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Critics aren't the only ones fawning over the new Batman movie!

Director Kevin Smith just saw the film and he raved about it on his blog.

He says:

"Courtesy of Peter Sciretta over at SlashFilm.com, I caught an early screening of "The Dark Knight" yesterday evening.Without giving anything away, this is an epic film (and trust me: based on the sheer size and scope of the visuals and storytelling, that's not an overstatement). It's the "Godfather II" of comic book films and three times more earnest than "Batman Begins" (and fuck, was that an earnest film). Easily the most adult comic book film ever made. Heath Ledger didn't so much give a performance as he disappeared completely into the role; I know I'm not the first to suggest this, but he'll likely get at least an Oscar nod (if not the win) for Best Supporting Actor. Fucking flick's nearly three hours long and only leaves you wanting more (in a great way). I can't imagine anyone being disappointed by it. Nolan and crew have created something close to a masterpiece."

Wow.

We're even more excited to see it now!

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82 comments to “Heaping Praise”

  1. chich says – reply to this


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    first

  2. chich says – reply to this


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    wow. really was first

  3. janet says – reply to this


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    first

  4. ashle says – reply to this


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    i CANT WAITT!!!!!

  5. jessi says – reply to this


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    first?!??

  6. haha says – reply to this


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    Heath sucks just like this movie

  7. k=H=k says – reply to this


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    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Can't wait 2/c it…luv batman

    and luv Heath……………………

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  8. Can' says – reply to this


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    wow. I can't wait to see this.

  9. tim says – reply to this


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    and KATIE HOLMES passed on it–stupid BITCH!

  10. LB says – reply to this


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    All of you idiots can't be first! For the love of God, understand that some may have already submitted posts, they just haven't shown up yet. And what prize do you win for being first?

  11. Chels says – reply to this


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    I hope heath does get the oscar. x

  12. Pocah says – reply to this


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    I wonder if I dragged Batman in the woods, if I get get to his dick through that leather suit. Surely there has to be an opening for
    peeing. I think I'll smoke a blunt with him. I like his pointy ears.

  13. emili says – reply to this


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    cant wait. filmed in chicago and looks amazing.



  14. 14

    Re: haha – He's dead you idiot. What does it prove you mocking a dead man?

  15. Tight says – reply to this


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    That tubby bitch is at it again! Trying to get press coverage on himself by posting a review of this flick. That hairy meatball hasn't been relevant in 10 years! Coming soon: "Clerks 3-D"!

  16. ohhh says – reply to this


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    i can't wait! so excited

  17. Bill says – reply to this


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    I don't understand the joker's makeup. To me, it doesn't look
    that much like the joker.

  18. Franc says – reply to this


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    OMG I cant wait!!!!!!!! Christian Bale is too FINE!!!!!!!!

  19. lsjdf says – reply to this


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    already have tickets for opening night in imax!!! can't wait

  20. more says – reply to this


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    i kinda hope they start commenting about the other people in the movie and not just heath even though i'm sure he's amazing in it — i would just like to hear more



  21. 21

    I can't wait to see this!



  22. 22

    Re: AgentGiggles. – How did you get your avatar work, mine doesn't show up???

  23. b says – reply to this


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    is it just me or does anybody else think that if Heaths preformance sucked he would still get a nod…i know he will be awesome but i think even if he wasnt he would still get praise which is bullshit but atleast his daughter will be able to see him for the rest of her life by watching his movies…..:(

  24. Anon1 says – reply to this


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    pretty cool

  25. Kelli says – reply to this


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    I love Kevin Smith! I wasn't really interested in The Dark Knight but I'll see it now based on his comments. And I can't wait for Zack & Miri Make a Porno.

  26. Nice! says – reply to this


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    I'm so excited to see this!! The first was was definitley my favorite Batman movie!! Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  27. kRAZI says – reply to this


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    You know what would of been kooooooooooool….
    to have Jack Nicolson…as daddy joker
    and Heath Ledger az baby joker
    I luv Jack….
    I need more Jack…

  28. kdjf says – reply to this


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    Re: b – yeah i agree with you…. i guess there's no way to know but hopefully his performance is actually good enough to warrant all of this praise… i feel like he would have overshadowed everyone else anyways though because his character si the new one and the publicized one even before his death.

