Superhero Series (Part Nine) Batman Begins

Batman Begins was truly special. This trilogy rescued Batman from being a joke and changed how comic book films would be made perhaps forever.

The Movie Guy and Friends

Batman_Begins_poster6.jpgBatman Begins (2005)

Genre: Action, Adventure,

Director: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Ken Watanabe, Tom Wilkinson, Gary Oldman, Liam Neeson, Katie Holmes

I’ve spoken a great deal about Marvel recently. (In other posts) That is because when Batman and Superman were destroyed by bad movies, it hit DC Comics rather hard. (Though their animated movie/series remained strong throughout.)  There had to be a monumental shift in how these Superheroes were created and the characters portrayed on-screen because people (myself included) felt uneasy. Nobody wanted to dish out money to see something ghastly again.
Warner Brothers nailed it by bringing in Christopher Nolan (Director of Memento) to reinvent Batman.  Nolan took the approach of making Batman more realistic and gritty. More of the Frank Miller Dark Knight comics appeal.
The next challenge is making Batman interesting again.  From the comics, the animated series, (Worth watching!) and the…

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