Poll Question: Which trailer did you prefer?


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TheRaven20 - 12/22/2011, 7:13 AM
Man that's tough. Both were made me the more excited than I think I have ever been for a movie. Even better than avengers and The Amazing Spiderman whicc I thought were great as well. In terms of just a trailer I say6 TDKR because it was a better trailer even though the Hobbit made me more excited.
Gmoney84 - 12/22/2011, 7:16 AM
If you voted for TDKR on this site it's understandable. In all honesty this is an extremely biased poll for this site.
Supes17 - 12/22/2011, 7:16 AM
More interested in the end of a trilogy than the prequel of another.
TDKR
MakioGrant - 12/22/2011, 7:23 AM
TDKR.
GodzillaKart - 12/22/2011, 7:24 AM
If you are a douche I can see how you would want TDKR over LOTR.

The problem with Batman Begins is the same problem that all of the Lord of the Rings movies have. They are 3.5 star movies masquerading as 5 star movies.

5 star movies: Silence of the Lambs, The Godfather, Citizen Kane.

TDK was 4.5 though. Bale still sucked as Batman.

Over rated and over rated.

Hope for the best with TDKR and The Hobbit.
marvel72 - 12/22/2011, 7:34 AM
definetly the hobbit,it was the best trailer this year.
Greengo - 12/22/2011, 7:48 AM
The Hobbit trailer was just a character introduction.

It looked good but is was boring.

Even Wrath of the Titans was better than Hobbit, imo.
bhorwith22 - 12/22/2011, 7:48 AM
@SetGecko you don't have to think Nolan is perfect to think some of his films are overrated. For example, I don't think he has made a bad film yet, but anyone who thinks the Dark Knight is better than Memento is deluding themselves.
CBArtist - 12/22/2011, 7:49 AM
Definitely the Hobbit. Nothing about TDKR trailer impressed me. I'm not a Nolan hater, I loved the Prestige, Momento and Batman begins. But TDKR just isn't appealing to me.
Stormbreaker - 12/22/2011, 7:53 AM
SetGecko -

I'd love to see a high quality Batman series (on HBO or other quality cable network). That way, the story could really develop over time. A well executed dramatization of Knightfall would be amazing.

I like Batman very much, but I honestly felt disappointed with both Batman Begins and Dark Knight. Bats Begins was quite good until the final third or so (right after the destruction of Wayne Manor). Then it got ridiculously over the top, and fell apart completely for me at that point. But again, up until that point, I enjoyed seeing the beginnings of the character. The only thing I didn't agree with was when Bruce Wayne was about to kill some gangster, but someone beat him to it. Also, the fights were too dark and too closeup to see/appreciate.

As for Dark Knight, I truly believe that a lot of the allure and success of the film was due to Heath Ledger's death. I know that I wasn't alone in being skeptical of him playing the Joker before seeing the film. As it turns out, however, his scenes are EASILY what I enjoyed the most in the film. He brought something very special to that role. He made the psychotic and detestable Joker compelling.

Otherwise, I found Dark Knight to be pretentious and implausible. The Joker got away with waaay too much stuff that no one could ever accomplish, and Batman wasn't anything special. The scene with the cell phone radar/sonar and the Gotham City Police Department was ridiculous, and the movie seemed to have three or four climaxes, highlighted by that melodramatic musical swelling.

As for Dark Knight Rises, I'll see it for sure, and I hope that I enjoy it more than the other two. But I'm not holding my breath.

Having seen only three Nolan films (Batman Begins, Dark Knight, and The Prestige), I find Nolan to be an extremely intelligent film maker. However, in my view, his intelligence tends to be his undermining. I feel that he tries to be smart for the sake of being smart. There are so many things in those movies (not so much Batman Begins) that fall completely apart when one takes a close look at them that it's impossible for me to uphold my willing suspension of disbelief.

So, while I'm not a hater, I do find him to be trendy and overrated.

As for the Hobbit seeming to be a movie without a purpose… That's an odd statement to make, considering that it's one of the best loved works of literature in history. You should give the book a try. It's fantastic!
40oz - 12/22/2011, 7:57 AM
@setgecko... Of course Maggie isn't the most beautiful actress Nolan could of picked, however, it gives Wayne somewhat of humanity to him for not just going for the hottest thing available, he is a billionaire, he could have any I mean any woman he wants, yet he goes for an average looking woman. Builds character for him instead of making him look like an egotistical douche.

