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Genius of mystery and intrigue Christopher Nolan (MEMENTO, FOLLOWING, INSOMNIA) helms this prequel to the Batman films based on the DC Comics series, explaining how Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale)--the billionaire prince of Gotham whose parents were killed in an alleyway mugging--transformed into the crime-fighting superhero. With flashbacks to his privileged childhood, young Master Wayne, as he is called by the butler Alfred (Michael Caine), develops a terrible fear of bats when he falls through the backyard garden into a hidden cave. As a young adult, Wayne lives among the League of Shadows, a martial arts group in the mountains of Asia. His leaders Ra's al Ghul (Ken Watanabe) and Henri Ducard (Liam Neeson) teach him strength, endurance, and--unfortunately--evil, against which he naturally rebels. Returning to Gotham and reinstating himself as a dapper socialite and the rightful heir to his parents' enterprise, Wayne quickly devises his secret identity, commanding help from the gadgetry expert Lucius Fox (Morgan Freeman). With one eye on his childhood playmate Rachel (Katie Holmes)--now a beautiful woman and dedicated lawyer--and the other on his mission to save Gotham from criminal corruption, Batman makes his fledgling debut. But when the blue-blooded mastermind Dr. Crane (Cillian Murphy)--who steals every scene with chilling menace--taints the water system with a hallucinatory substance, Batman realizes he has met his first true opponent. An attitude of grave seriousness elevates BATMAN BEGINS above more cartoony Batman movies, as Nolan crafts a dark drama that thrives on sci-fi intrigue. Bale strides into the role with grace, adding refinement that is seldom seen in action-oriented films. And while the action scenes explode with high-tech glitz and fast-moving thrills, they are evenly placed among sequences of plot and character development, making for a complex and satisfying viewing experience.
Product Title: Dc Comics Batman Begins
Power Score: 4.2 | 26 Reviews
Product Reviews (10)
Good movie. I like this one cause...
Good movie. I like this one cause it tell you how everything began, hence the name.
By danielle101282 - Aug 29, 2008
One of my favorite movies of...
One of my favorite movies of all-time. Completely changed my opinion on Batman. Far away the greatest superhero movie EVER. Christian Bale is amazing as Bruce Wayne/Batman. The rest of the cast is incredible...Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Cillian Murphy, Liam Neeson, Ken Watanabe, Katie Holmes, Gary Oldman...wow. YOU GOTTA LOVE IT. Oh yeah and Christopher Nolan is an absolute GENIUS. And that...
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One of my favorite movies of all-time. Completely changed my opinion on Batman. Far away the greatest superhero movie EVER. Christian Bale is amazing as Bruce Wayne/Batman. The rest of the cast is incredible...Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Cillian Murphy, Liam Neeson, Ken Watanabe, Katie Holmes, Gary Oldman...wow. YOU GOTTA LOVE IT. Oh yeah and Christopher Nolan is an absolute GENIUS. And that car chase sequence is INSANE.
By cyqing - Nov 10, 2007
Great action combined with a film...
Great action combined with a film that went deep inside the mind of Batman/Bruce Wayne. This was much better than the cartoonish Batman's of the 90's.
By zuchinibut - Nov 10, 2007
better than the previous Batman...
better than the previous Batman films, but still missed the mark. where is Batman the master detective? Batman, the master of discuise? Etc... Liam Nieson seemed a little too Quigon in this
By SerpentSmasher - Sep 24, 2007
This one and the original 1989...
This one and the original 1989 film were good. The rest, garbage aimed at an 8 year old audience.
By Victor83 - Jul 19, 2007