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GET HIM!

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Originally Posted by Mike's Pants View Post

I know the conversation is bouncing around a it but just bringing it back to the eight years problem, do you think the film would have worked better if it had taken place eight years after Dent's death and a year (or two) after "the last known sighting of the Batman"? As in, Bruce battled on for a few more years before giving up.

I just have a huge problem buying the city mythologising this guy who ran around for a year eight years ago.


Hey I can imagine all kinds of scenarios for the third Batman movie that are rilly Kool for Realz, but I'm commenting on the movie we have in hand.

And keep in mind, during that one year Batman

1) Took out the major organized crime groups.

2) Terrorized street thugs to the point where they preferred to stay in at night.

3) Got drugs off the street to the point where the only narcotics available was Scarecrow's Fear Gas.

4) Oh yeah helped qualm a major terrorist attack by gas conducted by the League of Shadows.

5) Saved Gotham from the depredations of a genius psycho evil clown.

6) Defeated Gotham PD including SWAT teams on several occasions.

7) Beat up some dogs.

Yeah I do think that would make an impression.

Such a great film!

When they get in the Bat... holy shit...

Just came here to post this, Shaun. I'm still tearing up.

Poor Bane. Only wanted to promote a healthy eating lifestyle.

AThose aren't outtakes. Those are what the film should have been. A worthwhile film that promotes a healthy diet and lifestyle!
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I think that Bane video ran on a bit too long, like an SNL skit, but there were some lines that genuinely cracked me up.

"They cut the fiber!" "Strawberries are packed with fiber..."

"We are trying to better ourselves, with food!"

and then the look Selina gives Batman when they're flying along in the bat with the techno blaring... priceless!

It's not techno. It's KMFDM. Jeez.

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It's not techno. It's KMFDM. Jeez.

I remain ignorant of most trends and happenings in the music world. I even watched Gangnam Style only after everyone else had already seen it.

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It's not techno. It's KMFDM. Jeez.


It's not hip-hop.  It's electro... prick...

God, Bane freestyling almost made me choke.

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Originally Posted by stelios View Post

It's not techno. It's KMFDM. Jeez.


I don't want to dampen the mood any, but it isn't.

(KMFDM sounds like this)

ed. ...now wondering if I'm too slow on some joke.

In a perfect world that music would've been "I Want Your Body" by Nymphomania.

"wait I have something to tell you... stop hitting yourself"

AIt just needs to be said: Over the course of Nolan's bat trilogy, Christian Bale got a chance to operate some of the coolest film vehicles of all time.

The Tumbler was incredible, and probably helped pave the way for Tumblr's later success. The Bat-Pod with it's unusual wheel mechanics stole the show from the Joker in Dark Knight, no easy feat.

And here, in the final film, the Bat presented us with a vision of a future helicopter that seemed both plausible and bad ass as hell, all the while making an awesome sound as it flew through the night sky of Gotham. All of Christian Bale's vehicles had phenomenal sound design!
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The Tumbler was incredible, and probably helped pave the way for Tumblr's later success.

Really? I never knew Tumblr was named after that vehicle!

EDIT: Oh, wait. You've put "probably". Still, it's a nice theory!

A[quote name="MrSaxon" url="/community/t/144220/the-dark-knight-rises-post-release-thread/3050#post_3438092"]
Really? I never knew Tumblr was named after that vehicle!

EDIT: Oh, wait. You've put "probably". Still, it's a nice theory!
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Haha, yes, I don't know for certain but I feel confident that naming the site Tumblr meant trading on the cool cred that word had accrued after the Dark Knight, intentionally or not.
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Really? I never knew Tumblr was named after that vehicle!

EDIT: Oh, wait. You've put "probably". Still, it's a nice theory!

It's PK being her usual hyperbolic self. It's because when the site was founded tumblelogs were still a thing.

A[quote name="Spike Marshall" url="/community/t/144220/the-dark-knight-rises-post-release-thread/3050#post_3438101"]
It's because when the site was founded tumblelogs were still a thing.
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The name still could have factored into the site's success, but thanks for clearing that up. Even discounting that it's still one of the coolest cars I've seen in a movie.

No it couldn't.

AOK.

Best youtube video of the year...hands down.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pla...kMPZ7WeDck

You're TOO LATE, Swoosh!  It has already been posted!!!

It is indeed hilarious.

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You're TOO LATE, Swoosh!  It has already been posted!!!

