Batman and Superman once held the throne when it came to comic book movies back in the day. After the pile of feces known as "Batman and Robin" it seemed as if the golden era for the Dark Knight was now long gone. With the recent release of Marvel blockbusters like "Spiderman" and "X-men", it seemed like a comeback for our DC Comics heroes was even further away. Rest assured people, the Dark Knight has returned and Gotham City will never be the same.
Batman Begins gives a new twist to the usual Batman movie by taking a Darker approach. This movie is based on the Batman Year-one comics and mostly deals with what drives young Bruce Wayne to take the law into his own hands. It was interesting seeing how bats induced fear into Bruce and sort of cursed his life.
I think this will be the super hero movie of the year by far. It looks like the Fantastic Four have their work cut out for them. This movie had styling gadgets and an awesome bat-suit (thank God they did not have nipples this time), which was filled out nicely by Christian Bale. This guy really looks like he was born for this role. Near perfect cast I must say.
Art direction for this movie was top-notch in almost every aspect but I must say that the new bat mobile was one hell of an ugly machine. It looked more like a tank than the fancy sleek look of my dream car, the bat mobile from "Batman" and "Batman Returns."
One of the Caped Crusader’s greatest nemeses was made into a major pretty-boy wuss. Scarecrow was just too girly to be a major threat. I think he just should have not even been put into the movie if this was the case.
Though the movie sure had some horrible editing and Scarecrow looks like he can be a Backstreet Boy I’m just being picky. This is definitely worth a look. It was a serious movie but it actually pulled it off unlike "The Hulk." It most definitely compensated for "Batman and Robin."
About Batman Begins (2005)
Starring: Gary Oldman, Rutger Hauer, Morgan Freeman, Spencer Wilding, Martin McDougall, Mark Boone Junior, Richard Brake, Liam Neeson, Rick Avery, Rade Serbedzija, Michael Caine, Philip Harvey, Lasco Atkins, Cillian Murphy, Ken Watanabe, Andrew Pleavin, John Burke, Shane Rimmer, Christian Bale, Jeff Tanner, Joseph Rye, Katie Holmes, Tom Wilkinson, Linus Roache, Lucy Russell, Noah Lee Margetts, Karen David, Jeff Lipman, Mark Rhino Smith, Morne Botes
Director: Christopher Nolan
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