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I just got back from seeing the Dark Knight Rises and I loved it so much that I had to make a journal entry JUST to tell you I saw it with absolutely nothing substantive to say.  I FUCKING LOVED IT.  I teared up several times, I got boyishly excited and almost cheered out loud for Batman to succeed, I CARED.  Chris Nolan's biggest weakness (in my opinion) had always been that he was weak at eliciting emotion, but he DESTROYED that weakness in this movie.  GUSH GUSH GUSH


So Superman.  I've been pretty pessimistic about this movie so far...but wow this teaser was really intriguing.. I don't think David Goyer is a very strong writer (I'm doubly skeptical because he had to rush this script out) and I don't think Zack Snyder is a very strong director, but as a coworker pointed out, this teaser feels extremely unlike anything Zack Snyder has done so far. It gave me a lot more optimism.  Check it out:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zld8i2…
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EmperorDinobot Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
I felt this one was the most comic-y one, and that was excellent, just like X-Men 3 was the most comic-y one.

I am very fanatical about Batman, and I was not disappointed at all. I was pleased, hugely pleased.

Long Live TDKR!
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unsane-images Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
best finale to a trilogy ever. everything came together so well from batman begins to the dark knight to the dark knight rises. what most people don't get is these weren't batman films, these were about bruce wayne. his story ended perfectly. the symbol of batman was left in worthy hands. leaving the audience wanting more. isn't that what films are about?
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DanielAraya Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
yup!
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ElvinHernandez Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
Overall, I really enjoyed the movie, though the further away I am from the film, the more I see the plot holes (but, then again, I have the same issue with The Dark Knight, and I still think that movie is crazy awesome.) I think that the title unfairly ties it to the second film too tightly, when in fact it's a natural continuation of the entire narrative, and has more to do with Batman Begins than TDK. I feel no shame in admitting that the ending got to me, and that, though I know the series is over, I wouldn't mind seeing a progression from the open doors left by this conclusion.

I'm also intrigued by Superman; it seems like they are going with a Superman that is a bit more engrained in the human condition (taking grunt jobs, learning about people in general) while also going for the iconic elements of the character. That voice over by Jor El was really awesome... just wish I could see more.
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DanielAraya Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I agree with everything except the progression. I feel like it needs to be left with that ending that has us wanting more.

I have no idea how to feel about Superman. I don't have a ton of faith in Goyer or Snyder but the leaked comic con footage and the teaser both have me feeling cautiously optimistic.
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ElvinHernandez Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
I agree that it's a good spot to get off the ride and think about what would happen next without actually seeing it. It's the difference between the first Matrix movie and the sequels, where the first one worked well because it had an open ending that left you imagining the continuation, while the sequels destroy that sense of wonder, and ultimately hurt the first one. Also, this movie had Batman in it. That already makes it better than most movies.
I guess you can't help but wonder what would happen next... which is a great sign for an engaging narrative (though there are some assumptions you really have to make so that the story works.) I'm still watching it again!
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DanielAraya Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Agreed on all counts
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ssjvitelo Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
chills ran down my spine when i saw superman breaking the sound barrier.
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DanielAraya Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
so awesome
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Calick Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha man, it was the greatest movie of the year (yeah even better than Avengers). I also love there's finally an end to Batman's story, while it will never end in the comics.
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DanielAraya Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I can't compare it to Avengers because it's like apples and oranges for me, but I definitely loved it
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Calick Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're right about that, I just made a generic comparison but I usually don't do that :P
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Kerevon Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
Aye.
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chrismunro Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
My only problem with TDKR was the sound. I thought it was just the theater I went to, but from the reviews and comments I read I think the sound editing was off. There are parts where the music drowns out the dialogue.

The Superman teaser was too much of a tease for me.
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DanielAraya Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yeha I've read some reviews that the same thing. I didn't have that experience with the music drowning out the dialogue, but I thought Bane's re-dub was awkwardly clear and loud.
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chrismunro Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I thought the same thing about Bane's voice, too. I hope Nolan tweaks it for the DVD release. Otherwise it might blow out people's speakers.
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3nrique Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Professional
Awesome. It seems like everyone has been posting something negative about it, so its good to hear something different for a change. I can't wait to see it.
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DanielAraya Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah people seem to have a lot of negative things to say about it. I don't think it was perfect but I was definitely moved a lot by it. Scott didn't feel the same way.
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MrBlackCap Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
Uh, did not expect this review from you. Can't wait to check it out!
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DanielAraya Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah mang, I dug it. A lot of my friends didn't feel the same way.
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Wulfsbane Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012   Digital Artist
Saw it too just yesterday. Worth every cent. They really held back on the trailers though, didn't they?
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DanielAraya Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yup and I'm so glad that they did
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victorroa Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
haven't seen it yet, but sounds pretty good. Haven't dug batman begins or the dark knight, but I saw Superman VS the Eliet that was delightful.
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DanielAraya Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Well if you didn't like Batman Begins or the Dark Knight then I'd be surprised if you ended up liking TDKR
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victorroa Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I mean the production design is interesting, and they come off like a one shot graphic novel with a detailed artist. But I never had anything connects, like how I do with lets say Christopher Reeves Superman which is a film with flaws but I tend to enjoy. It's something where I feel like it's a TV series that doesn't quite get it right..... which sounds outragious, but I always felt that way about these films compared to the Bruce Timm Animated series, but I also feel the bruce tim series better then the comics which tend to sometimes go off the rails..... You know, ever during Knightfalls storyarch I never dug bane compared to the episode Over the Edge.
It's my own opinion, hehe, I don't know I mean I'd like a batman kids could see, and playing Lego batman with my nephews I notice how none of the Nolan universe themes aren't there.
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