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Batman Begins

Riddle me This, Riddle me That …
Whose afraid of the Big Black Bat ?

Remember these lines ?
They were by ’’The Riddler’’ from Batman Forever which starred

Val Kilmer, Jim Carry and the gang …
Did you see that movie … or more likely … the Circus ?

Superhero movies have come of age …
Okay, okay, so the only other decent superhero flick was ’’Spiderman 2’’ and Sam Raimi needs to be complimented on the fantastic job !

Batman is one of my favourite characters, and also the most abused by Hollywood.
All the previous batman movies are, in my view, plain disasters …

The plots were highly thin and you did not know whether to laugh or cry or squirm.
I actually preferred the cartoon batman on Cartoon Network to the other movies …

Then, Cristopher Nolan comes along, and gives us a kick-ass of a movie.
A batman movie.
How a batman movie should be.
… dark …

Batman Begins takes us on the journey, of how Batman came to be …
It traces his childhood and then into his young adult life, educating us on how the Bruce Wayne – Batman persona came to be …

The main reason why I liked the movie is that it is true to the Batman genre …
Its very dark …

The cinematography is excellent and very well thought off.

This is the first Batman movie, which you can actually go to the movie for the story.
It has a pretty thick plotline which draws you into the movie and you are left wanting for more …
Even 2 hours and 15 mins doesn’t seem enough.

Christian Bale plays Bruce Wayne ( and Batman ) and does a superb job while at it.
He pulls the ’’I don’t give a damn … and I can kick your ass’’ attitude very well throughout the movie as Batman … and then sobers down to the debonair, rich playboy Bruce Wayne without effort.

Michael Caine is the ever faithful Alfred and has done justice to his role, even though it is not a very big one …

The movie also has Morgan Freeman, who actually does not need anything to be said about him … His acting was as usual, quite flawless …

Another cast member, whom I was very impressed by was Cillian Murphy who plays the Asylum doctor and does an excellent job.
His cold, calculated demeanor fits the character very well …

Katie Holmes plays Bruce Wayne’s love interest … but her role in the movie is quite small …

No Batman movie is complete without the Special Effects and this movie was no exception.
Though, unlike it’s predecessor’s, all the effects in the movie were subtle … and you could not actually make them out … but you knew that they were there …

The music in the movie gelled perfectly with the theme.
Actually, for most part of the movie, you’ll notice the music playing in the background.
The music accentuates the drama and the tension in the movie and will help in getting you to the edge of your seat on many occasions.

Umm … so this is it, I guess.
If you are a batman fan you’ll love the movie … heck, you’ll even love it if you’re not a fan …
Not a movie to be missed …

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