Atormentado por el dolor, se va de Gotham y recorre el mundo hasta que encuentra a un extraño personaje que lo adiestra en todas las disciplinas físicas y mentales que le servirán para combatir el Mal. Por esta razón, la Liga de las Sombras, una poderosa y subversiva sociedad secreta, dirigida por el enigmático Ra's Al Ghul, intenta reclutarlo. Don't let that make you think the action is not front and centre though. We then follow Wayne from a Chinese prison to The League Of Shadows monastery, watching his transformation from brawling man of anger into a controlled fighting machine. I always had high expectations for this film when the cast was announced. Gone too, are the silly villains!!! Characters' vulnerability is that much more present. In fact thanks to everyone who worked on this film.
For me, Michael Gough will always be the definitive Alfred, but Michael Caine does an excellent job of taking over the role, giving a very strong and often funny performance. The soundtrack, like all the best original soundtracks, is excellent - you hardly know it's there, but the emotions of the scene are enhanced and boosted. That's not all - Liam Neeson is perfect as ever, when Lucas isn't writing his lines , Batman's first mad nemesis the Scarecrow is genuinely frightening; with some outstandingly scary 'fear' effects. After the quality Tim Burton films, the series pretty much went down the toilet, beginning a horrifically campy age of 'Bat credit-cards' and an armored Arnold Schwarzenegger tossing cringe-worthy puns at a Batman who seemed to be trying not to be embarrassed by the fact that his costume had nipples. You are almost teased throughout the first half of the movie, waiting to see the excellent Christian Bale in the costume, as it keeps holding back to keep you in anticipation.
But now the test comes with that all important sequel. As an adult, Bruce travels the world seeking the means to fight injustice. The story is as good an origin story as you'll find - covering all the major true-to-the-comic events, and not wasting ages on them. Every bruise, every scare, every concern, every emotion seems real. I have never met a fan of Batman who didn't love these books. Wayne is driven by powerful motives, and it's here in the second part of the film that Batman Begins rewards those who indulged in the character build up. For the comic book fans out there, waiting to see this movie, let me assure you that you won't be upset.
This is better than Burton. It's wonderful to see the incredibly talented and much underrated Gary Oldman as Sgt. There is some humour, but it's fairly dry. Finally meeting up with his estate caretaker Alfred Pennyworth, Bruce Wayne returns to Gotham. A machine that still roams with a revenge laden heart. Don't expect to see loads of shots of Batman in this film though.
Jack Nicholson was the perfect Joker but from there it went downhill. Christian Bale dons the Batsuit and it fits like a glove, his Bruce Wayne may lack the ebullient charisma that Michael Keaton's had, but his Batman is mean and moody and comfortable with the zippy dialogue. Probably the best comic-book movie ever made that's excluding the genius Sin City which I consider a moving comic-book rather than a comic-book movie, that will never be bettered but Batman is a different beast and the best of its kind. Liam Neeson gets his teeth into a meaty role as Henri Ducard, and as a character arc he gets the best scenes Nolan clearly having great fun here. When Batman does finally turn up on screen, it is well worth the wait. Bale has been emerging as one of the most talented actors of his generation, and he brings that talent to a peak here, playing the darkest of all superheroes.
Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman, Liam Neeson, Katy Holmes, Ken Watanabe and Tom Wilkinson are not to be sniffed at. I must say that before seeing the film, I felt in my heart this is the 'Batman' film we've been waiting for. Gone is all forms of camp veneer so evident in Joel Schumacher's offerings, and in place we have a darkly rich picture intent on fleshing out Batman's motives, and crucially, his fractured persona. I got a chance to see 'Batman Begins' just this past Friday evening. There's even a surprising twist near the end, which is doubly surprising because it actually comes as a shock. We see Wayne's all-important training period previously ignored , and his connection to the Tibetan shadow-ninja clan led by Ra's Al Ghul.
In my opinion, Bale was born for this role and for the first time when watching a Batman film, I enjoyed the scenes of Wayne being Wayne as much as Wayne being Batman. Of course, to help the audience get under Bruce Wayne's skin, it doesn't hurt to have such a talented lead as Christian Bale. Having been a big comic collector over the years and a long time fan of the Dark Knight, I was especially disappointed by 'Forever' and 'Batman and Robin'. . Director Christopher Nolan literally goes back to Batman origins to not just give the dead franchise a kiss of life, but actually to spark it into a sort of triumphant homecoming.
Holmes does indeed look like a teenager playing grown-up. After training with his mentor, Batman begins his fight to free crime-ridden Gotham City from the corruption that Scarecrow and the League of Shadows have cast upon it. That said Bale is not just good, he's superb. I loved Tim Burton's Batman - 12 years old when it came out I was the perfect age for it and I also enjoyed Batman Returns. This film is a credit to Bob Kane's original vision and a testament to all the talented artists and writers who keep the legend of the Dark Knight alive in the comic books today. Great villains especially Murphy , great story, great cast, great action.
Plus, we are not allowed to forget that Batman is still just a man under the costume and there are times when he gets a bit of a kicking and shows that he can be vulnerable too, something we sometimes forget when watching a superhero flick. Com a ajuda do tenente James Gordon e do promotor público Harvey Dent, Batman luta contra o crime organizado. Minnor let downs to me without hurting the picture are Katie Holmes pretty but hardly convincing as Assistant D. Bale plays all three of the characters to absolute perfection, and molds them together well enough to make it clear to show they are still the same person. Another aspect of the film that's so refreshing is that instead of the focus being on the villain, Batman is the film's star.
Deciding that Batman could really exist in our universe and our world was a stroke of genius. A third and fourth viewing is definitely not out of the question. It's very hard to find a weak spot in the incredibly strong array of performances here, but if one had to be found, it would have to be Katie Holmes. Thankfully, in this movie the bad guys are actually fairly 'normal' and manage to be menacing at the same time. When learning about the plan to wipe out evil in Gotham City by Ducard, Bruce prevents this plan from getting any further and heads back to his home. It stars Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Liam Neeson, Katie Holmes, Gary Oldman, Cillian Murphy, Tom Wilkinson, Rutger Hauer, Ken Watanabe, and Morgan Freeman.