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Old July 19th, 2008, 4:35 am
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Re: Batman 2: The Dark Knight

Getting a drink at a movie thats longer than an hour and a half is always a bad idea.

Saw it today, there wasn't an empty seat in the theatre and it was a 5pm showing(so between midnight showing and friday night crowd), and it was really just excellent the entire time. I also sorta disliked how they did the ending with the Joker, but hey extenuating circumstances. I didn't really like Maggie Gyllenhall's character, she was alright, but the character just seemed lame. I thought Aaron Eckhart had the second best performance in the movie behind Ledger.


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Old July 19th, 2008, 4:51 am
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... Went to a midnight show.. the theatre was packed O,O
... The movie was wicked =) .. The audience applauded when the movie started, when it ended, and in a few places during the movie.. (Like the Joker's magic trick) ..

.. The joker was awesome.. Best performance in the movie.. He's so crazy, it was awesome (It would be sweet if the Joker was in the next batman movie.. but, without Ledger, it would not be as cool)... =) I'm probably gonna see it again on sunday, if the theatre isn't sold out..


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Old July 19th, 2008, 4:55 am
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Heath Ledger exceeded everyone's expectations. When I heard he was going to play the Joker, I was a little iffy about it...but wow was I blown away.


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Old July 19th, 2008, 5:22 am
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Yeah, Ledger stole the show. Plus, there were excellent performances up and down the line. Maggie was an improvement over Katie Homes, but when the Rachel Dawes plot resolved itself (well, it threatened to resolve itself two different ways--both unsatisfactory to Bruce), in my head I was thinking "okay, we can build on that, there's a slot for Selena Kyle to step into if/when they make the third film. The Joker's nonending was a little strange, but the entire thing was enjoyable, eye-popping, and a bit thought-provoking. Nolan's last great unmet challenge is writing and bringing to the screen a strong, charismatic female character. If they get the band back together, I can't wait to see who he casts and how they tackle Catwoman (Ms. Kyle).

However, the most important part of all this is that Ledger's last role is a masterwork--a truly exceptional movie villain.


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Old July 19th, 2008, 5:39 am
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I just got back from the theatre. I loved every minute of the movie! It had a lot of comedy which was a nice contrast to the many violent scenes.

I was really shocked when
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Rachel died! I wasn't expecting that at all. Joker switching the locations so the one Batman wants to save was horribly genius, though. Oh, and Gordon coming back was a huge shocker! Now if only Gary could swing that one for Sirius...


And Heath, he was simply amazing. Every little facial movement (the lip thing!), his makeup and hair, his voice...everything was brilliant. And it was just hilarious when
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Old July 19th, 2008, 6:26 pm
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And Heath, he was simply amazing. Every little facial movement (the lip thing!), his makeup and hair, his voice...everything was brilliant. And it was just hilarious when
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he was walking around in the nurse's uniform!
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That scene with the nurses uniform....omg I could not stop laughing. He looked so rediculous but it was great. I had to do a double take when they showed The Joker without the make up on. Now that was creepy.


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Old July 20th, 2008, 12:08 am
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Well... my expectations just went through the roof!

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0468569/

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Old July 20th, 2008, 1:57 am
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Film made $66.4 M in one day (Friday). Beating Spiderman 3.


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Old July 20th, 2008, 4:00 am
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Well... my expectations just went through the roof!

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I saw this earlier and seriously, I could not believe it. It's so crazy that it's ahead of The Godfather!


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Film made $66.4 M in one day (Friday). Beating Spiderman 3.
Yeah, I heard on the news that The Dark Knight had the biggest midnight release ever. I contributed!


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Old July 20th, 2008, 4:42 am
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It's amazing how like 94% of the theaters here in California were sold out, even when each theater had like 94589345843 showings throughout the day/night. Craziness.


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Old July 20th, 2008, 6:24 am
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I still have not seen it!! AAHH!! I have to wait until Mon!! I'm glad you all have seen it though and that it is doing big box office!! I am very excited to see it!! After Indiana Jones this is the only movie I was excited for this summer!!

I'll post my review after I see it.


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Old July 20th, 2008, 6:53 am
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This was a spectacular film--about the rating on the IMDB top 250--it'll normalize somewhere in the top 50 in the next couple of weeks and it'll definitely stay in the top 100.


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Old July 20th, 2008, 9:11 am
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I am really excited to see this one. Sadly I'll have to wait until August 21st, that's when it'll hit the cinemas here

Everything I've seen and read so far looks/sounds SPLENDID, as if they're really pushing the boundaries. I liked the design and production of Batman Begins very much, too, but wasn't that overwhelmed by the story as such, though from what I hear, The Dark Knight remedied the difficulties in that quarter. For those who watched it already - is that true? Is the script really good this time around?


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Old July 20th, 2008, 10:37 am
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i Am Really Excited To See This One. Sadly I'll Have To Wait Until August 21st, That's When It'll Hit The Cinemas Here

Everything I've Seen And Read So Far Looks/sounds Splendid, As If They're Really Pushing The Boundaries. I Liked The Design And Production Of batman Begins Very Much, Too, But Wasn't That Overwhelmed By The Story As Such, Though From What I Hear, the Dark Knight Remedied The Difficulties In That Quarter. For Those Who Watched It Already - Is That True? Is The Script Really Good This Time Around?
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Edit: And if I had to wait until August 21st to see this movie, I think I'd move. For reals. And it would be totally worth it!!!


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*also has not seen it yet*

I was so planning on going to the midnight preview, but I was in the UK until *counts* about twenty hours ago. But I was smart and took today and tomorrow off to get un-jetlagged, so hopefully I'll be seeing either tonight or Monday. Can't wait!!


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I have to wait until the my tonsillitis clears up.


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Old July 20th, 2008, 4:22 pm
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This was a spectacular film--about the rating on the IMDB top 250--it'll normalize somewhere in the top 50 in the next couple of weeks and it'll definitely stay in the top 100.
I think it'll stay in the top 20, maybe even top 10. If the weighted average is now higher than the Godfather's, it will take a lot of low votes to lower it. Return of the King and Fellowship of the Ring have been out for several years now and they are still both in the top 20. Either way, it will be interesting to see what happens!


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This film was so amazing. It lived up to my expectations. I already loved Batman Begins, but this one makes that movie look weak. I don't know what I would have done if I didn't go on the first day. I don't think I would have been able to handle it.

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I was freaking out when I thought Gordon died. The whole time, I was like, "NO!!" to the annoyance of my friend. But when I saw he was alive, I was one of the people who clapped and screamed in my theater.

The action sequences were so intense. I was literally trembling at some parts. My favorite one would have to be when the truck flipped over. That was just . . . wow.

Heath Ledger acted so well in this film. I forgot that it was Heath Ledger acting in the film; I really thought I was looking at the Joker. I loved the magic trick part. And I like the scene when he comes out of the hospital in a nurse's outfit. That was so weird, yet hilraious to see.

Ugh, I got annoyed with Rachel. How could she pick Harvey?!! She is the exact opposite of Mary Jane, I realized. Mary Jane was willing to be with Peter Parker even though he was risking his life all the time by being Spiderman. Rachel wasn't willing to be with Bruce as long as he was still Batman. She ended up picking the person who was more susceptible to evil, wow. Thank goodness Bruce didn't read her letter.

I got teary when Two-face was about to kill Gordon's family. I can't imagine how it would feel for any person to see a gun pointed to his or her child.


I really hope they make a third movie. I wonder if it'll be confirmed (assuming it isn't) sometime in the future.


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