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  1. Perhaps because many of the reasons you cite are the very reasons many of us, or at least me, like this movie.


    Agreed. It just didn't work for me.



    I see what you're saying about Harvey following the Joker's reasoning and leaving it to chance... but I didn't buy it. Again, it just didn't work for me.



    Anyhoo, I'll shush now... and we can get back to other movies...


    I plan on seeing Wall-E this weekend... can't wait!




    Yeah, he wasn't near cute enough. They should have included Brad Pitt somewhere.


    :( Christian Bale is enough of a hottie for one movie.

  2. I think I finally figured out what was so unfulfilling for me about TDK.



    There weren't any likeable characters.


    OMG how can you not like Joker ??? :o :o :o Any line coming from him was pure gold.



    lol, likeable and enjoyable are not the same thing. :(

  3. I think I finally figured out what was so unfulfilling for me about TDK.



    There weren't any likeable characters. Ok, Luscious & Alfred are awesome, but they got very little screen time. I'm not sure why exactly I didn't feel compelled to connect to Bruce Wayne / Batman except that he too, was a guest star in his own movie. An asshat by day, a distractingly voiced vigilante by night...


    You sort of want to like Dent, but I didn't. I guess the whole "live long enough to become the villian" line made me know that he wasn't what he appeared so I never connected and then just when maybe you think you might like him, he goes off his rocker.


    Granted this is expected. But why, if he's so hell bent on revenge, didn't he kill the Joker when he had the chance? Why leave the Joker to blow up a hospital and then go traipsing around town, killing dirty cops? That makes no sense whatsoever... (or did I miss something?)


    Rachel wasn't particularly likeable either. I didn't really buy that she was connected to either of the men she was torn between. But maybe that's just part of the character - in love with asshat (who's not really an asshat) Bruce, and trying to distance herself from him and falling into a comfortable, but not spectacular relationship with Harvey.





    Alrighty... sorry for the musings... I guess I'm just trying to figure out why I didn't just adore a movie that so many others seem to love. I really wanted to love this movie, and I did enjoy a lot of it. It's just not love. Now Speed Racer, that's love. :D

  4. ah, i've already disabled both SOUND and MOVIES and it still crashes. Also, I've tried installing drivers but when i try to install them it says "the driver is not validated for this computer" and shuts off immediately. Should have expected Intel to pull something like this....


    Have you tried looking for a driver update on Dell's website? They have proprietary stuff a lot of the time.

  5. I never meant to imply that you didn't often help people. I know that you do. But you also have a very bad habit of responding to posts with useless information, or plugs to your own post (ego) as well. In addition to the lack of reading comprehension skills shown in this thread, here are some others that frustrated me:


    From http://forums.obsidianent.com/index.php?showtopic=50271

    I've tried disabling sound and movies but it still crashes.

    And if that fails use the configuration to disable movies. (its in the kotor setting or configurator I forget :))


    From http://forums.obsidianent.com/index.php?showtopic=48307

    I would take a screen shot but I have the xbox version and lack the equipment to take a screen shot.

    Yes, I cheated with the Xbox level up glitch (after finishing legit).
    Download the mod Warp Wrist from a mod site searching for it on google. You can trigger a key to force the door open. (to lazy to go get link)
    Honestly had no idea from his posts what console he was playing.


    In thread http://forums.obsidianent.com/index.php?showtopic=50105 you reply repeatedly with answers that show that you paid little attention to the users initial post. I'd try to cut and paste but there's just too much, so I'll just quote the user's own frustration here... It should be noted that this is the thread that initially got on my nerves...


    Yes, everything is perfectly fine, except that I have to disable the sound to get KotoR 2 to run.


    Please read the original post for details. I'm on XP, so if it's a Vista fix, I highly doubt it will work.



