Originally Posted by skalogre
At least it was a lot better than the prior ones (proof that NOT everything Danny Elfman and Tim Burton chrun out turns to gold).
bb was better than the schumacher travestys (a mythical yogi has taught me how to banish them from my mind), but i can't think of one aspect of nolan's batman that is superior to burton's.
bale is rubbish, he puts on an idiotic deep voice every time he puts on the suit, and that's about as 3 dimensional as his acting gets. morgan freeman is playing the same role as in shawshank, mixed with Q out of james bond, contrived as fuck. little joey potter from down the creek playing a DA, are you out of your mind??? she looks about 15, holmes has nothing on basinger and pfeiffer. liam neeson was the most charisma-less super villain i have ever seen (including schwarz as mr freeze), can anyone honestly remember his name without looking on imdb, or his motives for that matter? they managed to remove any semblance of 'gothic' from gotham city, it looked like singapore for gods sake. michael caine should stick to playing austins dad, his cockney schtick does not work as a butler. and bollocks to getting to the deep psychological roots of batman's vigilantiism - he fell down a well and saw some bats, not deep, just crap. snd that sodding line - "why do we fall down bruce? so we can learn to pick ourselves back up again..." - a line so nauseatingly sappy shit and insipid, they saw fit to use it TWICE.
cillian murphy was, admittedly, good as sandman, but the chracter was given no history or room to breathe.
yup, batman begins blew hard.