If it's crap ... We'll tell you
Travis, you magnificent bastard.
Should I listen to it, or should I wait? It's still 8 days for me... Nah, I'll listen.
@ Trav - You're fucking AMAZING as usual. :-)
Nice non-spoilery review guys. Had a screening of Batman Begins at my house on Monday, and everyone is coming over again tonight to watch TDK, and we all have tickets to the 6:20 showing tomorrow. Can't wait. :-)
On my 2nd listen of the review, and I missed this the first time.
The new Tag Line on any of the promo's they release now should be:
"11 ELEPHANT DICKS OUT OF 4 PEPPERS." Says Porter of NQP. (Said in deep serious announcer voice with Hans Zimmer music blaring over it.) :-)
It'll come up after Roger Ebert's summary ; )
Bane: "a hipster college student lifting weights."
Now you've given me all kind of thoughts now.
Oh so tempting... but I really canny do it!!!
off to watch Batman Begins with a big bowl of coco-pops
I agree, fellas. I think I can take Tom Hardy.
Wear him down with your Walken voice, then melt his head off with your Brennan-death-stare? ; )
Yeah I had the exact reaction as Paul when hearing Banes voice in the opening scene having been so used to hearing his voice in the Ghost Protocol prologue. His voice in the film sounded so flamboyant in his inflections that I was a little worried. Not gonna lie, there were points where I wasn't too sure what Bane said, or I'd have to register in my head right after he said something (like you guys said, there were many points I couldn't hear what certain characters said).
Regardless Hardy was excellent, his voice really did boom our theatre and he really did look like a tank. He had an animalistic ferociousness when he fought which I liked, so quick at killing people. Really reminded me of The Dark Knight Returns' Mutant Leader. In fact, and I might get slaughtered for saying this... but this film kinda made Knight's Joker fiasco kind of irrelevant in terms of purpose, scale, threat. I'd say that Joker planted the idea of madness and Bane actually pulled it off, but Bane's intention harkens back to Begins, so essentially Joker was just an interloper to the series; which I suppose was the point.
Really liked Catwoman, lots of fun and stole the scenes she was in. Nothing we haven't seen before in the Batman lore but she was more of a character I could get behind than the Returns one, as iconic as she is.
Not sure what else to say. I'm pretty much on the same page as you boys.
"...this film kinda made Knight's Joker fiasco kind of irrelevant in terms of purpose, scale, threat. I'd say that Joker planted the idea of madness and Bane actually pulled it off..." - right there with you mate. Like I said in the review, it was my interpretation that the Joker did what he did for his own gratification, for the sheer joy he got out of corrupting good and honest people, where as Bane is still operating under the M.O. of the League Of Shadows, despite having been excommunicated by Ra's. The Joker got close, but Bane turned Gotham into Snake Plissken's New York!
One thing I didn't mention in the review was that I fucking loved when Batman first fractures Bane's mask; the way he lashes out like a wounded Lion, as if the pain starting to rise up in him somehow makes him stronger, if only for a few seconds.
And I gotta disagree on Burn Gorman. That guy is Willem Dafoe's lovechild...