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Batman Begins (2005)
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Review Date: June 13, 2005
Director: Christopher Nolan
Writer: Christopher Nolan, David Goyer
Producers: Emma Thomas, Charles Roven, Larry Franco
Actors:
Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne
Michael Caine as Alfred
Katie Holmes as Rachel
Plot:
So how did Batman become Batman? Well, this movie basically provides you the lowdown on all of that, as well as all of the background required to understand his transformation from young, rich punk to old, rich punk with a huge chip on his shoulder and a Batsuit in his closet. Add to that, trouble in his city of Gotham by the way of a variety of baddies, and you’ve got yourself a movie co-starring that chick for whom Tom Cruise likes to jump on couches. What ensues is lots of cool bat-shite…!
Critique:
A dark, edgy, origin-based BATMAN flick that kicks the asses of the last two Bat-tries, kickstarts the disenfranchised franchise and finally provides us with an actor who is completely believable as both Bruce Wayne and Bathead himself, Christian Bale. BATMAN BEGINS is great movie in many ways, but didn’t completely blow me away, as it seems to have others, with a small number of nagging bits, nudging me along the way. First, allow me to get the good stuff out of the way. Based in reality, unlike its predecessors, this film really gives you that sense of a world that might actually be possible, with characters, gadgets and situations, all set in an environment that doesn’t go over-the-top (the little amount of CGI in the film also helped to that effect). That said, that realistic approach actually bothered me a little about halfway through the film, as I was impressed by its ability to keep things realistic, but missing the “fun” aspect from the comics and the first two Bat-flicks. The film’s grandly entertaining finale did make up for some of that though. I think I might have to see the movie again to really see where I stand on that issue.

The actors in the film were also great across the board, particularly Bale, who I’ve fallen in love with since AMERICAN PSYCHO, and who here, continued to embody characters entirely, with a rendition of Bruce Wayne that married his anger, humor and action-man personas idyllically. Tom Wilkinson was also tops as Falcone, as was Michael Caine as Alfred the Butler, adding that required sense of Wayne history and honor to the proceedings. Bad-guy wise, you have to give the thumbs up to Cillian Murphy, super-creepy as Dr. Crane and the Scarecrow (maybe even more so as Dr. Crane!) with a steely look that would put the fear in anyone. Gary Oldman was good, but I wish he had a little more to do, while Katie Holmes actually wasn’t as bad as I thought she might be, in fact, she was just fine. Unfortunately for her, I thought that her character was too young to play that role, and would have preferred to see an older actress in her place (great boobies though). Kudos also go out to director Christopher Nolan who was able to nix Joel Schumacher’s disaster BATMAN scenarios, and present the world with something a lot closer to what we’ve been reading in the comics for years, as well as a great pace, respected thespians, a memorable score, a decent amount of action pieces, and the return of the friggin’ dark knight…with the emphasis on the word “dark” and not “nipple”.

That said, I had a bunch of “little problems” with the film, the biggest of which would probably have to be its fight sequences – the hand-to-hand combat stuff – which much like many of the most recent Hollywood flicks, were simply edited too fast, cut too quickly and left way too much to the imagination (Is that his hand? Was that his leg? Was that the baddie kicking him or he kicking the baddie?). For fuck’s sakes, why don’t directors leave the camera back a ways anymore, so that the audience can actually SEE the people fighting? Quick-cut-fighting sucks!! Other small bits that bugged me included Batman’s voice when he was Batman, versus his voice as Bruce Wayne. In theory, I was actually very much for this idea, as it makes more sense to change your voice when you’re in a friggin’ Batsuit, but every time Bale spoke in that voice, I just thought it sounded goofy and forced. Maybe that will change if I watch the film again, who knows. I also didn’t like how they ended things with the Scarecrow (that’s the best that you could come up with?), thought the design of the friggin’ Arkham Asylum was boring as heck (have you read the graphic novels…that place is supposed to be huge and gothic, man!), appreciated the scenes with the “Tumbler”, but still missed the Batmobile (which really can’t be replaced by an all-terrain vehicle – sorry!) and didn’t like the handful of one-liners one bit. Why do I get this funny feeling that the one-liners were Goyer’s idea and not Nolan’s? They stuck out like a sore dick and considering the very serious nature of the film, otherwise, didn’t really have a place in the picture, particularly the goofy pun stuff (although I did laugh at the Bruce Wayne newspaper headline in the film’s finale…that was funny!).

