Thursday, June 16, 2005
Even With Katie Holmes In It... (aka "The Most Important Film Of The Year" Pt. 2)
I just saw it... loved it (big surprise there, huh)... and was able to ignore one of my least favorite actresses. THAT's how good it is. If you grew up loving the comic book (especially the various Bat-book runs of Denny O'Neill/Neal Adams, Steve Englehart/Marshall Rogers, Bob Haney/Jim Aparo, Frank Miller/David Mazzucelli[sp.?], Jeph Loeb/Tim Sales and whoever wrote and drew the "No Man's Land" arc), you will love this movie.
The reviewers who belabor how long it is until we see Bruce Wayne as Batman in the film miss the point of the title "Batman Begins". One suspects they would also miss the point of these titles...
1) "Citizen Kane"- "But his first name is actually Charles. No one refers to him as citizen throughout the entire film!"
2) "Chinatown"- "Although we do see Chinese people in the movie, the film never depicts the 'town' of the title. We keep wondering what this place is they refer to in the last moments of this otherwise satisfying mystery."
3) "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?"- "Well, maybe, if there were any to be seen in this very depressing depiction of a dance marathon during the thirties."
Critics are the funniest peoples...