me.

I missed the part where I claimed Iron Man was a superhero movie or a superhero.

He didn't say you did. He's just making a comparison, that's all...and I happen to agree with him.

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#32 Edited by watchdogsrules (541 posts) -

@indzman: dark knight was never my favorite and DC suck at their cinematic universe batman v superman will suck so will the justice league movie following it and Avengers ALL THE WAY.

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#33 Posted by -TheSecondSign- (9298 posts) -

It's bretty gud but I liked Begins the most. Rises wasn't very good.

The Marvel movies are funner to watch. I'd rewatch any of those before I rewatched the Nolan Batman movies.

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#34 Edited by BatladyMia (26 posts) -

Cap 2 and Guardians of the Galaxy are tied for number 1 for me. I'm a huge Batman fan-- take a loot at my room decor, home video collection, and comic shelf and you'll see why. I've seen TDK over 2 dozen times now due to fandom as a kid, and I have a problem with the cliche boat sequence in act 3. Everything preceding it and after for the climax is absolutely brilliant in my book.

Avengers isn't anywhere near my top due to me dozing off for the first hour I watch the movie. The pacing is haphazard, and Hawkeye + Black Widow get cast aside with little character development. I love Cap 2 and Guardians because they're so well-rounded and lovable overall.

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#35 Posted by foxhound_fox (96795 posts) -

No, it is my favorite villain showcase movie. My favorite superhero movie is Guardians of the Galaxy.

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#36 Posted by The_Last_Ride (76371 posts) -

@Brutal_Elitegs said:

@The_Last_Ride said:

The action "sucks" because they are superhuman in the others ones dude.

I didn't say it was bad, just that everyone likes the more superhuman action more in super hero movies. I personally don't really care about that

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#37 Edited by one_plum (6505 posts) -

I treat the three Dark Knight films as equals since I prefer seeing them as just one story. The three films are in my top 4 superhero films, with Spider Man 2 somewhere. I like how Bruce Wayne and Peter Parker were shown to have flaws and vulnerabilities that I can relate to.

Except maybe for Hulk, I can't seem to get that connection with any superhero of the MCU. I just see gods and impossibly flawless people in neat armour being/acting cool, which is not my cup of tea.

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#38 Edited by AmazonTreeBoa (16745 posts) -

@ShadowsDemon said:

@AmazonTreeBoa said:

@Serraph105 said:

@AmazonTreeBoa said:

@indzman said:

Is Dark Knight still your favourite super hero movie ?

It never was and it isn't a superhero movie anyways. What superhero was in it to make it a super hero movie? Sure as **** wasn't batman because he has no super power to make him a superhero.

sure and neither is Tony Stark by that logic, all he does is fly around, shoot lasers, and bring world peace, but Superhero? Pssshhh whatevs that dude is just like you and me.

I missed the part where I claimed Iron Man was a superhero movie or a superhero.

He didn't say you did. He's just making a comparison, that's all...and I happen to agree with him.

As do I. Iron Man isn't a superhero.

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#39 Posted by thegerg (18283 posts) -
@indzman said:

@thegerg said:

No, it never was. I never even watched it.

You are a 'special' guy :)

Because a movie that I've never seen is not one of my favorite? That makes no sense.

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#40 Posted by uninspiredcup (25323 posts) -

It never was.

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#41 Posted by alim298 (2747 posts) -

Haven't watched the Guardians and never was a big fan of the Avengers. There's still Spider man 1 but that only holds the second place so yes.

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#43 Posted by Utensilman (1452 posts) -

James Gunn's Super

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#44 Edited by Starshine_M2A2 (4936 posts) -

The Dark Knight was an atrocious film. Boring, overlong with a weak plot, silly-sounding characters and some of the most pretentious dialogue this side of 2000. One of the most overrated films in history. The Dark Knight Rises, however, was outstanding.

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#45 Posted by sammyjenkis898 (28392 posts) -

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The Dark Knight was an atrocious film. Boring, overlong with a weak plot, silly-sounding characters and some of the most pretentious dialogue this side of 2000. One of the most overrated films in history. The Dark Knight Rises, however, was outstanding.

Please, explain.

Pretentious dialogue?

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#46 Edited by Perfect_Blue (30064 posts) -

It never was. It's not even the best Batman movie.

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#47 Edited by Starshine_M2A2 (4936 posts) -

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@sammyjenkis898 said:

@Starshine_M2A2 said:

The Dark Knight was an atrocious film. Boring, overlong with a weak plot, silly-sounding characters and some of the most pretentious dialogue this side of 2000. One of the most overrated films in history. The Dark Knight Rises, however, was outstanding.

Please, explain.

Pretentious dialogue?

Pretty much every word the Joker said. Particularly his whole monologue to Harvey Dent about chance being fair. Like all his speeches, it doesn't mean anything, there's nothing to be said about it, it has no bearing on the plot and makes absolutely no sense in relation to the events that surround it. It's just some guy saying random nonsense to another guy in an attempt to sound cool and menacing. And it just doesn't work.

The idea of a person causing chaos and killing people simply because they want to would have been interesting if they had provided a more complex psychological background to the Joker instead of keeping it ambiguous. Ambiguity is fine in some cases but not when you're dealing with a character that is so devoid of logic and reason. The best and most frightening villains are always the ones the audience can connect to and find some kind of association with.

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#48 Posted by MuD3 (2074 posts) -

@indzman: Guardians is my favorite, but I think DK is better than all the others you listed.

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#49 Edited by Legend002 (13374 posts) -

Damn, I forgot about The Incredibles. That's my pick. Sorry Cap!

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#50 Edited by uninspiredcup (25323 posts) -

@Starshine_M2A2 said:

The Dark Knight was an atrocious film. Boring, overlong with a weak plot, silly-sounding characters and some of the most pretentious dialogue this side of 2000. One of the most overrated films in history. The Dark Knight Rises, however, was outstanding.

The Dark Knight Rises imo s basically Rocky 3 if it was overlong, convoluted and without the fun.

It has individual parts that are brillaint such as the opening plane scene and Bane picking the Batman character apart but as a whole it's very flabby, trying to be more than it is and probably would have been more effective as a much tighter movie like Rocky 3.

Stuff like Catwomans identity computer thing.. who gives a shit.

Miranda Tate actually Talia Al Ghul? Who gives a shit.

The man trying to take Bruce Waynes company? Who gives a shit.

Solar powered, save the world, power macguffin end Gotham bomb? Who gives a shit.

Scenes just don't fucking work either or resonate emotionally, which is the idea. Like for example, plastering a big burning Batman sign that inspires Foley, a weasel character into attempting to take the city back.

The idea itself, is great. And makes sense, since that's the point of Batman. When it comes to the actual scene, you get a really awkward (to avoid blood) death scene in which he lies on the ground with some weird unintentionally funny smirk.

Which (as with everything in life) reminds me again of Rocky. In Rock 6 he gives a big speech to his son about "how much you can take". Then in the final minute of the fight, he wills himself to get up and bursts into a fit of action with his son remarking "that's the greatest thing i'v ever seen" i.e. inspired...

IMO, Silver Stallone is a directer and producer than Christopher Nolan and Co. Great scenes get cut out for the sake of pacing. Nolan seems to basically say "**** it, lets keep it in" 90% of the time.

Both The Dark Knight And The Dark Knight Rises, would have worked better as much shorter movies imo. Especially 3. Lots of shit going on and hardly any of it I cared about.

Ignoring too many characters and plotlines, the action scenes are too long as well. Flying around the batwing sounds cool but it's drags on and on and on.