Batman Begins (2005)

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“And why do we fall, Bruce? So we can learn to pick ourselves up. ” – Thomas Wayne

Number of Times Seen – at least 5 times (16 Jul 2006, DVD, Jun 2012 and 13 May 2014)

Brief Synopsis – Bruce Wayne goes missing for 7 years in the Far East and hones his fighting skills which will let him find a way to protect his beloved Gotham.

My Take on it – In 2005, I was in the midst of a bad marriage and a soon to be bitter divorce and unfortunately was not able to see this masterpiece in the theater.  It remains the sole Batman movie (during my lifetime) that I did not see on the big screen and that is truly a pity.

Christopher Nolan captivated us all with his feature debut of memento (2000) and hasn’t stopped since.

He is an amazing storyteller and knows how to grab his audiences and keep them on the edge of their seats until the very end.

He only gets better and better with the more experience he gets over the years.

He presented us with a much darker version of Batman than we could have ever imagined and in the process created a world like we had also never experienced beforehand.

He took all supernatural elements out of this storyline and gave us a pure rendition of a lone and vigorous protector of the city known as Gotham.

Great cast choices: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Liam Neeson and Gary Oldman are all amazing here.

Bottom Line – Great re-boot of the franchise.  Nolan knows how to weave a complex and dark storyline that we all can love and treasure. Excellent cast. Highly Recommended!

Rating – Oscar Worthy


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11 thoughts on “Batman Begins (2005)

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  2. This was such a stellar entry. When I saw this when it came out, I was like oh my gosh, I think they’ve got it this time!!! Nolan just completely revamped this franchise, everything we thought we knew about Batman. He perfected it all. The villains, the heroes, the back stories, it was just so well done. Fantastic write up as always Rob!


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