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Join Date: Jul 2006
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Re: FILM OF THE YEAR 2012
Hilarious how people make such judgements on people because of their taste in movies.
I didn't see TDKR as just a popcorn flick. That was a great fucking movie all around, and Nolan's vision of the Batman universe alone is better than what anyone could ever attempt. He made otherwise 'cartoony' characters and made them as realistic and believable as you possibly could. Bane is a dude in a mask who gets ridiculously jacked up on venom. Nolan managed to make him as 'normal' as he could in the movie without taking away much from the original character. IMO, it's easy to make Batman dark but not as easy to make Catwoman fit in to the universe in such a way. I don't think she was necessarily made to be 'dark' but he made her fit in to the film very well, and she was far more likeable than I had anticipated. They made her a lot like I think she would be irl. That sly, cocky little bitch attitude.
A lot of people just think because it's a comic book movie, it can be nothing more than a popcorn flick and can't be taken seriously. That movie was amazing.
I loved Skyfall, I think it deserves to be a choice for Film of the Year as well, but, there will be people who think even that was just a popcorn flick.
Everyone has their own opinions and it's really fucking lame when people try to shoot it down. Whether you like a movie or not, people see films in a different light. What you might see as 'just a popcorn flick', someone else sees differently.
My votes would go to TDKR and Skyfall, absolutely.
I don't stick up for everything Batman related just because I have a creepy Batman fetish, I just honestly think Nolan's movies were incredible, and the ending was awesome.
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