Batman Begins

Batman Begins

DVD - 2005
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As a boy a young Bruce Wayne watched in horror as his millionaire parents were slain in front of his eyes. This trauma led him to become obsessed with revenge. After disappearing to the East where he seeks counsel with a ninja cult leader, he returns to his now decaying Gotham City. The City is now overrun by organized crime and dangerous individuals manipulating the system. The discovery of a cave under his mansion, and a prototype armoured suit leads him to take on a new persona. He becomes Batman and strikes fear into the hearts of men who do wrong. With the help of rising cop Jim Gordon, Batman sets out to take down the various criminal schemes that have been set in motion by individuals such as mafia don Falcone, the twisted doctor/drug dealer Jonathan 'The Scarecrow' Crane, and a mysterious third party that is quite familiar with Wayne and waiting to strike when the time is right.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, c2005
Edition: Widescreen ed
ISBN: 9781419802263
1419802267
Branch Call Number: DVD F Bat

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AMerr22
Oct 17, 2017

Great beginning to one of the greatest trilogies of all time.

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BaleHead
Sep 02, 2017

This film is a savior for the character of Batman. The definitive origin story of how Bruce Wayne became a masked vigilante. Executes the main theme of fear exceptionally well.

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Yavin
Mar 09, 2017

Good movie. The first of three with Christian Bale as Batman. Still one of the best batman films in my opinion.

Ok movie. Besides the language, worth a watch.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Oct 30, 2016

I really liked how “Batman Begins” tells you every step of how Bruce Wayne became the Batman. Also, the movie starts off with Young Bruce falling in a well (I am not sure what it was exactly) and how his ultimate fear became bats which I thought was really cool and awesome at the same time. Christian Bale did an amazing job playing as the Batman and Bruce Wayne. My favourite part of this movie was the plot; how Ra’s al Ghul was planning to use Scarecrow’s toxin to make the whole city to panic the whole time and Batman had no clue about it. “Batman Begins” tells you how it all started in a thrilling way. This movie also encourages people to learn to overcome their fear which is indeed a good life lesson. So, overall this movie was fantastic.
- @leomeme of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Following Bruce Wayne after his parents are murdered, and his phobia of bats, he then travels the world and pursues how he can better his life from understanding a criminal's perspective. On his journey Bruce meets Ra's al Ghul, a man who trains him and teaches him his philosophy, he eventually returns to Gotham City to be a crime fighting vigilante dressed as the Batman. He receives help from Lucius Fox a companion of his father's and taking over his company 'Wayne Enterprises'. This is a well cinematographed film from Christopher Nolan, intrinsically designed this is outstanding workmanship.
- @Florence of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

AL_KATI Oct 21, 2016

A solid first movie in the Christian Bale Batman trilogy, and the trilogy just gets better. Although, I didn't really think Katie Holmes was quite the right fit. Gary Oldman is the best Det. Gordon.

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Love_Legolas_111
Jan 14, 2016

In my opinion, the start for the movie was a little shaky, but it quickly remedied itself and grew out of its small hiccups into a strong movie overall. Batman has always been cool and dark, but Christian Bale and this interpretation of him brought it onto a whole new level. I found myself contrasting Batman with other DC superheroes (mainly Superman) and appreciating the stark differences between them.
Anyway, the movie itself was quite interesting. At first I wasn't so sure about it, but I gradually became more engrossed and more interested. The way the movie handled the city of Gotham and how corrupt it was was very interesting. Christian Bale's version of Batman was more gritty and dark, with more of a grey conscience than other superheroes who might see things in strictly black and white terms (I'm not saying this is a completely good thing, but for Batman as a character, it works and it's logical). The side characters were nice additions. It was great to see Liam Neeson and Morgan Freeman. The Scarecrow was developed nicely, would've been great to see more of him. I personally was disappointed in Ra's al Ghul, but oh well. Also, Bruce's childhood bff Rachel was a nice addition. I liked her character.
Anyway, this is a great movie that sets the stage for the legacy of Batman, the Dark Knight. So, 4 stars.

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profnot
Dec 23, 2015

The absolute best of the Batman series.

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JihadiConservative
Nov 13, 2015

Exciting, fun, and ultimately, one of the best super hero movies I have ever seen in my life!

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comared
Sep 04, 2015

Personally, I like this film better than The Dark Knight

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yshin1
Jun 09, 2014

yshin1 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 11 and 99

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Tinuviel246
Jul 31, 2013

Tinuviel246 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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Aug 15, 2012

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Apr 29, 2012

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Sep 19, 2010

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Jul 17, 2008

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erougeau
Aug 15, 2012

Frightening or Intense Scenes: There's some dark scenes, a few slightly scary ones, but it's not too bad if you're mature.

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TheBigMan
Feb 22, 2012

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Scarecrow was kinda scary at first, but he didn't really bother me. Younger ones might take it worse though.

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TheBigMan
Feb 22, 2012

Violence: PG-13 movie, you know what to expect.

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egyptianlily
Jul 17, 2008

Violence: mainly fist fights nothing to bad, but some disturbing dark scenes

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ohskaggs Dec 27, 2013

"Theatricality and deception are powerful agents. You must become more than just a man in the mind of your opponent." -Ducard

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EowynThandawen
Aug 07, 2013

Why do we fall, Bruce? So we can learn to pick ourselves up again.

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EowynThandawen
Aug 07, 2013

I won't kill you, but I don't have to save you!

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EowynThandawen
Aug 07, 2013

Okay, gentlemen, it's time to spread the word. And the word is... panic.

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flash2121 Jun 03, 2013

mystery adventure of the bat man the dark Knight...

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egyptianlily
Jul 17, 2008

the classic story of the DC comic hero Batman. After his parents are killed Bruce Wayne runs away from the harsh life in Gotham City running into the law and eventually getting arrested in Asia. After meeting with a wise caretaker Bruce discovers he wants to fight for justice and so returns to Gotham to reclaim his fathers throne as the leader of Wayne enterprises.While away crime has risen and Bruce Wayne discovers his alter ego Batman and goes against his first villian, Scarecrow

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