What a good story. And I liked that there were these horror elements to the film. The way Scarecrow was done was great.
I did have my problems. I feel that areas of the script weren't very tidy, especially at the end. Many people had been affected by the poison, and you really don't see what the outcome of that is. It couldn't have been pleasant.
The way the fight scenes were filmed and edited, it was sometimes difficult to actually see what was going on. Ever since the advent of digital editing, this has been a problem for films. I like to watch the coreography of a fight scene, which means actually being able to see what's happening.
I liked all the key cast members and thought they gave really fine performances.
What I'm most curious about is where they go from here. This is supposed to be a prequel to the Burton Batman. I'm assuming that they will continue to make new Batman films with Bale. Will they revisit some of the villains we've already encountered or will the next film be the sequel to Batman and Robin?
2 1/2 film reels
4 popcorn kernels