Thursday, June 16, 2005

Batman Begins

"You traveled the world... Now you must journey inwards... to what you really fear... it's inside you... there is no turning back. Your parents' death was not your fault. Your training is nothing. The will is everything. If you make yourself more than just a man, if you devote yourself to an ideal, you become something else entirely. Are you ready to begin?"

"What will I become?"

"A legend."

Batman Begins is all that was promised. It delivered.

Acting? Fantastic. Christian Bale is great, and the supporting cast is fantastic. Story? Also great.

But one of the things that blew me away is the cityscape that Batman inhabits. Previously, there was always a deliberate cartoonish touch to Gotham City, an exaggerated harshness. Not here. The city is very, very real, a place that you know you could visit, one that you have seen somewhere.

This is one I'll be seeing again.

1 Comments:

At 12:21 PM, Blogger j.m. said...

Let me know when you're going to go... I'll be there.

 

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