Thursday, June 16, 2005

Movie Review

Batman Begins 002Wow. Badass car, a hottie, intense action, humor, and ninjas? 'Tis the trappings of an excellent Hollywood blockbuster. But still, it was easy to go into the movie as a skeptic, the previous Batman movies were far from stellar. To add to this doubt, the last couple movies feature large ensemble casts (Troy, Alexander, Ocean's 12, etc.) had been highly disappointing. It's rare for me when a movie delivers much higher than what I had previously expected. I this "wowed" with a movie since seeing The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. Even people not well-versed with the character of Batman were greatly satisfied with the movie to say the least. The movie was almost inspirational in a sense, allowing you to watch a man overcome his fears and doubts with sheer tenacity to "become more than just a man." If only it had pirates...
"If you make yourself more than just a man, if you devote yourself to an ideal, you become something else entirely."

"Which is?"

"A legend, Mr. Wayne."
Rating: 9.5 out of 10

8 Comments:

At Fri Jun 17, 02:13:00 AM EDT, Blogger Danger said...

"Yarrr, and shiver me timbers! We'll keelhaul ye, bats!"

"I think not, Peg Leg." *batarang*

*parrot catches it in beak* "Squack! Dead men tell no tales, dead men tell no tales!" *pirates rush the batman*

Yeah David, I agree, the movie COULD use Pirates. I'm sure Jerry Bruckheimer will happily cross his worst (Batman & Robin) with his best (Pirates of the Carribean) to satisfy you.

 
At Fri Jun 17, 11:06:00 AM EDT, Blogger Jack and Coke said...

I give it a 9.7 because of the added humor from Bruce and Alfred. Where did Alfred's ricockulous accent come from?

The character Bruce [I count him as a different character from Batman] was by far the funniest in the movie.

 
At Fri Jun 17, 02:39:00 PM EDT, Blogger Dave/Scott said...

Alfred's always been British. You knew that, right?

Yeah, there was definitely quite a bit of humor throughout the movie.

 
At Fri Jun 17, 03:10:00 PM EDT, Blogger Jack and Coke said...

I knew he was british but his accent was pretty extreme in my mind

 
At Fri Jun 17, 03:52:00 PM EDT, Blogger Dave/Scott said...

To the point of being exaggerated?

 
At Sat Jun 18, 11:48:00 PM EDT, Blogger Jack and Coke said...

just to the point of not being a wealthy man's butler it was almost unrefined at times

 
At Sun Jun 19, 10:03:00 AM EDT, Blogger Dave/Scott said...

I heard that Caine wanted to play Alfred as an old British sergeant who became a butler, explaining the more "unrefined" accent like you noticed.

 
At Mon Jun 20, 10:37:00 AM EDT, Blogger Danger said...

I can die happy, I saw this movie. It was great.

 

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