I just saw the trailer for the next batman movie, and it looks kind of cool I guess.
I feel like I was burned by the last one. I had been so looking foward to it, I was bristling with excitement when I went to see it, and it was the worst experience watching a movie in a cinema of my whole life. I was utterly uninvolved with the film. I was watching the clock waiting for it to finish. It was the one and only time that I have been tempted to walk out of the cinema before a film was over.
The girlfriend in the city- what was that?? that whole subplot seemed totally pointless and unconnected. It seemed to be trying too hard to be serious, and therefore lost its comicbook quality, despite it being about a dude who dresses up as a bat cause he has issues. It wasn't that it was too dark, it was that it was too boring.
So yeah, I have been unexcited at the idea of this new one, though having seen the trailer (and the replacement of Katie Holmes (damp squib damsel in distress) with Maggie Gyllenhall (odd looking cool girl who is capably of kicking a moderate amount of ass) pricks my interest, as does the fact that it looks a little cartoonier (in a good way) and actually has a decent looking bad guy (seriously, I can barely even remember the bad guys in the last one. ugh. stupid movie). The bat-bike and tank-batmobile look retarded though, I have to say. the batmobile should have 50s qualities. There should always be a harkening back to the origins of Batman, IMO.
But having said all this, you should probably know, in the interests of full disclosure, that I was obsessed with Batman Forever (and have sat through Batman and Robin on more than one occasion) due to an obsession with Chris O'Donnell and the character of Robin. Yeah, I don't know. Shh.