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The Dark Knight (2008)
Calm down people...
I do really like this movie, and I do think it's one of the best superhero movies ever made, even though that's not saying that much. But the seventh best movie of all time?? Really? I probably wouldn't even place this in my personal top 100. The script is well written and allows for some good dialogue, and many great lines make this an excellent movie to quote from time to time. But some story elements do not achieve in my opinion, like the entire capture-the-mafia subplot, which is supposed to set up one of the most important character's relevance, is just confusing and an excuse to make certain cool scenes happen later in the movie. The ending was also a bit hit and miss, and while I sort of understood the characters' logic here, the inferior sequel made it painfully obvious how strange the decisions made here actually were. Besides that, I don't have too many flaws in this film. The cast for instance all did an excellent job (save maybe Bale's batman voice, but the sound editing on Bane in the sequel made me think Nolan could have maybe done something about this), but not bringing back Katie Holmes from Batman Begins was distracting and took me out of the movie a bit, as well as making me care much less for Maggie Gyllenhaal's character. And need I bring up Heath ledger in this film? I think you all know, and I won't disagree there. A shame the sequel had to pretend he never existed, as if that somehow pays more respect to Ledger after his passing. Also actors like Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman again make for an excellent supporting cast, and there are no significant weak links in this movie. The directing was excellent, and Nolan truly captured the dark feel he needed to represent his version of Batman, which Burton didn't quite nail in his attempt 20 years earlier. Some scenes are actually a tribute to Burton's first film, and these scenes along with the clever camera work make fans of that movie crack a smile during the most intense moments of the movie. So this movie isn't flawless, isn't the 7th best of all time, but it's definitely something I can recommend to any of you, Batman fan or not, even if you haven't seen Begins. I'd give it an 8.5/10.
Georgia Rule (2007)
Even Lindsay deserves better scripts than this...
"He abused me!"
"He didn't abuse me, sorry."
"Wait, yes he did!"
"No, he didn't, I was just looking for attention."
(huge plot twist spoiler alert) "Actually, he did!" (what a jaw dropper)
And the script and characters were awful too. Though if you like blow jobs, bitches and complete apathy towards characters, give it a shot. Oh and don't tell me I "don't get it", it's a pretty damn simple movie. 2/10, would not recommend if it was the only cure for blindness.
Broken City (2013)
"Are you an idiot or catholic?"
I got dragged to this movie against my will with some friends, and I must say, I did not expect this. It was a lot worse than I imagined. Now, I don't know what I was thinking when I thought a Wahlberg police drama movie that went through development hell could be any good, but the movie was just boring. The cast was alright in this, Wahlberg did an okay job and I liked Crowe and Zeta-Jones as well. But the writing, aside from being very clichéd, was bad and sucked all life and potential of the movie, to the point where I actually fell asleep, which never occurred to me before in theaters. One scene was pretty memorable though, and I won't spoil anything, but the scene after Mark's girlfriend's movie's premiere was one of the dumbest things I've seen in a while. The directing wasn't the worst I've seen, but it does show Allen Hughes did this one without the help of his brother.
Overall, I'd give it a 4/10, bad but not so bad it's entertaining, so I'd say stay away.