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We went out to see the movies today with one of my daughter's friends. They wanted to see "Shark Boy and Lava Girl in 3-D". Needless to say, wishweaver and I were somewhat less enthusiastic about seeing that particular show, so we found a showing of "Batman Begins" that started five minutes later and sat in on it.

According to the kid unit, their movie was a lot of fun. However, when I asked for more details, all I got was "you'd have to see it." Sigh. However, they seemed to enjoy it which is the purpose for any movie, so from the kidlings, it gets two thumbs up anyway.

Wishweaver and I, as I mentioned, went to "Batman Begins". Very nice job on the movie. I think they've definitely salvaged this franchise with the new movie. I know there were some plot holes and I know they probably could have trimmed several minutes off without losing too much, but you know what. I was entertained by the movie. So as far as I'm concerned, it did it's job. I thought Michael Caine stole the show. While not quite as acerbic as Effram Zimbalist, Jr. in the "Batman:the Animated Series", he played the part well between being Bruce's faux father at times and being just "a good friend" (which is something Bruce really needs in his life). Gary Oldman did a great job as Gordon and Liam Nielsen made a good Ras al Ghul (although it's really pronounced Raish not Raz). I look forward to the next movie.

I still want to see "Howl's Moving Castle" and a few other movies, but not certain when I'm going to get a chance to. Also, from the previews, I think "Sky High" is going to be a fun way to waste a couple of hours.

Digging through some of my artwork upstairs and found several pages from my old "Troubleshooters Incorporated" comic I did back in the 90s. I think I have the original art work to all three covers up there, which surprised the heck out of me. Plus, I found the artwork from the first digest-sized version of the book back in 1992. Eeeek! Talk about a walk down memory lane.

I did manage to get some work done on Harbinger tonight. I finished 1,147 words even with getting a late start on it.

Current Harbinger status:
Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
72,221 / 125,000

Music listened to: Batman Returns Soundtrack

Web site of note: Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts. I haven't had to make use of these guys (thank goodness), but I think what they do is outstanding and can only wish them the best of luck! Lawyers I like? Whodda thunk it?


( 2 howls — Howl with the Pack )
Jun. 20th, 2005 10:23 am (UTC)
Sorry to be picky - but did you mean Liam Neeson was good as Ducard, or that Ken Watanabe was good as Ras Al Ghul?
Jun. 21st, 2005 04:42 am (UTC)
Spoiler Alert!
Spoiler Space

Actually, Ducard WAS Ras al Ghul. The person Bruce Wayne was introduced to at the League of Shadow's headquarters was only pretending to be Ras. That's the gotcha.

Bruce wound up saving his enemy at the risk of his own life early in the movie. That's what gave the meaning to his speech when he left Ducard/Ras on the train at the end.
( 2 howls — Howl with the Pack )

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