… Ra’s al Ghul’s plot in “Batman Begins” was ridiculous.
First off, Ra’s runs this group of ninjas that apparently are in charge of destroying cities. Ninjas don’t destroy cities. Ninjas slip unnoticed into your compound, silence the enemy, and vanish without a trace. To destroy a city, you need Columbus, Ohio’s own Curtis LeMay.
Secondly, Ra’s’ initial plan to destroy Gotham City is to cause an economic depression. Let me get this straight: The city sucks, so we’re going to make it suckier? In what way does that destroy the city? It’s still there … just worse.
Thirdly, Ra’s’ second plan is to put a fear toxin in Gotham’s water supply. But the fear toxin doesn’t affect you when you drink it, just when you breathe it. WTF? So now he has to steal a microwave device to vaporize the water. Not since the days of Adam West has Batman faced a plot so needlessly convoluted.
And finally — How does the microwave bomb boil the water without affecting human beings? Humans are, like, 90 percent water, aren’t they?
So yeah, gimme the 1989 Tim Burton “Batman” any day. In that one, the Joker was just going to gas Gotham City and be done with it.