Watch: Batman Begins 2005 123movies, Full Movie Online – When his parents are killed, billionaire playboy Bruce Wayne relocates to Asia, where he is mentored by Henri Ducard and Ra’s Al Ghul in how to fight evil. 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. Back in his original surroundings, Bruce adopts the image of a bat to strike fear into the criminals and the corrupt as the icon known as “Batman”. But it doesn’t stay quiet for long..
Plot: Driven by tragedy, billionaire Bruce Wayne dedicates his life to uncovering and defeating the corruption that plagues his home, Gotham City. Unable to work within the system, he instead creates a new identity, a symbol of fear for the criminal underworld – The Batman.
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|8.2/10 Votes: 1,463,747|
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|70/100 | MetaCritic|
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Christopher Nolan and Christian Bale are at the top of their games with this enthralling interpretation of just how “Batman” came to be. “Bruce”, the young sone of the billionaire “Wayne” family finds himself unexpectedly orphaned and is soon aimlessly bumming his way around Asia. It’s when he encounters “Ducard” (Liam Neeson) and is lured high into the Himalayan mountains that he is set to training by the legendary Ra’s Al Ghul (Ken Watanabe) so that he can join the “League of Shadows” – an uniquely skilled ninja-esque group of elite warriors. He plans to use his training to return to the largely lawless Gotham City and act as a force for good. Soon, though, he learns that all in his highland sanctuary is not what it seems and after a battle royale, finds himself back at his manor house with his faithful retainer “Alfred” (Sir Michael Caine) and at the helm of his company – just as it is about to be sold by “Earle” (Rutger Hauer) making him an even more immensely wealthy man. His scientific guru – a sort of equivalent of “Q” – is “Lucius Fox” (Morgan Freeman) and together with the like-minded police officer “Gordon” (Gary Oldman) they set about taking down the city’s kingpin “Falcone” (Tom Wilkinson) before he can contaminate the water supply with an opiate that will bring wholesale fear and destruction. This is a cracking action adventure film that rarely has a dull moment. Nolan and accomplished writer David S. Goyer take this character by the scruff of the neck and it really works. No more silly thwacks and pows; this is a dark and gritty tale of corruption, jealousy and revenge that is superbly photographed and has gadgets galore. I did struggle with Wilkinson, to be honest – he has all the menace of a wet cabbage; and Katie Holmes’s “Rachel”, though providing additional humanity, sadly offers little as this plots twists and turns like a cobra on steroids. Certainly never my favourite super-hero, “Batman”, but this is certainly up there as one of my favourite superhero films. No laser eyes or magnetic powers; just a decent man with vengeance on his mind.
It’s not who I am underneath, but what I do that defines me.
Bruce Wayne is constantly tortured by his childhood memories when he witnessed his parents being murdered. Taken under the wing of The League Of Shadows, a deadly ninja assassin army devoted to erasing crime with their own brand of harsh justice. After completing training, Wayne refuses to join them on account of not agreeing with their methods, he returns to Gotham City to reek his own one man war against crime.
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. 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.
One of the most pleasing things to me was that Nolan paced this picture to perfection, the build up of character, and then birth of the Bat, dominates for practically the first hour of the piece. This gives Batman Begins some crucial heart, it really helps us to focus on this weird super-hero now that we have some meat on his bones. 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. A machine that still roams with a revenge laden heart.
Then its to Gotham City where he then births Batman and all bad guys are on his agenda. Mob boss Falcone, the mysterious Scarecrow, and also a face from his past that rears its surprising head. 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. In come the stunts and outrageous sequences, all played out in Nolan’s desperately dank Gotham City (a far cry from Tim Burton’s dark Oz like scapes). This Gotham is pot boiling to disaster and is crying out for the Bat to sweep all before it, and thankfully Nolan and his cast fulfil all the early promise to deliver a wonderful action fantasy that caters for all ages.
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. Michael Caine plays Alfred the loyal servant to the Wayne family, much heart and emotive drive from Caine ensures the role is a roaring success. Cillian Murphy is Dr Jonathan Crane/Scarecrow who actually scares more as Crane with his piercing eyes and devilishly smirky leer, whilst both Gary Oldman (Jim Gordon) & Morgan Freeman (Lucius Fox) are solid with what little they actually have to do. 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).
Minnor let downs to me without hurting the picture are Katie Holmes (pretty but hardly convincing as Assistant D.A. Rachael Dawes) and Rutger Hauer as Earle (a little bit of menace wouldn’t go amiss here Rutger old man). Still, as I said they are very minor let downs because as comic book adaptations go, Batman Begins is from the top draw, a franchise re-suited, rebooted and completely reinvigorated. But now the test comes with that all important sequel… 9/10
Batman Begins Again – This Time With a Vengeance
Anything I say about this film will sell it short. I was originally skeptical when I saw the Urban Assault Vehicle in the trailer, but my fears were calmed when I saw it in context. Everything about this film is perfect – the acting, the directing, the mood, the plot, and all else. It is rare to see such intricate storytelling mixed with bone-shattering intensity in the action department. And fans of the comic will not be disappointed with this apt translation.
I hope Chris Nolan directs all future Bat-movies, because his lighting and architectural canvasing was so perfect, it outdid Tim Burton’s interpretation (which I previously thought impossible). As of this review, IMDb has rated the movie #117 of all time, and I agree completely. This film has universal appeal. Christian Bale is perfect as Bruce Wayne, Katie Holmes actually acts for once in her career, Liam Neeson is the quintessential villain. Other stars shine brightly. I can only hope that Crispin Glover becomes the Joker in the sequel. Highest possible recommendation…
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 20 min (140 min)
Genre Action, Crime, Drama
Director Christopher Nolan
Writer Bob Kane, David S. Goyer, Christopher Nolan
Actors Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Ken Watanabe
Country United States, United Kingdom
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. 13 wins & 79 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS, Sonics-DDP (IMAX version)
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Arriflex 435, Panavision Primo, C- and E-Series Lenses, Bell & Howell Eyemo, Panavision C- and E-Series Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Millennium XL, Panavision C- and E-Series Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Platinum, Panavision C- and E-Series Lenses
Laboratory Astro Video Services, Chicago (IL), USA (processing), Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints), Technicolor, London, UK (processing)
Film Length 3,849 m (Sweden), 3,837 m
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision2 500T 5218, Vision 250D 5246)
Cinematographic Process Panavision (anamorphic), Super 35 (special effects)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision 2383), 70 mm (horizontal) (IMAX DMR blow-up) (Kodak Vision 2383), D-Cinema