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20 June 2005 @ 11:43 pm
Batman Begins  
When I first saw the preview for Batman Begins, I thought it looked awesome.

Turns out I was wrong.

It was fucking awesome!

Aside from the amazing action, the detailed storyline, the breath-taking cinematography and the wry humour (as opposed to the cheap puns of the previous Batman films), one of the most refreshing things was that the romance, whilst central to the film, wasn't overdone. Why the love-interest is so often the absolute central most important part of a superhero film I'm not sure (see Superman and Spider-man), but this film got the balance just right. And without the goddamn saccharin sweetness.

Christian Bale's performance was absolutely spot-on. He did a wonderful job of portraying Batman and Bruce Wayne as two separate, but linked personas.

Anyway, if you haven't already, go and see it.
 
 
 
psuedonym777psuedonym777 on June 21st, 2005 02:00 am (UTC)
Christian Bale was brilliant. I think he might have picked that up from when he did American Psycho.

The movie was top notch, the only gripe I had was that there was a little too much weaving story line at the start. It was dragging a little before he really got on with being batman.

Someone should deffinitely give the casting guy a medal for this one though. The actors chosen were perfect for the role.
Mr Sinisterglintsinisterglint on June 21st, 2005 06:44 am (UTC)
And Where, And Where...Is the Batman?
I didn't think I'd be saying this about 'Batman Begins' but...

I fucking hated it.

Really. No joke. Don't wait for the punchline. I despise this film. It had such potential. It could have been one of the better, if not the best, graphic novel films. Instead, it was a tawdry, frenetic quagmire of half-formed ideas and cheesy acting and dialogue.

And I buy Bale as Bruce Wayne but he was shocking as The Dark Knight. Every time he opened his mouth I almost laughed. Was he meant to be menacing with that lame fucking voice? Sounded like he had a sore throat. If I was a crim and he was all like, "Grr. I'm Batman," I'd be all like, "Dude, what's with the voice and your shitty costume?"

Maybe I'm being a little harsh. There were parts of the film I liked. And I gave it every opportunity to redeem itself. But twenty minutes in I just wanted the fucking thing to end.
Jacobyak_boy on June 21st, 2005 07:18 am (UTC)
Weird
The first words out of my mouth as we exited the cinema:

"I want to see it again."

I'm surprised, the movie even had ninjas in it.
Any movie with ninjas in it must be good.
finfin on June 22nd, 2005 01:52 am (UTC)
Totally agree with you... I loved how they got Bruce Wayne/Batman right for a change... I mean, he is meant to be a seriously flawed character, and the film portrayed this in all its glory.

And such an ensemble cast of fine actors - especially Michael Caine and Gary Oldman. It's about time they gave Alfred and Jim Gordon some decent character work in the Batman films!
Kittymoorekittie on June 22nd, 2005 03:28 am (UTC)
Based on what you know of me, do you think I'd like it?

I don't know weather I should see it or not...
Jacob: imagineyak_boy on June 22nd, 2005 10:21 am (UTC)
Geez, I don't know.

Do you generally like action films?
Some people also found it a little slow to begin with.