and i was blown away.
i might even have liked it just that little bit more than the previous one.
because the previous one was so dark and bleak and just overwhelming, and this one was just a bit lighter and even kind of uplifting.
and they’re both about the same length, but this one seemed to move much faster.
there was something much more “superhero”-ish about this batman.
and now… i just can’t imagine the batman series without christopher nolan. who on earth is going to accomplish what he has with the next movie? there is some fantastic fluidity in the scripts and story-telling (and not just within each film, but from one film to the next), nothing is grandiosely visual just for the sake of being grandiosely visual, everything creates momentum, every stunt has rhyme and reason.
bane was an excellent villain. interesting and menacing. too bad we didn’t get to see much of tom hardy’s face at all.
anne hathaway as catwoman was a nice surprise. after having seen the pictures, i was a bit traumatized with the cheap-looking halloween costume she was wearing, but it all fits. and she was pretty great.
and i will always love gary oldman as commissioner gordon, michael caine as albert, and morgan freeman as lucius fox. i wish we could’ve seen just a bit more of them.
and oh, joe! joseph gordon-levitt was superb. officer blake, i think, is the voice of all of us, the people who keep that sense of outrage and thirst for justice, like young revolters. not quite peace-keepers. more like peace-seekers. i really hope he gets some well-deserved recognition for it.
and now i really need to watch it all again.
- thewestcoastlady posted this