Batman Begins (2005)

Batman Begins
  • Batman Begins details
  • Batman Begins images
    • Batman Begins images
  • Batman Begins news
    • Batman Begins news
  • Batman Begins review
    • Batman Begins review
Batman Begins Release Date
June 15, 2005
Batman Begins Synopsis
Alright Nolan, youíve finally won me over to Batman Begins, and in a big way. The movie still has that weird brown tint (almost like a muddy version of The Matrix green tint), but thatís just a piece of one thing this movie clearly hasÖ style. If you havenít yet, go download, check out, or hunt down the Batman Begins teaser that aired during the SuperBowl. The best high-res versions can be found here. Movie-List never gets enough credit.

Where the first couple of teasers were tepid, this is full of life, vision, and a firm grasp of what it is that people love about Batman. No, it isnít his codpiece, nor is it his neon clad boy wonder. Nolan has everything firing all at once in this teaser, perfect score, right mix of action, dialogue, and Christian Bale voice over. Speaking of Bale, he doesnít sound quite dark enough for Bats. Letís hope thatís his Brucie voice.

I canít help it though, now Iím just as excited about Batman Begins as everyone else. Zaphod may be missing a head or an arm, but Christopher Nolanís take on Batman looks like itís all there. I think Iím even starting to dig his dune buggy Batmobile.

Previewed by Joshua Tyler: 2005-01-13

A lot of people are really excited about Batman Begins and I guess I canít blame them. It is Batman after all, and with the beautiful way Spider-Man has been treated lately; Batfans are bound to be suffering from a bit of envy. Besides, aside from a weird pic or two of the Bat-dunebuggy Christopher Nolanís Dark Knight will be riding around in, it looks like this new direction for Batman is right on track, isnít it?

It sounds good but the first teaser just wasnít particularly inspiring. It looks soÖ starkÖ bland even. Granted, maybe Iím just used to being assaulted by the aural and visual train wreck of the last movie sporting the name ďBatmanĒ, but Nolanís version just looks so PLAIN! Burtonís Batman wasnít garish, but he did have a certain style. Thatís really a big part of what I expect from Americaís favorite man turned flying rodent.

The teaser raises questions about where Nolan is really going with this, and the few leaked shots of the Batsuit raise even more. Remember all those claims about how massively different this Batman would be? Back to basics right? Well the trailer is minimalist, but what about Bruce Wayneís suit? ItÖ hasnít changed. Ok, granted, the nipples are gone (which I guess is good) but aside from the absent Bat logo (which really ought to be there thank you) his outfit looks the same. Still leather, still black, still pointed ears. I had this weird idea that Batman would be going back to spandex. Maybe doing that means youíre contractually obligated to bring back Adam West. If so, then I guess writer/director Christopher Nolan made the right call going back with rubbery leather. At least this version looks a bit more flexible.



Click for More Batman Info from the Cinema Blend News Network
Batman Begins Credits
Starring: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Liam Neeson, Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman, Ken Watanabe, Katie Holmes, Cillian Murphy, Tom Wilkinson, Rutger Hauer, Colin McFarlane
Directed by: Christopher Nolan
Produced by: Larry J. Franco, Charles Roven, Emma Thomas
MPAA Rating: [ PG-13 ]
Distributor: Warner Bros.
Release Date:  June 15, 2005
Subscribe To Batman Begins Updates
if you're excited for Batman Begins
The 5 Coolest Superhero Costume Upgrades The 5 Coolest Superhero Costume Upgrades
We have taken a long look back at the history of comic book movies and have determined the five best superhero costume upgrades weíve seen within single franchises. Read on to see which designs made the cut!...
by Eric Eisenberg April 29, 2014 discussion comments
See Anne Hathaway's Catwoman Audition And An Alternative Batman See Anne Hathaway's Catwoman Audition And An Alternative Batman
With The Dark Knight Trilogy Blu-ray set arriving on September 24, it's a chance not only to look back at last summer's The Dark Knight Rises, but uncover the steps for the creation of the entire trilogy of Batman films from Christopher Nolan. Yesterday we brought you the video from the Blu-ray of Christian Bale auditioning as Batman, wearing Val Kilmer's suit from Batman Forever and acting opposite Amy Adams as Rachel Dawes...
by Katey Rich September 24, 2013 discussion comments
Watch Christian Bale Audition For Batman Begins In Val Kilmer's Batsuit Watch Christian Bale Audition For Batman Begins In Val Kilmer's Batsuit
Over the years we've seen many different actors put on the Batsuit and become Batman for a live-action feature, from Adam West to Michael Keaton to George Clooney, but few have done the classic comic book superhero justice quite like Christian Bale. Not only was his performance in Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy considered by many to be the best on-screen portrayal of the character......
by Eric Eisenberg September 23, 2013 discussion comments
Is This The Dark Knight Trilogy Collector's Edition We've Been Waiting For? Is This The Dark Knight Trilogy Collector's Edition We've Been Waiting For?
Well we may have gotten our first look at the set, if the above photo is in fact a legitimate piece of promotional material. It was posted by the Polish Batman site Batcave.com.pl, which took some of its information from a pre-order post on the French Amazon site. ...
by Nick Venable June 26, 2013 discussion comments
Prepare For The Dark Knight Rises: Revisiting Batman Begins Prepare For The Dark Knight Rises: Revisiting Batman Begins
By treating the mythology of a classic superhero with a reverence reserved for royalty, Nolan shattered the template that had existed for Batman movies and raised the bar on the comic-book genre, as a whole. In short, he changed the game, completely. This revolution began with Batman Begins, an origin story....
by Sean O'Connell July 13, 2012 discussion comments
Prepare For The Dark Knight Rises: Revisiting Batman Begins Prepare For The Dark Knight Rises: Revisiting Batman Begins
Christopher Nolan had nowhere to go but up. Schumacher left the Caped Crusader in a bloodied, beaten heap of neon and nipples. All Nolan had to do was lay off the incessant ice puns and fans would accept his re-imagined Batman with open arms....
by Sean O'Connell July 13, 2012 discussion comments
Batman Begins Goes IMAX For Pre-Dark Knight Rises Midnight Screenings Batman Begins Goes IMAX For Pre-Dark Knight Rises Midnight Screenings
Ever since Clash of the Titans was quickly post-converted to 3D after the success of Avatar the public has been a bit more weary about the idea of changing film formats. Due to lesser quality conversions many members of the movie-going audience began to see 3D as a gimmick and a cash grab....
by Eric Eisenberg June 12, 2012 discussion comments
New Software Can Change An Actor's On-Screen Appearance New Software Can Change An Actor's On-Screen Appearance
A new program designed by researchers at the institute called ďMovieReshapeĒ can seemingly take anyoneís general shape, and then alter it on screen to match whatever body type the director is looking for....
by Will LeBlanc October 8, 2010 discussion comments
Around The Web
SEARCH CB
GET US IN YOUR FEED
ABOUT US FAQ PRIVACY POLICY JOBS APPS CONTACT
© Cinema Blend LLC / All rights reserved