Architecture wrote:sordid affair wrote:i would just like to pop in to say that this movie was disturbing/tense/intense enough to warrant an "r" rating, and that it's kind of messed up that it would have had one had there been one bare breast
this is tipper gore, signing off
Not one single drop of blood is spilled
TDK was the same way, and in my opinion, far more horrific
Definitely. The lightening cut away from Joker slicing Gambol's face open is so much more visceral than any of the (self-consciously) similar shots of Bane snapping necks or, more troublesomely for TDKR's effectiveness, Batman's face.
I keep coming back to how visually ugly this film was, and not in an intentional, post-apocalyptic miasma way. I mean, when I close my eyes and think of ...Begins, I see a color palette of really rich oranges and blacks; TDK - deep blues, violets, and greys. ...Rises, I see brownish piss.