I finally had a chance to watch the first of the Batman movies with Christian Bale, “Batman Begins”. (Yeah, it came out three years ago, but so did Quinn, and the full-time parenting thing sort of put a crimp into my movie-going schedule.)
I was plesantly surprised at the comparative lack of camp. No “Mistah Freeze”, or Tommy Lee Jones hamming it up as a caricature of a villain. The new Batman is pretty damn dark, and I like it. Bale is a lot more scary than Val Kilmer, or (God forbid) Michael Keaton.
Now I have to go and watch “The Dark Knight” which has received stellar reviews from lots of people. Anybody want to come over and babysit for a few hours?