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: