I think I'm the only person to say this: I think that movie is silly, boring, unbelievable and extremely long. And, maybe I'm just dumb, I think it is incredibly confusing.
I like back stories. I want to know who people are and why they are doing what they are doing. You won't get that here. (Extreme side note: I hate all Star Wars movies because I don't know how that civilization came to be. Case in point: Luke Skywalker says in the first movie to Obi-Wan Kenobi: "You fought in the clone wars?" without ever telling us what in the heck the "clone wars" were. I was out from that point forward. OK, extreme digression over.)
But this Batman movie is borderline awful. And I can't believe I'm saying that. I saw the last one and loved it and was really looking forward to this one. (Maybe that's why I try to live my life with extremely low expectations - that way I won't suffer disappointment. Try it - it works.)
Honestly, it started out with a bang and really had my attention. Well, there was a warning: Did you know you can back a bus through the wall of a bank, fill it with money, and then get away by joining a group of real school buses passing by just as the cops arrive. Yeah, rigggghhhhhttttt.
But Heath Ledger was great as the Joker, and I don't think I'm saying that simply because he's dead. (That sounds weird, doesn't' it?)
Not a spoiler: I knew the movie was also off to an unstable start when a courtroom scene had the actual DA of Gotham City trying a case when the witness pulls a gun on him during cross-examination. Yep, a gun. In the courtroom. The DA then nonchalantly slugs him and bailiffs quietly usher the defendant out like it's something that happens everyday. And did you know that no one in the courtroom panicked? Seems believable. Then, out in the hallway, someone tells the DA, "You've got quite the right hook." Groan.
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