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Figured this movie needed its own thread. I am so damn excited to see this next week, it looks and sounds amazing.

Please take care to avoid posting spoilers out in the open in this thread!

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I`m not sure I will even bother simply because Christian Bale totally ruined the last one with his annoying change in voice to a grunty thing when Batman.

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I've heard a lot of people say that, but clearly batman would have to change his voice somehow to avoid the same suspension of belief we all need with superman/Clark Kent thing. It really didn't bother me at all and to say it ruined what is an excellent film is kind of ridiculous. N

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I've heard a lot of people say that, but clearly batman would have to change his voice somehow to avoid the same suspension of belief we all need with superman/Clark Kent thing. It really didn't bother me at all and to say it ruined what is an excellent film is kind of ridiculous. N

It wasnt that he changed the voice, it was the voice he used that narked me. I know its a daft thing to be annoyed about, but it just got right on my tits and stopped me enjoying the film. Petty I know, but there you go.

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I've heard a lot of people say that, but clearly batman would have to change his voice somehow to avoid the same suspension of belief we all need with superman/Clark Kent thing. It really didn't bother me at all and to say it ruined what is an excellent film is kind of ridiculous. N

It may be an excellent film in your eyes, but if the grunty voice spoiled it for dkw, it's not at all ridiculous for him to say so.

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I thought the voice would annoy me, but it didn't. Maggie Gyllenhaal annoyed me more. Completely wrong for the part.

Katie Holmes wasn't any better. And now Anne Hathaway can complete the hat trick!

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I`m not sure I will even bother simply because Christian Bale totally ruined the last one with his annoying change in voice to a grunty thing when Batman.

I will watch it as Batman has always been my favourite super hero. However, I agree on this. I have even heard the villain in the new batman is practically inaudible and even more frustrating to listen to because of the mask!

For me growing up and watching Adam West as Batman on TV, running around p[lay fighting and shouting "BAM!" etc, magic has been lost with the last 3 films I feel. I loved the sillyness of it all. Action, jokes and the small bit of drama made for a great hero. Even the films in the 90s had a funny side to them and didnt take itself too seriously.

Whilst Christopher Nolan is a fantastic director I think the latest ones are far too dark, long winded and serious to feel like the real batman. I am excited to see who picks it up next over the years and reinvents it.

I am still excited to see the latest one, but for me the old school batman and films will always be better.

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I really like the dark bully Batman but what spoilt this one for me is so little of the film happens at night when Batman is in his element. Another thing that bugs me about this run of films as well as the previous batch is too many crowd scenes and explosions. The sound was awful and I look forward to seeing it on DVD with subtitles believe it or not, just to try and tidy up loose ends.

As Zola says above let see what comes next, it'll be difficult to better these three films.

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I really like the dark bully Batman but what spoilt this one for me is so little of the film happens at night when Batman is in his element. Another thing that bugs me about this run of films as well as the previous batch is too many crowd scenes and explosions. The sound was awful and I look forward to seeing it on DVD with subtitles believe it or not, just to try and tidy up loose ends.

As Zola says above let see what comes next, it'll be difficult to better these three films.

I can't understand how what you say in your first paragraph leads you to the conclusion that it will be difficult to better these three films.

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I can't understand how what you say in your first paragraph leads you to the conclusion that it will be difficult to better these three films.

Hard to put into words but I'll try. As far as a depiction of Batman goes, for me these three are by far the best when compared to the Keaton/Cluny/Kilmar ones which at the time were good but a million miles away from the Adam West one (and series) but that's because I like the dark and moody Batman the same as I prefer him this way in the comics which I do still read from time to time. Jack Nicholson was praised at the time for his Joker only to be blown away by Heath Ledger a few years ago so yes maybe if and when they do start remaking Batman they may well be better, be it story lines, effects, etc but will they capture the mood of the Batman I like here, who knows.

Regarding the crowd scenes they are in every film which I suppose they have to be to make it a blockbuster but I prefer crime fighting to be a bit more one on one without whole streets full of extras acting badly involved. I don't want to spoil the current film for those who haven't seen it to illustrate my point but there are a few in this one which I really don't like. At the same time the Arkham gas scene in Batman Begins was great.

It's a bit like war films, notice how few come out these days because after Saving Private Ryan (and Band of Brothers to a point) I'd say directors are scared of trying to better the depiction of war illustrated in that film and series and if they do come close they'll get accused of copying.

Whoever does try and do Batman again will be up against it and if they pull it off then great, I'll be more than happy.

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I really like the dark bully Batman but what spoilt this one for me is so little of the film happens at night when Batman is in his element.

I think that was intentional - Bane said he was born in darkness so it wouldn't make a difference to him whether it's day or night, where as Batman clearly prefers night so Bane was taking him out of his comfort zone by having it in the day.

Saw it this morning, while unfortunately it's not as good The Dark Knight, it's still absolutely epic and rounds off a truly spectacular trilogy. Loved it.

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