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Doug Jones
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Posted: 28 October 2019 at 12:46pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Gordon: I never said thank you.

Batman: And you'll never have to.

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One of my favorite moments as well, along with this one...

...which made it all the more disappointing when both characters catastrophically reneged on those statements in subsequent films. 
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Gordon: I never said thank you.

Batman: And you'll never have to.

(Leaps from the roof into the Gotham night. Credits roll.)

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CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER

The early scene with Cap’s raid on the SHIELD ship that washijacked by HYDRA.  Beginning withleaping out of the Quinjet WITHOUT a chute to the speed in which he navigatedthe ship. Every move he made was so...so crisp and decisive and devastating tothe enemy.  The use of the shield wasepic.  

Had about 20 minutes to kill before leaving the house one day this past weekend, and one of the cable channels, TBS, maybe, played these two movies back-to-back, so I caught the end of one and the beginning of another. BATMAN BEGINS end-credits were split-screen top-and-bottom with the Marvel Studios logo kicking off TWS. 

So, I got to see that rooftop scene, immediately into the "on your left" introduction of Cap and Sam, which led directly into the Batroc hostage ship. That was a great 20 minutes. 

 



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I went to see CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER reluctantly. My future wife and I were out of town, looking for something to do, and it happened to be its opening weekend. She actually suggested it (knowing I like the superhero movies). I just wasn't excited about it. I think I had a lack of faith in Chris Evans. Shows what I know. 

I think the turning point for me was this:
"Do you want to kill Nazis?"
"...I don't want to kill anyone. I don't like bullies. I don't care where they're from."



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League of Extraordinary Gentlemen:

There is a transition from Mr. Hyde to Dr. Jekyll, and vice versa, and I think it is a perfect moment... for a Hulk movie. As I recall, Ang Lee's Hulk came out at the same time, and that transition was TERRIBLE.

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I read that as "A League of their own" and was instantly confused!!


There's no Hyde-ing in baseball!!
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..which made it all the more disappointing when both characters catastrophically reneged on those statements in subsequent films.

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A textbook example of what happens when a director has a HIT, and is let off the leash the next time.

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Another scene that clicked green on the Perfect-ometer for me was the elevator scene in The Winter Soldier. The build up and tension was brilliant, with what seems a kind of humdrum tone at first, then Cap picking up on the small tells of the S.H.I.E.L.D turncoats, and more and more enemies crowding on him level by level. Then the line: "Before we get started... Does anyone want to get out?" Cap's blue eyes search his opponents, steely, uncowed.

And then it just explodes into an exhilaratingly brutal rock-em, sock-em close-quarter punchfest. They've brought all sorts of gadgets to trap him, but one-handed, against impossible odds, bruised, beaten, tasered, Cap won't be beaten.

It ends with two brilliant lines.

Romlow (last bad guy standing): Whoa, big guy. I just want you to know, Cap. This ain't personal! [zaps him with his shock prod]

Cap socks him one in the jaw and then flings him into the elevator ceiling with a crunch.

Captain America [panting]: It kind of feels personal.


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I love the character of Steve Rogers in the movies. The grenade scene is another that brings a tear to my eye as being a perfect example of what a hero should be.
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I'm starting to really want to watch all the CA movies again. 
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Chris Evans as Cap is about as perfect as you can ask for a film portrayal.
Every little nuanced move...inflection...everything...is exactly what Cap should
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Bruce does his shallow playboy routine (...)

On the same page, the toast scene in BATMAN BEGINS is brilliant acting by Bale (and Bruce!). He plays the drunken rich prick character incredibly well and is very quick on his feet for the greater good.

But when an exiting guest tells him "The apple has fallen very far from the tree" you can see in his expression that the remark actually hurt him.


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..which made it all the more disappointing when both characters catastrophically reneged on those statements in subsequent films.

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A textbook example of what happens when a director has a HIT, and is let off the leash the next time.

Which is why, I suppose, that to me, BATMAN feels like a Batman movie that just happens to be directed by Tim Burton. 

Whereas BATMAN RETURNS feels like a Tim Burton movie that just happens to have Batman in it. 

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Which is why, I suppose, that to me, BATMAN feels like a Batman movie that just happens to be directed by Tim Burton.

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I have to look pretty hard to find any Batman I know in that movie.

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