- Origin: 24/25
- Story: 24/25
- Camera/SFX: 22/25
- Performance: 24/25
Batman Begins explores the origins of the Batman legend and the Dark Knight’s emergence as a force for good in Gotham. In the wake of his parents’ murder, disillusioned industrial heir Bruce Wayne travels the world seeking the means to fight injustice and turn fear against those who prey on the fearful. He returns to Gotham and unveils his alter-ego: Batman, a masked crusader who uses his strength, intellect and an array of high tech deceptions to fight the sinister forces that threaten the city.
- Rated: PG-13
- Genre: Action, Adventure and Science Fiction
- Directed by: Christopher Nolan
- Written by: Christopher Nolan and David S. Goyer
- Release date: 14th June, 2005 (Wide)
- Length: 140 minutes
- Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
|Christian Bale||Bruce Wayne/ Batman|
|Liam Neeson||Ducard/ Ra’s al Ghul|
|Katie Holmes||Rachel Dawes|
|Gary Oldman||Jim Gordon|
|Cillian Murphy||Dr Jonathan Crane|
|Morgan Freeman||Lucius Fox|
|Tom Wilkinson||Carmine Falcone|
Using the comics darker aspects, Christopher Nolan has revived the superhero genre. It was great to see characters that never get much screen time. I loved the different locations that we got taken to, it gave the audience a journey to follow, making the ending satisfying.
A compelling story that was to be taken seriously, having the character go on a journey to find himself and find his purpose. The darkness set the bar high for what other films like it should be aiming for. Having Gotham be plunged into fear was good, it created another level of tension when you couldn’t see all the fighting.
Very good for its time, the shots from when Batman soared through the air were awesome, they gave me this buzzing feeling inside that made it quiet intense. The effects were good and helped to make Batman be as bat like as possible. I feel some effects weren’t as good as others, for example one of scarecrows hallucinations was off.
Christian Bale never disappoints, bringing new life to the character. Who knew that the deep voice would be such a success. Liam Neeson was cold and calculated, having such a good presence on the screen. Neither of those actors were at their best, but it was still great. The cast selection was good and there was nobody I felt was wrongly casted.