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Thu, Jun. 23rd, 2005 09:27 am
Batman Rebooted

Last night a coworker and I went to see Batman Begins on IMAX. The movie is a reboot of the Batman continuity of the prior movies, but it comes off really well. Without revealing anything that's not in the trailers, the movie stays pretty true to the Post-Crisis Batman story line, although it tweaks several different details about characters and places. Notably, this movie's Gotham was supposedly modeled after and shot in Chicago; but even though the architecture and license plates suggest Illinois, the aerial views make it clear we're still in New York.

The really controversial element from the film was the new Batmobile. Although its definitely halfway between Hummer and Bradley, the way its carried in the movie makes it feel right. Of course, to me, the One True Batmobile isn't the Tumbler, or even the 1966 Batmobile, but the 1989 Batmobile. I mean, come on, how much cooler does it get than having a jet intake for your front grill?

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coopster22
coopster22
Thu, Jun. 23rd, 2005 09:22 pm (UTC)

I personally don't like reboots much. In this case, they've changed the time that he first falls into the bat cave and the time period. I don't think that that gives anything else away.

I agree that the 89 Batmobile was the best version. However one way to beat it is the GM Firebird III. Turbine and a joystick for a steering wheel :)


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