Batman Begins

   19 June 2005, terribly early in the morning

Batman Begins was an amazing movie. The film is basically the origin story for Batman. The movie traces the path Bruce Wayne takes from being just some angry dude, to becoming Batman. I’m not sure what liberties they’ve taken with the origin as outlined in the comic books, but the story they present in the film is quite good. The casting was excellent. All the characters were well suited for their roles. I really liked Cillian Murphy of 28 Days Later fame playing the role of the Scarecrow. Christian Bale makes a really good Batman, and a great Bruce Wayne. I actually think it might be the best in the series, even surpassing the first film by Tim Burton. Regardless, watching this film will help you forget all the crap that followed the two Burton movies.

The official Batman Begins web site.

 

Comments

  1. ewwww… Batman!!! I’ve never been a big fan of any of the Batman movies, shows, or cartoons.. Maybe it was because I never liked Bruce Wayne.. He always pissed me off for some reason. :s

  2. Loved the movie. Damn-damn good. I enjoyed ‘Batman Beyond’ in my high school days and since this movie is very similar (kids growing into the role of Batman), I liked it a lot. Growing up in India, I was never exposed to comics etc. So not sure how true the back story is in the movie. It is very convincing though. Fear and guilt are big motivators.

    And such good acting by Liam Neeson, Michael Cain and Morgan Freeman. Contrast the Liam Neeson character with Qui-gon Jin. Very similar but which one was a better perfomance? Lucas has to learn a lot. And if you thought Padme was bad in EIII, boy does Katie Holmes have bad lines! What’s with the preachiness? Man, most of her lines were cringe worthy.

    And Scarecrow is actually scary and not cartoonish like Batman villains are usually portrayed. But still the movie takes itself a little too seriously but it works very well. I liked that the emphasis was on story and characters instead of just action. With the Joker angle towards the end, a sequel awaits.

    First ‘Mr and Mrs Smith’ and now ‘Batman Begins’. Two great movies in three weeks.

  3. I loved this movie. I think Christian Bale is amazing and he made a great Batman.

    That said, there were some plot holes big enough to drive the Batmobile through them. Without giving away too much, I’ll just say this: the human body is like, 70% water. Uh, yeah. Think about that in light of the movie.

    My only other complaint was that I felt like sometimes the action was shot too tight and a little darker than it needed to be. I wanted to see more of the ass kicking.

    But I loved it. And I will go see it again soon. Soooo good. Best Batman yet.

  4. Yeah, I was thinking the same thing about the water.

    I also agree about the action beeing poorly shot. They needed to use much wider angles.

    However, it was still the best Batman movie.

  5. I imagine that, like real microwaves, the movie’s was a tightly focused beam aimed downward – all the better to fly over lakes and reservoirs with.

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