11pm est HitW Viewing Thread 08/02/13 - The Dark Knight Rises w/ BIV and Mobile BIV!

Pigdango

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Some consider it the third best movie of all time. Some consider it a bloated, disappointing mess. Most consider it a pretty decent movie, just not as good as the first two in the series. Join me and BIV as we strive to Rise above it all and just have a little fucking fun.

Start time will be 11:00 pm EST. I apologize to those who will find that too late to start a 168 minute long(!) study of the cowardice and bravery of Matthew Modine, but what can I say - take a fucking nap.

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BIV

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Some consider it the third best movie of all time. Some consider it a bloated, disappointing mess. Most consider it a pretty decent movie, just not as good as the first two in the series. Join me and BIV as we strive to Rise above it all and just have a little fucking fun.

Start time will be 11:00 pm EST. I apologize to those who will find that too late to start a 168 minute long(!) study of the cowardice and bravery of Matthew Modine, but what can I say - take a fucking nap.

fletcher
Bill Lehecka
Hog's Big Ben
mascan42
SOS
TOM CHARLESTON
tattered
lajikal
HandPanzer

I need to start prepping my meme's. GIS and Frabz is gonna get a workout.

Join us as a creepy half cripple fondles a hot chick, becomes a feeble superhero, then a full cripple, then, with the use of a rope and pulley, becomes a superhero capable of kicking the ass of a roided martial arts master.
 

Pigdango

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LiddyRules

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How come people have such a problem understanding that Bruce Wayne might have traveled from the prison to Gotham? Did you really need to see him journeying across a landscape and hitching a ride on a boat?
 

Bill Lehecka

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How come people have such a problem understanding that Bruce Wayne might have traveled from the prison to Gotham? Did you really need to see him journeying across a landscape and hitching a ride on a boat?
This nitpick really is weird, especially since it has been established that Bruce was a world traveler in Begins and knew how to move and how to stay hidden.
 

BIV

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How come people have such a problem understanding that Bruce Wayne might have traveled from the prison to Gotham? Did you really need to see him journeying across a landscape and hitching a ride on a boat?
Because he did it in less than a day.
 

LiddyRules

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Because he did it in less than a day.
How do you know it was less than a day? He arrived the day the bomb was going to go off (which I didn't like and thought was too coincidental) but I don't remember if there's any indication that he also left that day.
 

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How come people have such a problem understanding that Bruce Wayne might have traveled from the prison to Gotham? Did you really need to see him journeying across a landscape and hitching a ride on a boat?
 

BIV

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How do you know it was less than a day? He arrived the day the bomb was going to go off (which I didn't like and thought was too coincidental) but I don't remember if there's any indication that he also left that day.
By the timeline of what was going on in Gotham. It was a day in Gotham, so, in order for it to work out, the batman scenes had to be out of sink with the Gotham scenes, and they gave no indication of that.
 

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Let us get ready with negative reviews!

"Astonishingly bloated."

"First hour doesn't even feature Batman."

"Selina Kyle appears to be a lesbian and even has a girlfriend but the girlfriend conveniently disappears."

"Bane is boring. He's just Darth Vader in a Hannibal Lecter mask, and his words are practically inaudible. An over-enthusiastic effects track, poor diction (not only by Hardy,
hampered by his hockey mask) and what sounds like hundreds of crazed Japanese drummers make large stretches of dialogue incomprehensible."

"Tom Conti turns up and starts relating a back story in an accent that might as well be in Serbo-Croat."

"This film has pretensions far beyond its capabilities."


The Dark Knightmare: It's bottom-numbingly long, the baddie is a mumbling bore and the plot is a pretentious mess - even Batman can't escape this disaster

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbi...ss--Batman-escape-disaster.html#ixzz2aYHUD5rc
 

LiddyRules

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By the timeline of what was going on in Gotham. It was a day in Gotham, so, in order for it to work out, the batman scenes had to be out of sink with the Gotham scenes, and they gave no indication of that.
That's not how I "interpreted" the sequence of events.

I never got the impression that they were going to keep increasing the challenge of the escape if someone managed to escape. It was difficult enough. But if these "why didn't they set up more road blocks?" style of nitpicks are what we can expect with TDKR, I'm glad I'm not doing it.
 

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Has Red Letter Media in it.

"How is it that everyone in Gotham knew that Bruce Wayne was Batman except the highest ranking police officer, Commissioner Gordon?"

"BRUCE WAYNE WAS BATMAN?!"
 
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Great start time for me here on the west coast, I appreciate it. I will endeavor to watch this movie, but I cannot vouch for any potential sobriety.
 

Neckbeard

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Oh, the plot holes are so numerous. Last post on the issue before movie night.

Why doesn't Wayne Manor have any surveillance or security?

Why did Bruce Wayne hire someone without any background checks who clearly behaved in a bizarre
fashion consistent with supervillains that he battled for 2 years as Batman?

If the death of his parents inspired him to become Batman, wouldn't the death of his unrequited
love merely intensify his zeal for justice instead of emotionally cripple him for a decade?

How did Bruce Wayne rehab a broken back in 3 months without medical experts?

What the fuck was that knee brace thing?

Why were the fraudulent stock exchange activities of internationally infamous hackers, thieves and terrorists allowed to stand?

What was that airplane thing at the beginning? Seriously.

Catwoman looked nothing like a cat and we just all forgot that the movie had heavily implied that she was a lesbian and even
had something appearing to be a female lover BECAUSE PLOT.

As a comic book reader, didn't everybody just call Talia immediately?
Why didn't the bad guys kill anybody important like all the cops that were in the tunnel and they captured? Also, wasn't the motorcycle thing
really lame? I know it is because Batman can't kill but if you mean to tell me that after 2 hours you didn't feel let down by that, you're a liar.

I thought Batman's voice was bad in the Dark Knight. Jesus! Then you go from Joker and Two Face who had normal, clear as a bell dialogue
to Bane? Also, Han's Zimmer's score. You're at a 10 and I need you at a zero so I can hear the film's most crucial dialogue. Could you lay off the
timpani drums for just FIVE GODDAMNED MINUTES FOR ME?! Thanks.

Is there anybody that Bruce Wayne DOESN'T tell he's Batman?

How did he survive the bomb blast and why do all these superhero movies need nuclear bombs and poison gasses?

Everybody has a motorcycle in the movie. Where the fuck are all these motorcycles coming from?
 

LiddyRules

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Do you still not understand the difference between a movie I genuinely enjoy to the point where I can look past/ignore the plotholes and a movie I dislike? If I'm spending over 2.5 hours doing a single movie, it's going to be something I'm going to enjoy mocking. Not something where it's like "How come that police officer didn't fire his weapon? Got you Nolan!"

And Wet Hot American Summer is not a mockable movie. I don't know what you want from that. Explaining weird jokes?