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post #2651 of 4801

The spoilery little news about Joey King's quote regarding her character is kind of funny, it amounts to: "I can't tell anyone about the secret I just told everyone." Not that it's much of a secret to fanboys and whatnot.

post #2652 of 4801

an art project

 

post #2653 of 4801

Fuckin' fans.

 

That is monstrously lame. What an extraordinary waste of time. I hope that guy doesn't get work from that, but knowing how many people are idiots, he probably will.

post #2654 of 4801

Who's assembling those articles?  Kevin Spacey?

post #2655 of 4801

I was just thinking to myself, "Wouldn't it be awesome if the credits to THE DARK KNIGHT RISES were done in the style of SE7EN and every serial  killer movie of the 90's that came after SE7EN? Yes, it would take a true visionary to realize such a sequence."

post #2656 of 4801
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Who's assembling those articles?  Kevin Spacey?

And why was he pushing around pieces of ice? The Dark Knight Ices?
 

 

post #2657 of 4801

That video merely confirms that avoiding the "Riddler as a SEVEN-style serial killer" is proof of Nolan's genius. 

post #2658 of 4801

Competently made but misses the tone of Nolan's films to an almost painful degree.

post #2659 of 4801

Oh, how I can't wait to not see TH3 DARK KN1GHT R1S3S.

post #2660 of 4801

So is Mr. Freeze the bonus villain in TDKR?

post #2661 of 4801

Yes, but as a serial killer who like totally stuffs his victims in freezers.

 

Seriously the amount of villains re-imagined as serial killers is a perfect look at how horrible so many fans are.

post #2662 of 4801

Has this been here yet?

 

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post #2663 of 4801

Oh my god that's wicked cool.

post #2664 of 4801

This one's pretty cool too:

 

http://9gag.com/gag/2334112

post #2665 of 4801
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Has this been here yet?

 

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Finally, Spawn comes to Gotham.

 

post #2666 of 4801
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Finally, Spawn comes to Gotham.

 



 

I knew it was slightly off somehow but couldn't place it.

post #2667 of 4801

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This one's pretty cool too:

 

http://9gag.com/gag/2334112

"Penguin has a boner"
 

 

post #2668 of 4801

Newest poster!

 

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post #2669 of 4801

It looks like WB hired the genius team of craftsmen who were behind those early X-Men: First Class posters.

post #2670 of 4801

Minimalist style is so 2011.

post #2671 of 4801
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Finally, Spawn comes to Gotham.

ENOUGH from the Clown!

(yes it's kinda meta)
post #2672 of 4801
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Cue the hate-talk about the Batsuit!

 

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So this magazine is sitting in my kitchen (Mom sent it to me, cause she knows I like Batsy). Just wondering why the bat symbol has to be hidden in a big black shape. Why can't it stand out like it's supposed to be? It's been taunting me all week on my kitchen counter. Plus, he looks like he just vurped a little in his mouth.
 

 

post #2673 of 4801

I'd prefer ditching the chest symbol altogether; it's not going to be easy to clearly see when the suit's in motion, anyway, and I don't think this iteration of the character needs it. Having a big yellow symbol on his chest seems to work against his stealth/pseudo-invisibility training, doesn't it?

 

It's not a good picture, though, because 1) the facial expression and 2) the print version makes it clear the top of the cowl isn't in focus (or they inexplicably didn't give EW a version that was high res enough for the front cover - which would be doubly weird, considering WB owns EW).

post #2674 of 4801
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I'd prefer ditching the chest symbol altogether; it's not going to be easy to clearly see when the suit's in motion, anyway, and I don't think this iteration of the character needs it. Having a big yellow symbol on his chest seems to work against his stealth/pseudo-invisibility training, doesn't it?

I remember somewhere it being mentioned that the yellow is a target for people to shoot at as he has more armor there. That said, it still hurts the stealth, but I think he was able to hide it with his cape in the comics, as it would fully drape around him.
post #2675 of 4801

The actual reason Batman has a symbol on his chest is b/c it makes him easier to trademark by having a logo to associate with the property. The creative justification, i.e., excuse w/in the reality of the universe as developed by Frank Miller, is that it's meant to draw targeting attention away from his face.

 

I believe I mentioned earlier that I think that Nolan and his team know they've basically got to have it there, but they've no desire to have it stand out as it serves no practical function in the movie universe.

