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Willowdale Wizard
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posted 16 June 2005 10:51 AM      Profile for Willowdale Wizard   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
any verdicts on the new film?
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Alix
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posted 16 June 2005 10:56 AM      Profile for Alix     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
So amazingly good!

Go see it. Now.

Honestly, I wasn't expecting to love it as much as I did. It's what a Batman movie should be. It's what a superhero movie should be.


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Vigilante
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posted 22 June 2005 08:19 PM      Profile for Vigilante        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Some quibles, where was the spandex?(they did it for spidey)+ Bale was so bulked up for it. Ninjas don't fucking where armour suits, their stealthy and fast, and armour suits restrict movement. Anyway...also they should have squeezed Red Hood in there somehow. Have him connected with Falcone and have him somehow fall into a batch of chemicals. Makes sense for the developement at the end.

Beyond that it was great.


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Jimmy Brogan
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posted 22 June 2005 11:57 PM      Profile for Jimmy Brogan   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Well the bat could never compete with the ultimate, amazing coolness that is Spidey but this is as good a Batman movie as I could've expected.

Bale owns the part and the supporting cast, especially Michael Caine as Alfred, Gary Oldman as Gordon, and Liam Neeson as the baddie are first rate.

The production values are lush and it's easy to see where the big budget went. The pacing is good - maybe even a bit rushed. The fight scenes have been controversial with the fanboys, who say they are filmed too close in and the quick cuts make them hard to follow. I kinda liked what Nolan was trying to do here, puting you right in the middle of the action, showing how quick and brutal the fighting is.

I remember the disapointment as a 12 year old, when that awful Batman TV series debuted. Why did they make Batman a homo I wondered? Why are they making fun of the comics? Camp was far too sophisticated a concept for a 12 year old to grasp.

Now, 40 years later we finally have a dark and terrifying Batman that does justice to the character .

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Papal Bull
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posted 23 June 2005 12:38 AM      Profile for Papal Bull   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Ah...

But why was the Scarecrow a bad guy? All he was doing was giving Gotham some free LSD. If anything Batman is a bad narc, and the Scarecrow is just a nice dud.


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