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  • Batman

    5 10.64%
  • Batman Returns

    3 6.38%
  • Batman Forever

    2 4.26%
  • Batman & Robin

    2 4.26%
  • Batman Begins

    10 21.28%
  • The Dark Knight

    25 53.19%
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Thread: What's your favourite Batman film?

  1. #136
    Global Moderator Spark's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Howe_zat View Post
    Don't you find them jarring? Takes you out of the film a bit? I know this can be done deliberately (v-effect and all that) but in this case I don't think it was.
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    It depends. If it directly contradicts what the author is actually trying to say - ie. if the author is trying to make a point about X and then does something which implies something completely different, then yeah, that's a huge problem. Similarly if the movie is trying to authentically or accurately depict a historical event (Apollo 13, which I rewatched today, would have been a way less striking movie had it not been accurate in all but a few minor and explainable details), then it's a big deal. But in something like a Batman movie, **** about this or that not being physically accurate or why did they not show how he got from A to B or whatever - I couldn't give a toss about that. That's not why I watch movies.

    The lamest thing I saw in the lead-up to the movie by far was some 'study' some guys did exposing how, in fact, Batman's cape wouldn't have actually worked. If this was done in a Mythbusters-esque tongue-in-cheek sort of way then it's cool and fun, but when it's serious (and I think this was), then it's just flat-out lame.
    Last edited by Spark; 07-08-2012 at 05:32 AM.
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    I agree with Spark for the most part, films like this are about suspending belief to some degree. You can only fully enjoy them for what they are if you can disengage yourself from reality, to some extent at least.

    However, having said that, sometimes uses of "poetic licence" can become annoying, if it is just too flagrant. I'd agree with analysing Batman's cape or whatever is incredibly lame, but I must say, I did find it a bit hard to believe how Bruce Wayne had his back badly broken, woke up in a jail in Persia (or wherever it was supposed to be), fully rehabbed himself, escaped and then somehow got back all the way back to the USA and into Gotham City (which was fully locked down) in the space of a month or whatever it was.

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    Except in the comics he heals himself a lot quicker by using the lazarus pit, which is literally a magic pit. Oh and thanks to this pit, Ra's has infinite lives. I think I'll take Nolan's version.
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    The Dark Knight was the best purely because of the Heath Leger's acting as a Joker. That's what made it better than any other Batman movie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by faisal1985 View Post
    the dark knight was the best purely because of the heath leger's acting as a joker. That's what made it better than any other batman movie.
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