Saturday, July 09, 2005

You all ruined it for me

I just got back from watching Batman Begins - and I have to say that I was disapointed. Don't get me wrong, it was a good movie. I don't regret plunking down my cash to see it. But the hype of reviews in the blogmunity got me really excited about this movie and it just couldn't live up to the hype.

Bale is the best Batman since Keaton, and this movie was at least as good as the Tim Burton version. Every other movie in between has SUCKED (that means a lot). So, they have brought Batman out of movie hell.

I just wish I could have lowered my expectations to the realm of mere mortals.

7 comments:

everyday.wonder said...

Hey, you can't blame me for over-raving it. I was underwhelmed too, while still acknowledging it as a great flick...

Tim Lewis said...

This is how I feel about every single Star Wars movie x 100. Lots of hype and fanbase, and then ruined by its creator. I think the main difference is the level of expectation on my part: already extremely low.

tabitha jane said...

i do apologize for ruining it, but i just have to admit that after all the crappy batmans, this one just came off as amazing! (i refuse to even watch the 3rd star wars because i don't want to waste my time on a movie i know will suck). plus i love christian and katie (whatever strange romance choices she has been making lately) and morgan freeman etc.

jon was a bit dissapointed too. he said it was because some of the story didn't match up with the original story (like how bruce's parents were killed by the joker originally, but that wasn't the case in batman begins). but he said if he chose to put that aside, he could like it. he said he was glad that batman's house burned down because then at least he could convince himself that they rebuilt it to look like the other wayne mansion from the 80s . . .

rebecca marie said...

tabitha, that little hiccup in the story line really bothers me, too. i keep going over it again and again, and all i can think is that somehow, the scene in the courthouse (i don't want to give anything away for anyone who still hasn't seen it) was faked somehow. that is the only thing i can think that will make the story line up.

tabitha jane said...

yeah, and then maybe he was on island when the gas stuff happened and went all crazy like and now he's the joker! that's what i told jon after the movie but he wasn't convinced . . .

Niki said...

I am a huge fan of the original Batman movie, but I still think that Batman Begins was better. And yes all the movies proceeding it were terrible, but all the time I was wondering about Bruce Wayne's childhood. I don't go to the theater often, but it's been best thing I've coughed up my money for in a while. Yes, if I had a choice I would go see Batman again before seeing Star Wars.

James Wood said...

I kinda explained the little inconsistency by assuming that it was just a different Batman world. The comics are different from the cartoons are different from every movie (c'mon every actor except for Kevin Spacey has played Batman).

I have to disagree on the Starwars issue. I thought III was a great movie. It did exactly what it set out to do - make a melodrama about space. That's all IV-VI ever were, but I think it's too easy to remember them from a kid's perspective.

My expectations of Starwars are: action, neat-o jedi stuff. My expectations were completely met. I can see being disapointed if I expected things like good dialogue, good acting, or any dramatic tension.

Was it Mad TV that had the dating show spoof - "Lowered Expectations"?