Batman Begins (Film Review)

Jan 2, 2012
Just in time for the year of the Dark Knight Rises in July, I decided to review Batman Begins.

Batman Begins explores the origins of the Batman legend and the Dark Knight's emergence as a force for good in Gotham. In the wake of his parent's murder, disillusioned industrial heir Bruce Wayne travels the world seeking the means to fight injustice and turn fear against those who prey on the fearful. He returns to Gotham and unveils his alter-ego: Batman, a masked crusader who uses his strength, intellect and an array of high tech deceptions to fight the sinister forces that threaten the city.
Since Memento came out, I have started to become a fan of Christopher Nolan. So, way back in 2005, since I read a newspaper article saying Chris Nolan is directing a Batman reboot called, 'Batman Begins', of course I was surprised. Who would ever thought the Memento director would direct the new Batman film? I had high hopes in this film, and actually, it was really good at what I expect. For those who don't know, Batman Begins is the first film of the epic Batman trilogy by Nolan (followed by The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises).

Batman Begins is an emotional and action-packed movie. This is sort of a drama film, which was balanced for the action scenes. The death of Bruce Wayne's parents was actually well-done and the drama and emotionality was clearly seen at the actors' eyes. By the way, all the actors did their part well. Christian Bale was a perfect choice to cast as the Cape Crusader. Liam Neeson, Morgan Freeman, Ken Watanabe, Katie Holmes, Cillian Murphy and Michael Caine all performed their part very serious.
The cinematography was really well-done. The landmarks of the film was really fit for a dark city like Gotham. Also, it was clearly seen that Hans  Zimmer was dedicated to score a film like this. His scores made it kinda slow and dark that really matches several scenes of the movie. The tone of the score pretty much affects the story.

Overall, the film is awesome. The cinematography, performances, score, direction, action scenes are just great. Batman Begins is a great start to handle the awesomeness of The Dark Knight.

The geek rates it 8.5/10. If you like this review, tune in again tomorrow for my review of The Dark Knight.

For now, why not check the trailer for Batman Begins:

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