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Batman Begins

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by Tokyo Slim, Jun 16, 2005.

  1. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, the grand finale was a bit silly (in comparison to the rest of the movie) but other than that, an utterly enjoyable movie.


    The one weak link in the movie - Katie Holmes. Oh, she acted well enough, and was cute, and etc. But every time I looked at her, all I could see was that damn picture of her face that looked like she had herpes, and Tom Cruise jumping around like a fairy.

    Damn you Cruise... damn you.

    I really liked it though, and you should go see it. Let me know what you think.
     
  2. Roy

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    I imagine Batman has a bespoke batsuit at least then?
     
  3. Tokyo Slim

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    It was amusing, to hear him and Alfred discussing how they were going to assemble the pointy ears and mask without anyone realizing what they were doing. They outsourced to Taiwan and China for parts, and had to order in bulk lots of 10,000.

    I was the only one laughing. Maybe it was too subtle for the average joe to get or something.
     
  4. Patrick Bateman

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    Paging Bert Fields...

    The cease-and-desist letter should be in the mail by COB today.
     
  5. Tokyo Slim

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    Maybe he can cease and desist jumping around like a fairy and causing me mental anguish by making an ass out of himself on television, so that anytime I turn on the T.V. I am subjected to his frenzied love-psychosis.

    I have a fever. And the only cure is... more cowbell (and less Tom Cruise)
     
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    In that case I would recommend turning off your tv until maybe mid-July.

    what does "cow-bell" refer to?
     
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    I'm going to see it tonight.

    Jon.
     
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    I'm seeing it in IMAX on Sat.
     
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    Your alias reminds me, perhaps they should have called it "Bateman Begins" for Christian Bale. I'm sure the porn takeoff Buttman Begins is already out somewhere.
     
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    Let's hope so, for the sake of world peace.

    But how could such a video possibly hold a candle to "Inside Lydia's Ass"?
     
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    (Tokyo Slim @ June 16 2005,12:51) Maybe he can cease and desist jumping around like a fairy and causing me mental anguish by making an ass out of himself on television, so that anytime I turn on the T.V. I am subjected to his frenzied love-psychosis. I have a fever. And the only cure is... more cowbell (and less Tom Cruise)
    In that case I would recommend turning off your tv until maybe mid-July. what does "cow-bell" refer to?
    i want to know the cowbell reference too - i heard a morning show playing that sound bite over and over one morning several weeks ago, and i never heard what it was about. /andrew <- too lazy to google
     
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    Just saw it.

    Not bad, not bad at all. Yes, the Keaton movies will always have a place in my heart, but this movie was probably the best of the 5. The way Bruce gets all the equipment to become Batman is not so far fetched, and it did have its comical points along the way.

    Bale's performance was great, but for a moment there in the restaurant scene he acted in a way that my mind felt it was watching a scene from America Psycho that never made the final cut. Could just be that his image as PB is waaaaay too engrained in my mind.

    Jon.
     
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    Didn't they get the memo? [​IMG] Jon.
     
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    I saw it, thought it was great. The best Batman yet....made me want to go home and throw out the other Batman movies I have.
     
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    A thumbs up from me as well. It's a nice take on Miller's Year One with a number of elements from the Dark Knight series, too (the batsuit and the Batmobile were more DK than Year One). I thought Bale was a convincing Bruce Wayne; the supporting cast was very good. I didn't mind Katie Holmes, although I, too, am getting tired of the Cruise-Holmes hype.

    I have told my fan guy brother-in-law in the past that I wanted to see a Ra's al Ghul movie, I wanted to see Batman outside of Gotham and I wanted Scarecrow as a villain. This movie has all three, although Ra's was changed somewhat and I think the Scarecrow is a strong enough villain to carry a movie himself.

    This Batman is strong enough to stand alongside the recent Spiderman movies. It's probably the best DC comic adaptation that's been made (fingers crossed on Superman).
     
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    I love SNL, it is a shame it isn't on tv here... But that wasn't a particularly good skit imho. It's not bad either, how can it be with Chris Walken in it [​IMG]
     
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    (faustian bargain @ June 16 2005,13:28)
    Maybe he can cease and desist jumping around like a fairy and causing me mental anguish by making an ass out of himself on television, so that anytime I turn on the T.V. I am subjected to his frenzied love-psychosis. I have a fever. And the only cure is... more cowbell (and less Tom Cruise)
    In that case I would recommend turning off your tv until maybe mid-July. what does "cow-bell" refer to?

    i want to know the cowbell reference too - i heard a morning show playing that sound bite over and over one morning several weeks ago, and i never heard what it was about. /andrew <- too lazy to google
    One of the all-time funniest SNL skits ever. Â Blue Oyster Cult is in the studio recording "Don't Fear the Reaper." Â Will Farrell is a guy playing the cowbell and Christopher Walken is the producer. He keeps stopping the recording and marching into the studio and saying "More Cowbell." Â It's funny as hell when you see it in context. What really works is lurking in the back of your mind is all the psycho characters played through the years by Walken. I don't know if that skit would have worked so well had someone else played the Walken part.
    LOVE that skit; but the quote actually is, "Guess what. I've got a FEVAH..and the only prescription is MORE COWBELL" [​IMG] koji
     
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    Anybody else watch the Charlie Rose interview with Christian Bale and the director, Nolan?

    I'm confused about the statement that Nolan made that this was the first time, including all the comic books, where anybody ever addressed how Bruce Wayne became Batman. Haven't seen the movie, but I don't see how it somehow did something differently than Batman: Year One or any of the other origin stories out there.
     

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