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Old 08-25-08, 06:57 PM
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Downey disses the Dark Knight

Originally Posted by Robert Downey Jr.
"My whole thing is that I saw 'The Dark Knight'. I feel like I'm dumb because I feel like I don't get how many things that are so smart. It's like a Ferrari engine of storytelling and script writing and I'm like, 'That's not my idea of what I want to see in a movie.' I loved 'The Prestige' but didn't understand 'The Dark Knight'. Didn't get it, still can't tell you what happened in the movie, what happened to the character and in the end they need him to be a bad guy. I'm like, 'I get it. This is so high brow and so [expletive] smart, I clearly need a college education to understand this movie.' You know what? [Expletive] DC comics. That's all I have to say and that's where I'm really coming from."
That's from an interview with moviehole.net. He seems kinda angry.
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LOL love it.

I like stars that speak their mind.
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Robert Downey Jr. posts here? Badass.


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Thought this was already discussed a week or so ago, can't find the thread though.
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He didn't "understand" The Dark Knight? We're not talking The Seventh Seal or 2001 here.
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i don't get why he wears a mask and cape?
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"...in the end they need him to be a bad guy."
I agree with him on this point...
Spoiler:

I mean why blame Harvey Dent's murders on Batman when they could just blame them on the Joker and his gang?
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this is old news. i read this weeks ago when The Dark Knight first came out.
Old 08-25-08, 07:36 PM
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It sounds like he's kidding. I'm sure that won't stop sweaty fanboys from burning him in effigy, but I honestly doubt he would get that worked up over the Dark Knight.
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Anything that causes fanboys to see red is okay in my book.
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Originally Posted by dhmac View Post
I agree with him on this point...
Spoiler:

I mean why blame Harvey Dent's murders on Batman when they could just blame them on the Joker and his gang?
I wondered that same thing the very second the movie was over with.
Old 08-25-08, 09:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
Anything that causes fanboys to see red is okay in my book.
That's it!!!!! No Iron Man 2 for me!!!!
Old 08-25-08, 10:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Downey Jr. View Post
"My whole thing is that I saw 'The Dark Knight'. I feel like I'm dumb because I feel like I don't get how many things that are so smart. It's like a Ferrari engine of storytelling and script writing and I'm like, 'That's not my idea of what I want to see in a movie.' I loved 'The Prestige' but didn't understand 'The Dark Knight'. Didn't get it, still can't tell you what happened in the movie, what happened to the character and in the end they need him to be a bad guy. I'm like, 'I get it. This is so high brow and so [expletive] smart, I clearly need a college education to understand this movie.' You know what? [Expletive] DC comics. That's all I have to say and that's where I'm really coming from."
Originally Posted by dhmac View Post
I agree with him on this point...
Spoiler:

I mean why blame Harvey Dent's murders on Batman when they could just blame them on the Joker and his gang?
Originally Posted by The Infidel View Post
I wondered that same thing the very second the movie was over with.
+3

Last 15-20 minutes dragged the movie down with unnecesary complication for me as well.
Old 08-25-08, 10:32 PM
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He's just jealous that his movie wasn't number 1.
Old 08-25-08, 10:35 PM
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For me, Iron Man just has that whole Ozzy/Sabbath stigma to go with it. I can't even think of the words "Iron Man" without hearing Beavis and Butt-head going "Duuuuuuh duuuuuuh Duh-duh-duh!"
Old 08-25-08, 10:54 PM
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Well, I'm one of those people who found Iron Man to be much more entertaining than The Dark Knight.

I've gone over the issues I had with the script and the length of the movie ad nauseum, so I won't do it again (but add me in as one more person who didn't think the Batman/Badguy ending was necessary or smart).
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Did people forget that
Spoiler:
The Joker was already in police custody when Harvey Dent committed all of his murders?
Considering Batman was already a questionable vigilante, any kind of frame-up would have been even more farfetched.

Regardless, as a film it blows IRON MAN outta the water. And I really, really liked IRON MAN.

Regarding Downey Jr:

Old 08-25-08, 10:59 PM
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Originally Posted by iamiam View Post
+3

Last 15-20 minutes dragged the movie down with unnecesary complication for me as well.
Make that 4.
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Originally Posted by Matt Millheiser View Post
Did people forget that
Spoiler:
The Joker was already in police custody when Harvey Dent committed all of his murders?
Considering Batman was already a questionable vigilante, any kind of frame-up would have been even more farfetched.

Regardless, as a film it blows IRON MAN outta the water. And I really, really liked IRON MAN.
I agree. Besides, the themes and situations that play out in the last 10 minutes give meaning to the very title of the movie. It goes from being a badass title based on Batman mythology to a completely fitting one, given the circumstance.

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This just makes me love Robert Downey Jr more.
Old 08-25-08, 11:20 PM
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"Pump ya brakes Downey."
Old 08-26-08, 06:36 AM
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why did batman take the blame? easy, it's because framing the joker to take the blame for harvey's kills would make gordon and batman just as corrupt as the villians they are trying to stop. however placing the blame on batman isn't nearly as bad because they will never be able to prove that batman did infact kill those people because he didn't actually do it and his true identity will probably never be revealed to the general public so he will never be caught.
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Originally Posted by Boba Fett View Post
"Pump ya brakes Downey."
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I've seen this quote before, and I can't remember if someone here posted this in response, or if I said it to a friend, but I like it, so I'm repeating it:

He's just mad because The Dark Knight topped Iron Man's total gross in, what, a week and a half?
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It sounds like he is joking to me. I really can't imagine RDJ caring enough to say "#$(*% DC Comics!" (not that I know him or anything)

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