In attempt to toss another body onto its stinking corpse pile of ruined movies, CinemaSins puts Inception square in its crosshairs. Succeed? Fail? Whichever it is, you know what the final verdict is going to be.
Watching Inception a second time actually made me like the movie less. Also, is Tom Hardy the kiss of death? Inception, Lawless, Dark Knight Rises…his track record speaks for itself.
I knew they changed Bane’s voice. Look, anytime there’s a movie I’m really anticipating, I try to go into a complete blackout about the film. No extended trailers, no sneak peeks, no early reviews, nothing. I want as much of the movie untainted and as new as possible when I see it in the theaters. That being said, The Dark Knight Rises was particularly difficult to avoid; the first trailer for it that I saw was during a commercial break for the 2012 Super Bowl. I managed to avoid everything up until previews started rolling in the theater for The Avengers. Not too bad for ignoring one of the two biggest film events for comic book people this year.
During the Super Bowl commercial, Bane’s voice was unintelligible. I’d heard rumblings that it was bad, but I never thought it would be that bad. You couldn’t understand him! What the hell? Look, I get if you’re wearing a mask your voice will be muffled but you would think that, as a main character of the closing third of a massive & beloved trilogy, you would kind of need to understand his dialogue. Apparently enough people freaked out that they did re-dub the dialogue. So now you can understand him…and his weird ass lilt. Odd choices, Mrs. Hardy & Nolan, odd choices.
Article (courtesy of BloodyElbow) on Keysi, the martial arts Bruce Wayne employs (ed.note: Or is it deploys? Where’s my Strunk & White?) in all three Christopher Nolan Batman movies.
Bloody Elbow also provides in-depth articles on the striking & jiu-jitsu of Batman. And if those skills don’t work, he’ll smack you in the face with a metal boomerang from afar. Imagine you’re just standing there, minding your own business guarding some card game when all of a sudden you hear a low whistling then KLANG!!! Smacked right in the mush with a jagged hunk of metal. Three of your front teeth break off at the gums, your mouth is now full of blood and tooth shards and you’re trying to puzzle togther just what the hell happened when a giant guy in a costume pops out of the shadows, grabs you by the collar and harai goshi‘s you to death.
Henchman life in Gotham is a hard life.
UPDATE 07.27.12: Bloody Elbow has updated their “The Martial Arts of the Dark Knight” feature, this time with a look at the wrestling, savate, fencing and mixed martial arts of the g.d. Batman.
But not here! I don’t want to be responsible for any spoilage. Head on down to the comments and let’s hash this all out. I’ll start with the declarative statement that this was not the best of the Nolan trilogy.
CANNOT WAIT! Sadly I won’t be seeing this at the legit NYC IMAX theater (Lincoln Center, where I’ve seen every major IMAX comic book movie since Spider-Man 2), rather at the bootleg Kip’s Bay imax (doesn’t deserve caps) theater. Regardless! Months of ignoring trailers, sneak peeks, and over-long previews is almost at an end. When are you seeing it? (via)