Last paragraph aside, I really did enjoy the movie overall, with its awesome look, its brilliant story, providing us with a great sense of why this dude decided to don Bat-shite all over himself, and the charismatic performance by Bale, and creepiness from Wilkinson and Murphy, providing the film with just that right amount of evil. Gotham City was also wickedly designed, and the film’s subway conclusion was a breathtaking ride a la SPIDER-MAN 2’s subway shtick. All that said, much like many of my other genre reviews, it’s important to note that some of my points come from a “fanboy” point of view, so don’t take my grade and complaints all to heart. The film works overall, captures the true essence of Batman and provides us all a great hope for the future, particularly in the film’s final scene which literally announces the villain for the next go-around. I’m hip!
(c) 2016 Berge Garabedian
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12:35AM on 01/22/2009
Damn near perfect film.
Damn near perfect film.
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11:55AM on 01/13/2006
Now that is a kickass comic book movie. This flick had everything: an excellent cast, great story, great characters, and still delivered everything Batman.

One thing I noticed, that I loved, was that the focus was on Bruce Wayne/Batman, not the villains. It was all about why he becomes Batman, how he becomes Batman, and his goal was to stop the villains from winning - you knew very little about them other than they were the bad guys.

Christian Bale is perfect as the Dark Knight. He
Now that is a kickass comic book movie. This flick had everything: an excellent cast, great story, great characters, and still delivered everything Batman.

One thing I noticed, that I loved, was that the focus was on Bruce Wayne/Batman, not the villains. It was all about why he becomes Batman, how he becomes Batman, and his goal was to stop the villains from winning - you knew very little about them other than they were the bad guys.

Christian Bale is perfect as the Dark Knight. He delivered an awesome performance as a Bruce Wayne who is uncertain about how he wants to achieve his goal. His struggle is evident but so is his determination. Excellent job. And the supporting cast is ideal also: Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman, Liam Neeson, Michael Caine, Cillian Murphy, Rutger Hauer, Ken Watanabe (in what is more like a cameo) and even Katie Holmes was nice to look at. She didn't really do much for acting wise, but she didn't take away anything from the movie (she did aight ). The others rounded out the story so well that noone stood out better than the other (with the exception of Katie, they were better than her) - and it didn't seem that anybody had more screen time than the other. It was, basically, perfectly done.

And of course, you have everything Batman. From the beginnings of the batcave, the batmobile, the batsuit, the bat . . . weapons. And the first time you see Batman, it plays out like a scary movie. Freakin' kick ass man.

With an excellent lead, excellent supporting cast, a great story, and the superb direction of Christopher Nolan - Batman is definitely back. You know what he's about, what drives him, and how he got to where he is. In this movie, Gotham seems like a real city in the real world but the script balances it back a bit into the comic realm. This really is a great comic book movie and I can't wait for the sequels.
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8:21PM on 09/19/2005

Pure Awesome!

This is the Batman fans have been (patiently) waiting for. Now that the travesty that is Batman & Robin has faded from memory, we finally get to see a Batman movie as it's meant to be seen. Nolan directing captures the dark, brooding atmosphere that Batman comics have come to adopt in recent years, and the diverse cast really got into their roles. Christian Bale and Liam Neeson give equally memorable performances, and Cillian Murphy's Scarecrow sends chills up my spine just thinking about. All
This is the Batman fans have been (patiently) waiting for. Now that the travesty that is Batman & Robin has faded from memory, we finally get to see a Batman movie as it's meant to be seen. Nolan directing captures the dark, brooding atmosphere that Batman comics have come to adopt in recent years, and the diverse cast really got into their roles. Christian Bale and Liam Neeson give equally memorable performances, and Cillian Murphy's Scarecrow sends chills up my spine just thinking about. All in all, solid entertainment that should more than make up for Schumacher's debauchery.
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11:46AM on 07/28/2005
I thought this movie was great i think bale was the perfect person for the part and Christopher Nolan took this movie and just KILLED IT (in a good way) it was dark, cold , and gretty he made you feel for bruce and show you what he went through in the start to become BATMAN and Cillian Murphy as scarecrow his performance was unforgetable this movie was just one of the best
I thought this movie was great i think bale was the perfect person for the part and Christopher Nolan took this movie and just KILLED IT (in a good way) it was dark, cold , and gretty he made you feel for bruce and show you what he went through in the start to become BATMAN and Cillian Murphy as scarecrow his performance was unforgetable this movie was just one of the best
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7:58PM on 07/27/2005

