While writing this intro to the latest episode of UNFINISHED BUSINESS, I did make a vain attempt to replicate Christian Bale’s Batman voice from Christopher Nolan’s trilogy of films. Unfortunately, that would require typing in ALL CAPS and thus the result would amount to no more than a feeble FILM CRITIC HULK impersonation. Appropriating the affect of one critic superhero from a different comic book universe aside (not to mention the potential copyright infringement), I decided to spare you the eye torture and that which has now amounted to a tired cliche. Because, you know, they’re ain’t enough Bale-as-Batman imitations out there, right? Anywho.

Jeff returns with his frequent guest Andre Joseph. And they continue the discussion started with last week’s episode on the 90s Batman flicks. This time they discuss BATMAN BEGINS, THE DARK KNIGHT and THE DARK KNIGHT RISES. Because it’s NOT WHO YOU ARE UNDERNEATH, IT’S WHAT YOU DO THAT DEFINES YOU!!

Cough-cough. Sorry. Couldn’t help myself.

2 Responses

  1. TrekBeatTK

    I’m in the minority, but I think The Dark Knight is the worst of the three. Ledger is fantastic, but the logic of the plot makes no sense. It requires WAY too much forethought on everyone’s part. It was really fun the first time, but I don’t think it holds up as well on repeat viewing. The things people attack Dark Knight Rises for are all present here as well.

    While Batman Begins isn’t perfect, it’s my favorite. It’s the only one that really gets to Batman’s roots as a detective. It’s a detective mystery and I like the way it unfolds. Bringing the Ra’s Al Ghul twist back at the end was unnecessary, but it’s really solid and it’s better shot and cut than the other ones.

    Jeff, your Michael Caine impression is hilarious!


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