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Which film should win?
Cloverfield (Matt Reeves) 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Iron Man (Jon Favreau) 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
The Dark Knight (Christopher Nolan) 60%  60%  [ 6 ]
The Mist (Frank Darabont) 10%  10%  [ 1 ]
The Orphanage (Juan Antonio Bayona) 30%  30%  [ 3 ]
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2009 8:04 am 
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I've only seen the first three and, good as the other two were, for me "The Dark Knight" wins it by a mile.

Interested to hear what others think, especially anyone who's seen all five.

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Saw them all, and I reckon Dark Knight is very easily best of the lot... with Iron Man only in distant 2nd place.

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Just got The Orphanage to watch before making my decision. Had it from Lovefilm for about a week now...

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I've only seen The Orphanage, and think it unlikely I'll get to see the rest before the voting ends...hmmm...do I vote for it anyway...? Was excellent.

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Dark Knight.

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What a line-up...some great films in there. I've seen all of those and enjoyed them all.

It's a tricky one, but The Mist wins it for me. Got to be, for that bold ending...

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I decided to go for The Dark Knight on this poll, though I could change my mind between now and August 1...

Cloverfield - enjoyed parts of it very much, but a bit of a letdown. Far too derivative of Godzilla (the Emmerich one) and Half-Life 2. By the time Half-Life gets to the cinema it's going to look old-hat because the movies have been mining it relentlessly for ideas for the last few years...

The Orphanage - I thought this was on about the same level as something like the Amityville remake. It featured my least-favourite type of character in movies - the rationalist who ignores the evidence (the Dad). A huge chunk of it was lifted straight from Poltergeist.

The Dark Knight - enjoyed it, could appreciate it was a well-made film, but didn't love it outright. Can't stand the batsuit or the batvoice. And it's only marginally eligible - strictly speaking it's a techno-thriller rather than a fantasy film.

The Mist - parts of this I loved more than any of the other films, the creatures, the mist, and so on, but the religious stuff was overdone and everyone went nuts too quickly. I did like the ending, though. I may change my mind and vote for this in the actual awards, especially if I get to see the black and white Director's Cut by then.

Iron Man - well made, and a good trip to the cinema, but there wasn't much to it.

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Got to disagree with the comments on the ending of Mist; firstly he goes through with killing everyone way too quickly and then practically instantly the army arrive. I thought it was a bit of a cheap shot on behalf of the director, if that was the way he wanted to end it he should have extended the timeline and maybe had the dad killed by friendly fire from the arriving soldiers. I prefered the open ended conclusion of the Novella.

My vote would go to Dark Knight.

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Hope no one who hasn't seen the film visits this thread! Talk about spoilers!

I think everyone went too crazy in The Mist, but if you accept the people going nuts so quickly in the supermarket, it makes sense that he would do the same - I'd guess there's a psychotropic element in the mist that disorientates people.

I think the ending of the director's cut is different.

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