Batman Begins

Batman Begins

(2005)

Christian Bale is billionaire Bruce Wayne, transforming himself into a self-made symbol of justice in this first film of Christopher Nolan's gritty Dark Knight trilogy. Wayne's butler Alfred is played by Michael Caine, his childhood sweetheart Rachel by Katie Holmes.... More

In the wake of his parents' murder, a troubled Wayne travels the world seeking the means to fight injustice and turn fear against those who prey on the fearful. After learning the ways of the ninja with the League of Shadows and mentors Ducard (Liam Neeson) and Ra's Al Ghul (Ken Watanabe), he returns to Gotham to unveil the Batman. There, he faces the Scarecrow (Cillian Murphy) and the League's ultimate plot to bring Gotham City to its knees. 

A departure from the camp of Joel Schumacher's mid-'90s Batman movies and Tim Burton's earlier pop surrealism, Nolan's darker, noirish tone made for a critical and commercial success. The film begins a trilogy completed with The Dark Knight (2008) and The Dark Knight Rises (2012).Hide

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BY munchkin superstar

I only say that because the Dark knight was truly the best film with Heath Ledger as the Joker which he made that role his own A more darker seeder version of batman wth the most talented Christian Bale as batman and Michael Caine as his butler Alfred a definative version of how batman should be


BY AaronG superstar

Tells the story of Bruce Wayne's rise as Batman well, but the climax slightly feels tacked on.


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  • What makes this Batman so enjoyable is how the director Christopher Nolan arranges familiar genre elements in new, unforeseen ways. Full Review

  • Amazing. Batman Begins may even be the greatest superhero movie ever made. Thought Spider-Man was the modern pinnacle? Think again. Full Review