July 15, 2008

Said the Joker to the Thief

We watched Batman Begins last night in preparation for the upcoming Dark Knight movie. I have to say that while providing a good foundation and having really good moments, the ending still seems over the top for me. I have higher expectations for the sequel due to several reasons:

The origin being out of the way.
While the rise of a superhero is important for establishing motivations and context, it is nice not having to spend a third of story time on it.

The focus on Harvey Dent’s rise and fall.
Harvey Dent has the potential to be more grounded as a character and more intertwined into Bruce’s life than Ras Al Gul. Let’s hope that the filmmakers have looked to The Long Halloween as inspiration.

Heath Ledger as Joker.
There is really no more to say.

So in further preparation for the movie I went ahead a finished up one of my many projects. It is a short comic featuring the lyrics of Bob Dylan’s ‘All Along the Watchtower’ as the narration and dialogue:


Brian said...

wow. that is cool

Blake said...

I didn't really think the end was over the top...It was miles and miles away from over the top if you take the first four batman movies as the standard for over the top (which I think one could say without much debate). I do, however, agree in your expectations for the new one. They picked the perfect person to play Harvey Dent. Never underestimate Aaron Eckhart!

Jacob Haynes said...

Of couse if you compare it (or anything for that matter) up against "Batman and Robin" it looks a whole lot better.

I still like Batman Begins but I hate how hollywood has to have a 'climatic, end of the world' senerio for the hero to face. And if they are going to do it, at least make it semi-plauisble.

Laura said...

I like that one of the screens in the batcave has "Batman is cool" scrawled on it.