Finally watched this cult classic. It's a real child of the 80s, but still holds up, even without the nostalgia factor. (Okay, I laughed a little at the CGI bits... ^^)
Back then the censors destroyed the film in Germany, cutting it beyond recognition, but it seems the original is back with a vengeance now - I saw the Director's Cut in online stores all over the place, and that's also the one I watched. Took a look at schnittberichte.com…
I liked Part 1 a lot already - the characters, the conflicts, the darkness and unexpected violence. But this one was even better. Such a dark story, a brilliant Joker, lots of angst...
The only issue I have is with the lack of backstory for Robin. She more or less comes out of nowhere and no one ever seems to question where she spends the nights at her age - but she's very cool as well, and I'm thrilled about the characters being female at any rate!
If you haven't seen it: There are 5 people on the cast list. Yes, 5. Those are all the people who appear on screen during the whole movie. And 3 of them are only in for like 10 minutes, the movie basically rests on the shoulders of Patrick Wilson and Ellen Page, and boy, can these two act! Especially Ellen Page, I mean, she was 18 (looking like 14) when the movie was made and she's simply incredible in it.…