Reply: Your Favorite Shot or Favorite Moment of 'Dark Knight Rises'?
I sometimes still can't believe we've seen Chris Nolan's epic grand finale of his Batman trilogy. The Dark Knight Rises, released a week ago, has arrived and hopefully everyone has had the pleasure of seeing it (in IMAX). Discussion about it has been rampant for weeks, ever since Warner Bros first started screening it for press, and it will last well into the next few years. To keep things focused on the positive, and follow up with another question in our new series Reply, I decided to start a discussion on specific moments in TDKR. My twitter question was: What was your favorite shot or favorite moment from TDKR and why? Replies below!
Considering the excitement and level of discussion surrounding The Dark Knight Rises, I expected a huge response to this question. We gathered up a total of 50 replies from fans around the world. The first half will not contain spoilers, but you've been warned that there will be MAJOR SPOILERS from this point on. We hope you've watched the movie by now, as this is a discussion on everyone's favorite moments or scenes.
With so many replies with all kinds of different answers, we organized the answers into the best groupings that we could. There are more expected, one-off kind of responses and scenes, as well as some specific moments that a large number of people seemed to enjoy. Here's the breakdown of replies, organized in chronological order (ending scenes are last). Up first, there seemed to be a healthy dose of shots from early in TDKR that many enjoyed. Let's begin the discussion - what was your favorite shot or favorite moment?
First Half Tidbits & Moments:
— David Ferguson (@fergusontx) July 25, 2012
— Chance Calloway (@ChanceCalloway) July 25, 2012
— Arvin Mendoza (@Wildcard2500) July 25, 2012
@firstshowing I love the scene of the cops chasing down Batman on the batpod.Looks gorgeous in IMAX.Plus,you get ur first glimpse of The Bat
— Kenny (@IKennyR) July 25, 2012
— Kenneth Peeters (@Kenneth_P) July 25, 2012
@firstshowing Fave shot is just after he picks up the stock exchange device. Helicopter blue light shining on him and wind blowing the cape.
— Adam (@apwlucas) July 25, 2012
— Matt Noel (@mnoelio) July 25, 2012
This first fight happened so early in the movie, it took a lot of people by surprise. In addition, it was a raw, brutal, vicious battle, with no music, just two extremely powerful guys going at it in the sewers. The replies:
First Bane vs Batman Fight:
— Rico Albarracin (@RicoA87) July 25, 2012
@firstshowing My fav was during the 1st Bane/Bat fight where Bats just lets out this visceral growl at Bane. Reminded me of a lil kid*
— chandler windham (@chandlerwindham) July 25, 2012
@firstshowing Easily the first big Bane vs. Batman fight. Don't want to spoil anything here, but it was the perfect homage to the comics...
— Jay Runham (@jayrunham) July 25, 2012
— Steven King (@MayorAdammWest) July 25, 2012
@firstshowing When Bane breaks Batman's back, just for the fact that ir's straight out of the comics.
— Stephen King (@stephenVking) July 25, 2012
@firstshowing hard to pick one but for now I'd go with Bane breaking Batman's back. It showed Bats way out his league & Bane's resilience.
— Duke Silver (@mr_popcorn) July 25, 2012
@firstshowing The scene between Bane and Bruce in the prison "Bane: Torture? Yes. But not of your body….of your soul" FUCKING CHILLING!!!
— sideshowRaheem (@sideshowRaheem) July 25, 2012
— Shea Sizemore (@SheaSizemore) July 25, 2012
One of my own favorite scenes happens after Bruce has been stuck in the prison for a while. To the chants of "Rise", Bruce Wayne (on his third attempt) finally makes the jump. I wanted to stand and cheer right then.
Bruce's Prison Pit Escape:
— Shea Sizemore (@SheaSizemore) July 25, 2012
— Naila Fauzia (@nailafzv) July 25, 2012
@firstshowing Favorite moment: when Bruce is able to climb out of the pit. Favorite shot: Batman on top of bridge surveying the city.
— Matt Wilson (@ElasticJimbo) July 25, 2012
— esteban parada (@Chino_Parada) July 25, 2012
@firstshowing My favorite moment is either when Bruce makes the jump in the pit or the chase scene where all the cops are after Batman.
— Dalton Weaver (@dalton_weaver) July 25, 2012
@firstshowing difficult choice but I'd say Bruce manages to escape from THE prison.(chant, music, photo, Bale) Perfect ! Tears in my eyes.
— Franck (@franck_htet) July 25, 2012
— Manuel Ochoa (@Iron_Knight) July 25, 2012
There's even more of these, mostly from the later half / finale of the movie, on our second page of replies.
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