posted on Jun, 16 2005 @ 02:09 AM
Whattup y'all, I'm new to BTS, but I had to chime in on this issue. I just saw Batman Begins and it rocked. I am very, very critical of
Hollywood, but I loved this movie.
But at the same time, I hated some parts of it. The fight scenes should have been better. The fight choreography was poor, almost as if they had
said, "Just wail at each other guys, and we'll cut it later!" The director needs to watch "They Live", "Hard Times" and "Fight Club" to see
effective and well-conceived hand to hand combat. If you are going to tell a story about a man who terrorizes criminals without shooting or killing
them, you must have the villians fearing their own broken knees and elbows. If batman does not kill them, he can at least dislocate a few shoulders.
They should fear him personally.
Having said that, HAVE YOU SEEN THE BATMOBILE?! Oh man, thank you deltaboy for posting that picture. I drooled over it before posting this.
Basically if you read about this thing, it's like if you crossbred a lamborghini with a harrier jumpjet and a ZR-1 Corvette plus Bigfoot! This is
unlike any other vehicle that has ever been made. This thing could be made. In fact, from what I have read, they have made them for real.
I would give a limb to be able to drive that thing.
As for batman and all that, this was a beautiful story. My biggest fear was that the outstanding cast which signed on might end up in a Jim Carrey
type Batman movie. Let's face it, people like Freeman, Oldman and Bale do not need to take a Batman movie. The batman series was deader than the
geneva conventions. Here we see an A-list cast willing to make a comic book movie and I wanted for them to shine on screen.
Michael Caine was excellent although it's hard for me to shake the images he created in 'dirty rotten scoundrels'. He looks like he's always
stealing your knickers. He pulled it off though. Morgan Freeman was beyond good. I also loved Oldman as Gordon. He is a god of acting so what can
you say? He did it again. Quigon was a great choice. None of these people looked like they were making a comic book movie.
Christian Bale is awesome. He pulled this off like nobody else could. After seeing him go from 'Empire of the Sun' to 'American Psycho', I knew
he was a good actor, but I didn't think he could breathe any life into this franchise after the "Codpieces on Ice" fiasco of Joel Schmuck-macher.
I hope they sign this memento guy and his crew for six pictures.
They need to fix the mask though. It seemed too tight on his face and kind of made it looked pinched. Nobody who would ever fight hand-to-hand would
immobilize their neck or torso, even if it meant being bulletproof. Bale looks like he's imprisoned in that suit. Tyler Durden would kick batman's
[censored]. Sorry, but the suit gets a four out of ten.
I cannot wait for the next movie, and if they are smart, they will stick with the same crew and NOT CHANGE A THING. The beauty of this was that the
mythical element of Batman was so eloquently recreated. We really understand Gotham. But more than that, we understand the Wayne family.
Think about this: Would a billionaire starve himself? Well, in this movie we see that Bruce Wayne is willing to do not only that, but so much more.
He is a hero, and although Batman has no special powers, he has the greatest power, which is to care.
They made it easy for non comic-reading folks to grasp by telling the highlights of Wayne's life in simple images and cutting in on the primary, most
important moments. Also they did not underestimate their audience. The technology was not intended to sell BMWs like the James Bond crap. They
should flush that series down the loo. Here we have technology that served character, like the [spoiler censored] --Talk about "wonderful toys".
This filmmaking crew completely grasps the tech side of batman.
I would say that Richard Donner's "Superman" still reigns as the greatest comic-book movie ever, but this one is very, very close.
[edit on 16-6-2005 by smallpeeps]