  29. Henny says – reply to this


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    The anticipation is KILLING ME!

  30. goths says – reply to this


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    YEAH BATMAN RULES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  31. Keith says – reply to this


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    Saw a mucho early screening myself, and give it 8 out of 10. Very good movie: engaging and absorbing, but comparing it to the Godfather? This movie isn't as epic or nearly as good. The Dark Knight isn't even the best movie so far this summer or year. That is reserved alone for Iron Man; which while not as cinematically compelling, it's simply a much better (more enjoyable) movie. I certainly wouldn't trust much of what Kevin Smith says as a mediocre filmmaker himself. MTV and Rolling Stone, in my mind, have probably given the film one of the more accurate reviews to date. I'd still wait for reviews by ordinary people who haven't been wined and dined by the movie studio. Warner bros has pulled out all the stops to sell their product… not that anything Ledger isn't already flying off the shelves.

  32. Blunt says – reply to this


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    Is all this praise for Health for an exceptional performance or sympathy for his untimely death? I sincerely hope it's for the former.

  33. Alex says – reply to this


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    It would be nice if this movie didn't suck, like most blunt and stupid superhero movies (Spiderman, Ironman, Catwoman, Daredevil, Electra…etc. etc.)

    The first 2 Batman films are the best superhero movies ever made…….Nolan might be able to reach up to Burtons level.

    I'm eagerly awaiting this movie.

  34. VOXIE says – reply to this


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    OK FINE, R.I.P. HEATH - SINCERELY AND TRULY.

    HOWEVER….., LET'S AWARD THE LATE, GREAT ACTOR BASED ON MERIT IN THIS NOT YET RELEASED PICTURE AND NOT BECAUSE HE'S DEAD. I'M SURE THERE ARE OTHER WORTHY YET-TO-BE-NAMED NOMINEES WHO ARE ALIVE AND JUST AS WORTHY OF THIS HIGHLY PRESTIGIOUS ACCOLADE. LET NOT GET ALL DRAMA, OK I'M SO NOT IN THE MOOD!!!!!!!



  35. 35

    You couldn't pay Me to see this movie!

  36. littl says – reply to this


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    Can't wait 2c it but why did Mamma Mia chose to open the same weekend?

  37. FReal says – reply to this


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    Good thing Tom Cruise kept Katie Holmes out of this movie. Wouldn't want anyone in that household having a hit, now would we?

  38. MmHmm says – reply to this


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    Re: BITCH!
    But we could pay you to eat shit, I'm sure. Luckily you do that for free.

  39. Me says – reply to this


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    There is a new trailer up at another website…..makes me want to see it even more!!!

  40. wes says – reply to this


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    ya Mario you know you want that BEAR Kevin Smith to ram his hairy cock up your dirty Cuban butthole………….

  41. me says – reply to this


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    i won't be seeing it… too creepy watching a dead dude on the teli.



  42. 42

    I hope the movie will be good. I really like these two actors. Christian Bale was excellent in American Psycho.

  43. delil says – reply to this


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    You sound surprised. No one should be surprised if Heath Ledger gets a nomination and that he will actually win. The day he killed himself by doing drugs, everyone knew that this "dark" role would get him all sorts of awards. So Perez, stop being surprised. I'm telling you now, any award that is available will be won by Heath Ledger. I feel like I can foretell the future. Who am I kidding. It's not hard to figure out how Hollywood thinks and reacts.

  44. dude says – reply to this


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    Re: haha

    your a fuckfaaaaaceee =)

  45. meeme says – reply to this


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    Go Bubsy and the Whole Caps team!

