23 June 2005

Batman Begins - Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner...

Batman! Just seen Batman Begins last night (Orange Wednesday, nice) and as a stand alone film it was excellent. Put in perspective there are a few issues I have with it. I didn't think the bad guys were anywhere near as evil as Jack Nicholson's Joker or Danny DeVito's Penguin but this is just the start of a new franchise. Finally the fiendish master plan to kill everybody is far too similar to the first film although I did not manage to guess the story line in advance (every plot twist is a surprise). The film itself is very dark and surprisingly British (writer & director as well as 5 of the lead 6 cast are British), Christian Bale looks quite like Tom Cruise. It is a very good film *but* it can't compare to the original Batman for me, that was an epic on and off screen.