Batman Begins

{5/5} “You start pretending to have fun, you might even have a little by accident.”

Batman Begins, released in 2005

Bruce Wayne leaves Gotham to learn how criminals think. Ducard finds him in jail and invites him to join the League of Shadows, headed by Ra’s Al Ghul. But when Ra’s Al Ghul informs him that the League’s mission is to destroy Gotham, Bruce must escape. He returns to Gotham to fight crime, but Ducard is still alive and takes up Ra’s Al Ghul’s mission.

This is the start of Christopher Nolan’s groundbreaking Dark Knight trilogy, and is about Batman becoming Batman.

There are lots of versions of Batman these days, but this is one of the best. It is a more realistic and gritty version.

The actors are thrillingly perfect in their roles. The story is mostly serious, but has some amusing moments.

Stars Liam Neeson, Katie Holmes, Cillian Murphy, Tom Wilkinson, Rutger Hauer, and Ken Watanabe. Directed by Christopher Nolan (Interstellar).

The music by James Newton Howard and Hans Zimmer is surprisingly subtle for most of the movie, but when it does come through — mostly near the end — it’s terrific.

This is probably the 3rd time I’ve seen it. I previously reviewed The Dark Knight Rises.

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