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“Just excellent, even if Christian Bale's suit-mumble gets a little much at times. There a point where Ken Watanabe says "impressive" and the way he says it reminds me of Miss
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“Same reason as aboive, hot guys!! lol! Ok so that is true but come on who doesn't love Batman? I can remember getting up on Sunday morning and watching the old live action Batman
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“Though The Joker in The Dark Knight was the best comic book villian on film that story was too long and had a lot of unnecessary storylines (Two Face). This movie was perfect from
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“Best storyline and acting of all the comic book movies. It didn't feel cheesie like all its other predecessors. I also think Liam Neeson played a great Ra's al Ghul.”
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“Batman reinvented after an ugly backlash at 1997's Batman and Robin the build up was 8 years and worth every bit of it with a new Batman, a realistic and in depth look at the
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“Yep, another Christopher Nolan.  It's no where near as good as the other films on this list, but once again it shows why Nolan is a master storyteller.  It gets off to a
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“Christopher Nolan's intelligent take on the Batman origin gives us a more realistic interpretation of the character. In what may be the best comic book hero origin ever done in a
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Batman Begins discards the previous four films in the series and recasts the Caped Crusader as a fearsome avenging angel. That's good news, because the series, which had gotten off to a rousing start under Tim Burton, had gradually dissolved into self-parody by 1997'sBatman & Robin. As the title implies,Batman Beginstells the story anew, when Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) flees Western civilization following the murder of his parents. He is taken in by a mysterious instructor named Ducard (Liam Neeson in another mentor role) and urged to become a ninja in the League of Shadows, but he instead returns to his native Gotham City resolved to end the mob rule that is strangling it. But are there forces even more sinister at hand?

Cowritten by the team of David S. Goyer (a veteran comic book writer) and director Christopher Nolan (Memento), Batman Begins is a welcome return to the grim and gritty version of the Dark Knight, owing a great debt to the graphic novels that preceded it. It doesn't have the razzle dazzle, or the mass appeal, of Spider-Man 2 (though the Batmobile is cool), and retelling the origin means it starts slowly, like most "first" superhero movies. But it's certainly the best Bat-film since Burton's original, and one of the best superhero movies of its time. Bale cuts a good figure as Batman, intense and dangerous but with some of the lightheartedness Michael Keaton brought to the character. Michael Caine...

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Director: Christopher Nolan
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Release Date: June 15, 2005
MPAA Rating: PG-13
DVD Release Date: October 18, 2005
Runtime: 2hrs 20min
Studio: Legendary Pictures, Syncopy Films, Warner Bros. Pictures, DC Studios
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