Originally Posted by Majestyk
A lot of people feel this way but many keep it to themselves since it's fallen to the "you must love it" domino effect. I posted a pretty less than stellar review the week it came out, on another forum. Still I did find it entertaining and bought it.
Batman Begin's is much better.
Agreed. Just finished it.
It was good, yet inconsistant. Heath was great. Bale was bland IMHO as Wayne, one note, (I know brooding... Keaton played it better IMHO) and ridiculously over the top as Batman. The voice is awful. Maggie is dull and pointless in this.
Caine and Freeman were solid but just collecting a paycheck. Oldman was very good but he usually is.
That this is "the greatest film of the year!!" is a bit much. They didn't even make any effort this time to alter Chicago at all. In the last film, you had the monorail thing and the island and it gave just enough of a vibe. This was just Batman runs around modern day Chicago that never has any traffic.
I much prefer the look of Gotham from the 2 Burton films (ESPECIALLY BR) as that IMHO, really made the suspension of disbelief re: a guy dressed as a bat work. The whole thing was surreal. And MUCH more creative. Here you have Batman on a rooftop with a chase bank logo on a building behing him...
Anyways, Ledger made the film.