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Dec
20
comment Who is the man in the credit scene in The Amazing Spider-Man?
Ahem... anyone see the news lately? :)
Dec
19
comment Why is Michael Mann's The Keep currently unavailable?
Not that I am aware of.
Dec
9
comment Was Frodo Baggins in the original version of The Hobbit?
I'm trying to keep this reply spoiler-free, but 'yes' to your first sentence.
Nov
24
comment What is Bruce's alibi in the end?
I just meant the choice of lens and post-production color timing et al to make the shot seem more 'dreamy'. 'Heavily filtered' was probably a poor choice of phrase.
Oct
7
comment Water as a symbol in Fatal Attraction
Water is traditionally used as a metaphor for rebirth - not particularly relevant in Fatal Attraction though. BTW - did you know the film was based on Madam Butterfly? The international version was different from the US release, which made Alex more of a monster, less of a victim.
Aug
11
comment Why was the movie 'Elephant' given that title?
I removed the down vote as this is a pretty interesting question - however, as it is pointed out, your answer was indeed available in the link you supplied, so a little more digging wouldn't have hurt.
Aug
6
comment Is the 2008 version of The Incredible Hulk meant to be a spiritual sequel to the 2003 version?
Although they totally changed the origin story for Incredible Hulk, making it more in line with the TV show than Lee's version.
Aug
3
comment What was the significance of the branded tattoo on Miranda?
Good point about Bruce's own aborted branding.
Aug
3
comment What kind of Replicant is Deckard?
I like to think that too - so do you not subscribe to the 'official' take by Sir Ridders that he is a replicant, hinted at by the inclusion of the unicorn dream?
Jul
30
comment Fox's analysis of the Bat
This totally reminds me of how fans of the 'Alien' series were creating their own versions of events in Prometheus to justify scenes that didn't make sense in that film.
Jul
30
comment Does Christopher Nolan's Batman have an overarching theme?
Just throwing it out there :)
Jul
30
comment Fox's analysis of the Bat
That's a good point - which leads us to assume that there were two Bats, which then leads us to assume that Wayne fixed the auto-pilot in BOTH of them for some reason, and which also lends credence to the suggestion that Batman somehow switched bats before the bomb was taken out into the bay, and therefore that shot of him in the cockpit before the explosion was actually of him in the other Bat. It's all a huge cop out IMO.
Jul
27
comment Does Christopher Nolan's Batman have an overarching theme?
OK - that would cover WHAT are the films about. I asked WHO. I totally understand treating Gotham as a 'character', but to be honest I just found the city to be a plot device for each film, imperiled and saved 3 times.
Jul
27
comment Does Christopher Nolan's Batman have an overarching theme?
I would strongly suggest reading Film Crit HULK's take on the film too (he's one of the few critics that I think is ever on the ball) - according to him TDKR has NO theme - read it and see what you think badassdigest.com/2012/07/26/…
Jul
27
comment Does Christopher Nolan's Batman have an overarching theme?
Great question and answer - and I wonder if there is a possible follow up to this (at the risk of being too 'discussion-y'): WHO are the films about? I would argue that BB is about Bruce, TDK is about Joker and TDKR is about Blake - it all comes down to journeys - thoughts?
Jul
25
comment Was Alfred in on Bruce's plan in The Dark Knight Rises?
That's true - but his 'academy award' moment came when Gordon et al had left the memorial site.
Jul
25
comment Was Alfred in on Bruce's plan in The Dark Knight Rises?
He had already stated that he needed to make the ultimate sacrifice (at least this is hinted in his dialogue) + would he really entrust the autopilot (which he hadn't tested yet) to get the bomb away from the city? + he handed his legacy on to John Blake + he had nothing left in the world now that Rachel was gone and Alfred had left him. That said, I think the ending is ambiguous enough to let us all enjoy the ending we hope it is. For some he lives, for others he dies. It's a glass half-full/empty scenario :)
Jul
25
comment Was Alfred in on Bruce's plan in The Dark Knight Rises?
Acting to who? There was nobody around when he made that impassioned speech to the headstones.
Jul
24
comment Why choose that birth name for John Blake?
Although you have to admit, it would have been great if the woman had said, "Why don't you go by your birth name? Dick."
Jul
24
comment What is the geographic location of the pit Bruce Wayne is imprisoned in by Bane?
Ahh, that's the $64,000 question. The answer: movie physics.