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Thursday, June 16, 2005

Or, in other words, a good start.

Batman Begins is a really good movie. It delivers the goods not just on the comix, but on the feelings beneath and behind the comics. It updates and upgrades the legend. It makes the manbat into as much of a myth as he deserves to be. Christian Bale is terrific. The supporting cast are impeccable, as you might expect from Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman and even Rutger Hauer. Katie Holmes is ... well, she's Katie Holmes, and if I could just get Tom Cruise out of my mind...

Anyway, it's a really good movie. Completely convincing, I felt. It convinced me that there could be a guy who dresses up in armor and beats the crap out of people while dressed as a bat, and that this guy could be scary and smart and deep, not childish and pathological. And it convinced me while delivering action and thrills and glorious spectacle. I wanted to see more of what became of him later.

It made the Serenity trailer seem like a good opening act.

Maybe now they'll let Christopher Nolan remake the stinkers?


I saw an excellent setup for at least a trilogy in the last 5 minutes.


The continued existance of Scarecrow who, unlike most villians in superhero movies, was NOT captured by the end of the film was a cool ending.

I thought that it was sad to see Ra's Al die... But then again we didn't actually see him die so hopefully he'll pop up again.

Finally the Narrows... Ahh, can there be a better problem for Batman to handle? Crazy people are his specialty. And also possibly the origin of some new supervillians...

//end spoilers//

Well I thought is was a great film, and there are some definately good films that I want to see this summer.

The Island anyone?

By Blogger Jason Sanders, at 1:43 PM  

Glad you liked Batman. I thought it was great! But I would have loved to see a bald Natalie Portman observing some of the Narrows action...

By Blogger Kid Sis, at 4:40 PM  

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