The heart of Batman beats once again under the direction of Christopher Nolan with the release of the film Batman Begins. As a young boy, Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) witnesses the untimely and brutal death of his millionaire parents. Bruce feels guilty and in time, his guilt turns into anger and aggression. In his late teens, he drops out of college and travels to Asia where he becomes a member of the notorious Legion of Shadows. The Legion is a group of Ninjas who worship their founder, Ra’s Al Ghul (Ken Watanabe) and their leader, Henri Ducard (Liam Neeson). Seven years later, Bruce returns to Gotham City and is shocked by the extent of organized crime and corruption. He also learns that he is slowly being swindled out of his multi-million dollar company, Wayne Industries. With the help of his loyal butler Alfred (Michael Caine), Bruce discovers a cave under Wayne Mansion. He also befriends one of his father’s closest confidants, Lucias Fox (Morgan Freeman), who shows Bruce the basement inventory that has gone unnoticed for years. This inventory produces an armored vehicle and the military prototype of an armored suit. He uses both of these to take on a new identity that strikes fear into the hearts of men. Give me that car and nothing will strike fear in the hearts of men like a blind guy driving down the interstate in an armored vehicle. With the help of Assistant District Attorney Rachel Dawes (Katie Holmes) and a cop named Lt. James Gordon (Gary Oldman) Batman begins fighting sinister villains like the drug dealer named Dr. Jonathan Crane (Cillian Murphy)also known as Scarecrow. Nolan takes this film in a completely different direction than the previous two Batman movies. It’s intelligent, engaging, intense and most of all it’s based on reality. Of course, the all star cast is fabulous and there is even plenty of excitement for the action junkies. This is an incredible film and I’m giving it an A rating.
This movie has been given a PG13 rating by the MPAA
Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.