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Movie Title: Batman Begins
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After years of not having a Batman film and mostly due to the franchise hitting bottom thanks to Joel Schumacher’s disastrous “Batman forever” and “Batman and Robin”, Christopher Nolan reveal us his version of the character with an impressive all star cast anda tale brilliantly written by David S. Goyer.
There were high expectations for this film before its release as if would it be as ample as Burton’s films, the truth is, there are no points to compare, Nolan and Burton visions are quite different from each other, but both respect the origins and essence of who the character is.
Goyer took some liberties in the storytelling that could be considered as unforgivable by many fans (Bruce’s parents are originally killed after seeing “Ticket of Zorro” at the movie theater, a fact that marks Bruce’s mind with the concept of a masked vigilante) but also hints at stuff that the previous versions let pass unnoticed, the main focus of this film are the origins of Batman and his training to become what he ultimately is. Even though the detective portion of Bruce’s training is not even mentioned, the twist in which Ra’s Al Ghul (Liam Neeson) is the one who trained him in the ninja arts and theatricality unprejudiced makes their conflict more enjoyable and consuming. Cameos and appearances of characters from the humorous book are also well passe, justified and critical to the narrative (Carmine Falcone and killer Zsaz)
The epic uses the two villains exactly as they would act in the amusing book, Ra’s Al Ghul with his constant desire to dwelling thing apt his map and Jonathan Crane (Cillian Murphy) working and experimenting with the thing he enjoys the most: apprehension. Even though the Scarecrow is totally the opposite of the amusing book (in the droll Jonathan Crane is an ragged and evil doctor who was fired from Gotham University for experimenting on the students with his gas of apprehension), the character presented keeps the essence and motives that the unique character has, unlike the Riddler, Mr Freeze, Two Face or Poison Ivy in Schumacher’s dreadful versions.
A novel Gotham city is presented, noteworthy more like a NY city style, a fresh Batmobile (not as care for as the previous ones but quite impressive) and a whole location of characters we seek information from to observe in future releases, James Gordon (Gary Oldman who amazingly looks exactly as Jim in the funny), Alfred Pennyworth (Michael Caine), Lucius Fox (Morgan Freeman), Jonathan Crane, Carmine Falcone and Ra’s Al Ghul.
Masterfully executed by the whole cast and brilliantly directed by Nolan, there are many of us looking forward for a sequel to this film.
Disc one contains Mtv’s “Tankman Begins”, a spoof we could have lived without but without any doubt a collector’s section for all Mtv fans.
Disc two contains a dwelling of documentaries related to all aspects of production and shooting of the film, from the early beginnings in Nolan’s washing room until the shooting of some of the most difficult sequences of the film. The disc 2 is organized in a comical book-like format which makes it a dinky difficult to follow as many things are like hidden, but if you go until the kill of the short and pointless yarn, you will derive a list with all documentaries available. One of the documentaries called “Genesis of the bat” presents funny book artist related to Batman talking about the character and film, from Dennis O’Neil to Jim Lee. I am certain this will be a fraction fans of the comical book will like. All extras are helpful of watching and I strongly recommend the 2 disc place, it is a 5 o 6 dollar contrast that will compensate with all the facts and items found in the bonus materials.
I had already written a review for this film when the two-disc special edition was released on DVD, so I will not obtain into any details about how gargantuan the movie is.
The treatment they gave to this release is astounding, image looks enormous and colors are splendid, the high definition definitely makes a dissimilarity and ‘Batman Begins’ looks better than ever (simply check out the ice sequence between Bruce and Ducard)
I have seen threads with questions as to what exactly does the miniature edition station contains versus the regular single disc, so here are what I assume are the most distinguished ones:
The disc included here is the same disc they released separately:
* All the extras from the 2-disc DVD are included, the documentaries and the poor ‘Tankman Begins’
* The prologue to ‘The Black Knight’ in high definition (are we in for a treat when released on Bluray!) This is basically the bank robbery scene that opens the sequel.
The USB with 18 the stills from ‘The Shaded Knight’ included in the DVD version of the gift plot IS NOT INCLUDED in the Bluray gift set; don’t know what the reason is but it would have made sense to include it in both versions.
The postcards included are selections from the art created to promote ‘Batman Begins’, in my thought some of the images see simple and overall they are not that grand.
The two silly books included are a joke! One is a silly book adaptation of the same 6 minutes prologue included in this edition (the bank robbery), the other one is the script with pictures of the same 6 dinky prologue! I am a collector and tremendous fan of Batman and even I bag this ridiculous and overpriced.
