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August 10th, 2008
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So, Unlike Most Everyone I Know

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From:lilacsigil
Date:August 11th, 2008 07:09 am (UTC)
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I just saw it today, and this was pretty much my reaction - the Joker was far too competent and organised, the police were randomly disorganised then very organised. But a good hard edit would have made an okay-but-sloppy movie into a terrific movie.

Like you say, I have no problem with the Joker recruiting mentally ill people - I just can't see that people ill enough to go along with the Joker (apart from the actual gangsters) would be able to then follow instructions. I know that when I was seriously depressed, I couldn't plan several hours in advance!

The part with them not getting off the ferry was mentioned though - the instructions were that if anyone got off the boats they would all be blown up, and the Joker had line-of-sight from his building to the ferries. Now, if anyone can tell me what Gordon's last speech was, over that thumping music, I'll be happy!
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From:mofic
Date:August 11th, 2008 10:47 am (UTC)
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Aw, thanks for the clarification on why they didn't evacuate - somewhow I missed that. It still doesn't explain how he got all that stuff on the ferry :-).

I heard the speech, but didn't transcribe it. My friend also had trouble hearing it. Anyway, I found this and I think it sounds like about what he said:

"Because he's the hero that Gotham deserves, but not the one it needs right now...and so we'll hunt him...because he can take it...because he's not a hero...he's a silent guardian, a watchful protector...the Dark Knight"
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