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by fakescorpion
September 13th, 2013, 7:42 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Robocop (2014)
Replies: 364
Views: 21395

Re: Robocop (2014)

Does anyone here know about RoboCop: Prime Directives mini-series? There is a possibility that the all black makeover for robocop is a tribute for that, which feature a second cop-turned-cyborg John Cable, an all black version of robocop that uses two guns. Whether like it, hate it, or neutral... th...
by fakescorpion
May 19th, 2012, 2:32 am
Forum: The Dark Knight Rises
Topic: The Dark Knight Rises: The Official Novelization
Replies: 157
Views: 28596

The Dark Knight Rises: The Official Novelization

I haven't read the ones for BB and TDK. Are they any good? And the final scene in the BB novelization is different from the movie. At the end of the novelization, Bruce built a sepulture for Henri Ducard in his family cemetery next to Thomas Wayne. The most touching part was when Alfred asked wheth...
by fakescorpion
May 3rd, 2012, 6:39 am
Forum: Christopher Nolan
Topic: Women in Nolan movies
Replies: 36
Views: 8609

Women in Nolan movies

I do think his female characters are lacking in substance. I don't agree. Natalie and Mal are two of the most intriguing female villains I've ever seen on film while the protagonists were men. And I won't say Ariadne or Ellie Burr lacked depth either, they're just not the main character. (I even fe...
by fakescorpion
May 3rd, 2012, 6:14 am
Forum: The Dark Knight
Topic: Why The Dark Knight has invigorated the Super-hero Genre
Replies: 11
Views: 6953

Why The Dark Knight has invigorated the Super-hero Genre

Interesting notion, but I disagree with you on placing all the credit on TDK. The emergent of this particular type of movies in the superhero genre is a process, not an incident. TDK merely marked the monument. I'm going to borrow a few lines from Deep Focus Review regarding both BB and TDK: "When t...
by fakescorpion
May 2nd, 2012, 8:36 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
Replies: 3852
Views: 181037

The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

Found this on YouTube.
Spoilers for the trailers of TASM and TDKR.



Take down The Avengers :lol:
by fakescorpion
April 17th, 2012, 2:30 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: The Flowers of War (2011)
Replies: 495
Views: 36304

The Flowers of War (2011)

The Chinese title for this movie is at once beautiful and tragic, and very meaningful. Such a shame it can't be translated. It's derived from the classic Chinese novel of the 18th century, 紅樓夢 (Dream of the Red Chamber) . The twelve female lead in that novel were called 金陵十二釵 (Jinling's Twelve Beau...
by fakescorpion
April 17th, 2012, 2:15 am
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: The Flowers of War (2011)
Replies: 495
Views: 36304

The Flowers of War (2011)

I love this movie, and I'm in tears for at least half of the runtime. I'm so happy I'm Chinese and don't need subtitles to understand it. Lots of their dialogues are great and some things will inevitably be lost in the translation. And sadly, the greatest of them that got lost will be the Title ! Th...
by fakescorpion
April 15th, 2012, 12:34 am
Forum: The Dark Knight
Topic: Dark Knight and The Hero's Journey
Replies: 14
Views: 9716

Dark Knight and The Hero's Journey

Memento The Main Hero (Leonard)'s Journey (that he believed he took) -most are speculations, due to contradictory scenes and unreliable narrators- 1. The ordinary world............. The original life. 2. The call........................... The slam of the door, the death of his wife. 3. Being reluc...
by fakescorpion
April 14th, 2012, 10:28 am
Forum: The Dark Knight
Topic: Dark Knight and The Hero's Journey
Replies: 14
Views: 9716

Dark Knight and The Hero's Journey

Memento is a very difficult film to analyze, because there's a big difference between the Journey and the "real" Journey. Memento The Main Hero (Leonard)'s Journey (that he believed he took) -most are speculations, due to contradictory scenes and unreliable narrators- 1. The ordinary world.............
by fakescorpion
April 14th, 2012, 9:38 am
Forum: The Dark Knight
Topic: Dark Knight and The Hero's Journey
Replies: 14
Views: 9716

Dark Knight and The Hero's Journey

As I only read about this briefly online (really wish it was featured in one of my courses :( ) I'd love of someone could analyze any of Nolan's other films according to this.. Especially Memento. Any volunteers? :) Fakescorpion, I really enjoyed reading that, thank you :) You're welcome ;) Memento...