It's not Classic Batman but it is Classic

My whole life I loved Batman. But I only knew Batman. I never gave a shit about Bruce Wayne. I didn't read the comics, otherwise I probably would. What the last series of Batman films failed to do is tell the story of Bruce Wayne. All I knew was that he was a rich bastard whose parents died. The Batmobile in this Batman is my personal favorite of all the Batmobiles. This is the vehicle that would really kick ass. The relationships between characters is stronger in this Batman than in previous
My whole life I loved Batman. But I only knew Batman. I never gave a shit about Bruce Wayne. I didn't read the comics, otherwise I probably would. What the last series of Batman films failed to do is tell the story of Bruce Wayne. All I knew was that he was a rich bastard whose parents died. The Batmobile in this Batman is my personal favorite of all the Batmobiles. This is the vehicle that would really kick ass. The relationships between characters is stronger in this Batman than in previous bat films. I never cared for Alfred and Jim Gordon in the last films, but I actually enjoyed their characters in this one. Oldman and Caine did a great job.

Neeson was a bad ass in this film. When he starts beating the shit out of Bruce in the beginning I thought, "Wow what a bad ass." Katie Holmes...who cares. To me Holmes character is mainly there just so we can see the real Bruce and to add a stupid love story that's going to get in the way of the Bruce and Selina Kyle relationship in future films. But anyways...the acting was great in this film. Bale is the best Batman to this day.

Of course theres some things that suck in every movie. I think everyone agrees that the fighting scenes (I assume they were fighting) sucked. You can't see anything and I almost had a seizure watchin them at the IMAX. The other thing that I thought sucked was the Batsuit. It still reminds me of the last Batmans. Its too rubbery.

Other than that it's a great movie and I'm pumped for the next. I would say thank you to Chris Nolan, but I don't have to, and I never will(I think that's how it goes)
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8:52AM on 07/25/2005

Batman:Good

Finally, a Batman movie to wash away those horrible Joel Schumacher movies. I was a big fan of the first two batman flicks, the Burton/Keaton efforts, and thought Batman Returns was...watchable (though it may have been my semi man-crush on Val Kilmer that saved that one for me). Batman & Robin...well...the less said the better. This latest movie whipes the slate clean, starts fresh from a whole new angle and does it well. The first half takes place in the far east as a tortured soul Bruce Wayne
Finally, a Batman movie to wash away those horrible Joel Schumacher movies. I was a big fan of the first two batman flicks, the Burton/Keaton efforts, and thought Batman Returns was...watchable (though it may have been my semi man-crush on Val Kilmer that saved that one for me). Batman & Robin...well...the less said the better. This latest movie whipes the slate clean, starts fresh from a whole new angle and does it well. The first half takes place in the far east as a tortured soul Bruce Wayne wonders the earth amoung the common masses and eventually finds his way into a clan that teaches him how to fight and gives him the idea of becoming "a symbol". The second half has Bruce returning to Gotham, becoming Batman and starting his mission to save Gotham. Thats the story in a nutshell.

Run down of the cast:

Bale is a great Wayne, and he's a convincing badass so he works as Batman too (though his Batman voice was a bit...sucky)

Liam Neeson basically plays the same guy as he did in Star Wars: Episode 1 but its what the role called for.

Morgan Freeman...well, he just played Morgan Freeman like he always does (but, he does it well. No one can play Morgan Freeman quite like he can)

Katie Holmes was in this movie...for some reason. I guess there needed to be some sort of love interest, no matter how insignificant. (every time she was on screen, which wasn't often, all i could think of was how dumb she must be. Scientology, bitch)

Gary Oldman plays a pre-commissioner Gordon, and is very convincing as a by-the-book big city cop (right down to the 70's porno mustache). Great actor, i always enjoy his work.

Cillian Murphy was the highlight of the movie for me. He shined as the (underused) Dr.Crane/Scarecrow. Damn he was a creepy guy, evey without the mask (which was hella cool).

Ok, of course i did find a number of flaws, though most are just nit picks so i'll just focus on the part that bugged me the most. See, the movie really went for the most realitic batman and batman world possible, which i dug, but (SPOILER AHEAD) when the clan shows up again at the end with a plan to destroy Gotham...it really struck a bad cord with me (especially when the clan claimed responsibility for many many other disasters that took place throughout history). It just seemed to diviate too far from the movie going for the realistic approach, everything up until that point was reasonably reasonable.

