I don't think you can compare TDK and Avengers. I've been saying this a lot lately. The energy is just completely different. TDK and BB are realistic approaches to a comic world, but Avengers embraced all the comic goodness possible. I love both for really different reasons. I don't think any comic book movie could match TDK in darkness or depth, but they're different films, they're supposed to encourage different things in us. Avengers was fun and amazing and eye catching and glorious. You came out going YEAH WOO THAT WAS SO FUN. TDK you came out disturbed and haunted and like wooooow.
Especially since someone, and frak if I can remember who, renamed the movie "Tom Cruise Jumps At Things: And Misses."
Seriously, aside from a brief part at the opening, most of that movie was Tommy jumping off stuff trying to land on other stuff and smashing his ribs. By the end of that movie his skeleton was like gravel.
Escalation is a big part of it, after say, Begins ended with "we bring guns, they bring rockets, we bring kevlar, they bring armour-piercing rounds" and shit like that, and the next movie opened with it. But I agree with Puma, duality's the big thing I see out of The Dark Knight. Batman, Two-Face, Gordon and the Joker are all reflections of each other in various ways. Take, for instance, the scene where Wayne throws Dent a fundraiser - both Wayne and the Joker enter by saying something like "Just made it!" Both of them immediately ask the room "Where is Harvey Dent?" Both of them spill champagne out of the glass. And so on. Duality is the big thing in that movie.
I guess that is a major theme of the film. On the theme of escalation, I believe that when the police (i.e Gordon) uses Batman to get the Asian guy back (no idea what his name was), that was when the mob became despereate, and escalated to using the Joker.
Me too. That and the scene where Loki is being all pretentious and talking down to Hulk telling him that he was a god then suddenly being interrupted and smashed around in the the floor like a rag doll had me in stitches. :D
the problem with that definition is a lot of "graphic novels" today are just collected issues covering a specific storyline. The term was made to allow pretentious bastards to sound more mature when they read their comics....no other reason.
Oh yeah. The scene with him wrecking Loki in the middle of his villain monologue was probably my favorite moment in the entire movie. I can see why people said the Hulk owned this movie, because I can honestly say my favorite scenes were with him.
Yeah we were talking about that before. I think I made my opinion clear on it. It was a good death and I think he was highly respected and mourned well. Hell he's the reason they're like fuck it we're being assholes let's get our act together.
Mark Ruffalo Was an awesome banner and Beside the asswhooping hulk gave loki, my favorite hulk moment was when the first big flying dinosaur robot showed up, hulk flies in punches him in the face, and stops him dead in his tracks