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2005-08-05 19:37:42.818781+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Went out last night to see Batman Begins[Wiki]. A perfectly watchable movie, a characterization that falls in a different place than either the dark knight or high camp. Better than I expected, but not spectacular, the angst and emotion that could come from a superhero story, even (or perhaps especially) this one, were downplayed for the action.

One of the teasers beforehand was for Dukes of Hazzard[Wiki]. I admit, I enjoyed the few times I saw the TV show when I was a kid, and then when I moved to Chattanooga I realized that it wasn't so much a satire as a documentary, and it was even better. So, against all evidence, I held out a little hope for the movie.

However, it seems that Dukes of Hazzard[Wiki] is one of those movies that's going to be fun because of the reviews. Every once in a while there's the chance for a reviewer to really cut loose. Mick LaSalle says "The filmmakers couldn't buy a laugh in a burning poppy field." Rotten Tomatoes on Dukes of Hazzard has more if you're really a glutton for punishment.

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#Comment Re: made: 2005-08-06 05:44:35.198565+00 by: Dori

If you like reading vicious reviews of bad movies, read the ones on Stealth. I got dragged to it last weekend with a group of about 30 people. All of us spent the entire time heckling, and we were considerably more entertaining than the movie.

#Comment Re: made: 2005-08-07 00:04:18.919103+00 by: meuon

I enjoyed Batman Begins. It was the most 'Batman'-like of the movies and maybe they'll have more in that vein (remember all the escaped prisoners from the mental ward... drugged/programmed...). It was also nearly believable a a story-line for a comic book superhero. Only SpiderMan was better in that regard.