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The Dark Knight

The Dark Knight

(2008)
20 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Yet again, Nolan compulsively obsesses over moral righteousness as he did in Batman Begins. Despite that, this movie is a massive improvement over the first one. Everything is bigger, badder, and more streamlined. Christian Bale aside (he gives the greatest phone-in ever witnessed in cinema), the performances are passable, and it seems like Nolan took some lessons from Batman Begins when it came to tightening the script and dialogue for this one. My only real complaint is the running time- Nolan could have easily chopped off thirty minutes and still had a very passable movie (the "dueling barges" scene was completely unnecessary as a plot point, and it obliterated the flow of the movie). Props to Heath Ledger, but I still like Nicholson's Joker better.

The Dark Knight Rises

The Dark Knight Rises

(2012)
20 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

The best movie in the Dark Knight trilogy, but that's really not saying much. Overbearing, plodding, and way too serious for its own good. Convenient plot holes help move along an otherwise meandering story, and Tom Hardy's Bane is a laughably cheesy caricature of a villain that was already steeped in goofball comic book mythology. Fortunately, TDKR has some stupendous actions scenes that partially make up for the rest of the film.

Here's hoping that Nolan is truly done with Batman. It's just too bad we probably have a similarly dreary Robin movie to look forward to in the future.

Prometheus

Prometheus

(2012)
22 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Sadly, one of Scott's better movies of the last ten years, and it only shows how lazy he's gotten. Tries so hard to distance itself from the whole Alien mythos that it ends up feeling like intellectual copyright infringement as a result. Full of plot holes, inconsistencies, and logic gaps, with an ending that should have been left in the editing room. Overall, Prometheus just doesn't make much sense as a movie or as a franchise continuation. The script is nothing more than bad fan fiction.

Dead Snow (Død snø)

Dead Snow (Død snø)

(2009)
22 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Takes every cliche in zombie movies and makes them even more derogatorily drawn-out. Way too formulaic for its own good.

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