Yesterday ended up waiting for 2 hours to get to watch Batman. My italian friends didn’t realize a movie like this got sold out sessions for days, and decided to enter to the cinema 2 minutes after the scheduled opening time, the result? A full room with some spare seats around. Had to wait for 2 hours and something and get into another timing. All fine till here. The Union Square Regal is an amazing place to hang around.
The issues came when the movie begun (We seated 30 minutes before just in case). The movie, and I will not give any hint on what happens on it, is basically a dull drama. A drama with some weak action and some special effects.
I grew up in the 80′s, and I remember the first Tim Burton movie, and how psyched I was on it. It was 1992, I know. Another time. And TIm Burton did an amazing job creating a “joker-esque” atmosphere, and I also know this Christopher Nolan movie is supposed to be some kind of a closure of a saga, but this is just ridiculous.
This retired Batman, a soft Catwoman who is “only” interested in stealing, and a pathetic pseudo Robin (He was better on “500 days of summer”), not to talk about the rave-induced villain who does nothing but hold his jacket when explosions occur… make this movie a completely waste of, not only money, but also time: 2 hours and 45 minutes to create a story about retirement, a Gotham who looks just “like” New York, the night element who played a vital role in ALL previous movies is gone, so it is like the movie lacks another character.
Dont get me wrong, I haven’t been the biggest Batman fan ever, so don’t come up with the whole “the movie is a closure”, “in the comics bla bla”… I have been reading Batman comics for a long time, and I know the drill, but again, this movie basically is not what you would expect from a superheroe flick.
The best thing about the movie? Alfred.
And if you are interested in the Batman that ran in the 60′s check out this.