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The greatest trilogy of all time.,
This review is from: The Dark Knight Trilogy [Blu-ray]  [Region Free] (Blu-ray)
Batman begins: 10/10, in 2005 this became the best superhero movie ever made. It was the first of the genre to take big, bold, exciting, human stories and apply them to a comic book world. This tells the origin story of Bruce Wayne, detailing the injustices that drive him and how he establises his own moral compass.
The Dark Knight: 10/10, in 2008 this became the best superhero movie ever made (arguablly the greatest film ever made). Heath Ledger produces an oscar worthy perforamance, the likes of which we may never see again and turns would could have been a formulaic superhero sequel into a full blown crime drama.
The Dark Knight Rises 10/10, in 2012 this became the best superhero movie ever made. It did exactly what was needed raised the stakes for all the characters and turned the tension up to max. The film is nearly 3 hours long but doesnt feel like half that. Ticks all the boxes and turned me into a complete emotional wreck at the end which rarely happens in big budged blockbusters.
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Initial post: 5 Nov 2012 00:16:44 GMT
I love all three of these films, but I'd have to say that The Lord Of The Rings maybe just edged it as the best trilogy of all time!
In reply to an earlier post on 10 Nov 2012 10:50:36 GMT
yeah I think thats fair enough, the Lord of the Rings films are fantastic, artistic, escapist films. I think the only reason I would say that the Dark Knight triology pipps them for me is that every one of the films is astounding and while the first and last LOTR films are masterpieces, i think the second film somewhat lets it down by not advancing the story or the characters enough.
Posted on 18 Nov 2012 16:57:52 GMT
C Hogg says:
Think you're going a bit too rating them all 10 out of 10! But, no doubt, all don't deserve a rating below 9. I love Batman. And always will, because of these films.
Posted on 29 Nov 2012 19:16:14 GMT
NZ Hammer says:
I love these 3 films, but Toy Story is the perfect trilogy.
Posted on 30 Nov 2012 09:44:35 GMT
BB - 8 - great origin story only let down by some convenient plot contrivances
TDK - 8 - good but never in a million years 'the greatest film EVER made.' You have seen 'Vertigo' or 'Citizen Kane' or 'Sunrise' or 'Metropolis' yes? In fact, TDK is not even Chris Nolans' greatest film! And dont get me started on the oscar for Heath Ledger thing! He was a great Joker but 'oscar worthy, the likes of which we may never see again' hahaha, I think not.
TDKR - 7 - an overlong, convoluted but still enjoyable end to a great film trilogy although I cant think what made you a complete emotional wreck at the end. Maybe you were more invested in the characters than I was but I certainly didnt get that at the end.
In reply to an earlier post on 30 Nov 2012 09:46:32 GMT
Ooooh, Toy Story is good....but....it's not the right answer! unlucky...try again :P
In reply to an earlier post on 1 Dec 2012 11:48:05 GMT
I love the toy story films and they are indeed a perfect trilogy, none of them bad films and clear progression throughout the series as well.
In reply to an earlier post on 1 Dec 2012 11:56:54 GMT
i have to disagree im afriad. i think the thing you have to bear in mind with these films that at the end of the day they are massive action blockbusters and for the studio at least they exist to make massive amounts of money. What i think is so wonderful is the Nolan did something completely unexpected, changed the way we think about blockbusters and what a blockbuster should be - they dont just have to be a series of action set pieces strung together with no character heart and emotion. These are incredibly exciting and unlikley films which if it wasnt for Chris Nolan, films that probably would never have been made.
With regards to the films you stated, i've seen all of them (with the exception of Sunrise), i enjoyed all of them, but for me they are films from a different era, aspiring to do completely different things.
I did invest a lot in the characters and it would seem from the reaction in the screening I saw the films in, hat most other people did to. The depth of character and the real connection between the characters was magical. I'm not in the business of plot spoiling, but i feel the ending to TDKR is very much open to interpretation, what you bring to it, you take from it. the way that I interpreted that ending is that Alfred achieved what he set out to achieve for Bruce, against all the odds and i think the construction of that scene perfectly judged the required level of sentimentality needed.
In reply to an earlier post on 1 Dec 2012 12:06:30 GMT
Agreed, Toy Story is flawless film making and will never get old. TDKR was a let down in my view in Nolan's Batman trilogy.
In reply to an earlier post on 1 Dec 2012 12:14:05 GMT
i think it was the perfect ending, to the perfect series, tied up loose ends but not too tightly, brought in new ideas, the stakes were raised and i think bane was the perfect villian to do that, and perhaps to only one who could after the joker. acting great from all parts, amazing cinematograpjy, wonderfulyy physically but still viseral and slick special effects, and cruicially it was a big character driven story.