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Saw The Dark Knight last night...

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by TigerVols, Jun 27, 2008.

  1. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    ...Heath Ledger will receive an Oscar nomination, and the movie itself will garner at least 6 more, turning next year's Academy Awards into must-see TV for the first time in years.

    It's the best superhero movie of all time; but really, it's sorta unfair to call it a superhero movie. It has far more layers than, say, Iron Man or Spider-Man.

  2. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Does what happened to Ledger take away from the film?

    I'll be there opening night. It looks great.
  3. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    I told someone yesterday, I don't dig comic books or sci-fi or anything like this movie. But I will watch the hell out of this.

    Watched the trailer again yesterday. I'm hooked!
  4. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    You can tell by the trailer alone that Ledger has one of the Oscar noms locked.
  5. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    I hope so, but I keep thinking back to how Casino Royale got screwed over -- not because the film and cast weren't deserving, but the genre didn't get the credit it should have. Can that happen here?
  6. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I can see Ledger getting nominated. There will be tremendous pressure for that to happen and based on what I've read, it sounds deserved.

    I can't imagine that it will be a Best Picture nominee. I'll believe that when it happens. I would love it to, but I don't think it will.
  7. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    Most likely it will. Some people can't get past the fact that the movie is based on a comic book no matter how good it is.
  8. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    It's not exactly the same, but the "Lord of the Rings" movies were cousins of the comic book genre and they did all right. And both "The Fugitive" and "Braveheart" leaned toward the action movie genre and got nominated.
    Seems like the Academy has loosened up a bit when it comes to action films in the last 10 or 15 years.
  9. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I'm not sure I would consider Tolkien the same as a comic book.
  10. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Screwed over for what?
  11. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    Neither would eye, other than both being loosely within the science fiction/fantasy genre.

    There are people who will look down on any fantasy adventure story no matter what, but anybody who can get past that would see the difference.
  12. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    I was reading a review in Wired, they said this was the first theater movie filmed with Imax stock.
    Most movies are converted to Imax screens, but not this one. It was made for Imax, that and Christian Bale does most of his own stunts.
    I am very excited.
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