Monday, 22 July 2013

Dark Knight XXX (4½ Stars)

This is one of Axel Braun's best films so far. In it he takes a different path to his last Batman film. "Batman XXX" is based solidly on the 1966 Batman film. That was a very high standard to live up to, but he succeeded in achieving his goal. This film draws together elements from all three films in Christopher Nolan's Batman Dark Knight trilogy (with the injection of elements from the 1997 film "Batman & Robin"). This makes it a much darker, much more desperate film. Characters from the first film return (Batman, Robin, Batgirl, Catwoman, the Joker and Commissioner Gordon), but none of them are played by the same actors. This might seem like a shame, since the original actors did such a good job, but Axel's decision to make changes was correct. Out with the old, in with the new.

Brendon Miller, who played Thor so ably in "Avengers XXX", stands out with his performance as the Joker. He has managed to imitate Heath Ledger's mannerisms without veering into mockery. I don't like Aiden Ashley as Catwoman, but I have to be honest, I don't think Anne Hathaway was a good choice as Catwoman either, and that is who she is based on. Halle Berry would be a good Catwoman, as long as they get her costume right next time.

The film ends on a cliffhanger. Does that mean we can expect "Dark Knight XXX 2" soon?

2 comments:

  1. I can't believe that I'm saying this, but I think this movie needed more story. I've never wanted or cared if there was any story line behind my porn, but this movie was so good and had so much potential I kinda wanted the sex to hurry up and finish so we could get to the story. Well except for the Poison Ivy scenes, those were hot. I also rewatched and with more of an open mind gave the Joker actor another chance and I have to agree with you on him, he was so much better than Batman. The star of this whole movie for me was the Boy Wonder, for obvious reasons. I hope there is a sequel and I hope he stars in it and they have sense enough to replace the Batman and Catwoman actors, as Catwoman creeped me out! One thing is for certain, I'm totally hooked on Axel Braun now! Thanks Mike!

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    1. Axel Braun has made a few sequels. He's made two Avatar films, the first of which is very unique (read my review). He's also made three Star Trek films, all with Evan Stone as Jim Kirk. He's promised to make a Star Wars trilogy, but so far only one film has appeared. He might be having problems with the budget.

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