||[Jun. 7th, 2005|12:28 am]
Thanks to Chi-chi being awesome I got to see Batman Begins tonight. And yes, Harry Knowles was there.
Turns out it is a very good movie. Even though there is much that is over the top (kind of unavoidable given the subject matter), I'm actually most impressed with the amount of restraint that they showed during the movie. And the pacing. It takes *forever* to get to Batman in costume, kicking ass and taking names, and the story is heartily strengthened because of it.
Christian Bale is just a great choice for Batman. It seems obvious now, given his performance in American Psycho, that he could easily play the nearly deranged Batman persona and the superficial playboy Bruce Wayne facade.
And Gary Oldman's in it!