Batman: The Dark Knight

It was so incredibly awesome I don't even know where to begin to discuss it.

Why so serious??

If you haven't seen it, GO. If you have, GO AGAIN. xD

yes, I went to the midnight showing. Dressed as Harley Quinn no less! I walked in and the theatre started cheering. It was great. Then I tripped. xD!

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DrMorganes's picture

Petitioner

that is the most amazingly awesome Harley Quinn costume I've ever seen!

Can't wait to see this one!

V's picture

Embodiment

Go check out her Comicon thread Smile

Arath's picture

It's good to know that it's as good as it looks I-m so happy Did you make the costume yourself?

MeiLin's picture

Most High

I was wondering if your user name was related! Derringer FTW!

Shinjinarenai's picture

Postulant

Oh for goodness' sakes, the both of you. Colin is FTW times a bazillion!

Yeti's picture

Devotee

that the nagging feeling that I'd seen your icon before was thanks to the Friendly Hostiles community.

And then I had a tiny geek moment.

TheBoy's picture

Embodiment

Saw it in IMAX.

It is a thing that must be done.
The power of ENORMOUS SCREEN compels you...

spoiler alert:
The movie is fucking awesome.

The Vixen's picture

Devotee

I've been a Heath Ledger fan since his tv show, so that's hmm... 10 years, I guess.

It was a little hard to forget it was him for me, which I suppose is true for most of the films I see him in, but even so, I just spent the whole movie in awe of his brilliance, a complete affirmation of what I have seen in him for 10 years, and what I've always loved about him.

When my best friend first found out he was to play the Joker, she didn't have faith it was going to be right. She said he had played too many 'pretty boys', and she didn't believe he could bring the depth to the character (or perhaps lack there of). I (still not really sure if the wonder was true, since Christian Bale is also one of my top three favorite actors EVER - Elijah Wood is the third, and when I found out he was going to be Frodo, I had to almost physically restrain myself from jumping up and down in the middle of a theater lobby) assured her that what makes Heath so amazing is that he can literally do anything. He not only proved me right, he not only played the Joker perfectly, he literally nailed the Joker so well that no one will ever be able to do it again, I'm sure of it.

It still kills me inside that he's gone, and his work is done. In the years to come, I'm going to miss him horribly, so often thinking of roles I wish he'd done. I'm also going to forever kick myself for not just friggin driving to Chicago and at least trying to meet him, being an idiot and saying "there's always going to be another time." (last time I ever say that). But I do have a phenomenal movie with Heath Ledger and Christian Bale (and Morgan Freeman and Gary Oldman squee!) running around in MY city, being the badasses they are. This movie totally has lived up to everything I wanted it to be, and everything I believe Heath deserved it to be.

TheBugKing's picture

Petitioner

Please understand that I do not want to detract from what Heath Ledger has done in his life, nor do I wish to detract from your enjoyment from what celebrities bring to people.

I do have difficulty understanding the fascination that people have with meeting them in person though. They are people just like the rest of us and their career path is the only thing that has brought them to the attention of the world.

Perhaps my chosen career path has set me up to not find celebrities fascinating due to the fact that it brings me in contact with them more then the average person but it seems that actors in general are very odd people. They can be fascinating to talk to but they seem to be turned off by people fawning over them.

Ultimately, they are just doing their job just like the rest of us and the only real difference is that practically everyone in the country gets to see them as a result of their job.

I don't think you have necessarily missed anything by not getting to meet Heath Ledger in person. In fact it will leave your impressions and preconceived opinions of him intact.

I have had the dubious distinction of working for Mary Tyler Moore. She is a total bitch. Bernadette Peters on the other hand is actually respectful of the "Normal People" Liam Nieson is a gentleman and was a pleasure to work for.