  46. E-dog says – reply to this


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    Man, they are REALLY pushing this flick. It will be interesting to see what critics and industry types consider an 'A +' movie since they pan everything else.
    Normally when something is this hyped up I actually AVOID watching it. Anything the machine is too eager to sell to the masses should be treated with caution.

  47. wwtd? says – reply to this


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    This is a DISGRACE that you fags and dykes are talking about this P.O.S. Heath who died like 5 years ago or whatever (coz who cares) when TIM RUSSERT is still WARM in his GRAVE!! Heath wishes he had had half as much CLASS as TIM RUSSERT!! You didn't see TIM taking it up the ASS out in the woods like this QUEERmaster. Have some RESPECT for LEGEND like TIM RUSSERT you worthless COCKSUCKERS!!!

  48. FONZI says – reply to this


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    Re: Tight

    Exactamundo!



  49. 49

    I can't help but wonder if he'd be getting all this praise if still alive. Has anyone noticed that you rarely see a photo of Michelle w/out Matilda? It's creepin' me out the way she totes that kid out for what are all but "photo ops".

  50. YOUR~ says – reply to this


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    can't wait to see this!

  51. david says – reply to this


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    it looks like batman's giving the joker a shoulder massage! LOL :)

  52. kai says – reply to this


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    wow, the godfather part 2? i gotta see it now! that's a crazy comparison

  53. PRTX says – reply to this


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    Re: wwtd? – Read your column every day and dont you currently have the new trailer posted? I still cannot wait to see this movie!!!

  54. homie says – reply to this


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    It`s all about free publicity, and there`s lots of it now that he`s dead. Lightly talented at best, let the worms eat him in peace.

  55. roach says – reply to this


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    Fuck it I'll go watch it!!!!

  56. JM says – reply to this


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    WOW CAN PEOPLE PLEASE STOP GOING CRAZY OVER A "SUPER HERO" MOVIE JUST BECAUSE ONE OF THE MAIN ACTORS IS DEAD, SERIOUSLY SINCE WHEN DO THESE KIND OF MOVIES GET THIS MUCH FUCKING ATTENTION ESPECIALLY WHEN IT INVOLVES ACTING WHICH AS TEENS WE COULD GIVE A FUCK

  57. gardn says – reply to this


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    what's up with the crappy makeup? i just can't stand seeing it anymore…

  58. dg says – reply to this


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    I freakin' LOVE Kevin Smith…

    I cannot wait to see this film, I wanted to see it so badly when it was first ever reported that Heath was going to take on this role.
    I have been a fan of Heath since 10 Things I Hate About You…

    Im still so saddened that he passed away….
    This is defitnately the movie Im willing to pay 12 bucks for….

  59. Micha says – reply to this


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    No offense but he's dead.. why would they give him an Oscar nomination? He obviously isn't going to be there to accept it. Is it really that good?

  60. kelly says – reply to this


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    I have been PUMPED for this since the first trailer came out in December! It's gonna be amazing.

  61. JJAZZ says – reply to this


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    JIMMYJAZZ SAYS………HERE'S A TWIST…..A POST FROM ME DEVOID OF SASS.
    .
    .
    IT'S GONNA BE A LONG TIME BEFORE I CAN HANDLE SEEING THIS. HEATH'S DEATH BREAKS MY HEART!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    .
    .
    WHAT ABOUT THOSE "RELIGIOUS" ANTI GAY PHELPS CHURCH PEOPLE….WASTING THEIR RESOURCES TO FLY TO LA TO PROTEST HIS MEMORIAL SERVICE? THEY'RE THE ONES GOING TO HELL. THEY LIVE WITH HATE. NOT GOD'S MESSAGE!!!!! HE MERELY PLAYED A GAY MAN IN BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN. AT MY GAY PRIDE PARADE I WAS WALKING WITH MY CONGRESSMAN AND SOME FANATIC TRIED TO HIT ME IN THE HEAD WITH HIS BIBLE. MY CONGRESSMAN INTERVENED BEFORE I KICKED THAT BITCHES ASS!!!! THANK YOU CONGRESSMAN!! SORRY…NO NAMES….I LIKE AN AURA OF MYSTERY.
    ..
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    I HAVE TOO MANY STALKERS AS IT IS. I KNOW PACA CONSTANTLY CRAVES MY COCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    I'M GETTING READY TO WALK DOWN THE STREET TO MY LOCAL APPLEBEE'S WHERE I'M TAPPING A HOT TALL BLOND WAITER WITH SINEWY ROPELIKE MUSCLES. SORRY PACA BUT THIS HOT WAITER IS ALL I NEED RIGHT NOW
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    RIP HEATH. SEEING YOUR MOVIE IS TOO SAD RIGHT NOW. I THINK I'M GONNA TAKE MY NEW STUD TO MAMA MIA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  62. Kay says – reply to this


