Batman Begins (2005) Movie Review

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Batman Begins (2005)

2005 | PG-13 | Thriller, Action, Adventure
140 minutes / 2h 20min

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Batman Begins Plot Synopsis:

When his parents are killed, billionaire playboy Bruce Wayne relocates to Asia where he is mentored by Henri Ducard and Ra's Al Ghul in how to fight evil. When learning about the plan to wipe out evil in Gotham City by Ducard, Bruce prevents this plan from getting any further and heads back to his home. Back in his original surroundings, Bruce adopts the image of a bat to strike fear into the criminals and the corrupt as the icon known as 'Batman'. But it doesn't stay quiet for long.

Batman Begins (2005) Review

Christopher Nolan directed Batman Begins (2005) had an estimated movie budget of $150 million. Batman Begins raked in $206.8 million and was nominated for an Oscar Award. Batman Begins also won 14 movie awards and 71 movie award nominations.

Batman Begins under Christopher Nolan’s direction, and Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne / Batman rebooted the entire Batman movie franchise. Batman is taken back to his gritty roots, and this film focuses on the training and preparation of the Dark Knight. Batman saves the city from Scarecrow (Cillian Murphy) and League of Shadows.

Batman Begins was a welcome return to the more brutal and grittier world of Gotham City. I cannot say that I agree with most of the casting choices, but for the most part, the acting performances were terrific. I felt the screenplay could have been a little tighter at times. I remember the scenes where Batman was first starting out and ran into some mishaps, the dog scene was funny. Scenes like that brought the Legendary Batman back to his beginnings where Batman was not always The World’s Greatest Detective.

If you are like me and remember Tim Burton‘s Batman (1989) with Michael Keaton, this is a great return to those glory days. You do not want to miss this film as it serves the purpose of setting up the world and characters beautifully. FYI, The Dark Knight (2008) was the best in the series for me.

  • Batman Begins Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 8
  • Overall Score: 7.94
  • IMDB: 8.3
  • MetaCritic: 7.0
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 8.4

About Batman Begins 2005

Title: Batman Begins
Year: 2005
Runtime: 140 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Thriller, Action, Adventure
Score: 4 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3.97/5 stars from 1,151,074 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 1,151,074
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Batman Begins Cast Starring: Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, Lasco Atkins, Spencer Wilding, Martin McDougall, Mark Boone Junior, Richard Brake, Jimmy Star, Michael Caine, Cillian Murphy, Rick Avery, Ken Watanabe, Philip Harvey, Liam Neeson, Andrew Pleavin, John Burke, Rade Serbedzija, Tom Wilkinson, Christian Bale, Rutger Hauer, Jeff Tanner, Vincent Wong, Joseph Rye, Richard Laing, Linus Roache, Lucy Russell, Shane Rimmer, Christine Adams, Noah Lee Margetts, Mark Rhino Smith
Batman Begins Writers: Bob Kane, David S. Goyer, Christopher Nolan
Batman Begins Director: Christopher Nolan
Box Office: $204,100,000
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
Language: English, Urdu, Mandarin
Country: USA, UK