Sunday, June 19, 2005

Part 2 will be postponed: Batman!

I know I promised Part Two of the idiotic journey, but let me just tell you I recently saw the new Batman movie (Batman Begins). After how bad the last Batman Movie was (Batman and Robin) I kind of had a bad taste in my mouth. Overall, I thought the movie was extremely well done. I usually lose my interest with long movies, but suprsingly this film held my ADD in check and had me focused. A lot of the props should go to the director Christopher Nolan. Picking Christopher Nolan to direct, was a bit of gamble considering his other two movies were "Memento" and "Insomnia." Movies that are drastically different than a superhero movie. Nolan was able to seperate this movie from than any other previously made superhero film. When you look at movies such as Spiderman, The Hulk, X-Men, Daredevil, and the last three Batman movies (not the 1st one) they all seem fake and comic-bookey. Nolan made this movie seem real, almost like it could happen in actual life.

The backstory of all the characters was very interesting. I thought Christian Bale did a phenomenal job as Batman. Michael Keaton was a great Batman, but I might have to give the slight edge to Bale. In a real fight between Michael Keaton and Christian Bale, who do you think would win? Bale would beat his ass in a heartbeat. Therefore, I think he makes a more believable Batman. I also need to call Warner Brothers because it appeared they used my body with Bale's head during his shirtless scenes. The rest of the cast was strong with Liam Neeson, Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman and Michael Caine. Katie Holmes was the one character who I thought was replacable. She wasn't bad or anything, but nothing great. Her characater's perspective about the judicial system and morals got to be a little nauseating after a while. I mean I know your a great person and everything, so just shut up already! We get the point! Sorry, I had to get that off my chest.

Here's the big question, is "Batman Begins" better than the first Batman movie? As a a whole "Batman Begins" is a better movie. But nothing will ever compare with Jack Nicholsan's Joker in the first Batman. I did think the guy that played Scarecrow did a good job, but it is not in the same category with Joker. In addition, I saw the first Batman movie 16 years ago. (Has it been that long? Damn!) So its hard for me to remember how I felt when I left the theater that long ago. The natural feeling is to like the movie that is the freshest in your mind. Honestly, both movies are completely different so it is almost too difficult to compare. But becasue I liked Nolan's storytelling technique and Bale as Batman I guess I'll have to give the nod to "Batman Begins" Anyways, go see the movie. And if you don't care about seeing Batman, I would just go to see what it looks like with my shirt off.

I'm Out!

No comments: