I finally went and saw Batman Begins last night. I don’t have too much to say, other than if you haven’t seen this movie, you probably should! It was, in a word, amazing. I totally think they should remake every Batman movie ever made.
All of the performances were excellent, with the exception of Katie Holmes as Rachel Dawes. She just didn’t fit the part, and looked out of place in every scene. I used to think that Michael Keaton was the one and only Batman, but Christian Bale changed my mind about that. He played the character amazingly well, and very convincingly. Morgan Freeman is one of my favorite actors and his character was probably one of the more interesting ones. I was surprised, but I actually liked Liam Neeson as a villain. And finally, probably the best performance in the movie, was Michael Caine as Alfred. Wonderfully cast!
The movie is appropriately dark, and does a nice job of building up the story. In fact, you don’t see any “dark night” action until the second hour of the movie. The Batman gadgetry is pretty cool, even the half-tank, half-Hummer Batmobile (called the “tumbler”). And the city of Gotham finally looks the way it should.
Perhaps the only part of the movie I didn’t like was the very end when a reference is made to The Joker. I would have appreciated a complete and total break from the previous Batman movies a lot more than a 95% break. Though I suppose that is a very small price to pay for such a wonderful movie.
I liked Batman Begins so much, I’d be willing to go see it again!
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