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Old 07-22-2008, 05:39 PM   #241
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I didn't notice the changes to the suit, either. I know he asked for the neck movement (because then he could back out of the driveway easier, har har har) but I didn't notice that he couldn't move his neck before, and I didn't notice if he could move it later.

I understand some people are very particular in the way they like their action sequences, and I've heard all the gripes about Nolan's direction of them, but I thought they were fine and dandy.

The only time it bothered me was the scene with the hostages and clowns in the warehouse with the swat team, and that was because the sonar vision (or whatever) made it very chaotic and discombobulating. But that might have been the point.
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If you get the chance to watch Batman Tech on the History Channel, I'd recommend doing it. It was pretty damn cool.
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I thought the new suit was very notieceable in closeups - it looked like he was wearing a helmet rather than a cowl. In other words, his head was a lot larger than his neck, which it wasn't before. (hopefully that makes sense...)

Also, the changes round the chest area and the gloves were pretty obvious to me.
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Patrick Bateman approves of the new Batsuit.

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Patrick Bateman approves of the new Batsuit.

I saw this again today and absolutely love the bit of Bateman Bale puts into his Bruce Wayne.

Also, Bats timing the jump onto Scarecrow's truck reminded me of Bateman dropping the chainsaw on that hooker from the top of the staircase. And the Batpod going through the shopping center looked like a nod to The Blues Brothers - makes sense from the Chicago connections. I know this because Bono told me.

It holds up on second viewing. Of course it lacks the shock value of the plot twists, but seeing the foreshadowing of everything in the beginning was pretty damn cool, I thought. It's a favorite of mine already... even if Huey Lewis isn't doing the theme song.

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The action sequences are infinitely better than the ones from Begins, methinks. Even the short fight sequence in Lao's building in Hong Kong tops any of the major sequences in Begins. One of the many things that makes this film superior to Begins, the previous high watermark for superhero films, in my opinion.
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I saw this again today and absolutely love the bit of Bateman Bale puts into his Bruce Wayne.

Also, Bats timing the jump onto Scarecrow's truck reminded me of Bateman dropping the chainsaw on that hooker from the top of the staircase. And the Batpod going through the shopping center looked like a nod to The Blues Brothers - makes sense from the Chicago connections. I know this because Bono told me.

It holds up on second viewing. Of course it lacks the shock value of the plot twists, but seeing the foreshadowing of everything in the beginning was pretty damn cool, I thought. It's a favorite of mine already... even if Huey Lewis isn't doing the theme song.
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You little bastard.
You complete me.

David Bowie needs to be in the next film. I demand it. If Eric Roberts can be a mobster, Bowie can surely be something.
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Heh - I have American Psycho on its way to me from Netflix. I saw it some years ago, but don't remember much about it (other than all the sex and gore, obviously).

I feel like screening some Christian Bale movies, so have put some more near the top of my queue ... but not Newsies. I have no use for Newsies.
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You complete me.

David Bowie needs to be in the next film. I demand it.
That would be pretty freaky.

Aaron Eckhart = Duncan Idaho, FYI.
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Heh - I have American Psycho on its way to me from Netflix. I saw it some years ago, but don't remember much about it (other than all the sex and gore, obviously).
You'll love it.

So villains for the next film? I'm rooting for Two Face and BlackMask after thinking about it. The Penguin would make sense, too, because of his mob connections, and so would Catwoman / Selina Kyle to fill the void of the "lead female character."

In hindsight, The Riddler's a little too outlandish and similar to The Joker to work for a sequel, unless they want to play out the "revealing Batman's identity" plot point again.
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That would be pretty freaky.

Aaron Eckhart = Duncan Idaho, FYI.
Fuck. We need to have a Recast Dune thread.
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You complete me.

David Bowie needs to be in the next film. I demand it. If Eric Roberts can be a mobster, Bowie can surely be something.
Would he bring his muppets?
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If you get the chance to watch Batman Tech on the History Channel, I'd recommend doing it. It was pretty damn cool.
I was flipping channels last night & caught a few minutes of it. Had I known it was on, I would have recorded it (no TiVo in the bedroom). I'll have to watch for it to repeat.

There was an article in the L.A. Times on Sunday about the Batsuit:

His derring do-over - Los Angeles Times



The picture in the paper actually shows the belt at the waist. Can't find the pic online yet.


another googled photo
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Would he bring his muppets?
When doesn't he?
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I spent the whole first go-round of the movie thinking Eric Roberts was Peter Coyote.

You can't really blame me.



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