Tuesday, July 05, 2005

batman begins

I finally saw Batman Begins yesterday morning, and I have to say I was perplexed that the movie received such ambivalent reviews. Contrary to what many said, this one was clearly the closest to the comic book series's dark ethos, and it was the only one of the movies that achieved any kind of dramatic arch to sustain viewers' interest. Even Burton's Batman, though watchable, faltered in its attempt to reconcile the dark, brooding Batman of the comic book series with the campy, moral majority, sliderule nerd of the live action TV series and the old Superfriends cartoon. The others of course, were not possible to watch to completion even while trapped on a Delhi-Detroit marathon flight.

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