329. Batman Begins (2005)

7.5 Intriguing and exciting
  • Acting 7.6
  • Directing 7.5
  • Story 7.5
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Starring: Christian Bale, Katie Holmes, Liam Neeson

Director: Christopher Nolan

Running Time: 140 mins

Batman Begins is an American film about the story of how Batman came to be, from Bruce Wayne’s childhood, to the fight against an evil league who try to destroy Gotham City, after the traumatic death of his parents.

Right, first things first, I don’t like a lot of superhero movies. I think they’re over the top, preposterous and more often than not extremely cheesy, and you’ve just got to look at Man Of Steel for that proof.

However, luckily, this film took a more serious and seemingly down-to-earth approach to the superhero genre, which is what I felt made it that little bit more interesting and entertaining to watch, expelling any possibility of cheese.

The development of the character of Bruce Wayne and subsequently Batman was, although slow, quite interesting to follow, and along with all of the action tied with the very entertaining storyline, it was brilliant to watch for the first hour and fifteen minutes or so.

Sadly, though, I thought that this film did fall down towards the climax. The story, although interesting, hadn’t really been brilliantly explained, so when the villains turned up at the end, the whole thing seemed a little bit random and pointless.

Also, it did become over the top towards the end. It changed rapidly from the intent of a realistic superhero story to just another explosion-filled and crazy thing by the finale, and that was a little disappointing for me, but still, it was overall an entertaining film to watch, so I’ll give it a 7.5.


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