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    I actually think that its one of those films that is so so much better then the books, I cannot actually read the books anymore because it is so full of boring interludes and singing...so much singing! I thin Peter Jackson did a real good job editing that book into three really really good movies. And yeah I agree with The Two Towers its probably my favourite now as well just full of interesting scenes and battles.

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    I think The Two Towers were my least favourite of the three. I don't know, maybe I felt it's just too long winded or too boring. The Return of The King was my most favourite, on the other hand.

    Speaking of Tolkien and Peter Jackson, The Hobbit's coming out in November, iirc. Haven't watched the trailer, though
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaftPunk View Post
    LOTR is overrated dude,OVERRATED!!
    The series of films based on the how-to fantasy bible and which single-handedly revived the fantasy genre is overrated? Do you want to go back to watching Hawk the Slayer and Krull? DO YOU?!

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    Hey man, Krull rules.
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    Bugger Krull, and bugger that bladed starfish. All that work for what turned out to be nothing more than a novelty fingernail cleaner.

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    Just saw new Batman in cinema,mixed feelings. It was way to long,it kinda dragged a little bit in certain places,that twist at the end that Bane is not in charge of operation was stupid,also love romance with catwoman was not fitting..There are few other things that bothered me,overall i would give 7 to the movie.

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    It's not like it's a last minute surprise crowbarred in: Bankrupting Bruce and having him trust his assets to Talia would have been the only way to find the reactor (Batsy certainly wouldn't talk under torture), but the only excuse for Talia to be involved at all would be because she's in fact leading the operation... or is just another one of Bane's psycho mercenaries. It's a web, Talia has an established involvement from the beginning, and it's impossible to remove her without changing the entire story.

    I agree the catwoman romance was very displaced though. He sure got over the other one quickly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drake Sigar View Post
    I agree the catwoman romance was very displaced though. He sure got over the other one quickly.
    I don't think 8 years is short time.

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    It's crowbarred in, in the sense that she doesn't affect the plot at all, apart from adding a minor sense of betrayal. Normally in films, twists occur either a lot earlier, or they're accompanied with something that makes the situation far worse. In this case, all that happens is that Batman gets stabbed (Which he shrugs off pretty much instantly) and then she crashes the truck before dying. She provided the motivation for the plot, sure, but I feel the film would have been no different if she had simply been an ally of Batman. It would have also meant that Bane would have got the ending/death that he fucking deserved, rather than being relegated to a thug with one of the worst deaths in the film.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrpier View Post
    I don't think 8 years is short time.
    I'm not talking about that one, although now that you bring it up I wonder what he saw in that shrill harpy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Bakke View Post
    Dark Knight spoilers:It would have also meant that Bane would have got the ending/death that he fucking deserved, rather than being relegated to a thug with one of the worst deaths in the film.
    [Spoiler]It did take a mini-missile launcher to take him out. That's saying something![/spoiler]
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    I do think the twist was good but it did make Bane's chaarcter muddled a little bit because all you heard about him was wrong which meant you didn't at=ctually know who he was and if he was telling the truth or not that he was born in the prison. I think you could of had the whole movie be the same and not of had that twist.

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    Bane spoilers:
    >tells Bruce Wayne he saw the light of the day for the first time as an adult
    >Bruce thinks he's the kid that escaped


    Really?

    It's my favourite of the trilogy - not as dull as Begins and not as full of idiotic coincidences and plot holes as TDKR. Plus Nolan learned to shoot fights! I wish the Gotham under siege part was longer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SirKicksalot View Post
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    >tells Bruce Wayne he saw the light of the day for the first time as an adult
    >Bruce thinks he's the kid that escaped


    Really?
    Bane spoilers: I believe the quote is 'When I first saw the light I was already a man'. Could be taken both ways I guess - He either 'matured' much faster because of the situation he was in, meaning he was a tough little shit when he was younger, or what you're suggesting. I'd lean towards the former.

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    Chalk up another movie to my fell-asleep-while-watching list. This time it was Dream House, chosen by the lady because of Daniel's Craig's shirtlessness. I made it to the big reveal and then I was out like a light. Perhaps I'm just getting too old; falling asleep on the couch at 8:30 pm is becoming far too common to simply be explained away by bad movies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The JG Man View Post
    [Spoiler]It did take a mini-missile launcher to take him out. That's saying something![/spoiler]
    Spoiler> My theory is that bane didn't die at all, and I'm not sure if Nolan's intentions were to let characters actually die, to me, when you get hit by a missile, you turn in red dust; you don't get torpedo's in to the next room like a wrecking ball. Like Joker and Crane, they were sent to Arkham or at least in to custody. They weren't killed off, except Talia which was was not really true to her character to begin with in my opinion. < spoiler
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    I few days ago I watched "Bugsy". Occasionally it was fantastic, but for some reason it left an overall impression of being incredibly "meh".

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    I can't dispute the physics of missiles there, Ravelle, but considering they play a bit fast and loose with those things, we can probably chalk it up as a death. Who knows?

    Watched Whip It yesterday. Thought it was all good fun, definitely amusing. Didn't think too much to the romance sub-plot, but it played its part in a way. I do wonder if interest in roller derby increased when it came out.
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    I was thinking of getting The Shining on Blu-ray or DVD. Never watched it before, so... worth it?
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    Redr... er, yes.
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