So, I finally made myself watch the Batman movie with Christian Bale. When I was a kid it was Adam West, and later Michael Keaton and some other guys. By the time it was Clooney I kind of bailed. But somebody said the new ones with Christian Bale were good so I smoked up and got a copy and watched it. Is Bruce Wayne smoking some bad shit or something? Here's why I ask: I don't remember Bruce Wayne being so obsessed with his personal appearance, all those shampoos, moisturizers, and stressing about his business card. I know he has to maintain appearances, but that kind of hygiene regimen seems like it would cut into time fighting criminals. I also don't remember Batman having such a hard-on for white collar crime. When he uses that axe to chop up that wall street guy in that Gotham City apartment while listening to Huey Lewis, it seemed kind of extreme. Why did Batman stab the homeless guy? Was he a drug dealer or the Joker in disguise? When Batman abuses those two prostitutes, how come he didn't tie them up and turn them over to Commissioner Gordon like usual? And then later he drops a chainsaw on one of them, which also seems kind of severe for prostitution. And the chainsaw wasn't even shaped like a bat. Anyway, I enjoyed the film, I just think the character is very different than I remember.