 

 

post #2676 of 4801

It'd look less weird if there weren't three layers to it.  There's the greyish pec armor, the black strip across that, then the raised black bat symbol on top of that.  It's busy, and the black strip does is jarring in the way it breaks up the grey.

post #2677 of 4801

Wally Pfister doesn't light EW covers.

post #2678 of 4801

If he did, I'd masturbate to it.

 

...TMI?

post #2679 of 4801

Saw the prologue in front of M:I-4 the other night. And -- not so surprisingly -- it blew away the shitty cam version. All the logical gaps are still there, but the sheer momentum and spectacle of it pushes through and just overwhelms you. Plus, Bane is cool as hell.

 

The Joker heist is still better, because conceptually it's a marvel while this is pretty generic... but it did its job of psyching me up for the film. Especially the sizzle reel at the end -- I want to see every movie in IMAX now.

post #2680 of 4801
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If he did, I'd masturbate to it.

...TMI?

Thing is, if you walked into a set he lit...
post #2681 of 4801

 

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The Joker heist is still better, because conceptually it's a marvel while this is pretty generic... but it did its job of psyching me up for the film. Especially the sizzle reel at the end -- I want to see every movie in IMAX now.


I also prefer the Joker heist and agree that this feels a bit more generic - but I also think they both do what Nolan wanted: presenting a snapshot view of the villains, their methods and ethos. The Joker cared nothing for his pawns and was perfectly willing to waste anyone for a whim. Bane's very much about cultivating a devoted following, and about promoting the cause in as dramatic a way as needed.

 

post #2682 of 4801

 

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I'd prefer ditching the chest symbol altogether; it's not going to be easy to clearly see when the suit's in motion, anyway, and I don't think this iteration of the character needs it. Having a big yellow symbol on his chest seems to work against his stealth/pseudo-invisibility training, doesn't it?

I'm not suggesting yellow be added at all. Just not black on black there. He's already got a lighter shade of grey there on the suit. That would suffice just fine behind the edgier symbol.

 

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I also kinda hoped that by 3 films in, we'd progress beyond the "looks like armor" with some kind of hi-tech explanation. Or have some kinda of comic-style layer  on top to negate the busy-ness. Nerdy nit-picking, I know. But there's no new footage to complain about Bane-audio, so...

post #2683 of 4801

I've been saying for at least three years that liquid kevlar, which is quite real and in use, would give Nolan a solid grounding in reality to move to a more fabric-like suit. 

 

But I like the TDK/TDKR suit, so no complaints from me.

post #2684 of 4801
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Thing is, if you walked into a set he lit...


He was the DP for late night cable flicks like...

 

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post #2686 of 4801

Took a sec, but I got it (due to the dimensions and color scheme). And chuckled.

post #2687 of 4801

I don't get it.

post #2688 of 4801

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I don't get it.

 

Think about today's date.

post #2689 of 4801

God damn it haha.  Cute.

post #2690 of 4801

Argh I don't get it! I feel as lunk-headed as Schumacher's Bane.

 

EDIT: Thanks Freeman!

 


Edited by Russell Faraday - 2/14/12 at 11:55am
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post #2692 of 4801

I'm looking forward to this film, but cannot help but feel like it will be the worst of the trilogy. I also am VERY sceptical of Ann Hathaway as Catwoman. She doesn't fit the look at all, and I wasn't fond of her costume either. I will see this at midnight, and it will probably be really good. In the end though I will go to the film feeling it won't be as good as the first two and I will probably be right. :P

post #2693 of 4801

Uh-huh...

post #2694 of 4801

It's rare that people have a feeling predict something and then predict they'll be wrong. It's weird how that works.

post #2695 of 4801

I don't know sometimes I'm surprised by movies. But generally threequels are never as good as the first or second. :P

post #2696 of 4801

It's one thing to have concerns about TDKR's ability to successfully follow and close up the first two. And yeah, a lot of film trilogies suffer from really lackluster third acts. 

 

But it's another to decide, a priori, that you're going to be disappointed and dig your heels in. Why even bother seeing it? 

post #2697 of 4801
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It's one thing to have concerns about TDKR's ability to successfully follow and close up the first two. And yeah, a lot of film trilogies suffer from really lackluster third acts. 

 

But it's another to decide, a priori, that you're going to be disappointed and dig your heels in. Why even bother seeing it? 



When did I say that? I said I was disappointed by Anne Hathaway and that the movie probably won't be as good as the first two. I never said that I was going to be disappointed by the movie.

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post #2699 of 4801

That..is why...the internet was invented.

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