The other morning I was drifting away from work for a few minutes, reading the “most viewed” articles on CNN. Scanning the list I immediately clicked on What’s with Batman’s voice in ‘Dark Knight’? and I could not have been more excited.

After seeing Batman Begins that was my ultimate question: Dear Christian Bale, Why are you talking like that?

His Batman voice is far beyond deep… it’s startling how ugly it is. Of course his voice is enhanced by sound technology used in movies, but wow. In Batman Begins, Batman’s lines were short and to the point but in The Dark Knight, there are scenes where Batman bellows for a bit longer than expected. Today I walked by a duo of jackhammers in the street which reminded me of the article and my intention of blogging about it.

My favorite part of the article speaks to other people’s critiques of the voice: “Why does Batman talk like the offspring of Clint Eastwood and a grizzly bear?”

Why?