“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” – Mark Twain
“Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.” – William Butler Yeats
“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela
“The best way for you to predict your future is to create it.” – Abraham Lincoln
“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius
“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” – Thomas Edison
“Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.” – Sam Levenson
“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.” – Zig Ziglar
“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” – Benjamin Franklin
“I am not afraid…I was born to do this.” – Joan of Arc
“The most effective way to do it, is to do it.” – Amelia Earhart
“We aim above the mark to hit the mark.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” – Helen Keller
“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.“ – Walt Disney
“Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.” – Pope John XXIII
“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe
“When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt
“What you do today can improve all your tomorrows.” – Ralph Marston
“Perserverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.” – Julie Andrews
“The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.” – Thomas Paine
“I attribute my success to this–I never gave or took any excuse.” – Florence Nightingale
“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.” – Johann Wolfgang van Goethe
“Who seeks shall find.” – Sophocles
“Change your life today. Don’t gamble on the future, act now, without delay.” – Simone de Beauvoir
It’s so meta. Batman narrates through the opening logos and they show clips from the other adaptations of Batman and talk about how Joker and Batman have been fighting for 78 years. My personal favorite is when Alfred calls Batman out for all the Brooding™ he’s done since 1966.
It’s freaking hilarious. I’m not exaggerating when I say it’s the funniest movie I’ve seen in years. The jokes always hit the mark and even just how the characters act are enough to get huge laughs.
The characters. Batman is of course amazing but there’s also Robin who’s a literal ray of sunshine, Alfred who is the coolest butler ever and so much more, one of the best adaptations of Joker, and Barbara Gordon who is such a competent leader and fighter and so amazing in general.
Batman’s and Joker’s relationship. Having Joker portrayed as wanting validation from Batman that he is his greatest enemy but Batman not reciprocating those feelings creates one of the funniest, most amazing hero-villian dynamics ever to be put to film.
It’s actually emotional. Amongst all the hilarity and action scenes the movie does take time to address the concepts of loneliness, confronting one’s fears, if you are really a good person or not (or if you’re in between), and the nature of family. It gives so much depth to Batman that is hardly seen in other adaptations and that’s what makes it so great.
However far I fall as long as there’s so much as a thread left I will use it to climb. I’ll take hold of it. I refuse to give up while I’m still human I can do that much. But every person must decide on his own whether to grab it.