(5) out of (5)
I just returned from Batman Begins and all I can say is WOW! Ok, perhaps I can say more, like BRAVO! and ENCORE! and DUDE THAT ROCKED! Seriously though I honestly came away from this movie feeling like I got my money’s worth. That hasn’t really happened since Lord of the Rings. I will definitly be going back to see it again. I’m sure all the Batman purists out there can probably pick it to pieces for continuity but really… leave it alone it. Let it stand on it’s own and you will have to agree it was really quite good. This movie performs a much needed Reset button on the whole franchise and I honestly hope that others are made along these same lines. Major kudos to the whole creative team and I hope they come together again for a sequel.
Gone are the campy cartoonish sets and nonsensical looks to the film as seen in the previous few Batman movies. This movie brings things back to the gritty seedy underbelly of Gothem where the Batman story really thrives. Being a Chicago suburbanite I have to admit I loved being able to pick out parts of Chicago, and it didn’t really detract from the belief in the movies version of Gothem city. I didn’t stay for the credits but I’m sure I will be able to find them online (yeah IMDB) becasue there are a couple characters that I’m certain I recognised from the Batman universe. (No I’m not a comic book geek or anything but I have watched more than my fair share of the various animated series)
(5) out of (5)