Benjamin Stone: It is a bit of a letdown going from The Joker to Bane (IMO).
AdrienVeidt: The problem with all that is that the Machine didn't actually do anything except act as a beacon for the Contacters to seek out with their warp-tunnels tech. All you'd be doing is monkeying with their doorbell but never be able to make them answer the door.
bbfreak: theorellior: bbfreak: Is interesting that there are more good space films happening even as NASA's budget is slashed year after year. Well, assuming its good but it is Nolan after all.I'm hoping we're at an inflection point in the zeitgeist where all the kids who grew up on Apollo and the shuttle are old enough to found their own space companies and make movies about the spaceships they were promised but never got.That would be great, and I think you are already sort of seeing that in Musk and Bezos and even Richard Bronson. Private spaceflight can only take us so far. Flagship missions like Curiosity and Cassini are under threat of being terminated simply because we've decided that for 2014 at least, that we can't afford to keep planetary scientists employed for the most part. It isn't just NASA either, we've cut science funding across the board in this country. At a time where I'd argue we should be maintaining if not increasing such funding. Make science funding 3 percent, 4 percent of the budget and amazing things would happen. We'd be progressing towards the future.Instead we're in danger of stagnating because millions of Americans don't see the value in NASA, or science in general.Of course Carl Sagan warned us: "We've arranged a global civilization in which most crucial elements profoundly depend on science and technology. We have also arranged things so that almost no one understands science and technology. This is a prescription for disaster. We might get away with it for a while, but sooner or later this combustible mixture of ignorance and power is going to blow up in our faces."Meh
Benjamin Stone: Alphax: I thought TDKR was okay, until it was over and I thought about what I just watched.A big city, captive to madmen with a nuclear weapon, for months? Really?Yep, I pretty much agree on that. It was quite an experience to see it on IMAX though, and it's the only midnight show I've ever been to. But then when sitting back and reviewing it...yeah.I do wonder how much Ledger's death backed them into a corner. It is a bit of a letdown going from The Joker to Bane (IMO). I'd have to assume The Joker would have been back in the third film, but maybe not.
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