Misc Thoughts

- Was the Katie Holmes nip scene there because of the Kirsten Dunst nip scene in Spider-man?

- I'm not a fan of these new rapid cut fight scenes, i can't enjoy the fights, they're too choppy.

- More Scarecrow, please.
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8:13AM on 07/25/2005

Batman Begins

With that title must I really write a plot summary? Oh, alright. Young Bruce Wayne sees his parents gunned down by a mugger. Years later he dresses up as a bat and fights crime for revenge, surely therapy would have been cheaper, and less silly.
Critical reaction to Batman Begins has, I think, been coloured by the sheer catastrophic dreadfulness of the previous franchise entry; Batman and Robin (less something you watch than something you survive) so lets get one thing clear from the outset
With that title must I really write a plot summary? Oh, alright. Young Bruce Wayne sees his parents gunned down by a mugger. Years later he dresses up as a bat and fights crime for revenge, surely therapy would have been cheaper, and less silly.
Critical reaction to Batman Begins has, I think, been coloured by the sheer catastrophic dreadfulness of the previous franchise entry; Batman and Robin (less something you watch than something you survive) so lets get one thing clear from the outset Begins is much, much better than Batman and Robin, it is, however, still not very good.
That said lets start with the good stuff because this is hardly a film without merit.
The art direction and design of the film is perhaps its greatest strength. The Batsuit is no longer the clunky, disturbingly anatomically correct, shiny rubber of Joel Schumacher's films but a slimmed down, more believable, matt finish version with an nicely redesigned logo and, praise the lord, no sculpted nipples. The great design carries through into the locations (the cave, for example is stripped of the laughable excess of earlier films) and other characters with perhaps the best looking item being Scarecrow's (Murphy) very eerie mask.
On the performance side there's also some good news. Bale is solid as both Bruce Wayne and Batman (though his Batman voice is sometimes a little too gravelly to be easily understood) but he never becomes the definitive version of either character, that remains Michael Keaton. Michael Caine has enormous fun with Alfred, getting the lions share of the scripts few really good lines. Acting honours, however, go to Cillian Murphy as Dr Crane/Scarecrow. Even when unmasked he exudes creepiness in every frame and the scenes where he unleashes his fear toxin are easily the films best it's a crying shame he's not the main villain.
So far so good then. So what went wrong? First off Batman Begins first third comitts the cardinal sin; it's boring. The flashback to Bruce's childhood is all old information and there's really no excuse for it being as drawn out as it is. However, it's the training sequences in this part of the film that are really painful, a testing combination of speechifying from Bale, Neeson and, in the thankless cameo to end all thankless cameos, Ken Watanabe and poorly executed action sequences (of which, more later).
In the second act Bruce returns to Gotham City and the film gets a whole new set of problems with its new location. Worst is the seeming inability to choose a villain we have Carmine Falcone (Tom Wilkinson, doing his best but failing to convince as a gangster) and the aforementioned Scarecrow and both of those are before Neeson re-enters the story with the stupidest evil plot since aliens tried to take over the world by re-animating three corpses (for the people who are going 'huh?' go away, watch Plan 9 From Outer Space, then come back and finish the review).
Katie Holmes also enters the story in these sequences, playing an assitant District Attorney (stop laughing... no, really). She lacks credibility of any sort being inserted purely as a damsel in distress in a role that, lets be honest, probably should have been played by someone who looks like she's left high school.
Once the Batsuit is built we get to the action driven last third of the film and, while there's some striking images (watch for how Scarecrow sees Batman when infected with his own fear toxin) the jaw dropping stupidity of the evil plot and Nolan's ham fisted staging of the action makes it feel perfunctory and anti-climactic.
Those fights then. Nolan stages them (particularly once Batman, rather than Wayne, is the focus) in darkness which makes it already difficult to get a handle on what is going on add to this dull coreography, punches that don't really seem forceful a lot of the time and the bitty overcut nature of the whole enterprise and you have some desperately disappointing, at worst annoying, fights.
At it's absolute best Batman Begins is a trailer for its own sequel, and it isn't even an especially good one.
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6:08AM on 07/25/2005

The Emperor is naked and "Batman Begins" sucked.

I cannot believe the hype this film has received. It is a good example of what happened in "The Emperor's New Clothes". Long story short, two conmen convince everyone that they've made luxury clothes for a king when in reality, they have made nothing. According to them, only those worthy enough can see the clothes. Everyone fakes that they can see them, including a very naked king, so that they can feel worthy.

