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.