On the music end, Prince is a complete asshole. If you even look at him you will be fired from your job and blackballed in the town you are working in. Shakira is a total drama queen who thinks that the entire world revolves around her. She actually didn't go onstage until the call for the out. It was nice for the crew in that we got paid from when we showed for the out till we actually completed the out about 4 hours after it was scheduled to end. Sting actually came down to the break area during the in for his show and sat and chatted with the crew. He was very down to earth and quite interesting to talk to.

In short, I find the fawning over anyone to be odd. I truly don't understand the behavior at all. They are really just normal people doing out of the ordinary things. As such they have the common foibles that normal people have as well as some of the more desirable traits.

MeiLin's picture

Most High

That's what makes celebrities so interesting to people; we invite them into our homes and hearts, and it makes people feel on the one hand as if they know them intimately, and on the other hand as if they own them. (For instance, it makes me mildly sad that MTM is a bitch. Blum 3 )

It's often been said that if you seriously admire someone you should never meet them. You will invariably be disappointed. I can say from firsthand experience that the saying is often true, having met a couple of my heroes and discovering that they fell somewhere on the scale from jerk to complete asshole.

The Vixen's picture

Devotee

"we invite them into our homes and hearts, and it makes people feel on the one hand as if they know them intimately, and on the other hand as if they own them."

Just like we do with story characters Wink

The Vixen's picture

Devotee

I've met a lot of the artists I respect. For me, it has nothing to do with celebrity. I was just as excited to meet the back up dancers for Panic at the Disco as I was to meet the band themselves.

For me, its about making that person real. When I get to see them in person, smile, shake their hand, maybe an autograph or a picture, it take them off the screen and into reality. Even if a person isn't the nicest, they're still talented, and I still love their work that doesn't really change.

As it is, some actors will never be more real to me than the characters they played in their movies, an some musicians I will never get to hear live, and they will never be more real than a video recording.

Nye's picture

Supplicant

I agree for the most part. I grew up near Hollywood in an area that had a lot of movies and shows filmed "on location" where we did our daily driving and shopping. A lot of the stars had homes in my town, to live in at least part-time. A lot of my friends and their parents regularly worked as extras, and it's still fun to point them out in shows and movies. I had just as many friends in the music industry, and that is even worse.... I lost a good friend to a heroin overdose after he had been in and out of rehab since high school... he was talented, and got addicted to the wrong drug, the one you never get over. I'm glad my husband made it out of that life so I had a chance to meet him and fall in love with him. He was a drummer in a band that toured the country, also when he was in high school. Yes, they often do start grooming them very young.

Still... stars and their children attended my school, our church, etc. Some of them are nice, many of them were weird, a lot of them were asses. All, are people, and most of them would much rather deal with you as a person, just like any other. The ones that don't... well, you should watch out for.

Yeti's picture

Devotee

more from this film than many others, that they kept shaving bits and bits off the film until the ratings board finally just gave them the PG-13 for effort. The 'lots of violence, no blood' method is one of the biggest steps films will take to make this jump [another recent film that did this was Prince Caspian, quite possibly the most violent film Disney has made, but sitting pretty at PG]. I always think it's a little more creepy without the blood than with, to be honest.

Part of me wonders how much was lost in all the ratings scraping, and it boggles me a little that any one would try to frame a villain like The Joker, given the darkness of the setting and the intensity of the character, with a PG-13 and still get it across. But I am a great fan of Nolan and this incarnation of the series regardless, so no real complaints so much as random musings.

Nye's picture

Supplicant

with luck, a director's cut will be released later.

Nye's picture

Supplicant

Yes, it was much awesome. I was pleasantly surprised at how long it was, too.

No, I don't think anyone will be able to be the Joker like this again. I very much liked this view. Dammit, I cried at the end, too. I saw it with my Saturday D&D group yesterday morning. We saw Hellboy II last week.

Nye's picture

Supplicant

saw prints of some art here that I thought you'd like. He's got several Harleys and some Ivy and others.

http://saykey.com/itemdetail.cfm?p=1200&iid=10091

Lord Playboy's picture

Still waiting to see this. No English language cinemas out here so waiting for the DVD to arrive ...

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