THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Pre-Release Thread - Page 55
Agreed. It's either a small, visual callback to BEGINS and/or simply a coincidence. Pearl necklaces - actual pearl necklaces - aren't exactly exotic or unique pieces of jewelry.
Eh, I didn't even look at it that closely. I just saw it posted somewhere and thought it was interesting enough to post it here. I actually think it would be kind of weird that she ends up with the necklace. And I'd be happy with less callbacks to Begins, because unlike Grubstreeter, I don't care for it at all.
I'm wondering how Shaun and Michael arrive at their conclusion because I clearly see the same design. One larger central pearl and smaller pearls as the necklace moves outward.
Now, is it the same and a callback? If so it is Aspergian levels of detail that make no sense at all in still form. If the necklace is a plot point that Bruce notices Selena wearing then that would be even worse. Hopefully it is just a costume room staple.
Also, I'm pretty sure that pearl necklace gets torn during Bruce's parents' death scene. It could be a different necklace, but I think the implication of the scene is that the same necklace Wayne showed Bruce earlier in the film is the one that gets broken. But who knows? Maybe Catwoman collected every little pearl of the necklace and pieced it back together so as to psychologically torment Batman with memories of his dead parents. It would only be a slightly bigger stretch than some of the speculation happening here, really.
Completely agree. Persistent head bob aside, he was far from the worst thing about that movie. Claiming he "killed Batman" is nicely humble but entirely inaccurate.
you could assemble an elite team of Michael Caine action figures: Jack Carter, Harry Palmer, Harry Brown, Alfred, among others. Come to think of it, you could assemble a team of theives and villains from Caine characters as well. With remakes of Sleuth and Get Carter, he could be the good guy and bad guy in the same story!
hmmm. i sound like the look-at-the-bright-side kid who only ever got a C3PO and never Han or Luke.
I remember when the execs watched The Green Lantern, and loved it so much they gave Martin Campbell more money. That news traveled pretty fast.
I wonder where those execs are working now?
Say, is it just me, or does anticipation seem strangely muted at this point? At this time in 2008, there was a viral game in full swing and everyone was stoked for this movie. Of course, this summer it has much heavier competition.
It's popping up regularly on "most anticipated" lists. I think general audience awareness is pretty good, and WB doesn't see the need to spend millions on an internet audience already really stoked for the film.
That said, I really wish they had gone all out as they did with TDK. The viral/ARG campaign was incredibly well done and a blast to follow.
I honestly can't tell whether or not that's real.
A couple of promotional images, being used for standees, I think. Catwoman has one, but it's not been leaked or released yet.
LOVE the one of Bats. Bane is OK, but the Batman one looks fucking phenomenal. I do love that version of the suit.
The Catwoman one has been posted online. Not in full size, unfortunately. The interesting thing about it is that she's holding a gun. There was a toy of her holding one too, but people assumed that didn't mean she actually has a gun in the movie, since toys tend to come with accessories that aren't exactly movie accurate. This standee seems to confirm she'll be packing heat after all.
Yeah, well if Nolan is so great, how come he's obviously ripping off dialog from "Batman and Robin"? Remember when Arnold Schwarzenegger said, "BATMIN WILL WATCH HIS BELOVED GOTHAM PERISH!"?
How is that any different from Nolan's Bane saying, "When Gotham is ashes, you have my permission to die". Think about it. It's this whole idea of not wanting to simply kill Batman, but getting off on the idea of him being alive at least long enough to see his city get fucked beyond repair. Clearly plagiarism on Nolan's part. Shame on him.
Excuse me, but that has nothing to do with taste. Robin is a perfectly valid character, and gives Batman someone to work off of. Thing is, Robin has to be built in slowly, and treated like a character as much as Batman. Joel "I put nipples on the suit and make sure Clooney feels guilty to this day" Schumacher hurt the character for movie audiences, but it can be done right.
Yeah, I think Robin gets too much flack. It's most likely because so many people have negative associations when they think of the character. Namely, Burt Ward's excruciatingly painful performance as Robin in the '60s Batman series and all the gay jokes that have been made about Batman and Robin in pop culture over the past few decades.
I appreciate the '60s series now in a different way than I did as a kid (back when I just thought it was cool). I can see now what a creative and even at times clever comedy it was, and the performances of Adam West, Julie Newmar, and Frank Gorshin were legitimately great comedic acting. Ward still makes me cringe, though. I think it was a combination of the character being written quite ridiculously and Ward being really inexperienced and green (no pun intended) at the time.
It doesn't help that Chris O'Donnell's Robin was pretty bland too, but I liked the character in the '90s animated series. A lot of the time he seemed to just fulfill the function of lightening things up, but there were also times when he had a mean streak and some real poignancy to him. His origin episode, for example. In its riveting climax, he goes full badass, hell bent on revenge against the petty thug who murdered his parents. His characterization there was light years away from the bare-legged little doofus wearing elf shoes.
I just never liked the concept - what Batman does is dangerous - why would he bring a child along? I like a solo Batman.
But I can see it now - After Nolan's trilogy winds down, WB will want to (understandably) keep the Batman money train going, so we'll get a reboot five years hence that is lighter than what Nolan did, and we'll see Robin again. Mark my words.