||[Aug. 27th, 2005|09:02 pm]
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I've never been a big fan of superheroes, but of all of the "big names" in four-colour newsprint, Batman is perhaps my least favourite (Spiderman is more my speed). But I'd heard such great things about Batman Begins that I figured, aw, what the heck...just because I hated the other Batman films doesn't guarantee I won't like this one.
And yeah. Didn't hate it. I just found it...tedious. Boring. I kinda dozed off there at one point, actually.
Which isn't to say it's a bad movie. I'm sure as these sorts of films go, it's bloody brilliant. The cast was awesome (except for Katie Holmes, but I kind of expected that): Michael Caine as Albert? Liam Neeson as a sort of Samurai/Shaolin Master/Jedi? Gary Oldman? Oscar nominees like Tom Wilkenson and Ken Watanabe? Morgan "Yes, actually I am in every movie ever made" Freeman? It doesn't suck.
It just doesn't really do much to keep me awake.
Although I do find it interesting that while both Batman and Spiderman seem to live in New York, it actually looks like Chicago (I guess El trains are more photogenic than subway trains). During the final scenes, there are manhole covers blowing up of the streets, which I found realistic since actually happened last month in Boston's North End. And while it was pretty interesting to see the origins of Batman's gadgets and tools, I gotta wonder why they don't make the collar on the Batsuit a little looser because, no matter who wears it, be it Michael Keaton, George Clooney, Val Kilmer, Christian Bale...hell, even Adam West...they all sound exactly the same. And only when they have the suit on, too. That can't be good for the vocal cords.
no matter who wears it, be it Michael Keaton, George Clooney, Val Kilmer, Christian Bale...hell, even Adam West...they all sound exactly the same.
that'd be interesting if they cast against that type... "Seth Green. Is. BATMAN." "Jason Alexander, like you've never seen him before."
Seth Green would actually rock as Batman.
Which is interesting, since they considered casting Sarah Michelle Gellar as Rachel Dawe (the Katie Holmes role) and David Boreanaz as Batman in this...
what, no Willow?
"this one time, at superhero sidekick camp..."
I think Christian Bale is totally hot. How would you rate his
hotness in the movie?
Sorry, he doesn't do it for me...
Yeah, well, he's definitely an oddity, but there's something about his vibe that I dig. :-)
Heh. I did, actually; they just aren't elevate downtown.
They are actually elevated in the Bronx when you go to out to Yankee Stadium. It's kind of cool, really...
Although I do find it interesting that while both Batman and Spiderman seem to live in New York
Geek time, but Batman is in Gotham not New York. I know you knew that but the geek in me had to say it.
I haven't seen Batman Begins yet, and I'm not sure I really want to. I prefered the more artsy comicbook style of Batman Forever and Batman Begins.
Well, yes, and Superman lives in "Metropolis," but they're all generally regarded to be "a major American city on the East Coast,"
usually understood to be New York City.
However, it's said that Gotham is a blend of Chicago, Philadelphia and New York, and Metropolis was actually modeled on a blend of Toronto and Cleveland, since Joe Schuster was born in the former and lived in the latter.
In Spider-Man 2
, the city was actually a blend of New York and Chicago, and was filmed on location in both cities.
Morgan "Yes, actually I am in every movie ever made" Freeman
Been saying it since day one! Sheesh!
>no matter who wears it, be it Michael Keaton, George Clooney, Val Kilmer, Christian Bale...hell, even Adam West...they all sound exactly the same.
I would say that Adam West doesn't sound like the rest. His was a rich voice. Although Kevin Conroy of the animated series probably has the richest voice of all.
The movie Batmen all sound like their forcing their voice with Christian Bale the worst.
Frankly, Warner should hire Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez to to a Sin City style adaptation of Miller's graphic novel "The Dark Night Returns"