Batman Begins (2005) Movie Review

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2005 | PG-13 | Action, Adventure
140 minutes /

User Score: 60/100

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Batman Begins Review


After training with his mentor, Batman begins his fight to free crime-ridden Gotham City from the corruption that Scarecrow and the League of Shadows have cast upon it.

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.

About Batman Begins 2005

Title: Batman Begins
Original Title: Batman 5, Batman Begins: The IMAX Experience, Batman: Intimidation
Year: 2005
Runtime: 140 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Action, Adventure
Score: 4 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3/5 stars from 10 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 10
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Starring: Morgan Freeman, Richard Brake, Gary Oldman, Michael Caine, Liam Neeson, Lasco Atkins, Spencer Wilding, Martin McDougall, Mark Boone Junior, Jimmy Star, Rick Avery, Cillian Murphy, John Burke, Rutger Hauer, Ken Watanabe, Philip Harvey, Jeff Tanner, Andrew Pleavin, Rade Serbedzija, Richard Laing, Tom Wilkinson, Christian Bale, Noah Lee Margetts, Gerard Murphy, Vincent Wong, Karl Shiels, Stephen Walters, Joseph Rye, Linus Roache, Ryan Kross
Writers: Bob Kane, David S. Goyer, Christopher Nolan
Director: Christopher Nolan