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The greatest Bat film vs one of the greatest love stories!
Eternal it is!
Both films have great writing... But Eternal Sunshine is an original story (1 leg up already) and doesn't get bogged down in its third act by "Deus ex Machinae" and extraneous speechifying. Eternal Sunshine also has a really original and stylish visual theme. The Dark Knight just can't compete on rewatchability or artistic achievement.
Gaaaah.... I quit! But really, it has to be Eternal. How can it NOT be? Perfect story, great writing, and 100% original. TDK is also original withihn itself, but it's an established franchise.
this isnt fair...
Oh come on, The Dark Knight is the superior cinema experience.
Gotta be Eternal, TDK is great but doesnt have the same lasting effect on you.....
The Dark Knight has a longer lasting effect than Eternal Sunshine, imo. Both are great movies, but I don't even have to think twice about it; Dark Knight.
Great vs meh. That is all.
I chickened out on this one. I'm not making that call.
Eternal Sunshine is a masterpiece. I freakin' love The Dark Knight, but Eternal Sunshine is better, not to mention near and dear to my heart.
Tight choice, but at the end, Eternal Sunshine won.
The Dark Knight is a great movie, but it just can't win here. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is a masterpiece. This is the best love story ever made, also the most complex. It is so original, and it has such an amazing screenplay and great acting. I can re watch Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind once a week. It just never gets old, it leaves a lasting effect.
Agreed with the above statement. I love TDK, but Eternal Sunshine is so unique and relatable...just an absolute classic that I could watch everyday.
The Dark Knight. I mean, Eternal Sunshine was alright, but it could never reach TDK's level.
The Dark Knight isn't even in the Top Five Batman Movies.
All right, that was too flip and ill-considered a comment. (Especially considering that both of these films are in my favorites of the 2000s.) "Eternal Sunshine" was much harder to shake; the experience left me with a creeping sense of unease for a while. "The Dark Knight" was a fantastic alternate take on Batman. Afterwards I thought a little bit about how it provided great roles for the villains, then I took a nap and read "The Killing Joke" again. Maybe if it had gotten to me a bit earlier I would have been more shaken by Nolan's interpretation, but as it stands it was a fine picture and one I might revisit eventually. Meanwhile, I'm too freaked out by the concepts in "Eternal Sunshine" to ever go back and watch it again. That wins.