Movie Batman Begins (2005)

Released 20050615.
Watched once before in theaters.
Watched 20151006 (Netflix, Instant)
Batman Begins (2005) Christopher Nolan. 140 min

Batman (Christian Bale)

Relevant Links:
Batman Begins (IMDb.com)
Batman Begins (Wikipedia.org)
Batman Begins (RottenTomatoes.com)

20151006: [20151012]
Batman Begins is the first movie in the Christopher Nolan Batman trilogy and I was blown away when I first saw it.

Ducard (Liam Neeson)
At the time, it was perhaps the darkest Batman movie released, but the movie has actually become quite humorous over the years - due to all the media that pokes fun at it.

For example, Batman's deep voice started out dark and menacing, but now it's actually kind of silly.

On the one hand, its probably what any superhero should actually do in order to hide his/her identity. But on the other hand, superheroes are fictional and their masked identity has to exist, but it's (typically) non-essential.

Rachel Dawes (Katie Holmes)
In other words, we don't watch superhero movies or read superhero comics because we're interested in how they keep their identities a secret, but because we're interested in their adventures. Thus, a superhero changing his/her voice in order to disguise his/her identity can be considered unnecessary.

Getting back to the point, I probably enjoyed watching Batman Begins as much today as I did when I first saw it, but from a different point of view and occasionally for different reasons.


However, some reasons for enjoying the film remain the same: a fresh plot, a great cast, and a cool, realistic ride ("Does it come in black?").

Overall, Batman Begins is a great movie and a great beginning to a fantastic trilogy. If you like Batman, action movies, or superhero movies, then you definitely have to watch Batman Begins. Of course, the average movie goer will probably get a decent kick out of it as well.

Jim Gordon (Gary Oldman)
Instant Comments:
Henri Ducard (Liam Neeson) saying he works for Ra's al Ghul
"And you are afraid, but not of me. Tell us Mr. Wayne, what do you fear?"
"No gun? I'm insulted."
"That's the power of fear."

Lucius Fox (Morgan Freeman)
"You have to become an idea."
Quick thinking on his part. But how he was able to take one of their places in the assembly is strange.
That's quite a rescue and bicep curl.
"You can borrow the Rolls if you'd like. Just bring it back with a full tank."



Mr. Zsasz and Mr. Crane (Victor Zsasz and The Scarecrow)
"I want to borrow it, for spelunking."
Large orders of 10,000. "At least we'll have spares."
"No, today is base jumping."
"Does it come in black?"


Around the one hour. "Who are you?" "I'm Batman."
Looks at the homeless guy. "Nice coat." "Thanks."

"Swear to me!"

"I got to get me one of those."
"It's a black... tank."
"He's not on a street! He's flying on rooftops!"


"It's not what I am underneath. It's what I do that defines me." "Bruce?" (When she asks him to at least tell her his name, I thought he was going to say, "I'm Batman.")
Lol, I was hoping the GPS would say, "Re-routing."
"I won't kill you. But I don't have to save you." That's kind of like a white lie (lying by omission).


Rachel describes Bruce Wayne as being Batman's mask (but I feel that's unique to Superman: Clark Kent is truly Kal'El/Superman's alter ego).
Gordon is promoted to lieutenant.
Joker.
"I never said 'Thank you'." "And you'll never have to."

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