Batman Begins

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(out of 5)


The winged rodent superhero is back, and he’s a sight for sore eyes in this dark, brooding and exciting adventure by Memento‘s Christopher Nolan. Giving us more insight into the birth of millionaire Bruce Wayne’s nocturnal alter ego, the film sees a young Wayne () learning about justice from a group of highly skilled warriors in the far East (under the tutelage of , oddly enough) before returning to his home in Gotham City and beginning to fight crime on his own terms. Taking the guise of what he fears most, a bat (childhood accident thing), he goes after the city’s most corrupt force, a crime lord ( doing a lame GoodFellas accent) who has the majority of the local officials in his pocket. Along the way he builds a bat cave with the help of his trusted servant Alfred (a wonderful ) and tries to avoid getting too close to a D.A. who could steal his heart ().  is terrific as a very scary Scarecrow (complete with terrifying mask) and  equally wonderful as Bale’s assistant in all things mechanical. Moody cinematography, excellent writing and a healthy sense of character as well as bold and exciting action scenes combine for a wonderful night at the movies and the best Batman movie since Catwoman strutted her stuff thirteen years earlier.


Warner Bros., Syncopy, DC Comics, Patalex III Productions Limited

USA, 2005

Directed by Christopher Nolan

Story by , Screenplay by Christopher Nolan, David S. Goyer, based on characters created by

Cinematography by

Produced by , , ,

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by


Academy Award Nomination
Best Cinematography (Wally Pfister)


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