Saturday, June 18, 2005
This evening I ventured out to see the latest installment in the Batman franchise, "Batman Begins". Starring Christian Bale, Liam Neeson, and Katie Holmes (someone get her off the drugs and away from Tommy Cruise!). I won't spoil the movie, except to say that the darkness is back in the franchise. Tim Burton's fake Gotham is gone, replaced by a realistic looking city and realistic storyline (or as realistic as a Batman movie can be). We see the birth of the Dark Knight and are left with the feelings of a sequel. Those who hold Spiderman and Spiderman 2 as the comic adaptations of the big screen, will be very pleased with this film. Easily one of the best super hero films of all time, teaching about the greater good, life, death, and revenge. After the debacle that was George Clooney behind the cowl, the Bat is Back and I for one am loving the new Caped Crusader and look forward to the dawning of a new night!