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Musing Review: The Dark Knight

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I think it’s easy to say that The Dark Knight will be the most successful film this summer, and it earns all the praise it’s received…

Heath Ledger’s Joker is absolutely horrifying, and it’s a shame he isn’t around to see his finished product. Ledger’s Jo…(read more) ker makes Jack Nicholson’s look like a Saturday morning cartoon…..there’s no comparison anymore. This is how the Joker was meant to be seen.

Overall, this had a different feel from Batman Begins, and that’s OK. It’s a sequel…there’s no origin story here.

At just over 2.5 hrs, it did seem like there were some opportunities to shave the run-time a little….but, the extra time leaves you looking forward to the next scene that has the Joker in it…..

And I just saw this on another site, and have to say, once you see this, you’ll absolutely never forget the Joker’s magic trick….

Can’t wait to see this in IMAX!  After thinking over it all day, I’m starting to realize how epic, amazing, awesome and fun this movie was to experience.

Now, if if manages to break Spidey 3’s record at the box-office, I’ll be one happy camper…BustedTees would totally have to make a shirt for that occasion, and I’d buy it, no questions asked.

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July 18, 2008 at 11:52 pm

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Hollywood’s Over-Reliance on Sequels (at times…)

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FirstShowing.net has a post detailing the latest “sequel” news, and it got me thinking….Has Hollywood really shifted so much as to totally rely on sequels to fill their summer calendars?

Detailed are the following possible sequels:

Kung-Fu Panda 2– This one just came out, and was pretty successful….of course, rumblings of a sequel will start immediately.  Hopefully Dreamworks doesn’t go the Shrek route with this one, because that franchise went downhill right after they announced Shrek 2,3, and 4.

Hellboy III- It’s been like 6 years since the first one came out, and it underperformed…Still, a sequel managed to be greenlit and it releases in a few weeks.  The thing is, I don’t see Hellboy 2 sticking around much after it’s first week considering it faces The Dark Knight the following week.  I’ll give this one a shot, simply because it’s sure to be visually stunning, after seeing how the trailers have turned out.

300 Sequel-  They couldn’t really call it 300– Part 2…that’d be weird.  This one just feels like it should be left alone.  It can’t really relate to anything in the first one could it?  They already told that story…..Seriously, there is such a thing as too much of a good thing.

Bourne 4 – While I’ll still be intrigued by anything Bourne-related, I really wish they would have let this series go out on top after The Bourne Ultimatum.  That movie rocked….now, they’ll have to make their own story since the author, Robert Ludlum, had no involvement in any of the books after the first three.  In my eyes, that knocks expectations down a bit…Still, if the day comes where there’s another Bourne movie comes out, and the trailers look anywhere near the quality of the first three films…I guess they can keep going.  But…I have my doubts.

There’s others…but these stick out the most.  I’m all for inventing new franchises, but some of these movies seem ridiculous to even attempt sequels at.

Via FirstShowing.net

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June 26, 2008 at 5:59 pm

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Trailer Watch Update: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

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Saw Get Smart this morning….sad to report that there’s no Harry Potter trailer attached to this WB movie.

I think it’s beyond impossible that it won’t show up now in a few weeks with The Dark Knight. That’s the most high-profile release left yet…..There’s good trailers on the horizon….I’m willing to bet almost anything that a Quantum of Solace trailer hits with Hancock.

Looking forward to the weeks ahead.

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June 20, 2008 at 6:45 pm

Indy IV Rumblings….

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Reviews are trickling through for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, and for the most part seem to skew to the negative side.

What good could come from this news, you say?  Well, after skimming them to avoid spoilers, I’ve noticed that all the people who went to see this one wanted it to be the next “Raiders”….like it’s the holy grail (no pun intended) of all the Indy films….

The pecking order they have say that Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade was the worst, when I easily rank that one as my favorite, with Raiders a close second, and Temple of Doom a very close third.  By that account, I think I may enjoy this more, because if they hate “Last Crusade”, then they clearly have a different Indy movie taste.

Number 2….they say in at least one review that this could be the “Die Hard 4” of the franchise…Well, considering Die Hard 4 was my favorite of the Die Hards…despite it being taken to a PG-13 rating, which was still not the best idea….I think that I could be in for a treat. I had A LOT of fun at Die Hard 4, and now I’m itching to see Indy 4 and see if this trend continues.

So I say bring on even more negative, whiny reviews…..They just make me realize how much I’ll actually enjoy this one…..

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May 9, 2008 at 1:15 am