I liked Neeson's Ra's a lot and the twist really worked for the movie.
That being said, I think that if he remains dead he loses an aspect of the comics/cartoons that added another layer of appeal to me such as being so long lived and being able to come back to life thanks to the Lazarus Pits. Hopefully the Talia stuff is well realized here and leads to something interesting, I'm guessing she'll be the mastermind of the movie with a twist similar to Ra's in the first.
It was a good twist and Liam Neeson is a good enough actor that he leads credibility to almost anything, even if he is miscast. I would have preferred a classical interpretation of Ra's but Batman Begins probably got about as much right as it could have for a live-action blockbuster film.
I knew I'd bury you one day, you sanctimonious, self-righteous pain! -- Lex Luthor
It's Liam Neeson, duh!! That man can play the part of Sponge Bob and it would be awesome.
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