Sunday, August 19, 2007

Batman Begins

Dee is out at a bachelorette party right now and I'm at home flipping through the channels on the TV.

Batman Begins is playing on one of the movie channels. I can't tell you how much I love this movie. This movie has taken the super-hero/comic book genre and raised it to a new level. With Batman Begins, they found a way to make a super-hero movie real. It helps that the hero in the movie is simply an extraordinary man and not some kind of genetic freak, alien or otherwise enhanced superhuman. However, it's not just the idea that Batman is the most possible of super-heroes, but that the movie has found a way to take something that was once only able to be expressed in comic or cartoon form and make it real.

By the way, TiVo is awesome. It's allowing me to pause Pan's Labyrinth so that I can type this.

Unfortunately, Batman Begins has raised my expectations of what these kind of movies should be. It's Batman Begins' fault that I hated Transformers. It's Batman Begins' fault that I was disappointed in Spiderman 2 & 3. It's Batman Begins' fault that I'll probably hate the new Iron Man movie (if I ever see it). And it's Batman Begins' fault that I'll forever cringe at cheesy and wink-at-the-camera lines in every movie in the genre that I'll ever see again.

Damn you, Batman Begins. I love you Batman Begins.

1 comment:

  1. I'm looking forward to Iron Man. I think Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark was a perfect casting.