Paul and I saw Batman Begins this evening. As I wrote a few days ago, I was cautiously optimistic about the movie. I feared that it would be like all other live action Batman movies to date, namely Yet Another Complete and Total Betrayal of the True Nature of Gotham’s Dark Knight. Yet I was also slightly hopeful, since the creators seemed to recognize those past wrongs — and wanted to right them.
I was pretty flabbergasted by the movie. Even in my wildest dreams, I did not expect it to be so good. (I didn’t think it was possible!) Since it’s too difficult to say what I liked so much about the movie without spoiling it, I won’t bore you with a bunch of glittering generalities. Let me just say that it’s real Batman movie, particularly in its dark psychology.
So if you love Batman, do not fear seeing this movie. Unless you are wholly deranged, you will enjoy it.