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TitleBatman Begins
DirectorChristopher Nolan
Year2005
Production CompanyWarner Brothers
GenreFantasy
 
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Submitted by Nicole Givens Kurtz 
(Sep 22, 2005)

Batman Begins--Again

The story filled pages of comic books has enriched the lives and imagination of millions of readers. So it follows that these often caped and costumed characters would make the leap to the big screen...over and over again.

BATMAN BEGINS is not the first movie of the crusader, as many of you know, but it is one with teeth (i.e. story line) worthy of its comic book past. Although there were times in the film where I longed for the action sequences to commence, I have to admit now that this is a good movie. This is the movie that should have followed Burton’s BATMAN RETURNS.

Christian Bale’s performance both during the dramatic
moments of Bruce Wayne’s life and as the merciless
Batman is not only stunning, but flawless.

There are moments where the story and the action mesh
awkwardly together, yet the remainder of the movie more than made up for it.

With an all star supporting cast (Morgan Freeman, Michael Cain, Rutger Hauer, Liam Nesson and Gary Oldman) Bale is almost overshadowed…almost. In all, BATMAN BEGINS is a fresh of breath air in what was once a stale movie franchise.


Submitted by Benjamin Soto 
(Sep 21, 2005)

Batman Begins. It is a vision of terror that strikes horror into those that prey on the fearful. It is a symbol of justice when those who are meant to protect do nothing. Batman Begins is a message of hope that even in the darkest times we can face any adversity and turn our very own fear into fuel for something greater than ourselves when conquered. As far as comic book movies go Batman Begins is that, and so much more.

Christian Bale takes the title role, and does a suberp job creating a Bruce Wayne and Batman that we can all relate too. It is a realistic portryal of a man who faces his deepest pain and decides to do something about it. The very thing he fears he uses to his advantage to stirke fear into the hearts of villians and criminals all over Gotham.

As far as comic book characters are concerned, Christopher Nolan set out to make this version of Batman dark, and more grounded in reality than its previous version Batman and Robin, which was a horrible attempt to recreate the sixties television series. As a director Christopher's vision was right on the money. The scenes were dark, Gotham felt like a real city with areas you wouldn't dare enter, and Batman was more real than any earlier encarnation that had been brought to the silver screen.

You were able to journey with Bruce on his quest for answers and truth. You went to the far corners of the world in search of meaning for the loss of loved ones to a senseless crime. You see Bruce (Christian Bale) advent into the criminal world so as to gain a better understanding of the people he will hunt.

Stunning special effects, creative and breathtaking cinemotography, excellent action sequences, and a pace that keeps you wanting more are what to expect when seeing Batman Begins. It is by far the best adaptation of the Dark Knight to date, and frankly this avid movie goer waits in eager anticipation of what Bale and Nolen will bring with the subsequent films.


 

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