there were some good moments. bale was pretty good. oldman and neeson were right on as gordon and RAISH al ghul... (fucking "RAS" al ghul...)
all in all, i was pretty disappointed. mrs. vynsane was completely confused by the picture, and i realize i would've been too, had i not known the storyline and characters.
i mean, i know dr. crane is "the scarecrow" but if i didn't know the character i would've thought "professor burlap" would be a more appropriate name! his special effects were cool, but he just wore a potato sack on his head with whatever clothes he was wearing. meh.
i hope i get to pull an episode 3 180, a la chux, and love it after a second viewing, but i don't really see that happening.
the "batmobile" tank was total meh. i was aprehensive when i first saw it, and i stand by my first impression.
i thought it was pretty contrived how luscious fox just happened to show wayne all of the contraptions he would need to become batman...
"hey, what have we here... a whole slew of non-lethal combat weapons that would work well with someone that wanted to fight crime but not cross the line and kill anyone..."
"oh, and here's a full body-suit of armor. pretty cool. if it were painted black it would look like a human bat!"
"here's the batmobi... i mean, tumbler! what the word "tumbler" means, or has to do with this car that OBVIOUSLY stays on all four wheels no matter the conditions is beyond me... but it would be helpful fighting crime!"
i liked morgan freeman's luscious a lot. just bad writing. or sloppy editing. there should've been SOMETHING before "here's your weapons!"
like i said, there were awesome moments, like the one above, with the crooked cop hanging from the fire escape... the fight with the league of extraordi... uh, ninja guys... and the scarecrow's drug effects... all cool. but i give this movie four meh's.