And I really like the original Burton film. Heck, I even like the 1963 Adam West movie with the noble porpoise. But this oneâ€™s got â€˜em all beat.
Iâ€™m no Batman afficiando, but Batman Begins seems to have recaptured whatâ€™s great (and disturbing) about Batman without seeming so comic-booky.
Iâ€™m so glad at least some of Hollywood has discovered that special effects and costumes do not a superhero movie make. Good writing, good directing, good actors â€“ all these can and do help comic book flicks immensely.
Thereâ€™s some nice nods to the comic, but never anything that feels like â€œthis is for the comic fans!â€ Thereâ€™s also some clever outside references that the director is smart enough to not beat you over the head with.
One thing that did bother me was a certain constant perkiness on Katie Holmes. Come on people; she canâ€™t always be freezing cold in the chestal area. Youâ€™d think Gotham was located in Alaska for crying out loud! (Maybe this was an homage to Batman Forever?)
Anyway, go see it. Go see it now!