It is indeed hilarious.

Damn!  Still dying from laughter...

I liked these movies for the most part, but I love the parodies they've spawned even more.  It's one of those pop culture phenomenons that's just so enjoyable to make fun of.

"Gary, are you serious?  Pizza?  Gotham city's not even known for it!"

Watched the movie again tonight with friends, and one person's random comment spawned a way-too-long debate:  does Bruce actually fuck the models he hangs with as a part of his cover?  He'd have to have a good excuse for all the bruises and shit so the ladies wouldn't ask questions ("I'm not learning polo, Alfred").  I figure he'd have no choice but to fuck them, otherwise the Gotham Times would be printing BRUCE WAYNE GAY stories.

Nolan/Bale's Bruce Wayne has to be a monk!  He doesn't have fun like that.  He has to save his precious bodily fluids for crimefighting!

What he probably does is take them into a room and then gasses them with the help of Alfred.  Then they're sent back to wherever they live with a wonderful note (written by Alfred) saying that they're great buuuuut...

They'll think it was some crazy night and that they passed out from being overpleasured!

But since they'll all be shallow floozies (though the Russian ballerina was pretty sharp!), no of them will want to be the one admitting that they don't remember their night with Bruce Wayne.

THE LEGEND GROWS.

No, that doesn't make much sense either.

Maybe Fox holds onto some of that fear toxin and turns it into some sex hallucination toxin.

Whatever.

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Originally Posted by HarleyQuinn22 View Post

Watched the movie again tonight with friends, and one person's random comment spawned a way-too-long debate:  does Bruce actually fuck the models he hangs with as a part of his cover?  He'd have to have a good excuse for all the bruises and shit so the ladies wouldn't ask questions ("I'm not learning polo, Alfred").  I figure he'd have no choice but to fuck them, otherwise the Gotham Times would be printing BRUCE WAYNE GAY stories.

He does.  In the dark.  While they're blindfolded.  And then they get kicked to the curb really hard.

I'm envisioning a montage of various supermodels standing in front of Wayne Manor waiting for a cab, shivering in the cold, with mascara tears running down their cheeks, never knowing how they were but a mere cog in the Bat machine that wars against crime.  Each walk of shame is a brick to build a better Gotham.

AI kind of agree the vehicles were pretty awesome. At first I hated the Tumbler but over time I really started to dig it. I was so use to the batmobile looking sleek like a sportscar. But honestly it makes sense for him to have something super armored and powerful and the tumbler was both these things and it was a cool nod to Dark Knight Returns.

The Batpod honestly not as logistically probable for batman to use but maybe the coolest in the series especially with the tank turret still in play although the wheel being fully turnable seemed a little too much but overall cool.

As the last one goes The Bat, I'm torn on. It's obviously cool but seems way too deus ex machina in the film, and come off as a plot device. Way too convienant on how it was used and in the end came off very cheesey though it was cool and something that seemed straight from Blade Runner, yet something that might be possible. Though that name........
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He does.  In the dark.  While they're blindfolded.  And then they get kicked to the curb really hard.

I'm envisioning a montage of various supermodels standing in front of Wayne Manor waiting for a cab, shivering in the cold, with mascara tears running down their cheeks, never knowing how they were but a mere cog in the Bat machine that wars against crime.  Each walk of shame is a brick to build a better Gotham.

Alfred did seem a bit too comfy carrying a drugged Rachel to the car in Begins.  He's used to that shit.  He's Bruce's ho-runner much like Pepper was for Tony in the first Iron Man.

I don't care for the Bat Plane. Would have been so much cooler if they went with the '89 version.

And I think Bruce fucks the models. Just tells them about his crazy ex......

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Originally Posted by HarleyQuinn22 View Post

Watched the movie again tonight with friends, and one person's random comment spawned a way-too-long debate:  does Bruce actually fuck the models he hangs with as a part of his cover?  He'd have to have a good excuse for all the bruises and shit so the ladies wouldn't ask questions ("I'm not learning polo, Alfred").  I figure he'd have no choice but to fuck them, otherwise the Gotham Times would be printing BRUCE WAYNE GAY stories.

Not only does he fuck the models, the Batman voice kicks in as he climaxes. "SWEAR TO MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!"

Wait. Dr. Hartford is Princess Kate?

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Wait. Dr. Hartford is Princess Kate?

Ha ha ha ha ha.