40oz - 12/22/2011, 7:58 AM
Oh and excited for both movies, these will definitely be the most successful next year, but tdkr for most exciting. I love lotrs but it was pretty boring for a trailer although it got me excited.
sansClaymore - 12/22/2011, 7:59 AM
HOBBIT
sarahsatire - 12/22/2011, 8:03 AM
WOW.. go Hobbit! I didn't think it'd be able to keep up on this site.
LucasMend - 12/22/2011, 8:05 AM
the hobbit
LtAnarchy - 12/22/2011, 8:39 AM
TDKR! The Hobbit trailer was boring.
marvel72 - 12/22/2011, 8:39 AM
just watched the prometheus trailer its better than both of these.

1st prometheus 4/5
2nd the hobbit 3.5/5
3rd the dark knight rises 1.5/5
Derezz - 12/22/2011, 8:55 AM
I swear to God some of the people on here have no idea about the history of LOTR. They act as though its a shitty prequel that studio execs decided to release as a cash-in. The Hobbit book first came out in 1937, long before the main trilogy most people are familiar with.
ArrowToTheKnee - 12/22/2011, 8:57 AM
Whats a revenger? Hahaha, all jokes aside the Avengers movie has been shat upon.
GreyChaos13Zero - 12/22/2011, 9:23 AM
yea i had to gave it to Dark Knight, it appealed more to me
marvel72 - 12/22/2011, 9:30 AM
the hobbit has taken the lead.....

the dark knight plumets.
Chewtoy - 12/22/2011, 9:35 AM
Neither one really grabbed me story wise, to be truthful. Visually, the Hobbit was far more striking so it got the vote.

If I knew nothing about either series going in, I don't think I'd be interested in TDKR at all from that trailer.
TheBatman50k - 12/22/2011, 10:02 AM
to be honest, I picked The Dark Knight Rises trailer. I loved The Fellowship of the Rings and Two Towers was decent and Return of the King was also decent but I dont love Peter Jackson's take enough to get really excited about The Hobbit. I'll probably see it and i'll probably end up enjoying it but to me The Dark Knight Rises has so much at state, and if the ending of that film goes the way I hope it does it will change comic book films forever.
TheBatman50k - 12/22/2011, 10:04 AM
to be honest, I picked The Dark Knight Rises trailer. I loved The Fellowship of the Rings and Two Towers was decent and Return of the King was also decent but I dont love Peter Jackson's take enough to get really excited about The Hobbit. I'll probably see it and i'll probably end up enjoying it but to me The Dark Knight Rises has so much at stake, and if the ending of that film goes the way I hope it does it will change comic book films forever.



sorry I accidently hit a *t* instead of a *k*
Greengo - 12/22/2011, 10:28 AM
wtf? Nerds!
SolidSnake007 - 12/22/2011, 11:02 AM
Hobbit was a way better trailer. DKR didn't have anything appealing to me in the trailer. hobbit on the other hand got me really excited for the journey. Can't wait.
EarlGrey - 12/22/2011, 11:30 AM
I've really enjoyed the Batman movies, but so far the new one just isn't doing anything for me. I want to get excited about it, but I can't feel what isn't there.

The Hobbit, on the other hand, got me just as excited as I was some 10 odd years ago when I saw the first teaser for the Fellowship of the Ring. And I never thought I'd be that excited about a movie again. It was like going home after being away for too long. It is definitely my must see movie of 2012.

Batman will likely wait until it comes out on DVD before I see it.

TheOverlord - 12/22/2011, 11:36 AM
Gonna see 'em both - also Avengers - those are the top 3 I'm excited for in 2012. Both of these made me more excited for their movies. The Hobbit gets a slight nod because of 2 reasons: 1. Bane's muffled voice (which was worse in the prologue but still just annoys me - it would be very co if I could hear it!); and 2. the very ending of the Hobbit trailer made me remember how good LOTR was.
TheOverlord - 12/22/2011, 11:38 AM
cool
OrsonRandall - 12/22/2011, 12:06 PM
The Hobbits's yes yes the hobbits's precious.
OptimusBurgundyMaximus - 12/22/2011, 1:14 PM
bwaha Hobbits
RyanLantern77 - 12/22/2011, 1:32 PM
Unimpressed by the Hobbit
Super12 - 12/22/2011, 8:10 PM
The. Hobbit. nuff said. (now granted, it probably would've only taken Batman a few days to beat Smaug and Sauron together....)
danyu - 12/22/2011, 8:43 PM
I honestly think both trailers are extremely disappointing and boring. Though this is to say that doesn't mean I won't enjoy the films.

If I had to choose one, it'd be TDKR based purely on it looked like a more action-packed film.

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