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 Post subject: Dark Knight Rises... It certainly does (spoiler free)
PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 6:58 pm 
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Just seen TDKR and while wanting to keep this totally spoiler free I can say its a worthy climax to Nolans Bat trilogy.

Should definitely be seen by all fans of the Bat!

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Intrepids
LOx lvl27 Tanker
Synaptic Pulse lvl25 Defender

Legends
Ebon Hawk (Claws/Regen Scrapper)
Girl Fusion (Empathy/Rad Blast Defender)
Zenobia Blade (Broadsword/Shield/Blaze Scrapper)
Pyrokyne (Fire/Kin/Mu Corruptor)
Blaize of Glory (Fire/Fire/Fire Blaster)
Silver Falcon (Tri-form Peacebringer)
Second Sun (Fire/Rad Controller)

Institution
Bitter Blizzard lvl 50 Corruptor
Taze lvl 17 Brute


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 Post subject: Re: Dark Knight Rises... It certainly does (spoiler free)
PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:05 pm 
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Hey Ebon/guys. Finally got round to seeing this. I thought it was pretty p**r compared to previous efforts by Nolan. It would have been hard to top them but for me this fell well short. For all the money, time and previous experience he had with Bats what on earth was all the constant verbal about? And story holes miles wide, like the 3,000 police officers "trapped" in the City's sewerage system (for five months). What is Gotham City? The world's only non-manholed sewer system? And then, five months on, we see one of the outside officers handing a note to men trapped below standing on tip-toes through a grill that a child could have lifted. There were lots of farcical story holes and inconsistencies like this that ruined the whole movie for me.

Phew! Glad I got that off my chest! Sorry Ebon.

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[b]MrX Heroes: MrX Lvl 50 warshade. | MIND0R Lvl 50 mind/emp troll | The-Messenger Lvl 50 BS/regen scrap | Covert Lvl 42 kin/pys def | .Relic Lvl 42 illu/emp troll | Havoc Lvl 42 kin/elec def | The-Elemental Lvl 39 storm/dark def | Unsung Lvl 38 dark/regen scrap | WRENCH Lvl 34 shield/wrench tank | The Watcher Lvl 15 earth/rad troller | Villains: FR0STBITE Lvl 50 ice/kin corr | Dark-X Lvl 47 dark/stone brute | N'Ice Lvl 42 ice/rad corr | Vortex Lvl 42 robotics/storm MM | ShadowBaby Lvl 41 claws/regen stalk | The Cloak Lvl 41 energy/energy stalk | Thang Lvl 39 robotics/FF MM | IonFist Lvl 34 energy/ninjitsu stalk | The Somnabulist Lvl 33 dark/nec MM | Mr Kripplin Lvl 32 rad/rad corr | M0RBIUS Lvl 20 necro/poison MM | The Infrigidator Lvl 20 ice/cold corr


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 Post subject: Re: Dark Knight Rises... It certainly does (spoiler free)
PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 9:14 am 
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Oh it definitely has its flaws, especially in the 'plot holes' area. I'm inclined to give it a degree of latitude since none of those plot holes really stood out to me during watching the film since I was swept up in what was going on.

It's certainly far from perfect, but I stick by my comment that it's a worthy closing chapter to the trilogy

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Intrepids
LOx lvl27 Tanker
Synaptic Pulse lvl25 Defender

Legends
Ebon Hawk (Claws/Regen Scrapper)
Girl Fusion (Empathy/Rad Blast Defender)
Zenobia Blade (Broadsword/Shield/Blaze Scrapper)
Pyrokyne (Fire/Kin/Mu Corruptor)
Blaize of Glory (Fire/Fire/Fire Blaster)
Silver Falcon (Tri-form Peacebringer)
Second Sun (Fire/Rad Controller)

Institution
Bitter Blizzard lvl 50 Corruptor
Taze lvl 17 Brute


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 Post subject: Re: Dark Knight Rises... It certainly does (spoiler free)
PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 10:14 am 
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Hi Ebon. Great to hear from you - and when will we see you in The Secret World? :)

Re Bats and TDKR, is a worthy climax? I don't think so. I haven't read any of the gossip/back ground details to this movie - so is it in fact Nolan's last? The movie ending is clearly setting up something, the return of Robin? Or a non-Wayne Batman (as in the comic series). Is this Christian Bale's last appearance too?

