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Batman Begins

Reviewed by Ogre3000

Forget All Those Other Batman Movies!!!

Welp, I had been dreading this movie too, the biggest fear I had this year aside from the big dread I had for the last Star Wars movie. This movie could make or break the re-jumpstart of the languishing Batman movie franchise. But...

They pulled it off! Just breath-taking and pure Batman from the first frame of the film. The story is finally the true origin of Batman, from damaged and orphaned child to the Dark Knight.

After being denied his vengeance upon his parents' killer, Bruce Wayne vanishes into the world's dark criminal underground and learns how to fight and eventually joins a cultish "League of Shadows" (in the original comic it was "The League of Assassins") which is ruled by a shadowy figure named Ras Al Ghul (translated from Arabic: The Demon's Head). His mentor is the spokesman for the Demon, Ducard (Liam Neeson) who tries to teach him that mercy or compassion toward a foe is a weakness.

Finally, Bruce has learned all he can and disobeys the last command of the Demon, making him an outcast and he must fight for his life to survive. He does, and returns to Gotham to begin his quest for justice and to save the city his parents helped found...

Well, I really enjoyed this movie, everything was perfect, very little change to the Batman mythos and you could tell the makers of this film really went the extra mile to please Batman fans. Bale was perfect, almost savage in Batman mode and was like a horror film character to the evil; I know there were scenes where the bad guys were pissing their pants. This movie knew Batman to the bone, like it was made just for the fans.

A perfect 5 out of 5 and I will see this again and again...

Till next time,
Ogre3k

 

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Director
Christopher Nolan

Screenplay
Christopher Nolan
David S. Goyer

Released
June 15, 2005

Cast
Christian Bale
Michael Caine
Liam Neeson
Katie Holmes
Gary Oldman
Cillian Murphy
Morgan Freeman

Full Credits at IMDb

Available on DVD and Blu-Ray