Tonight was the night. Batman Begins opened and I went with a handful of friends from church. Actually it was a group of college students, three high school grads, and two high school students….and me. I’m probably 10 years older than the oldest person there. But oh well.
It was a good movie. I could tell from the trailers that it was much less “cartoony” than the previous ones. I saw only a few of them until the plastic nature of the movies really turned me off. But even with more realism, it still threw a few silly punches with corney punch lines that were more than predictable. But it still captures the attention of the audience and keeps you interested. The bad guys are bad enough. And we watch Bruce Wayne wrestle with the demons of his past. Katie Holmes plays the eye candy, I mean love interest, but there’s no depth of character there. Christian Bale does a pretty successful job at giving us a peek into Bruce Wayne’s personal turmoil…much better than Val Kilmer or George Clooney.
Go see it. It’s worth it. And the big screen will do it much more justice than your living room television. Oh, and the good guys win!