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  1. I really enjoyed Batman Begins, primarily for the same reason you seemed to be disappointed with it. I have always thought of batman as the realistic suprehero, a man with no super power but determination and cleverness. The realism of the story was appealing to me, although the effects of the hallucinogen were pretty funny. When the psyciatrist looked at batman after being sprayed I thought batman looked like an orc walking right out of one of Jackson’s Lord of the Ring movies.

    Keeping with the superhero theme, I was also suprised that Fantastic Four was not an all out bust. There were definitely some funny moments, and there are very few comic book characters who are more interesting than the Fantastic Four. I was kind of mad though because all of the promotion for the movie here in the States made it seem like I had already seen it, but the story was still good.

    Lastly I wanted to comment on a movie you didn’t mention. King Kong came out a couple of weeks past and I was very happy to see Peter Jackson’s emphasis on staying consistent with the original 1933 version of the movie. Of course I kind of hoped that the ending would be different, but Jackson stayed true to the original and the movie again left me depressed. I enjoyed it despite the sad ending but was suprised at Jackson’s casting of Jack Black to play a semi-serious, despite being an eccentric, character. Black did alright but I like the actor who played the director in the original movie more.

  2. Hey you watch Ong Bak??
    I love the movie. It’s very impressive fighting scenes. More brutal thank Jackie chan, It’s very real. Now you mentioned it, i think i will watch Ong Bak again after get the DVD.

    Fantastic 4, disappointed me. The story suck! I think it’s because F4 targeting young audience. Not sure why..F4 comics book reader are adult. I agree with you about Jessica Alba :). She is the reason i watch the movie. Meanwhile my Girlfriend reason was the actor who play Dr. Doom (forgot his name)

    Batman Begins is a true begin of Batman. Can say more than that.

  3. Neb – I didn’t dislike Batman Begins, it just needed more gothicness. It was definately far better than the two before it.

    In the UK the promotion wasn’t all that overwhelming, and we don’t really do comics in the same way you seem to in the US – so whilst I had heard of Fantastic 4 I didn’t know a massive amount about it. I thought it was cool and have heard there will be a sequel which should be interesting.

    I have actually seen the new King Kong and was thinking about doing a post just for that. Haven’t seen the original so can’t compare but I thought it turned out rather well.

    Kuswanto – Yeah I’ve seen Ong Bak πŸ™‚ I watch quite a lot of Asian movies, they cover lots of stories and have different types of action that you just don’t get in Western cinema. The fighting in that film is a lot more brutal than what I think of as traditional martial arts. From the (French) trailer Tom Yum Goong looks pretty cool as well. I was going to complain that the French get Tom Yum Goong before the English, but I’ve just seen we get it about 280 days before the Americans so that makes it ok πŸ™‚

  4. Sin City? Tell me you’ve seen Sin City! It was my favourite movie of the year! Go rent it if you haven’t πŸ™‚

  5. Lol my bad,

    I saw Batman Begins, Ong Bak, Fantastic 4, and Phantom of the Opera on your list and thought they were from throughout the year πŸ™‚

  6. No problem πŸ™‚ – These are the dvd’s I’ve watched in the last month rather than the movies I’ve been too.

  7. *Smiles* Fan of Jessica Alba too huh! πŸ˜‰
    I have all the Dark Angel dvds and video game.
    I also got Fantastic 4 on dvd. She is my fav actress of all time. πŸ˜‰ Had no idea I was not the only fan on this site.

    – Richy
    aka Biomech

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