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Ranger




First there was Heath Ledger's death. Then there was Christian Bale's arrest. I just saw on Yahoo news that Morgan Freeman has been in a car wreck in Mississippi (currently listed in serious condition).

So, how long before people start talking about a Dark Knight Curse?


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Blue Jay




> First there was Heath Ledger's death. Then there was Christian Bale's arrest. I just saw on Yahoo news that Morgan Freeman has been in a car wreck in Mississippi (currently listed in serious condition).
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> So, how long before people start talking about a Dark Knight Curse?

A) Ledger's death was a long time coming. He had lots of personal issues he needed to resolve.

B) Bale wasn't arrested, he went willingly with the police.

C) Car accidents are one of the big killers in this world. Cars are death traps.


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mjyoung




> > First there was Heath Ledger's death. Then there was Christian Bale's arrest. I just saw on Yahoo news that Morgan Freeman has been in a car wreck in Mississippi (currently listed in serious condition).
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> > So, how long before people start talking about a Dark Knight Curse?

One newspaper has already asked this same question: http://news.bostonherald.com/track/celebrity/view/2008_08_05_Heath_Ledger_dies__Christian_Bale_hits_jail_and_now_Morgan_Freeman_hurt:_Blockbuster_curse/srvc=home&position=1

> A) Ledger's death was a long time coming. He had lots of personal issues he needed to resolve.

And?

> B) Bale wasn't arrested, he went willingly with the police.

He was still arrested. Just because you go willingly with the police doesn't mean you won't be arrested.

> C) Car accidents are one of the big killers in this world. Cars are death traps.

Not really since you have to consider how much of your time is spent in a car. They certainly aren't "death traps". The chance of you dieing in a car crash is 1 in 18,585 .

But, and while this is a morbid thought, I think Morgan Freeman has to die for people to consider this movie to be cursed.

As a fan of his, I hope he makes a full recovery.


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Andrew C




... really needs their head examined. This isn't even like opening King Tut's tomb, just some damn movie. Sometimes bad things just happen. Saying Heath Ledger died (or Morgan Freeman was in a terrible car accident) because of a movie they starred in, is an insult to both of them, and a highly whacked-out and inaccurate one at that. Try explaining your "curse theory" to their families.






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Solar Samurai




> ... really needs their head examined. This isn't even like opening King Tut's tomb, just some damn movie. Sometimes bad things just happen. Saying Heath Ledger died (or Morgan Freeman was in a terrible car accident) because of a movie they starred in, is an insult to both of them, and a highly whacked-out and inaccurate one at that. Try explaining your "curse theory" to their families.
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Yeah, Dark Knight wasn't cursed. It's a movie about a super hero. But Poltergeist, The Crow and The Omen? Oh yeah, those movies were cursed. And what about that ghost boy who appears in one scene in Three Men and a Baby? How do you explain that? Is a haunted movie the same as a cursed movie? Makes you think ...


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Nemo




There are only people with a poor understanding of statistics.

> > ... really needs their head examined. This isn't even like opening King Tut's tomb, just some damn movie. Sometimes bad things just happen. Saying Heath Ledger died (or Morgan Freeman was in a terrible car accident) because of a movie they starred in, is an insult to both of them, and a highly whacked-out and inaccurate one at that. Try explaining your "curse theory" to their families.
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> Yeah, Dark Knight wasn't cursed. It's a movie about a super hero. But Poltergeist, The Crow and The Omen? Oh yeah, those movies were cursed. And what about that ghost boy who appears in one scene in Three Men and a Baby? How do you explain that? Is a haunted movie the same as a cursed movie? Makes you think ...



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ARCHNEMESIS




When you believe in things you don't understand, then you suffer. Superstition ain't the way.

> First there was Heath Ledger's death. Then there was Christian Bale's arrest. I just saw on Yahoo news that Morgan Freeman has been in a car wreck in Mississippi (currently listed in serious condition).
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> So, how long before people start talking about a Dark Knight Curse?



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mjyoung




This thread isn't about whether people think the movie is cursed, but whether the general public will think it is.

> > > ... really needs their head examined. This isn't even like opening King Tut's tomb, just some damn movie. Sometimes bad things just happen. Saying Heath Ledger died (or Morgan Freeman was in a terrible car accident) because of a movie they starred in, is an insult to both of them, and a highly whacked-out and inaccurate one at that. Try explaining your "curse theory" to their families.

That's not the point of this thread.

> > Yeah, Dark Knight wasn't cursed. It's a movie about a super hero. But Poltergeist, The Crow and The Omen? Oh yeah, those movies were cursed. And what about that ghost boy who appears in one scene in Three Men and a Baby? How do you explain that? Is a haunted movie the same as a cursed movie? Makes you think ...

All just movies. But the general public perceives certain things to be cursed, such as the Chicago Cubs, or even the Madden video game covers.

> There are only people with a poor understanding of statistics.

And there are people with reading comprehension skills.


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mjyoung




> When you believe in things you don't understand, then you suffer. Superstition ain't the way.
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> > First there was Heath Ledger's death. Then there was Christian Bale's arrest. I just saw on Yahoo news that Morgan Freeman has been in a car wreck in Mississippi (currently listed in serious condition).
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> > So, how long before people start talking about a Dark Knight Curse?



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Nemo




> This thread isn't about whether people think the movie is cursed, but whether the general public will think it is.
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> > > > ... really needs their head examined. This isn't even like opening King Tut's tomb, just some damn movie. Sometimes bad things just happen. Saying Heath Ledger died (or Morgan Freeman was in a terrible car accident) because of a movie they starred in, is an insult to both of them, and a highly whacked-out and inaccurate one at that. Try explaining your "curse theory" to their families.
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> That's not the point of this thread.
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> > > Yeah, Dark Knight wasn't cursed. It's a movie about a super hero. But Poltergeist, The Crow and The Omen? Oh yeah, those movies were cursed. And what about that ghost boy who appears in one scene in Three Men and a Baby? How do you explain that? Is a haunted movie the same as a cursed movie? Makes you think ...
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> All just movies. But the general public perceives certain things to be cursed, such as the Chicago Cubs, or even the Madden video game covers.
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> > There are only people with a poor understanding of statistics.
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> And there are people with reading comprehension skills.

People are not the general public? ;\-\) Interesting notion.

Regardless, whether the general public thinks the movie has a curse or the majority of readers here do, there simply aren't such things. That's why I posted to the reply I did, to try to nip this silly thread in the bud.

How about we talk about Ledger's incredible performance instead? You know, something about the actual movie? \:\-\)


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Gerrard

believe's in ghosts...




> > ... really needs their head examined. This isn't even like
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> Yeah, Dark Knight wasn't cursed. It's a movie about a super hero. But Poltergeist,

There was a LOT of happenings there...

The Crow

His father's curse got to him?

and The Omen?

I never heard of that one.

Oh yeah, those movies were cursed. And what about that ghost boy who appears in one scene in Three Men and a Baby?

Don't pass a cut-out cardboard of Ted Danson in a top hat as a ghost.

How do you explain that? Is a haunted movie the same as a cursed movie? Makes you think ...



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