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« Reply #225 on: July 17, 2012, 05:58:49 pm »
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Planning on seeing it with some friends next week.
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« Reply #226 on: July 17, 2012, 06:29:40 pm »
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Sadly, I will be at a wedding this weekend so I will have to find a way to get tickets to the midnight showing Thursday since it's in a rural coastal town in NC. I might not get to see it till Sunday which pisses me off.
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« Reply #227 on: July 17, 2012, 08:21:32 pm »
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Had some time to read a few reviews.  I really think this film will become a favorite of the Atlas.  If not for just the positive reviews, but the Daily Mail's (lol) scathing opinion of how pretentious it was.
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« Reply #228 on: July 18, 2012, 08:25:34 am »
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I'm so glad the author of the above article pointed out something I have been saying about TDK: the narrative seemed favorable towards Bush regarding terrorism ("He's the hero Gotham deserves but not the one it needs right now.").
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« Reply #229 on: July 18, 2012, 12:42:40 pm »
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I'm so glad the author of the above article pointed out something I have been saying about TDK: the narrative seemed favorable towards Bush regarding terrorism ("He's the hero Gotham deserves but not the one it needs right now.").

Although when Batman beats (or tortures) information out of The Joker, it turns out to be false, and his girlfriend dies as a result. Then there is the whole debate over monitoring people in the city between Batman and Lucius Fox which is sort of nuanced and basically presents both sides of the argument.

I've already seen reviews for this one calling it both left-wing and right-wing. I think the whole point is to be somewhat vague about the true meaning so that people can come up with their subjective interpretations.
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« Reply #230 on: July 18, 2012, 12:57:57 pm »
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Then there is the whole debate over monitoring people in the city between Batman and Lucius Fox which is sort of nuanced and basically presents both sides of the argument.

Well, yeah but Batman is clearly Pro Bush in that argument. Wink
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« Reply #231 on: July 18, 2012, 01:05:52 pm »
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Then there is the whole debate over monitoring people in the city between Batman and Lucius Fox which is sort of nuanced and basically presents both sides of the argument.

Well, yeah but Batman is clearly Pro Bush in that argument. Wink

I suppose I will have to concede that point. Tongue

Btw, just so Rush is aware, not only did Bane first appear in the comics almost twenty years ago but his two creators are politically conservative:

http://www.bleedingcool.com/2012/07/18/chuck-dixon-rush-limbaugh-bane-bain-and-the-dark-knight-rises/

Epic fail, Rush.
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« Reply #232 on: July 18, 2012, 01:14:06 pm »
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Oh, you guys are taking Rush seriously? That's cute. He's laughing his ass off at everyone that takes his accusation seriously. I mean, some idiots would probably believe Bane was created recently to bash Romney but Rush very likely knows better and is doing what he does best: getting attention.
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« Reply #233 on: July 18, 2012, 01:28:13 pm »
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wish they would use christine lakin as the catwoman.
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« Reply #234 on: July 18, 2012, 01:36:58 pm »
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Oh, you guys are taking Rush seriously? That's cute. He's laughing his ass off at everyone that takes his accusation seriously. I mean, some idiots would probably believe Baine was created recently to bash Romney but Rush very likely knows better and is doing what he does best: getting attention.

Even if he's not serious, the irony is enjoyable. And of course, many of his listeners take all of his accusations seriously.
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« Reply #235 on: July 18, 2012, 03:31:43 pm »
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The difference between TDK and Bush is that at the end of the movie when the emergency was over, they destroyed the monitoring system. But the PATRIOT Act, etc. still exists.

I am currently on post-dental surgery painkillers so I apologize if this post is bad.
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« Reply #236 on: July 18, 2012, 04:27:44 pm »
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I am currently on post-dental surgery painkillers so I apologize if this post is bad.

Ok, what explains the other 22,470 posts?
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« Reply #237 on: July 18, 2012, 09:15:55 pm »
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Boxofficemojo's opening weekend prediction seems a little out there to me but okay:

http://www.boxofficemojo.com/news/?id=3490&p=.htm

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« Reply #238 on: July 18, 2012, 09:31:46 pm »
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Jon Stewart had a great point about how ironic it is that Romney's Bain business comes around with a movie about Bane. Ha.
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« Reply #239 on: July 19, 2012, 07:29:21 am »
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Just got back from the movie.  Greatly enjoyed it.  Won't get into spoiler territory, but as is obvious from the trailers, there's some clear echoes of Occupy Wall Street in the movie, so I'm sure there'll be plenty of political debate about the movie for some time.

Oh, and Bane's voice sounds exactly like a cross between Darth Vader and Darrell Hammond's impersonation of Jack Perkins:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nff3qG5Rm4g

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KgacHOHscg&feature=related

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Also, there are some fun surprises in this movie, and I've just noticed that Wikipedia spoils some of them with no warning.  If you want to go in unspoiled, avoid the Wikipedia article both for the movie itself, and for the actors starring in the movie, until after you've seen the movie.
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« Reply #240 on: July 19, 2012, 10:31:05 am »
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I am currently on post-dental surgery painkillers so I apologize if this post is bad.

Ok, what explains the other 22,470 posts?

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« Reply #241 on: July 20, 2012, 04:36:56 am »
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Shooting at a Denver area TDKR screening:

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-naw-colorado-theater-shooting-20120720,0,6920356.story
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« Reply #242 on: July 20, 2012, 05:49:30 am »
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« Reply #243 on: July 20, 2012, 06:12:37 am »
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I saw it at midnight. I thought it was brilliant. I have a lot more to say but I ended up working a 12 hour shift prior to watching it so I'm pretty beat.

Also, I can't believe the news about the shooting... pretty horrifying.
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« Reply #244 on: July 20, 2012, 08:33:10 am »
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I figured the shooting happened outside of the theater as people stood in line. Just found out it happened in the theater. And the gunman tossed tear gas so people thought it was part of the 3D effects. Now this guy is going to think he's just like a villain from the movies. There are some truly disturbing people on this planet.
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« Reply #245 on: July 20, 2012, 08:53:33 am »
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The movie was absolutely amazing.  The shooting is a tragedy, however.
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« Reply #246 on: July 20, 2012, 12:23:53 pm »
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« Reply #247 on: July 20, 2012, 02:30:36 pm »
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Ok back to the movie:

I'm still gathering my thoughts on it. Of course I loved it but there's a lot to think about.

I'm kinda disappointed they missed a perfect opportunity to use "Sometimes you just can't get rid of a bomb."
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« Reply #248 on: July 20, 2012, 02:55:26 pm »
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Headed to work. Wish me luck. I'm not really sure what the hell to expect now.

Btw, they are pulling advertisements for the movie off television.
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« Reply #249 on: July 20, 2012, 03:10:22 pm »
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Btw, they are pulling advertisements for the movie off television.

Dumb.
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