The $7.50 coupon to study ‘The Shaded Knight’ in theaters.
Bottom-line, I would give 3 stars to the BluRay release, not to the movie itself (which is vast and looks grand in HD) but to the release. I am having buyer’s remorse, don’t be fooled by what the product description says, it may sound appealing but had I known the extras would be as they are, I would have gone for the cheaper single disc edition.
Since his first dramatic appearance in Detective Comics in 1939, Batman has grown to become a pop-culture icon. From movie serials in the 40′s, to a classic campy TV exhibit in the 60′s, to a solid enthralling series in the 90′s, fans have thrilled to the neat heroics of this fresh character. However, as a film franchise, he has brought results that were somewhat less than impressive creatively. While the Tim Burton directed films, BATMAN and BATMAN RETURNS were stylish and black, they also suffered from status holes you could drive a Batmobile through. Then Joel Schumacher introduced a Day-Glo sensibility to the Sad Knight in BATMAN FOREVER, before drowning the character in ludicrous costumes (a Bat suit with nipples??? ), pun-filled foes, and whiney sidekicks in the lousy BATMAN & ROBIN. By then, Batman as cinematic property had become a laughingstock. Fortunately, indie film director Christopher Nolan reinvigorates the franchise in graceful originate in BATMAN BEGINS, a reboot of the Batman tale that, for the first time, puts the focus squarely on our hero and not on the over-the-top villains of past films. Nolan also bases the film in a strong semblance of reality that allows the audience to not only net the possibility of the winged vigilante, but embrace it as well.
Most fans already know the anecdote of how wealthy Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) loses his parents when they are slain during an attempted robbery, but the movie also tells how he chose the bat as his symbol, as well as the steps needed to become the avenger of the night that he turns into. Disillusioned and frustrated by Gotham City’s irascible judicial system, the young Wayne goes abroad to gape the criminal mind. Later, while locked in an Asian prison, Wayne is recruited by the enigmatic Ducard (Liam Neeson), who offers him a path in which to focus his nettle and hone his skills. Wayne eventually joins his original mentor as a recruit in the mysterious League of Shadows, headed by the harmful Ra’s Al Ghul (Ken Wantanabe) . Eventually, Wayne realizes that he cannot follow the League’s gross methods of dispensing justice and returns to Gotham to forge his gain contrivance. It soon turns out that Wayne’s return is objective in time as Gotham falls prey to a dismay epidemic engineered by the zigzag Dr. Jonathan Crane AKA “the Scarecrow” (Cillian Murphy) and a familiar figure from Wayne’s past.
From the top on down, this film is blessed with a solid cast that adds wonderfully to Nolan’s vision. As the title hero, Christian Bale blows all other Batman portrayers out of the water with his intense and scary capture of the role. This is a Batman that you not only fright, but can narrate to as well. In fact, he turns in the definitive performance. Michael Caine adds warmth and humor as Wayne’s genuine butler, Alfred. Liam Neeson does a mountainous variation of his usual mentor roles as Ducard, a man with his beget surprising secret. As an assistant DA and Wayne’s childhood friend, Katie Holmes does a nice job with what is basically a thankless role. Cillian Murphy makes for a perfectly creepy Scarecrow, while Morgan Freeman is solid as usual as the man who provides Batman’s wondrous car and gadgets. Gary Oldman is wonderfully cast against type as Jim Gordon, one of Gotham’s few unprejudiced cops. The scene in which he drives the tank-like Batmobile is a sheer delight.
The screenplay by Nolan and David Goyer (who wrote the BLADE films) is awash with characterization and motivation…something that you don’t watch in many funny book films as a rule. In fact, you bag so engrossed by the proceedings that you almost forget that you are watching a “superhero” film in the first situation. The special effects are aged to enhance the yarn and not overpower it, while the state gain pictures a Gotham that is a fresh defective of Chicago, Modern York and Hong Kong. If there is a flaw, it lies in some of the fight sequences. Done in close-ups and swiftly cuts, they can accept frustrating for those who want to ogle more of Batman’s fighting style. However, this is very minor since the memoir never ceases to prefer your attention.
In the demolish, Nolan and his salubrious cast and crew succeed in achieving what was once plan impossible: the resurrection of a film franchise that, if not dreary, was at least on life wait on. As a result, Batman is once again flying high and BATMAN BEGINS is a film that I wholeheartedly recommend.