We review and discuss comic book-themed motion pictures viewing them through the lens of a fan, while acknowledging that the industry has grown beyond its cult roots.

Batman Begins (2005)

By Slydon

Batman Begins, directed by Christopher Nolan, is what can only be described as a reboot for the Batman series. On this merit alone, we can pretend the last series didn’t exist, or at least ended after the 1989 Burton flick. There are no Batnipples here, no homoeroticism between Batman and Robin, and no damn neon carnival atmosphere that better suited Sweet Tooth, the homicidal clown from the Twisted Metal video game series. Instead we get a darker, grittier, more realistic Batman, and who better than Christian Bale, one of the few action heroes yet to succumb to self-parody. Sorry, Vin Diesel... you lost all credibility when you were “The Pacifier”, right along with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Hulk Hogan.

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