I love Batman. Always have, always will. Whether it’s Adam West and Burt Ward camping it up with Caesar Romero, or even George Clooney destroying the franchise with Arnie. I don’t care, I still love ’em. Now I’m no fan boy, I don’t know the whole Batman origins bit, I didn’t read the comics growing up as a kid (sure I had a couple, but they were always years old and came in Christmas stockings as filler, I still read ’em but they weren’t the be all and end all). The closest I ever really came to comics was regularly reading Mad Magazine, or on trips interstate to my cousin’s place, we would both read the billions of Archie comics he has boxed up under his bed, but that’s it.
But I still loved Batman, I guess like most kids I just loved super heros. Anyone that wore a cape was cool. And even those that didn’t. But Batman was always my favourite, probably because, besides the fact that he was a billionaire playboy, he was human. He had no superpowers, wasn’t born on another planet, had nothing that pretty much all the other heroes has going for them. Here was an ordinary bloke (besides the above mentioned extraordinary things) that had the money to fight injustice and stand up for the average citizen and he did. (How many millionaires or billionaires could you say do that?) I guess that meant to me, that anybody could be batman.
Now I mentioned above that I liked every incarnation of Batman, but this latest series of Batman, the “Nolan Batman” as far as cinema goes is easily my favourite. And probably most people’s favourite at the moment too, I would imagine. So it was with great anticipation that I waited for this movie to finally be released. I followed all the trailers, I had read a heap of articles in magazines and on the world wide webz and that just fueled my anticipation and desire to see this final chapter of this particular franchise. And last night was that night! I really don’t want to throw out any spoilers, so I won’t. I urge you, if you’re a Batman fan, or if you’re just an action movie fan, get your ass out to a cinema and see this movie. Sure it goes for about 2 hours 40 minutes, but trust me, you won’t even notice. Right from the get go you’re thrown deep in to the action and it doesn’t stop for the next 2 hours 39 minutes!
This movie has everything a Batman fan could desire, it has more twists than I had thought there would be (maybe expecting about 1 maybe 2 but this thing had 4 or 5 it was insane!) He has some cool new toys (probably because they want to flog them off in K-Mart for $50 a pop to parents that have been nagged to death by their kids.) It also has an ending that I think most movie goers and Batman fans will really like.
There’s half a chance you’ll shed a tear. I won’t say if I did or not, but I’m pretty sure the missus did (mind you, she’ll cry during commercials, she’s a big softy!)
So, what to rate this on my maximum 5 Popcorn scale? Easily 6 and a half Popcorns!
Do yourself a favour, spend the $15, best 2 hours 40mins you’re gonna get for $15.