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  • Batman Begins

    ★★★★

  • Batman & Robin

  • Batman Forever

    ★★½

  • Batman: Mask of the Phantasm

    ★★★★

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  • Batman Begins

    Batman Begins

    ★★★★

    Out of all the live action Batman films to this point, this is the only one that gives Bruce Wayne / Batman an actual character.

    This was even better than I remember it. The first two 3rds (ish) are SO GOOD at exploring Wayne and his motivations. The stealth-action scenes are awesome (tho the standard punchy action stuff is not great). Love me a scary ninja-like Batman. That's what he does best, imo.

    Kinda drops off and drags on for the final act, but still, it's easy to see why this was such a turning point for Batman in cinema.

  • Batman & Robin

    Batman & Robin

    Oof this sucked. I hoped it'd be the fun kind of bad... but it's just regular bad.

    It's a bit of a shame tbh, because I do really vibe Schumacher's ultra campy gothic vision, especially compared to the gritty grounded takes that have saturated Batman since. A lot of the set and costume design is really great! Ridiculous, but great. Arnie is pretty hilarious and seems like he's trying his best.

    Had potential to be a dumb fun romp but the pacing and shitty drama kills it. The writing sucks, Robin sucks, George Clooney REALLY sucks.

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  • Joker

    Joker

    ★★½

    Ehhh... pretty underwhelming despite all the polarized opinions and controversy.

    Good stuff:
    - Joaquin Phoenix is amazing (as he always is)
    - The cinematography is excellent
    - The score/soundtrack are pretty good too

    Not good stuff:
    - Borrows heavily from other films. Not bad in itself, but it doesn't know what to do with any of it nor does it have anything of substance to add.

    - Disjointed themes and plot threads. The class war and Arthur's personal journey were…

  • Avengers: Endgame

    Avengers: Endgame

    ★★★★★

    FUCK YES. This is why I love cinema.

    Endgame was:

    1) Quite different to what I expected?
    2) A fucking M A S T E R P I E C E

    Probably the biggest film event... ever? Really, in many ways this feels more like an event than a film, and that puts it in a league of its own. And somehow they still managed to live up to the hype.

    Also perhaps the best cinema-going experience of my life, with everyone cheering and hollering at all the right moments.

    I loved every minute.