But back the actual movie, Bane was dreadful. He had no menace at all, compared The Joker say or any other terrific comic villains we've seen in previous Bat movies and most Marvel movies. The movie was overly long for all the wrong reasons but mostly suffered from over-use of boring rhetoric and back-story telling. Cardinal sins for any decent movie, "show the story, don't tell it" being one of Hollywoods usual watch words. The action when it happened was too predictable and boring (it was like Batman had thrown away all hit intelligence and gadgets and could only slug-fest it out with a character who was supposed to immeasurably stronger than him, etc, etc).

The movie for me was quite anti-climaxal in that sense. Most critics don't seem to agree on this, I must confess, but I did agree with one that thought the anti-climax/chaotic story and ending (apart from the extra cheesy ending on top I'm sure he meant) was a good reflection of the world we now live in - which I might just buy.

Now the latest Spider Man was a class act apart compared to this. I loved it.

Each to their own though, I'm definitely not saying "I'm right, you're wrong" Ebo. Hopefully catch you soon mate.

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[b]MrX Heroes: MrX Lvl 50 warshade. | MIND0R Lvl 50 mind/emp troll | The-Messenger Lvl 50 BS/regen scrap | Covert Lvl 42 kin/pys def | .Relic Lvl 42 illu/emp troll | Havoc Lvl 42 kin/elec def | The-Elemental Lvl 39 storm/dark def | Unsung Lvl 38 dark/regen scrap | WRENCH Lvl 34 shield/wrench tank | The Watcher Lvl 15 earth/rad troller | Villains: FR0STBITE Lvl 50 ice/kin corr | Dark-X Lvl 47 dark/stone brute | N'Ice Lvl 42 ice/rad corr | Vortex Lvl 42 robotics/storm MM | ShadowBaby Lvl 41 claws/regen stalk | The Cloak Lvl 41 energy/energy stalk | Thang Lvl 39 robotics/FF MM | IonFist Lvl 34 energy/ninjitsu stalk | The Somnabulist Lvl 33 dark/nec MM | Mr Kripplin Lvl 32 rad/rad corr | M0RBIUS Lvl 20 necro/poison MM | The Infrigidator Lvl 20 ice/cold corr


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 Post subject: Re: Dark Knight Rises... It certainly does (spoiler free)
PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 7:39 pm 
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No TSW for me I think, I just don't really have the time to justify another subs MMO.

Totally agree btw re Spiderman, I thought that film was a superb reboot and look forward to them continuing that franchise.

As for if there will be another Nolan Bat movie, he's very clearly and publicly stated he's done at three. Bale has said he won't reprise the Bat with anybody but Nolan. I also thought it was very odd how much sequel setup happened at the end of the film... Who knows, Hollywood is a weird place

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Official Chiefette Translator
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Intrepids
LOx lvl27 Tanker
Synaptic Pulse lvl25 Defender

Legends
Ebon Hawk (Claws/Regen Scrapper)
Girl Fusion (Empathy/Rad Blast Defender)
Zenobia Blade (Broadsword/Shield/Blaze Scrapper)
Pyrokyne (Fire/Kin/Mu Corruptor)
Blaize of Glory (Fire/Fire/Fire Blaster)
Silver Falcon (Tri-form Peacebringer)
Second Sun (Fire/Rad Controller)

Institution
Bitter Blizzard lvl 50 Corruptor
Taze lvl 17 Brute


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 Post subject: Re: Dark Knight Rises... It certainly does (spoiler free)
PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:31 am 
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True. Very weird. Just look at Tony Scott today. WTF?

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PS Haven spent more time with TSW over the weekend I'm beginning to see why Zoser likes it so much. It's the kind of game that makes me think "if only CoH could afford to redo their whole game engine like this...". It's quite superb in it's detail and design, better (but smaller) than SWTOR in most respects with very good cut scenes and voice acting. Better than SWTOR though is the sophistication of the interactive elements. There is an awful lot of interesting stuff that you can do that doesn't involve "click-click-click until they're all dead". The other element that's excellently done, surprisingly, is something they call the Ability Wheel which is a very good interactive guide to all the power/weapon options which are also completely open-ended, meaning you can grab any kind of power-combination you like, in any order you like but other refinements to the system prevent this feeling like the power system in Champions Online and more controlled as in CoH. It's very well done and the powers themselves and effects are all good. Group teaming/fighting isn't as good as CoH say but forming teams is incredibly easy (even easier than CoH) with lots' of tools for teleporting team members straight to the action, etc. Very impressive actually.