My God, this fable fits "Batman Begins" perfectly. It is an overblown, poorly
I cannot believe the hype this film has received. It is a good example of what happened in "The Emperor's New Clothes". Long story short, two conmen convince everyone that they've made luxury clothes for a king when in reality, they have made nothing. According to them, only those worthy enough can see the clothes. Everyone fakes that they can see them, including a very naked king, so that they can feel worthy.

My God, this fable fits "Batman Begins" perfectly. It is an overblown, poorly written, stiffly acted, and badly photographed film. The action is completely "been there done that" and is photographed WAY too up close, like many bad action movies of late. Christian Bale has a monotone voice and has NO EXPRESSION! Not ever. He frankly looks bored most of the time. That really bugged me. And yes, his voice as Batman was just plain embarrassing. It felt like an SNL skit of Batman.

I truly think that the marketing of this film was solely based on the idea that "Batman Forever" and "Batman and Robin" sucked. They weren't good, but lets remember, they each made a good amount of money for so films so critically drubbed. But they made money because people were entertained, even if they are too chicken to admit it. But Nolan gets to show us that they were stupid and frivilous movies and that he's going to blow them out of the water by being adult and intelligent. Audiences don't want to feel stupid, they LIKE feeling smart, thus with open arms people have accepted "Batman Begins" because they are told it is dark and unlike any other. But people truly are making more of "Batman Begins" than it is.

It strives so hard to be realistic and profound that it strips the energy and excitement form Batman. People talk in heavy handed riddles and the dialogue is leaden and pretentious. And the plot is at times damn confusing. Characters appear and disappear, only to change motivations or create new motivations altogether. Blue flowers and weird organizations come about hoping the audience can fill in an explanation, and some Asian guy...has seemingly no purpose whatsoever, but appears in the film long enough so that one thinks hes there for a reason. Also, the montage of Batman training was very scattershot. What did they show? Really...I think they just quickly edited a few hundred frames of nothing. The pre-Batman stuff, you know, the "Begins" part of the film, wasn't very strong at all.

In the end, I didn't care for anyone, because no one was developed! You can talk about fear all you want, but fear is not a character trait, nor is revenge, and Bruce had seemingly no character beyond this. Maybe its Bale's fault, as he was stiff as a corpse, but Bruce never felt real.

This is so far a very harsh review, so why would I even give the film a 4/10, when thus far it seems closer to a 2/10 from my perspective? Out of respect to Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman and Tom Wilkonson. By casting respected, award-winning actors in small parts, some which are truly perfunctory, each man is only given a few moments to strut their stuff. I cherished those moments because even in a bad movie, these guys can act. But really, Gary Oldman in a small role as a humble cop who - basically does nothing?? Come on!

Another plus, Cillian Murphy is a great actor, and a great villian. He should have gotten a little more screentime. And the mask/panic idea was a little creepy and at times effective. I also have to give credit to the Tumbler, which provided some mild diversions from the rest of the film.

Overall though, this is a huge letdown. People cite the darkness, and the depth of the characters, but the film is as deep as cardboard. You need not look farther than Bruce's relationship to Katie Holmes' character to see that this film is truly just a shallow hackneyed popcorn movie with a serious identity crisis, and really good marketing.
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1:19AM on 07/25/2005

Thank you Mr. Nolan & Mr. Bale for bringing the series back up to form where Mr. Burton & Mr. Keaton left off.



I’m a HUGE Batman fan!!! Batman in my book has always been the coolest comic book character. So needless to say the first two films “Batman” and “Batman Returns” which starred Michael Keaton and were directed by Tim Burton are two films I think of very highly in my book. But up next came the mediocre “Batman Forever” which is when both Mr. Keaton and Mr. Burton bailed and as their replacements we got Val Kilmer as the Dark Knight and Mr.Schmacher in the director’s chair. Seeing this film


I’m a HUGE Batman fan!!! Batman in my book has always been the coolest comic book character. So needless to say the first two films “Batman” and “Batman Returns” which starred Michael Keaton and were directed by Tim Burton are two films I think of very highly in my book. But up next came the mediocre “Batman Forever” which is when both Mr. Keaton and Mr. Burton bailed and as their replacements we got Val Kilmer as the Dark Knight and Mr.Schmacher in the director’s chair. Seeing this film made me lose a lot of interest in the character and franchise especially with Tommy Lee Jones as Two-Face and Jim Carrey as the Riddler. I do have to give Mr. Kilmer a little respect here, he was a decent Batman, and it wasn’t his fault I didn’t care too much for the film. It was the Robin character played by Chris O’ Donnell, the villains, and a mediocre script that really turned me off about the film.

