If you haven’t already figured out, this site is focused on explaining why the movie “The Dark Knight” (2008) sucks. Part of the reason for putting this site together was to counter the seemingly unquestionable hype surrounding the movie. The viral marketing campaigns, the massive buildup, the fanboys… all leading so many movie-goers to pause [...]
How awesome would it be to see Superman and Batman in the same movie together?
Well guess what? Unless the franchise is taken out of Chris Nolan’s hands, it will never happen.
You see, that’s because in the “trying to be super-real” Nolan world of Batman, everything has to be believable as being possible within reality. Now, [...]
There’s a notion when watching/reading fictional movies/stories, and it’s called “suspension of disbelief”. Most contemporary movies, even if they are based within reality, require the audience to maintain at least SOME suspension of disbelief. Suspension of disbelief is [from Wikipedia] “the willingness of a person to accept as true the premises of a work of [...]
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Ever since the last scene of “The Dark Knight” faded to black, the masses have been wondering who the next villains will be. There’s been great anticpiation, since the hype machine for Batman 3 (or Batman 6?) needs to get started, and wide speculation is spreading. Everyone seems to agree that the villains need to [...]
At times when Lieutenant Gordon, played by Gary Oldman, was talking, he could barely be heard due to being drowned out by the music score. Music in movies at times can be great, especially when it enhances the story-telling and helps drive an emotion home. There are instances in TDK where the score is so overwhelming [...]
Clearly the goal of the movie was to be realistic and therefore have storylines and themes that could be plausible in reality. Nevermind that it’s a movie based on a comic book character and doesn’t need to qualify itself that way to be entertaining, it’s clear that’s what the intention is and if that’s the [...]
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