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Old 07-19-2008, 02:27 PM   #61
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YES! I love those little tension-relief moments. Tense, tense, tense, ohmygodwhat'sgoingtohappennext and then a little simple "Hi." The whole audience laughed really hard at that, and it was so perfectly timed to release all that build-up of tension.

HA! And his bit with the antibacterial gel after he left the room, and fiddling with the remote as he walked away ... that whole scene was brilliant.


I loved the little "Hi." Sort of like a little kid who just broke something. It was perfect.
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Old 07-19-2008, 02:28 PM   #62
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Apparently there is a 3 hour cut of this movie around somewhere. Maybe it'll get released as a director's cut?

I would've loved to have seen a better transition from Dent to Two-Face also, but there was enough there at I bought it.

And "Gordon's death" shocked the hell out of me. My friend that I saw it with, who doesn't know Batman all that well, was nonplussed about it. When you see Gordon again after capturing The Joker, the entire audience cheered.
I really don't know much Batman, but it shocked me because I knew he was supposed to become commissioner.

Rachel's death shocked me, too, until I found out later that she wasn't in the comic books. Oh.

I saw it in the middle of the afternoon, so it was a relatively small crowd composed of mostly families, and there wasn't much reaction. I NEED to see this with a bigger crowd at some point.

The only reaction the crowd had the whole movie was when The Joker said "Hi" to Dent in the hospital.
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I thought the transition of Two Face sort of made sense with the character though. The entire film, he was a really quick decision maker, for better or worse. The fact that he continued acting quickly on all his decisions kind of fit, although I agree more time would potentially have benefited him.
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I could never see it again today, it's going to sit with me for the rest of the day....but, in a few days, I'll be wanting to go. A lot of my coworkers, the ones that saw it already, are talking about going to see it later in the week....I'll join in for sure.

I bought the transition, it was not THAT abrupt to me, just thought it could have used a little more time.....director's cut????
I'm going to see it at least one more time and then I'll be good. This is one I'll be watching over and over on cable and DVD when the time comes.

I'm just glad we got to see a grand film like this made with relatively no studio interference... at least it appeared to be that way.
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I really don't know much Batman, but it shocked me because I knew he was supposed to become commissioner.

Rachel's death shocked me, too, until I found out later that she wasn't in the comic books. Oh.

I saw it in the middle of the afternoon, so it was a relatively small crowd composed of mostly families, and there wasn't much reaction. I NEED to see this with a bigger crowd at some point.

The only reaction the crowd had the whole movie was when The Joker said "Hi" to Dent in the hospital.
Biggest crowd reactions when I saw it:

Batpod fucking up that truck then flipping off the wall.

Joker making the pencil disappear. Yeesh.

Joker saying "hi" to Harvey Dent.

Gordon popping up after everyone thought he was dead.
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I'm going to see it at least one more time and then I'll be good. This is one I'll be watching over and over on cable and DVD when the time comes.

I'm just glad we got to see a grand film like this made with relatively no studio interference... at least it appeared to be that way.
Same here....twice in the theater, then I'll DVD it up and cable it down.

Grand film indeed. Jesus, everytime the Joker popped up I had no idea who would die, and how they'd die, etc......fuck.
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I just remember seeing that hospital blow up and thinking, "This is way more destruction than I ever thought a movie villain would create ... holy shit, that's fucking unreal."
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I just remember seeing that hospital blow up and thinking, "This is way more destruction than I ever thought a movie villain would create ... holy shit, that's fucking unreal."
Now you finally understand why I kind of scoff at SEPTA.
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Biggest crowd reactions when I saw it:

Batpod fucking up that truck then flipping off the wall.

Joker making the pencil disappear. Yeesh.

Joker saying "hi" to Harvey Dent.

Gordon popping up after everyone thought he was dead.
Those and every other Joker scene got a huge reaction from my crowd.

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Same here....twice in the theater, then I'll DVD it up and cable it down.

Grand film indeed. Jesus, everytime the Joker popped up I had no idea who would die, and how they'd die, etc......fuck.
I love how this film was not afraid to do something completely outrageous... and it knew when to do it, and it did it when the time was right.
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My crowd, we got hustled into the theater 10 minutes before the show began....so there was a lot of chatter during the Watchmen trailer and such...but, as soon as the film began, I have to say, everyone shut the fuck up and nobody made a fucking noise, at all, unless it was laughter, be it from amusement or just nervous laughter. Nobody got food, nobody went to the bathroom, nothing.
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After sleeping on it and thinking about it a little bit more..yeah the last 30 minutes still sucked.

But the most memorable sequence for me?

Heath's first real introduction...where he struts into the mobster's meeting with that crazy cackle. He then does his little "magic trick" with the pencil, tells the mobsters whats up, and then kicks the door open behind him while holding the grenade trigger.

Hilarious. Perfect. Great scene.
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If spoilers ever bothered me even a little bit, this thread would have fucking killed me by now.
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Now you finally understand why I kind of scoff at SEPTA.
SEPTA could kick the ass of Thomas Wayne's train any day of the week and twice on Sunday.

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Those and every other Joker scene got a huge reaction from my crowd.

I love how this film was not afraid to do something completely outrageous... and it knew when to do it, and it did it when the time was right.
The Joker understood David Bowie's advice about the make up. Bret ... not so much.

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My crowd, we got hustled into the theater 10 minutes before the show began....so there was a lot of chatter during the Watchmen trailer and such...but, as soon as the film began, I have to say, everyone shut the fuck up and nobody made a fucking noise, at all, unless it was laughter, be it from amusement or just nervous laughter. Nobody got food, nobody went to the bathroom, nothing.
I legitimately had to piss for the last two hours and fifteen minutes of the film and didn't move.

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After sleeping on it and thinking about it a little bit more..yeah the last 30 minutes still sucked.

But the most memorable sequence for me?

Heath's first real introduction...where he struts into the mobster's meeting with that crazy cackle. He then does his little "magic trick" with the pencil, tells the mobsters whats up, and then kicks the door open behind him while holding the grenade trigger.

Hilarious. Perfect. Great scene.
I think every Joker scene is very memorable.
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I loved the "Shining"-esque build of music during the more intense scenes. It also reminded me of some of Jonny Greenwood's score of There Will Be Blood.
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Oh, you knew when shit was going down thanks to that music.

The other big reaction scene was when Morgan Freeman replied to the guy trying to blackmail Bruce Wayne.
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