Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Holy Good Movie, Batman!


Easily the best 2 hours 37 minutes I've spent in the movie theater in a long long time. Usually super hero movies aren't that good. Usuaully they're all about special effects and are scarce on plot and character development. Call me old-fashioned, but I do like the plot to make sense, and I kind of want to form some connection to the people I'm watching. Well, this movie had it all: ACTION, check. PLOT, check. CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT, check. MORAL DILEMMAS, check. Interesting dialogue, CHECK. It wasn't a superhero-in-a-can movie. It actually kept you guessing and kept you thinking. Two of my favorite things in a movie. And Christian Bale's not bad to look at either. Bonus!

11 comments:

Karyn said...

I have to see it yet... good to hear it's really good.

Misty said...

I get easily tramatized by movies...do you think this is one that would affect such a wuss?

Tanja said...

I see a date night in my very near future!

Christie said...

Hmmm - I'll have to keep this in mind for when it comes to video (I haven't seen a movie in the theater in over a year - unless of course standing in the hallway with a grumpy toddler counts)

rachel said...

I can't wait to see this one...we don't get to the movies as much as I would like these days, but I am gonna see this one!

Omgirl said...

Misty, I think you'd be fine with it. It's not overly scary or stressful. Less so than Batman Begins. The Joker is kind of a freaky guy, but very interesting too. I think you'll like it.

Christie, I would splurge on a babysitter and go while it's in the theater. Its one that will be way better on the big screen.

Karyn said...

ic my comment is here.. so on to my last post from yesterday, which was in reply to typo's

The Monsen Fam said...

i heard it was really good, but I doubt I will be seeing it anytime soon.

Chelsea said...

I can't wait to see this! I think we're going to go while we're at the beach (and have built-in babysitters!) I love (love love love love) Christian Bale.

devri said...

I'm there tonight!!!!

alex dumas said...

Heather Ledger was a genius. That Joker was seriously scary. And Christian Bale...mmm. I don't like Maggie Gyllenhall though. I was not convinced there was any love between them.