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Wednesday, July 23, 2003


If you've been surfing around the net looking for all things Batman for the past few days like I have, chances are you've come across this independently produced film. Or maybe you've even read or heard all the hype surrounding this 8-minute movie. So many people have said that this is the best live-action Batman ever. I guess you'll just have to see for yourself by clicking the tilte above.

I admit, it was well-directed. The action scenes are good, none of that wire-action so prevalent in movies today. It was moody and dark, but you can still see what was happening very clearly. Batman's costume is also very well done, although some people might disagree with me on this. I've read one comment saying that Batman looked like "Adam West on Steroids." But this is the best "faithful" translation of the costume from comic to the screen.

The story left something to be desired. Truth to tell, there isn't much of one. The dialogue was a bit inconsistent, and the plotline veers off in a whole different direction halfway through. Think FROM DUSK TIL DAWN and you'll get the idea.

It may seem like I'm griping, but this movie is very damn watchable. If Warner Bros. gets to see this, it wouldn't be a bad idea to hand over the directing reins of the next Batman movie to this film's director, Sandy Collora.

And in case you were wondering, I actually liked From Dusk 'Til Dawn.