    Okay, so I'll admit, I responded harshly but then I apologized realizing my mistake, but still hoping you might at least sort of get the point. However you decided to insult me, so here is some evidence of what I'm talking about. Yes, knowing hardware is often important. But sometimes it isn't. Respoding with a wrote reply, stroking your own ego, instead of applying a little bit of reason does help 70% of the cases, as you pointed out, but it also frustrates the crap out of people with real problems that need real help.

  6. That says he would do it. Not that he has already been offered anything. I do hope you are correct but at this point it's too early to tell.


    Yes, but I took that to not only imply but confirm that he did not die in the movie. If he had, talks of whether he would do a subsequent movie or not would be moot, wouldn't they?


    I don't know, I remember going in to see The Phantom Menace and hearing that Liam Neeson had signed on to do Episode 2... of course, after that was over, I thought he'd be a force ghost... was surprised when he wasn't.

  7. I suppose you'd also want Michelangelo to reduce the Sistine Chapel a little so that it "flows better"? Or maybe Jackson should have cut "Return of the King" down to less than two hours for the same reason?


    It's the fact that Nolan dares to take a Batman movie to a new level and end it on a "dreary and depressing ending" that makes "The Dark Knight" a movie classic and not merely an above average superhero flick. It's not a superhero flick at all. Superheroes always defeat the bad guy in the end. That doesn't happen here. "The Joker won," as Gordon puts it. THAT's the reason this movie has a complex plot that justifies the movie's length. To say that the ending should have been more coherent and make more sense is just untrue - watch the film again and you'll note that it IS coherent and DOES make sense!


    This is a serious movie about real issues disguised as a superhero movie. If you don't like complex and serious movies like that, then fair enough, but at least say that's the reason. Your comment reads to me like one of those "this doesn't follow the rules of of comic superhero movies"-types of comments. My apologies if that is not your intent, but I'm frankly so sick of people saying crap like that. If Nolan can deliver a movie of this sort of quality, then such "rules" and "perceptions" should not apply to him as an artist, but sadly there still people - and note that I'm not saying you're one of them - who insist comic book superheroes (whatever that is) should follow a strict certain formula, which is just so untrue, especially for Batman. Anyone who ever read Miller's "The Dark Knight Returns" or "Batman: Year One" or Moore's "The Killilng Joke" (which has inspired the Joker in this movie) will know, that Batman is precisely the one "superhero" that you cannot make that assumption about. This is not a superhero movie and should not be holden to the "standards" that are said to apply for such movies.


    I understand what Nolan was trying to do, and I think he acccomplished it very well. Yes, the film is coherent and makes sense in the way you mean. I got it. It's just that the last third of the movie is so... all over the place. Anyhow, I do plan on seeing it again sometime, and I'll probably enjoy it more the second time... though my fiance who loved it did go see it again and said it was much less effective the second time around.


    Anyhow, to the movie list you put up... (I didn't list the movies I haven't seen)...


    Or Titanic... not a huge fan of this movie, but that has more to do with having lost my son in the year before and being completely freaked out by all the bodies in the water. I actually thought the ending was pretty cool, though.


    or Seven... BLECH!


    or Alien 3... Saw it and I think I liked it... *shrug*


    or Dances With Wolves... Great movie. While it was depressing in some ways, I liked the way it ended.


    or Blade Runner... I didn't get this movie. I might like to see it again sometime, but the first time I just thought it was weird.


    or Hamlet - ok, now you're just being silly


    or The Usual Suspects - Damn, I love this movie


    or Citizen Kane - Very interesting movie. I watched it during a film class when I was pregnant, though and I'm not sure I was awake the whole time. I probably need to see it again... lol


    or Braveheart - I enjoyed this one too... not sure why I didn't find it so depressing, actually.


    or Wag the Dog - enjoyed it


    or Fight Club - great movie


    or Saving Private Ryan - how is this depressing? It's all about the sacrifice of the many for the one, in juxtaposition with Schindler's List which is the sacrifice of one for many... While I wouldn't watch Schindler's List just because, I do know it's a great film.