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[b]MrX Heroes: MrX Lvl 50 warshade. | MIND0R Lvl 50 mind/emp troll | The-Messenger Lvl 50 BS/regen scrap | Covert Lvl 42 kin/pys def | .Relic Lvl 42 illu/emp troll | Havoc Lvl 42 kin/elec def | The-Elemental Lvl 39 storm/dark def | Unsung Lvl 38 dark/regen scrap | WRENCH Lvl 34 shield/wrench tank | The Watcher Lvl 15 earth/rad troller | Villains: FR0STBITE Lvl 50 ice/kin corr | Dark-X Lvl 47 dark/stone brute | N'Ice Lvl 42 ice/rad corr | Vortex Lvl 42 robotics/storm MM | ShadowBaby Lvl 41 claws/regen stalk | The Cloak Lvl 41 energy/energy stalk | Thang Lvl 39 robotics/FF MM | IonFist Lvl 34 energy/ninjitsu stalk | The Somnabulist Lvl 33 dark/nec MM | Mr Kripplin Lvl 32 rad/rad corr | M0RBIUS Lvl 20 necro/poison MM | The Infrigidator Lvl 20 ice/cold corr


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 Post subject: Re: Dark Knight Rises... It certainly does (spoiler free)
PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:19 pm 
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I hated the movie and the link below explains why :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLyoog562x4

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The Intrepids:
Blastor-Level 50 Energy/Fire/Electrical Blaster, Dr. Blast-Level 50 Robotics/Force Field/Mace Mastermind, Holy Blast-Level 50 Peacebringer, Blasting Spines-Level 50 Spines/Regeneration/Body Scrapper, Heatblast-Level 50 Invulnerability/Fiery/Pyre Tanker, Fire Blast-Level 50 Fire/Kinetics/Leviathan Corruptor, Thunder Steel-Level 50 Ninja/Ninjitsu/Mu Stalker, Israfel the Fallen-Level 50 Sonic/Thermal/Dark Corruptor, Blastor Ascended-Level 50 Psychic/Energy/Force Blaster, Fright-Level 50 Kinetic/Dark Armour/Energy Brute, Calibro-Level 50 Dual Pistols/Radiation/Power Corruptor, Nlidia-Level 50 Gravity/Storm/Ice Controller.

The Institution:
Admiral Blast-Level 50 Energy/Energy/Mace Brute, Darkest Blast-Level 50 Mind/Psionic/Leviathan Dominator, Arbiter Blast-Level 50 Crab/Mace Arachnos Soldier, Unmerciful Steel-Level 50 Dual Blades/Willpower/Soul Brute, Mind Blaster-Level 50 Dark Miasma/Psychic/Psychic Defender, Blastor Reborn-Level 50 Ice/Electric/Force Blaster, Superiora-Level 50 Invulnerability/Super Strength/Energy Tanker, Gaia Queen-Level 50 Plant/Empathy/Stone Controller, Shadow Seer-Level 50 Fortunata/Soul Arachnos Widow, Zamana-Level 50 Time/Beam Rifle Defender, Wild Raven-Level 50 Will Power/Street Justice/Energy Tanker, Nlador-Level 50 Titan/Fiery Brute.


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 Post subject: Re: Dark Knight Rises... It certainly does (spoiler free)
PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 7:58 am 
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Intrepids
LOx lvl27 Tanker
Synaptic Pulse lvl25 Defender

Legends
Ebon Hawk (Claws/Regen Scrapper)
Girl Fusion (Empathy/Rad Blast Defender)
Zenobia Blade (Broadsword/Shield/Blaze Scrapper)
Pyrokyne (Fire/Kin/Mu Corruptor)
Blaize of Glory (Fire/Fire/Fire Blaster)
Silver Falcon (Tri-form Peacebringer)
Second Sun (Fire/Rad Controller)

Institution
Bitter Blizzard lvl 50 Corruptor
Taze lvl 17 Brute


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