Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Liam Neeson, Katie Holmes, Gary Oldman, Cillian Murphy, Morgan Freeman, Tom Wilkinson, Rutger Hauer, Ken Watanabe, Gus Lewis, Emma Lockhart, Mark Boone Junior, Larry Holden, Colin McFarlane, Christine Adams, Linus Roache, Sara Stewart, Charles Edwards
After training with his mentor (Liam Neeson), Batman, alias Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale), begins his war on crime to free the crime-ridden Gotham City from corruption.
I am not a DC Comics fan, and I surely don't like bats, but I've always been kind of fascinated by the new Batman trilogy. Maybe it's because of the extraordinary director, maybe because of the wonderful cast. I don't know, I'm still trying to figure it out, but the thing is I love it.
Simply the best - or one of the best - superhero film ever made, Batman Begins has it all: action, drama, depth and thrills.
By telling the tale of how Bruce Wayne faced his fears and the loss of his parents to become the crime fighting legend called Batman, Christopher Nolan stars a spectacular trilogy, and gives to one of the best and more iconic DC Comics superheroes the treatment he deserves. Also, his way of telling stories will keep you interested throughout the whole film.
The excellent dialogue is carefully tended; the screenplay, written by Christopher Nolan and David S. Goyer, provides good basis for character development, and even though the secondary villain, Scarecrow, isn't much developed, I appreciate Nolan's' choice of focusing on Bruce Wayne.
The action scenes are a little messy, yet spectacular - the Batmobile chase is outstanding. The wonderful, dark, gloomy cinematography by Wally Pfister perfectly enhances the scenes involving Batman. The musical score by Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard is perfect.
However, if possible, the acting is even better. Christian Bale is a real chameleon, and he delivers a wonderful and emotional performance as a serious, and determined Bruce Wayne. Michael Caine is absolutely perfect as Alfred. Liam Neeson wonderfully portrays the main villain, Ra's Al Ghul. Cillian Murphy gives his character, Scarecrow, the right amount of insanity. Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, and Tom Wilkinson are also great. Ken Watanabe is wasted, but he does a pretty good job with his little screen time. Unfortunately, Katie Holmes makes you hate Rachel Dawes.
Alfred Pennyworth: Why do we fall sir? So that we can learn to pick ourselves up.
Rachel Dawes: It's not who you are underneath, it's what you do that defines you.