Tuesday, July 19, 2005

BATMAN & CAPTAIN


Saw BATMAN BEGINS today. Here's my review:

Little boy has bat-o-phobia. Father and mother get shot one day. Kid joins some Ku Klux Klan group. Tries to learn fighting. Gets the shit beaten out of him. Leaves clan. Becomes Batman. Generally flies around. Beats the shit out of bad guys. Saves his city from disaster. Very cute heroine, doesn't get kissed until the verrrrry end. Movie over. Batman Begins...
(Now you know why I don't do too many reviews, hehe)

What I really don't understand is: Why do people crib about our Indian movies and then go ahead and watch the same stuff in Hollywood flicks, and also pay Rs. 30 more, that too for one hour less?! I never liked watching English action movies (okay, so I don't follow the dialogues, big deal) and I went to see Batman just so I could be out with friends.

In this movie, just before the kid's dad dies, he says, "Don't be afraid", and this son remembers it throughout his life (and unbearably several times in this movie). This scene is copied from several Tamil movies where Vijayakumar (most common "father actor"), just before closing his eyes, says something to his 2-year-old son (so maybe the scene is five minutes longer in Tamil movies, hehe) and the son remembers everything, takes revenge, and so on. The batman-in-training scenes were flicked from an old Rajinikanth movie called Paayum Puli.

And (in the name of science) Batman dresses up like a mosquito in the Mortein mosquito repellent ad, and does extraordinary things. I have been more entertained by watching our bare bodied Captain Vijaykanth catching bullets with his hand!

Some people never change. I am one of them.

19 comments:

AF said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Manoj said...

Hey,

I started reading one of your post and wasnt able to stop until I finished reading everyone of them. I like your writing style and it is indeed an 'orange juice for the soul.'

Keep up the good work

M.

KARY said...

hey Vinesh good review. I dont watch such movies at all. Our Captain is a comedian.

monu said...

hi,
came here from ioiio's blog..
me too liked your writing style
:)
sometimes..i dont find the difference between our movies and the hollywood movies....

batman dressed up as mosquito..hilarious!!!!

janani said...

Touche! :-) I liked Spiderman 1 and 2 immensely and yes I complain a lot abt quality of Indian movies.

Btw great blog and soooper title. :-)

Anonymous said...

jus to add a note abt captain:

captain the most kewl guy in tamil industry (ofcourse nex to thala, avar yaaruuu, T.Ruuu). The local bradpit hardly gets tensed, let it be a villan raping a girl or farmers being cheated of their land he can always has the catch to crak down but, no never, an infiltration of a tamil speaking pakstani terrorist.
and don faget some of the kewl software tools he has maybe, tom cruise shud borrow for his MI-3, like the "hand tool" which wipes of the glass pane and shows the person sitting behind and the klik of his mouse can show the real background of where the clip was shot inspite of fake background screen r nything for dat matter.

in short captain vazhga avar kewlness valarga.

----------- hurry.

Wolf said...

Alrite wise guy, Thats the last time i am takin you to a movie. :D
i think you're only pretending to be naive about why people prefer english action movies to tamil ones. All the scenes are well planned, thought of and acted out to perfection. And another important thing is the CG (Computer graphics). Even you will agree that its way better than using Mspaint to erase out the car windows so that you could see the guy sitting inside, captain style.
Well anyways, happy blogging. I'll howl in once in a while.

Pallavi said...

I liked the other Batman movies better... :)

wolf said...

you kiddin me, This was supposed to be the best batman movie to be made. The other movies were to comical and flashy. Oh well, to each one ,his own.
Workin on the assignments. Damn its frustrating.

Vinesh said...

@Af: Ur welcome Af, Keep visiting..

@Manoj & @Monu: Hey thanks so much for visiting. Orange juice is best when shared with friends :-)

@Kary: Be careful Kary. Captain's fans are after you LOLZ

Vinesh said...

@Janani: Thx for dropping your comments.. I saw Spiderman - Silandhi Manidhan in Tamil LOLZ Was a riot!

@Hurry: Finally you placed ur footsteps on my blog da :-) Namma Captain perumaya nila niruthitte da.. Iru unakku Captain kitte solli ministry-le edam paakka solren LOLZ

Vinesh said...

@Pallavi: You should watch our South Indian batman captain's movie. Have u tried that :-)

@Wolf: Buddy, no offence da, but I had fun in that movie :-) Are you doing your assignments using MSPaint or what? :-P

Wolf said...

yeah rite. If I do the assignments on paint, our course would be completed before i get through the first page. Its a crazy idea though, maybe I'll give it a try.

nin said...

nice review....

maha said...

i dont watch too many english either...

Barath said...

@ good one...especially the payum puli!

Ravi said...

Vinesh, very very true! Most people still get carried away by anything that is "foreign". I have known couple of my friends who vow never to watch Tamil movies again (after seeing some crappy movie) - ofcourse, only to eat their own words by our constant jacking and leg-pulling.

Vinesh said...

Thanks @Avik, @Maha, and @Barath for your comments!

July 21, 2005; 20:00 Hrs, KTV - Watch Rajini in Paayum Puli, the movie that inspired Batman Begins

:-)

Jayan said...

Vinesh, how dare u compare a stead to a donkey !! No prizes for guessing whoz the stead here !!

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