I liked Maggie better, actually. First, I find her much more believable as an attorney and 2nd, she just plays the character better. I feel like she makes Rachel seem more mature. Maybe it was just poor Katie's lines byt she always seemed too whiny and unsure of things. What does everyone else think?
NONE!! is the only flaw these latest 2 batman installments have... horrible choices to play the female lead, completely unnatractive and uninsteresting. EWWW!! thank god she's dead! hopefully 3rd installment brings a real blow your mind female actress!
I thought maggie was acceptable, though not as cute as katie -- i just wish they didn't have to do the whole "switching actors because of hollywood drama" thing. that was kinda distracting. At least they got a replacement rachel who resembled the original + 5 or 10 years... the similarity between the two chicks is actually pretty interesting.
I thought Maggie Gyllenhaal, while more believable as an attorney, was miscast. Holmes was likewise miscast, as she didn't seem mature enough to be assistant district attorney. I think Selma Blair would have been a better choice than either of them. Gyllenhaal is rather ugly, while Holmes was better looking, but too young or immature to play the role. Blair looks better, is older, and would probably have better chemistry with Bale. Neither actress who played Rachel had good chemistry with Bale.
I agree with you, Scarlett. For Rachel Dawes, I thought Katie Holmes was okay, but seemed a little young for the role. Maggie Gyllenhall was at the best suited age for the role and had better chemistry with Christian Bale, which improved her performence. A similar case is in Superman Returns, when Kate Bosworth landed the role of Lois Lane. She was around 22 years old during filming! She was also alright, but it was the only thing that degrated from its predecesors, but still the best in the Superman series, nonetheless. I am not so sure about what I would think of the Batman series' Joel Schmacher duology, though. When I saw them, I was just a kid. I will post reviews on them when I see them more clearly now that I am older.
Maggie is the better actress all around. Unfortunately I don't think either one of them was right for the role in my opinion. Both much younger than Bale and it is hard to believe that they were actually childhood friends because of it.
Hi. Remember when I at first thought that Superman Returns was the best of the series last April? I revisited the series during this period of time, and I realized that even though Returns was great (almost on par with X-Men), the two Richard Donner ones have a little more to offer, especially that Christopher Reeve and Margot Kidder played the roles of Superman and Lois Lane better than Brandon Routh and Kate Bosworth. Not to mention that the first is a classic that made you believe a man can fly and the second's Donner Cut is a whole lot better than Lester's version.
Katie was made for the role. They should've definitely offered her more money to reprise her role. It's like in Superman Returns i don't understand why so many people hated kate bosworth for doing a very good job on the Superman film, if you wanna hate people, hate the people who CAST Kate Bosworth, don't hate her for doing her job.
I agree, Crow. At least Katie is pretty. Maggie just looks strange. But personally, they should've stuck with Katie because like I said, it's just weird to replace a character with a different actress like that.
Nice RZA! You're absolutely right about Selma Blair. Holmes and GyllenDULL were terrible! Jake Gyllenhaal would have made a more believable and more attractive ADA than his sister. Plus there would have been the whole Brokeback tie-in with Heath!
I simply could not understand the choice for either woman in either movie. Holmes and Gyllenhall are respectively decent in a few movies. Neither has the chops to hold their own with Bale and certainly not with Oldman; not even with Eckhart and that guy is Hollywood's biggest joke on the public!
Like RZA said, Selma Blair has the stones; potentially Jennifer Connelly, Evangeline Lilly, Zoe Saldana, or Elizabeth Banks. But to continue with the horrible debacle of female leads in this series, it will probably be Zoey Deshanel or Mena Suvari...
@W. Aker Thanks for the praise/support. I didn't like Holmes in the role, but when I saw Maggie's turn, I was wanting Holmes back. I read a review of Dark Knight, and in it, the blogger/critic said Maggie looks like someone hit her face with a frying pan. I thought that was rather harsh, but, yes, she's not exactly the best looking woman around. If not Selma Blair (whom I imagine was busy with Hellboy II around that time), they could have gotten "older" women, ones who would have more chemistry with Bale, and pair up better age-wise. Some of those you mentioned would have been fine, such as Jennifer Connelly. For the next Batman flick, I hope they don't go for a female whom they think will bring in a young, female audience. They need to make what works for the script, and the audiences will come. I think Nolan's already proven himself through these two movies to be able to chose who's right for the role. I feel the studio's tinkering with his choices.