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    Re: JJAZZ – Me too.. 'm not quite ready yet… seing that pic of him there and the previews brings tears to my eyes..

    RIP Heath
    Why did you have to go?

  63. jenni says – reply to this


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    Rip Heath. He was brilliant - always. Before Batman.

  64. LAmov says – reply to this


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    I would have to agree with Kevin! I have attended a private screening and the movie is AMAZING! It is unfortunate about Heath's death but this is definitely a great performance and movie to be remembered by your fans and colleagues!!!!!!

  65. asfv says – reply to this


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    yeah batman can't wait

  66. liz says – reply to this


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    I'm so excited I could shit!

  67. Emily says – reply to this


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    Yes I know my opinion will get lost in the shuffle and I know no one will care but I just have to say I saw one on the trailer's for The Dark Knight before Heath Ledger died and right away I told my husband we have to see this movie when it comes out. I'm not really a fan of these types of movies but I was impressed with what little I saw of Heath's performance. There was just something about it. As far as the hype he's getting I'm not sure if it's because he died or if it is just a great performance from him. I would like to think it's for his great acting. We'll soon find out. I miss you Heath!



  68. 68

    I totally trust anything Kevin Smith says to yeah…i wanna see it!

  69. Lily says – reply to this


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    Re: VOXIE – Then quit posting in UPPER CASE letters, if you're not all drama. It seriously comes off like you're shouting. Keyboard etiquette dear.

  70. calli says – reply to this


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    kudos to the guy!

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  71. brad says – reply to this


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    Re: tim
    I'm sure tom had somethign to do with it



  72. 72

    First! I am fucking first you bitches! Lick my sweaty balls. kiss the boot of shiny, shiny leather. Shiny leather in the dark. Tongue of thongs, the belt that does await you.

    Kiss the boot bitches! I'm first! Kiss it! Lick it! Suck my toes you sluts! I'm first!! First!!

  73. sonny says – reply to this


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    who would believe that phat hog kevin smith????
    he is so gross.
    untalented and despised.

  74. Oz says – reply to this


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    seems like it's gonna be pretty govish

  75. Hot D says – reply to this


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    Heath is amazing. The idea that the industry capitalizes on his death, however, leaves a sour taste in my mouth. Honor and respect a person when he's alive.

  76. Ian says – reply to this


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    My god I'm horny for this.

  77. FREAK says – reply to this


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    KEVIN SMITH SUCKS BIG TIME!!!!!!!!!!!
    WHY WOULD YOU VALUE IS OPINION ABOUT A MOVIE????????????

  78. bling says – reply to this


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    this movie will own……………. cant wait have a feeling it will be as good as batman 1 or at least right below it in the pecking order

  79. Marki says – reply to this


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    And the winner for the dead man oscar is the drug addict who over dosed or what ever the fuck he did. And here to pick it up is, oh, shit anyone got a flashlight and a spade!!



  80. 80

    YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!!

  81. Annie says – reply to this


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    I can't frickin' wait for this movie to come out!! I watched Batman Begins again this weekend, and it just made me want to run to the theatre to FINALLY see The Dark Knight.

  82. Annie says – reply to this


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    Re: Marki
    Wow, you're such a total peice of crap!