Not a big fan of Keysi in general I still think its too static, grab thugs hand, twist, and face punch then repeat a bit more variaty i hope from the final product.
Th practically of Keysi and the complete ownage of the thugs rocks, I hate the over the top fight scenes from the Matrix or all of those kung fu movies. They are like dances... at least with Keysi, Batman is beating the crap out of thugs.
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DAMN, they were taken down. Don't worry, I'll find another site where they've been uploaded.
EDIT- Got em back... for now.
Last edited by metalhead_dave743; 06-28-2008 at 05:24 PM.
as much as I think TDK is gonna kick ass, to me Batman Begins just isn't that fun/entertaining of a movie for a Batman fan.
What makes it interesting I guess is that is a good film on its own merits. It's really well done and intelligently handled but it takes like an hour before Batman even shows up and the only sort of proper villain we get is Scarecrow. Ra's in this film was no different, to me, than any foreign villain in a Bond movie or Air Force One or something.
It was almost TOO real, too grounded in our world. I like superhero stories to take me away and to see super-mofos kicking ass and doing the kind of stuff they do in the comics. I guess that's why I'm so sad about wanted.
anyway, to Begins' credit, now that the intelligent realistic setup is set up they can use it to set the stage for stuff like TDK now that they have the rest of the world pulled in on its own terms.
I think TDK will have everything that I wanted out Begins.
and Begins had to be the way it is for TDK to be the way it is, but as a Batman fan it wasn't that fun. I haven't even ever been able to watch it again a whole time through because it's so long and slow. But, a great film to pull the masses into the Batman mythos with.
I can't see so anyone can trademark efficient fighting. Real martial arts have been doing it for centuries, the human body can only do a finite amount of things.
Keysi can't lay claim to everything that is efficient when it comes to fighting. It's nothing new.
That's what I hate about martial arts, the damn politics and commercialization.
Nothing new to see here folks.
Sorry for the hijack.
Wow, I went off on a tangent there. But I've come to very much enjoy Begins as a whole after my second viewing.
There is this vibe I'm getting now when comparing TDK to Begins. Because of the lighting, the atmostphere of the city, the diaglouge, Begins seems VERY comicbookish, despite Nolan's realism portrayl. I see Miller's "Year One" world with Denny O'Neil thrown in there to spice things up when I watch Begins. But I don't see that with TDK, it doesn't look like a comic book movie... it just looks like a really good action/crime movie with Batman thrown in there.
Does anybody get what I'm saying?
One more thing... anybody feeling that this movie isn't going to end happy?
Last edited by metalhead_dave743; 06-28-2008 at 07:06 PM.
Yeah I've had that vibe as well.
But really, that's A OK with me. Afterall, if the night is darkest before the dawn, then having TDK end on a more perhaps somber tone seems very appropriate.
"Imagination is a quality given a man to compensate him for what he is not, and a sense of humour was provided to console him for what he is."
I thought Batman Begins was a fun and entertaining movie. It might not have been extremely action-packed but the whole mythology of the Batman Universe is what captivated me. Gotham, Bruce Wayne, Alfred, Ras Al Ghul, etc... are just as good as Batman to me.
Dean: So, what do we do now?
Castiel: I suggest we imbibe copious quantities of alcohol... just wait for the inevitable blast wave.
The fight scene was much better, but it still had too much of a cadence to it to feel, "real". Keysi just doesn't seem very smooth, the techniques look choppy and unnatural.
He COULD do all of what you are saying but he doesn't have to because his M.O. is to sneak up on the criminals and lay waste to them. It's more of an assault than a fight. That's what I loved about Begins, where he just picks off the criminals and dispatches them brutally.
Perhaps if he has a physical opponent that he'll have a hard time with, he'll whip out some other moves.
To me, Forever used to hold that title until I saw this.
Here's an interview with Bale btw... it's hilarious how he switches between his English and American accent in mid speech.
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Christopher Nolan's second Batman outing is a dark, haunting, vision that reveals to a mass audience what fans of the characters have known for years - the Joker is nothing to laugh at.
I'm glad you liked the film, but comparing other superhero movies to the Superfriends is a bit of a straw man, yes?
(I may be misusing the term... I get mixed up sometimes. I have a condition ;) )
Mario Di Giacomo