"Do you read Sutter Cane?"
Some good special effects and spooky things, along with a great Sam Neill, but the plot was super confusing and it felt longer than 90 minutes. Maybe I'll give this another go on a night when I'm not as tired.
"Pray for death!"
A solid concept that starts strong, but turns into a bit of a slog when it just keeps repeating the same things over and over throughout most of the movie. The horror doesn't really come until the end, but by then it's too little too late. Good film-making, solid performances and tight editing can't save a weak script that's really just a bunch of people getting picked off one by one in mostly the same ways. Disappointing…
This may just be the perfect Batman movie, while somehow also managing to be a great Christmas movie and a wonderfully comic gothic noir film. There are parts that by all rights should belong in one of Joel Schumacher's Batman sequels, but Tim Burton has crafted a world in which they are believable without being ridiculous. As usual, the villains are more interesting than the hero, and while Michael Keaton is a loveable Bruce Wayne and a decently badass Batman, it's Danny DeVito and Michelle Pfeiffer who steal the show as Penguin and Catwoman respectively.
I'm overstimulated and don't know what to talk about first so I'm going to wait a while, see it again and process it all properly before I discuss it in depth.
I had a total blast though, and some random thoughts are that the opening credits beat the first one by a mile and a half, it has the MCU's best villain since Loki, it's such a gorgeous and colourful film and it features a finale that evokes the feeling of old school blockbusters while actively trying to go bigger than the first one.