So The Boyfriend took me to see Batman Begins yesterday.
Oh My God. Loved it! Can't say enough good about it! Squeeee, I'm morphing into crazy fangirl mode over here.
I've always been drawn to Batman as a character for various reasons. He's a superhero with no superpowers. As Bruce Wayne he's emotionally stunted, and as Batman he's an anti-hero. He is a vigilante. Period.
Also, the villains are just plain cool (outside of the Penguin, who just sucks). By and large, like Batman, they have no superpowers. And that is what was so great about Batman Begins - great villains. The Scarecrow has always been one of my favorites, because he messes with your mind. Sorry, nothing is creepier than that.
Speaking of The Scarecrow - check out the total hottie they got to play Dr. Crane. Hubba, hubba. His name is Cillian Murphy - and he's Irish.
My palms are starting to sweat over here.
It about drove me nuts trying to "place him," so I looked it up when I got home. He had a very small part in Cold Mountain. He was one the soldiers who showed up at Natalie Portman's house while Jude Law was there.
Proceed to drool.