    I think the difference between most of these and TDK is that I like the way most of these ended. TDK, not so much.

  8. Then for God's sake, don't watch Leaving Las Vegas




    It should be noted that I loved Batman Begins. That was truly a great flick. So it's not so much the dark part I don't like as the dreary and depressing ending. And I think I might have even been ok with the depressing ending if it had been a little more coherent and made a little more sense. Once we got past the Joker's initial arrest, I got the impression that Nolan used Ledger's death as an excuse to not edit the movie. I don't care how good of a director you are, stories should always be cut down a bit to make things flow better.

  9. Where is the gain, and more specifically, covering it up successfully through 5 decades, that seems unlikely.



    Thats the sticking point with me too. It seems aliens only visit wackjobs and those in need of "scientific probing". If they wanted to be discovered they could just land on the White House front lawn. No denying it after that!


    Well, duh, they're not supposed to be discovered by us. They're following the prime directive!

  10. So I guess I'm the only one who thinks the Dark Knight is highly overrated?


    It was fun to watch, and Ledger's performance was great, but thinking back on the film I have so many criticisms. And I really, really didn't like the ending.


    I'd probably give The Dark Knight an 8 of 10 on a good day, but my current IMDB ranking has it at 6 because I was that depressed after seeing it.


    I have never understood the appeal of dark and dreary story lines. *shrug*

  11. Then I was right. :x


    well it's not like i've ever tried to pass myself off as some kind of paragon of virtue :x


    Except when you tried to tell us that you took a girl upstairs and got blue markers all over your hands giving her a massage.


    Uh huh. Right. :p

  12. I was given a Salvatore book for Christmas a couple of years ago. I love to read and thought I might enjoy getting into some of the fantasy writers... but I couldn't get very far. His description of the first character irked me to no end. Honestly... I don't want characters described in a data dump, especially not if they're as "perfect" as this one seemed to be... it just feels so... fake.


    Ok, I know, it's fantasy... but seriously...


    Of course, the last thing I read was "Princess Academy" (it won a Newberry Award!), so take that for what it's worth...


    What? I like juevenille fiction... :p

  13. I would write something that broke the conventions of the Star Wars mantra -id est that the Lightside is always good and the Darkside always bad- although I predict it would bomb horribly.


    The main problem with that concept is that it is very hard to do convincingly. I've read too many stories where the authors try to convince the reader that light side and dark side doesn't matter, it's all how you use it. Tapping into your emotions to fuel your powers is fine, no problem! All those other people fell because they were weak, but not my 1337 characters! They rule.


    Meh. I definitely appreciate stories that blur the lines between light side and dark side, and I think both of the KotOR games did that really well. But I think in order to write Star Wars well, you need to acknowledge that there is a price to be paid for slipping towards the dark side.

  14. Heres a start.


    Bass, I am not a violent person. I rarely get anything beyond slightly annoyed with anyone. But...


    I don't know how you manage it, but every few days you make a post that makes me want to beat you senseless.


    This is one of those posts.


    How in the hell is knowing his system specs going to help solve this particular problem? It's NOT a hardware issue, it is glitch in the game. He asked the right questions, and hopefully someone who is more knowlegeable about K2's PC glitches than you or I can help him.


    Telling him to read a post that tells him to post his system specs is not only useless, it's irritating and frustrating. As a computer tech, nothing aggravates me more than someone who doesn't *listen* to the actual problem the user is experiencing and merely reads from a ****-ing script.


    Please, try to use your head and think before you reply. Please.


    *deep breath*


    (this is in no way a threat, merely an expression of my frustration) :ermm:

  15. Well, I'm absolutely positive that Bao-Dur & Atton have light side mastery in my current game... but I didn't want to offer that as proof because this is the first time I've played on PC and I definitely fiddled with the KSE a few times...


    But, in all my previous playthroughs on xbox, I'm pretty damn sure I've had NPC's have lightside mastery as well. I'll have to check my save games when I get home to be absolutely sure though.

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