Sunday, August 5, 2012

Review: Batman Begins

Director: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Liam Neeson, Morgan Freeman

Year: 2005

Genre: Action/Adventure

Rated: PG-13

Length: 141 min.

IMDB Summary: Bruce Wayne loses his philanthropic parents to a senseless crime, and years later becomes the Batman to save the crime-ridden Gotham City on the verge of destruction by an ancient order.

This film is top-notch in its acting, screenplay, soundtrack and animation. I liked how it examined the moral aspect of Batman's character and the consequences of one's actions. Also, the character development was impressive for a superhero movie. Rachel Dawes, Batman's love interest, is far more developed as a character than her counterparts in Spiderman, Captain America, Iron Man, etc. My favorite aspect of Batman Begins was the theme that the choices you make carry consequences, summed up by Rachel's quote: "It's not who you are, but what you do that defines you." This theme reverberates throughout the movie and fleshes out Batman's development as a character.

For Parents:
There is action/adventure violence, more in the second half than the first. Some mild language.

My Rating:

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