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« Reply #1000 on: July 22, 2008, 04:23:09 PM »
Too much "dark" for Teh Dark Knight

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It's not a comic book movie. 

 

That's the first thing you should know when your kids ask to see "The Dark Knight," this summer's biggest blockbuster. The film is vastly more true to Frank Miller's famous alternative view of The Batman than to the zap-pow camp of Adam West's TV portrayal and sanitized DC comics that filled our childhood.

 

So how do you answer? Should your children see "The Dark Knight?" We turned first to our resident film fanatic and visual designer, Chuck Kim, the first of the Yahoo! Kids team to see the box office smash.

 

"I would not take a kid to see 'The Dark Knight,' said Chuck. "The Joker and Two-Face alone could give a kid nightmares."  The oft-mentioned violence is not of one of gore, he says, but more of the heart—and thus potentially more terrifying. "The main thing is that it is a very dark movie," Chuck concludes."There's no ray of hope for the city."  He recommends kids be 14 or older to see the film.

 

Such cautions seem to be the consensus, beginning with movie's star, Christian Bale, who said this on the "Today Show:"

 

"It’s quite haunting. It’s something which will stay with you for quite a while afterward. I’m not sure how much a child will be oblivious to that. I would say starting at about 9, maybe 10 years old may be an appropriate age for kids to be able to deal with this.”

 

A sampling of other comments:

 

    * "'Dark Knight' is a staggeringly violent and disturbing film. Thought-provoking for adults, but potentially terrifying for children," says Jeffrey Weiss of The Dallas Morning News. "The PG-13 rating should offer some warning, yes. But this film dances just south of an R in my book."

 

    * "This film is not for children, and I would discourage parents from taking anyone under 12 to see this movie," writes Jim Pappas of The Trades.com. “'The Dark Knight' offers a glimpse into the darker places within each of us, which might be cathartic for some, but others will simply be afraid."


    * "The movie is sadistic, violent, disturbing and also one of the best and biggest movies of the year," according to MoviesOnline.ca. "That all said, 3 out of 4 of those components are absolutely not suitable for young children... regardless of how the MPAA rated the movie."

 

Ultimately, the "Dark Knight" decision depends upon you, your children and your relationships with them. There are children at age 14 (and I was one) who would be deeply troubled by the darkness of the film. And there are children of 10 who could not only face down the terror but even discuss some of the film's layered themes.

 

In all cases, we suggest talking with your children about "The Dark Knight." Be sure they understand that it is not a typical comic book movie and that it is intended for grown-ups.  And should you permit them to see the film, we strongly recommend discussing it afterwards; our Common Sense Media review has some excellent starting points.
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« Reply #1001 on: July 22, 2008, 09:36:39 PM »
Final Numbers for TDK

Widest Opening
Pirates of Caribbean: At World's End, 4362 theaters
The Dark Knight, 4366 theaters

Biggest Midnight Opening Gross
Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, US$16.9M
The Dark Knight, US$18.5M

Biggest Opening Day Gross
Spider-Man 3, US$59.8M
The Dark Knight, US$67.2M

Biggest Single Day Gross
Spider-Man 3, US$59.8M
The Dark Knight, US$67.2M

Biggest Friday Gross
Spider-Man 3, US$59.8M
The Dark Knight, US$67.2M

Biggest Sunday Gross
Spider-Man 3, US$39.9M
The Dark Knight, US$43.6M

Biggest Opening Weekend Gross
Spider-Man 3, US$151.1M
The Dark Knight, US$158.4M

Biggest July Opening Weekend Gross
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, US$135.6M
The Dark Knight, US$158.4M

Biggest Summer Opening Weekend Gross
Spider-Man 3, US$151.1M
The Dark Knight, US$158.4M

Fastest to $100M
Spider-Man 3, US$111.2M, 2 days
The Dark Knight, US$114.8M, 2 days

Biggest Aggregated Top 12 Weekend Gross
#1 Movie - Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, US$209.9M
#1 Movie - The Dark Knight, US$253.6M total

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Re: Perpetual Movie Discussion Thread
« Reply #1002 on: July 22, 2008, 10:58:53 PM »
bangis ah!
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« Reply #1003 on: July 23, 2008, 11:55:13 AM »
Yeah! Batsy kicked Spidey's webby ass big time!   :lol:
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« Reply #1004 on: July 25, 2008, 03:18:52 PM »
spiderman 2 worty pa to match TDK, i hate emo stuff in spidey 3.. and the way they murder eddie brock..
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« Reply #1005 on: July 26, 2008, 01:28:46 AM »
just watched TDK tonight with my wifey. what a great flick, defnitely enjoyed this movie. i'd say if heath was not cast as the joker, i'm thinking it wouldn't been that great. heath's acting was top notch. too bad he can no longer reprise his role as the joker.

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Re: Perpetual Movie Discussion Thread
« Reply #1007 on: July 28, 2008, 07:11:23 AM »
Just watched The Dark Knight last night, great movie and great acting. The whole raspy voice of batman was......interesting. hehe i dunno if he's doing it intentionally or wearing that suit does something to his voice to better conceal his identity....i dunno...i never took those small things seriously or personally....enjoyed the movie...Joker kicks major @ss.


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« Reply #1008 on: July 28, 2008, 07:38:05 AM »
I miss going to the movies, been so busy lately. 


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« Reply #1009 on: July 28, 2008, 08:06:43 AM »
ganda ng The Dark Knight ^_^ 4 thumbs up! pati paa!
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Re: Perpetual Movie Discussion Thread
« Reply #1010 on: July 28, 2008, 11:55:55 AM »
medyo parang masyadong corny yung racist jokes sa zohan. OA naman yung paggamit ng hummus lol

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Re: Perpetual Movie Discussion Thread
« Reply #1011 on: July 28, 2008, 03:15:04 PM »
Dark Knight reached $300m in just 10 days breaking Pirates of the Caribbean.
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« Reply #1012 on: July 29, 2008, 09:35:58 AM »
just watched Wanted last night it a good action flick
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« Reply #1013 on: July 29, 2008, 09:55:08 AM »
I haven't watched it. For a comic book reader I'm apparently missing a lot!

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« Reply #1014 on: July 29, 2008, 10:44:26 PM »
Dark Knight ftw  :wub:
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« Reply #1015 on: July 30, 2008, 12:22:11 AM »
Im gonna watch it in again IMAX naman pag konti na ang nanunuod.
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Re: Perpetual Movie Discussion Thread
« Reply #1016 on: July 30, 2008, 02:59:15 AM »
Just watched The Dark Knight last night, great movie and great acting. The whole raspy voice of batman was......interesting. hehe i dunno if he's doing it intentionally or wearing that suit does something to his voice to better conceal his identity....i dunno...i never took those small things seriously or personally....enjoyed the movie...Joker kicks major @ss.

He actually did the raspy voice without the suit when he did a sleeper hold on dent to hide him in the closet when joker crashed the party.

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« Reply #1017 on: July 30, 2008, 10:38:26 AM »


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« Reply #1018 on: August 01, 2008, 09:03:54 PM »

OMG HASSELHOFF
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« Reply #1019 on: August 02, 2008, 01:04:08 AM »
not a new movie but i really do enjoy watching ong-bak movies ^_^
ilang beses ko ng inulit-ulit still enjoy na enjoy pa din akong makita yung mga killer moves nya! FTW
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