Sunday, 25 March 2007
Batman Begins mini movie review ★★★★★★★★★☆
Quality return to form for the winged super-hero franchise. It hits highs (two of Batman's lines: "It's not what I am underneath, it's what I do that defines me" and "And you'll never have to" both made even cooler by Batman leaping off a building as a punctuation mark) nearly as high as Tim Burton's "Batman" but it doesn't have a Kim Basinger subplot that doesn't work and remains terrific throughout. Now there are four classic superhero movies: "Superman (1978)" remains the benchmark but this fits right in with "Batman (1989)" and "X2 (2003)".
Billionaire Bruce Wayne, traumatized by the murder of his parents when he was a child, drops everything in the face of a humiliating realization about his lack of understanding of the 'real world'. He disappears, presumed dead by everyone in Gotham, and is taken under the wing of Ra's Al Ghul who heads up the League of Shadows, an underground organization devoted to ridding the world of injustice. Finding kinship and understanding, Wayne welcomes the training and both look forward to cleansing Gotham of evil.
• Director: Christopher Nolan
• Writer (Screenplay): Christopher Nolan
• Writer (Screenplay): David S. Goyer
• Writer (Story): David S. Goyer
• Writer (Characters' Creator) Batman: Bob Kane
◦ Christian Bale: Bruce Wayne / Batman
◦ Michael Caine: Alfred
◦ Liam Neeson: Ducard
◦ Morgan Freeman: Lucius Fox
. Extreme violence, scary scenes.
Classified 12A by BBFC. Persons under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult..