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July 20th, 2008

nothing in his pockets but knives and lint

Saw Batman; it's pitch-perfect. Nolan exceeds Burton, Ledger exceeds Nicholson. It's a damned shame he's dead. Eckhart does quite well too.

Like you keep hearing, Batman is mostly just glue holding the Joker and Harvey Dent together. Bale doesn't do a bad job at all, but he's a cypher: he's playing Bruce Wayne playing Bruce Wayne, which is as it should be.

Also, the mayor.