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Thursday, June 23, 2005

Batman Begins

The IMAX cinema at Ibn Battuta Mall finally opened yesterday, and the debut movie is Batman Begins.

We went to see both this evening. I've never been to an IMAX venue before. It was quite an astonishing experience. The screen is 70 feet wide and 44 feet high, and the image quality is awesome. Fortunately we had seats near the back, so we weren't completely overwhelmed by it. I loved the fact that there were no adverts. I really don't need to see the trailer for Mr and Mrs Smith again, and no amount of advertising will induce me to buy a bottle of Pepsi or the latest Cadillac. And there were no sub-titles. Movies here normally have subtitles in French and Arabic, and they can be quite distracting.

But the star of the show was the show. Batman Begins is an awesomely well-crafted movie. Dark, broody, moody. It looks great and has believable characters. Gotham City is superbly presented as a massive stinking sewer of a place.

I hope we'll see some sequels from this team.

5 Comments:

Blogger secretdubai said...

Found out about our military friend. He commented in my blog: apparently the Men In Black paid him a visit. (Or Men In White as they probably are here). Scary. Still, we haven't been shut down yet.

God knows what's happened to freakingmupp though. I hope she/he/it hasn't been Disappeared...

3:19 am  
Blogger Keefieboy said...

Well, given the nature of what he was writing I can't say I'm entirely surprised...

7:11 am  
Blogger secretdubai said...

Yes - but I figured as he didn't actually work for the military, it was all public domain information.

4:23 pm  
Blogger Bu3askoor said...

I'm glad that we finally have an IMAX theatre. Say, are they showing any non-holywood flicks in there?

5:13 am  
Blogger secretdubai said...

Oh his new blog is brilliant.

9:10 pm  

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