Batman Begins

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The movie is so violent that kids these days do not need to see. This movie should be intended for adults and not for kids.

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This is by far the best Batman movie of the series. I have watched it three times on DVD already and plan several more viewings soon. Enjoy!

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Too Violent For Kids

by mercerik@earthlink.net on 10/19/2005

The movie is so violent that kids these days do not need to see. This movie should be intended for adults and not for kids.

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Best Batman Movie!

on 11/8/2005

This is by far the best Batman movie of the series. I have watched it three times on DVD already and plan several more viewings soon. Enjoy!

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Product Overview

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 parents' murder, disillusioned industrial heir Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) 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.

Specifications

Studio Warner
SKU 40723637
UPC 012569594159
UPC 14 00012569594159
Format DVD
Release Date 1/29/2013
Rating Rating
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  2.40:1
Actors
Name Bale,Christian
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Directors
Name Christopher Nolan
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Cast & Crew
Benjamin Melniker, et. al. - Editor
Christian Bale - Actor
Christopher Nolan - Director
Christopher Nolan, et. al. - Screenplay
Hans Zimmer, et. al. - Original Music By
Katie Holmes - Actor
Larry J. Franco, et. al. - Producer
Lee Smith - Editor
Liam Neeson - Actor
Michael Caine - Actor
Nathan Crowley - Production Designer
Simon Margetts, et. al. - Cinematographer
Benjamin Melniker - Executive Producer
Bob Kane - Based On Characters Created By
Christopher Nolan - Screenplay
Cillian Murphy - Actor
David S. Goyer - Screenplay
Gary Oldman - Actor
Hans Zimmer - Original Music By
James Newton Howard - Original Music By
Ken Watanabe - Actor
Larry J. Franco - Producer
Linus Roache - Actor
Morgan Freeman - Actor
Paul Kirby, et. al. - Art Director
Rutger Hauer - Actor
Sara Stewart - Actor
Tom Wilkinson - Actor
Wally Pfister - Cinematographer
Awards
Nominee (2006) British Academy Awards, Janek Sirrs, et. al., Best Achievement in Special Visual Effects,British Academy Awards, Nathan Crowley, Best Production Design,British Academy Awards, David Evans, et. al., Best Sound,MTV Award, Batman Begins, Best Movie,MTV Award, Cillian Murphy, Best Villain,Oscar, Wally Pfister, Best Achievement in Cinematography,People's Choice, Batman Begins, Favorite Movie,People's Choice, Batman Begins, Favorite Movie Drama
Winner (2006) MTV Award, Christian Bale, Best Hero
Reviews
ReviewSource James Berardinelli's ReelViews
Review With Batman Begins, director Christopher Nolan has gone back to basics, jettisoning both the silliness of the TV incarnation and the gothic and fetishist elements of the '90s version. This is a hard-core, down-and-gritty origin story - the tale of, as one might reasonably expect, how Batman begins. It isn't intended as a "prequel" to the 1989 film - not only is Gotham City a completely different place, but key events of the Batman chronology are re-spun. Batman Begins is designed as the start of a new life, a reboot for the franchise. In the process, Nolan has not only crafted the best Batman movie, but arguably the second-best motion picture superhero narrative (topped only by the linked duo of Superman and Superman II). For those who thought Spider-Man and X-Men had a lot to offer, wait till you see where this film goes.
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Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 9
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review "Batman Begins" at last penetrates to the dark and troubled depths of the Batman legend, creating a superhero who, if not plausible, is at least persuasive as a man driven to dress like a bat and become a vigilante. The movie doesn't simply supply Batman's beginnings in the tradition of a comic book origin story, but explores the tortured path that led Bruce Wayne from a parentless childhood to a friendless adult existence. The movie is not realistic, because how could it be, but it acts as if it is...This is at last the Batman movie I've been waiting for. The character resonates more deeply with me than the other comic superheroes, perhaps because when I discovered him as a child, he seemed darker and more grown-up than the cheerful Superman. He has secrets...Bale is just right for this emerging version of Batman. It's strange to see him muscular and toned, after his cadaverous appearance in "The Machinist," but he suggests an inward quality that suits the character...I said this is the Batman movie I've been waiting for; more correctly, this is the movie I did not realize I was waiting for, because I didn't realize that more emphasis on story and character and less emphasis on high-tech action was just what was needed. The movie works dramatically in addition to being an entertainment. There's something to it.
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Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 10
ReviewSource ReelViews
Review With Batman Begins, director Christopher Nolan has gone back to basics, jettisoning both the silliness of the TV incarnation and the gothic and fetishist elements of the '90s version. This is a hard-core, down-and-gritty origin story - the tale of, as one might reasonably expect, how Batman begins. It isn't intended as a "prequel" to the 1989 film - not only is Gotham City a completely different place, but key events of the Batman chronology are re-spun. Batman Begins is designed as the start of a new life, a reboot for the franchise. In the process, Nolan has not only crafted the best Batman movie, but arguably the second-best motion picture superhero narrative (topped only by the linked duo of Superman and Superman II)...Of the five well-known actors to don the cape and cowl (Adam West, Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, George Clooney, Christian Bale), there's little doubt that Bale is the most talented and the most effective. We believe him as both Bruce Wayne and Batman and, while in the latter role, he seems more than just a face behind the mask...Batman Begins is a strong re-start to a franchise that deserves better than it has often been accorded. The ending provides a direct lead-in to another Batman movie, and Nolan is on the record as saying he envisions making a trilogy.
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ReviewPage
Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 9
Features
DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 2.40:1, Dolby Digital (5.1), Dolby Surround Sound, Mobile Game, English, French, Spanish Subtitled
Product Attributes
Actor Bale,Christian
Label Warner Home Video
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Roger Ebert, Ebert & Roeper One of the year's best films. It's the Batman movie I've been waiting for.
Shawn Edwards, FOX-TV **** Phenomenal. Not only the must-see movie of the summer, it's the film of the year!
Joel Siegel, Good Morning America Without question the best Batman ever.
Newsweek A rugged, rousing adventure.
Nev Pierce, BBC A bold and brilliant superhero movie, Batman Begins is the best outing ever for the Caped Crusader.
Sean Burns, Philadelphia Weekly They finally got it right.
Ty Burr, Boston Globe ...Bale gives us the best Bruce Wayne that has ever graced the screen.
Keith Phipps, The Onion A.V. Club ...rousing, reverent, often brilliant...Batman is at home in the 21st century as he was in the 20th.
Kyle Smith, New York Post A great movie, period. It's great because it's so real.
Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly A confidently original, engrossing interpretation.
Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle Fantastic. Emotional. Genuinely gripping.
Nev Pierce, BBC Online A bold and brilliant superhero movie, Batman Begins is the best outing ever for the Caped Crusader.

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