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Old 06-15-2005, 11:57 AM   #31
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I just saw Batman. There was a few surprises so don't assume anything about the villains/story/character roles till you see the movie. Best comic book movie I've ever seen, it was perfectly crafted.
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I loved this movie because it is dark, your bad men are rotten to the core. They even scared me, and I loved it. There was no room for hokey little jokes or over the top performances, you really wouldn't want to meet up with these guys in a dark alley. Now of course that being said as usual there is a great amount of quick wit and random comedy that helps break up the drama. I loved the fact that we saw just as much of Bruce Wayne as we did Batman, in fact you probably saw more of Bruce. It shows him as a man that becomes something extraordinary, however in the end he is just a man and can be hurt just the same. I really cannot say enough about not only the movie but the amazing cast in this film. Everyone plays their part to perfection and you look forward to their return. In fact I would like to see a little more of Morgan Freeman and even Rutger Hauer, we all know what a bad guy he can be. As usual I don't want to give away too much of the story, but this is what I will tell you. The gadgets come to life, when Bruce stumbles upon a basic warehouse of military products that Wayne Enterprises invested in but never seemed to sell. Bruce uses all of these items to his advantage and with Lucius Fox' help he manages to put them to some good use.

Christian Bale and Chris Nolan are my hero's they helped save a franchise that should never have turned into the fluff that was Batman Returns. They do a wonderful job of not only showing you how everything came to be, they help set up the villains and stories that have yet to come.




The characters are cast perfectly. Christian Bale has always been a favorite of mine, and now he is my favorite Batman but even better I was finally just as psyched to see Bruce Wayne on the screen. He encompasses Bruce Wayne's smart, witty, and at times vulnerable personality. Bale is also joined on screen by Gary Oldman, Cillian Murphy, Tom Wilkinson, Katie Holmes and Rutger Hauer who round out the rest of this amazing cast. As I said before, I loved this movie, this is the reason I go see movies. I was entertained, maybe even a little enlightened, OK a little too far with that one... Bottom line I was left salivating like Pavlov's dog waiting for the bell to ring only my bell is a sequel

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I'm looking forward to Batman ...
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The only review I've read said Katie Holmes is terrible..they also said it started out promising then sort of pandered to the more commercial cartoonish aspects of Batman
That's interesting, because CNN just posted their review and said the beginning was a "long and boring trek into the dramatic wilderness" while the second half was "the good stuff...when Bruce puts on his bat ears" (which I find hilarious, because the critic says at the beginning of the review that the director "wisely abandoned the slapstick, cartoony tone of the last two Batman films" yet says the second half of this film is better.

Go figure.
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Old 06-15-2005, 06:13 PM   #36
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I saw it today, and as learn2kneel said... best comic book movie

I just did not understand Katie Holmes character... why?! WHY??!!! I hated her

Scarecrow is the most underrated bat-villian ever, I'm happy with him in this movie, and the twist with Ra's was so good

I will see it again this Saturday
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I won't see it until Friday when it gets here. Yeah, Katie Holmes is just getting raked over the coals for her role in this movie. I have seen or read many reviews suggesting she is definitely the worst thing about the otherwise excellent film.

BTW, best comic book movie is quite a compliment considering everyone thought Spiderman 2 was the best ever.

Oh yeah, Jack, go pick up the trade paperback of Crisis on Infinite Earths, it's a good read, George Perez provides excellent art and the whole DC universe is there. It was published the year you were born according to your profile. and the fact you are a girl reading comics puts you in a small exclusive group but you are cool in my book.

The funny thing about Crisis is that I hear that almost everything done in Crisis has been undone including bringing back the dead characters and creating more alternate universes.
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Old 06-15-2005, 07:05 PM   #38
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I would have saved the Scarecrow for a sequel film. I would have started it off with Batman seeing the deaths of everyone he loves like his parents, Alfred, and Robin. During these sequences, we would watch as Batman fails to save his family and be crushed emotionally. The audience would be confused as to what the hell is going on.But as he screams aloud, quick zoom into his mouth and darkness followed by pulling back to see him strapped in straitjacket in Arkham Asylum. Here we would see the Scarecrow under his regular identity administering drugs to Batman keeping him on the edge of insanity. It would be a psycho thriller as we see Batman fight his inner demons, reliving the past and his fear of failure and slowly realize what has happened to him. Eventually, we get to see him escape from an inescapable prison and defeat the Scarecrow who would in the end be a victim of his own fear drugs leading to his internment in Arkham.

I would have liked it if directed in a dark brooding realistic manner. Almost like a suspense thriller but no campiness.
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Old 06-15-2005, 07:23 PM   #39
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Oh yeah, Jack, go pick up the trade paperback of Crisis on Infinite Earths, it's a good read, George Perez provides excellent art and the whole DC universe is there. It was published the year you were born according to your profile. and the fact you are a girl reading comics puts you in a small exclusive group but you are cool in my book.

The funny thing about Crisis is that I hear that almost everything done in Crisis has been undone including bringing back the dead characters and creating more alternate universes.
I'm tempted to buy it, but I don't know... I bought Superman/Batman when Supergirl returns (another Supergirl because the thing with Power Girl it's complicated, they decided bring back Kara, but Barry is still dead, the others who will return are Hal Jordan and Donna Troy, but they didn't die in the Crisis)

oh, yeah, this is the best comic book movie ever because I'm not a Spiderman fan
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Yep, Katie Holmes is there to attract some females to the audience.

Not really. Bale is reason enough to go see Batman. I'm glad this one is more faithful to the comics. I've read some reviews and the buzz is pretty good.
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Not really. Bale is reason enough to go see Batman. I'm glad this one is more faithful to the comics. I've read some reviews and the buzz is pretty good.
I didn't mean to attract females sexually, I meant she is a love interest for Batman so there will be kind of a love story like Titanic stuff so it could be a date movie too.
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Oh, man. I just came back from seeing it. I want to have 10,000 of Christopher Nolan's babies. I hope he's signed on to direct the sequel.

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I just did not understand Katie Holmes character... why?! WHY??!!! I hated her
Yeah, I've never been fond of Katie Holmes. Her character was the only low point of the movie for me. I thorougly enjoyed everything else about the movie though. I can't wait to see it again next week.

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I saw Batman Begins yesterday, and I loved it. I've been a batman fan since - well, let me put it this way; Batman was one of my first words. Now I'm 37, so that's a long period of Bat-Excitement.

I think it was the best Batman movie ever, and I liked Katie Holmes in the movie. She was easily my favorite of all Bruce's love interests.
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Can I get a little "bat-advice".


I really liked the movie - a lot - and would like to know more about batman. How can I get caught up on the Batman story? Do I have to read all the comic books or are there books I can read. Are there websites? Yes - I know how to use google - ass . But a little help would be nice.

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