Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Batman Begins (2005)

Director: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Liam Neeson, Katie Holmes, Gary Oldman, Tom Wilkinson, Rutger Hauer

More Info: IMDB

Plot: When fate prevents him from avenging the deaths of his parents, young Bruce Wayne flees to Asia where he seeks counsel from a dangerous ninja cult leader known as Ra's al Ghul. When he returns, Bruce finds that Gotham City has become overrun with crime and corruption, and that there are forces at work trying to remove him from his inherited place as the owner of Wayne Industries. Discovering a cave under Wayne Manor, Bruce assumes a new identity as a secret detective and guardian of the people of Gotham City against the criminals that plague them...

My Rating: 8/10

Would I watch it again? Are you as thrilled as I that Katie Holmes was replaced for THE DARK KNIGHT?

Great flick. It was nice to see this character taken seriously. What's even better is that they got one of my favorite directors (I fucking went apeshit over MEMENTO) and he filled the movie with people who are great actors with the exception of one - Katie Holmes. She's terrible. When I originally saw this in the theater I didn't recall having seen her in anything else. She's horrible and after watching the blu-ray disc she's still bad but in hi-def. I did the happy dance when I found out she was being replaced for the sequel by a muuuuuch better actress, Maggie Gyllenhaal.

The last quarter of the film isn't as strong as the rest but it's still better than most of what Hollywood puts out. And the best part about this film is, as good as it is, THE DARK KNIGHT took that and kicked it up a few notches, something that no one could have expected. Well, fuck-o's in Hollywood, that's what you get when you put real talent behind and in front of the camera and treat the material with respect.

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