But just after “Batman Forever,” the biggest pile of crap to ever hit the Batman Franchise came along, and this of course was known as “Batman & Robin.” “Batman & Robin” suffered from some of the worst casting (and acting) I ever seen in my life; Arnold Schwarzenegger as Mr. Freeze, George Clooney as Batman, and Alicia Silverstone as Batgirl just to name a few. Also throw in one of the worst scripts ever written with dialogue that a 5 year old could have written better (“Lets kick some Ice”) and you have the huge pile of crap known as “Batman & Robin.”

So I thought my once favorite character Batman was dead in a deep, dark grave but long and behold 8 years after the disaster that was “Batman & Robin” comes “Batman Begins” a film with a solid cast and not to mention Batman played by Christian Bale and is directed by Christopher Nolan the man behind such great films like “Memento” and “Insomnia” I knew some good was still left in the series. How much? Well keep on reading to find out.

“Batman Begins” is just like its title suggests, it’s the beginning and that’s probably a good thing since I just explained what happened to the Batman franchise in the past. The movie starts off with the story behind Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) and what happened to his family and so forth. It then moves into how he was trained and how he can fight the way he does. Then long and behold Bruce Wayne becomes Batman and wants to save the city of Gotham from the crime that has devoured the city.

The final words in “Batman Begins” said something like this “I never got to say Thank you” and Batman turns around and says “You will never need to.” I think I need to say thank you to Mr. Nolan and everyone involved. Thank you for bringing the Batman franchise back to its peak form. I would actually dare to say and this is coming from one of Tim Burton’s biggest fans that Mr. Nolan has made a film on the same level as the original Batman. I never thought it could be done but it has and Mr. Nolan deserves most of the thanks not to mention the always fantastic Christian Bale as the Dark Knight, Gary Oldman as Commissioner Gordon, Michael Caine as Alfred, as well as Morgan Freeman as Fox, Liam Neeson as Ducard and Cillian Murphy as the scarecrow. The right casting definitely made a difference not to mention a great script and wonderful direction.

The movie is a visual fest for the eyes with so much going on, it’s almost a film you walk out of and want to run right back into to see it again. The special effects are wonderful and the whole background story with the Bats and the Batcave are interesting as well. Not to mention the new Batmobile which is just badass and Bale’s awesome yet cocky line when Freeman first shows him the car, “Does it come in black” is just awesome.
Not to mention how perfectly timed everything was, the movie never seemed to drag, everything just fit into place even with a runtime of 2 hours and 20 minutes.

The thing that worried me about “Batman Begins” was this, the last time a great independent film director made a mainstream movie we got “The Hulk” which was directed by Ang Lee the man behind “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” and “The Ice Storm.” Needless to say “The Hulk” wasn’t a very good movie in fact it pretty much sucked but Nolan on the other hand showed the world that a great independent director can also make a great mainstream big budget film and Nolan did this almost flawlessly.

So in conclusion, if you’re a Batman fan, you’re in luck because Batman is back and is here to kick some serious ass. Batman is back in his top form with a new lead by Mr. Bale. The script is wonderful, the acting is terrific for a mainstream big budget flick, and the direction along with the cinematography is just stunning. I have been waiting 13 years to see a Batman film like this and I am glad that day has finally arrived. I hear a sequel is already in talks and they are talking about bringing back the Joker. As long as Nolan and Bale are still aboard for the sequel I am there opening day! Also I have some suggestions for Joker, I was thinking about it when the film ended and I think Johnny Depp or even Crispin Glover would be perfect for the role. Maybe I should write Mr. Nolan a letter to let him know. Anyway, Needless to say I am now looking forward to the sequel. “Batman Begins” may actually be one of the best films of the year, it’s already rated higher then “Revenge of the Sith” in my book and I was very impressed with that film.

In the end, if you want a great summer movie with a great story, great characters, good acting and great action go see “Batman Begins” it’s definitely worth the price of admission at the multiplex.

MovieManMenzel’s final rating for “Batman Begins” is a 9/10. BATMAN RULES!!!
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