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Batman Begins (Blu-ray)

Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Liam Neeson, Katie Holmes, Gary Oldman

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Batman Begins discards the previous four films in the series and recasts the Caped Crusader as a fearsome avenging angel. That''s good news, because the series, which had gotten off to a rousing start under Tim Burton, had gradually dissolved into self-parody by 1997''s Batman & Robin. As the title implies, Batman Begins tells the story anew, when Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) flees Western civilization following the murder of his parents. He is taken in by a mysterious instructor named Ducard (Liam Neeson in another mentor role) and urged to become a ninja in the League of Shadows, but he instead returns to his native Gotham City resolved to end the mob rule that is strangling it. But are there forces even more sinister at hand?

Co-written by the team of David S. Goyer (a veteran comic book writer) and director Christopher Nolan (Memento), Batman Begins is a welcome return to the grim and gritty version of the Dark Knight, owing a great debt to the graphic novels that preceded it. It doesn''t have the razzle dazzle, or the mass appeal, of Spider-Man 2 (though the Batmobile is cool), and retelling the origin means it starts slowly, like most "first" superhero movies. But it''s certainly the best Bat-film since Burton''s original, and one of the best superhero movies of its time. Bale cuts a good figure as Batman, intense and dangerous but with some of the lightheartedness Michael Keaton brought to the character. Michael Caine provides much of the film''s humor as the family butler, Alfred, and as the love interest, Katie Holmes (Dawson''s Creek) is surprisingly believable in her first adult role. Also featuring Gary Oldman as the young police officer Jim Gordon, Morgan Freeman as a Q-like gadgets expert, and Cillian Murphy as the vile Jonathan Crane. --David Horiuchi

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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.

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5 out of 5 stars Batman Begins, November 9, 2008
By Blu-ray fan
Film - Director Christopher Nolan has wisely ignored any previous cinematic versions of Batman, and tells us the characters origin. Christian Bale is an excellent choice for the caped crusader, and the supporting cast are also extremely good (especially Liam Neeson). Nolan is known for his dislike of CGI, and only uses it when there is no other way to produce the effect, as the film features mostly stunt work, and models. Nominated for the best cinematography oscar, and its not hard to see why - the film is visually impressive, and has an epic feel to it. Picture, and Sound quality - Looks great in Hi-def, especially the sequences in Tibet, and films finale too. Soundwise, its not much different to the dvd version, but however is still pretty good. Supplements - A picture in picture feature, loads of documentaries and making of material, and the trailer. Overall - Excellent film, good HD transfer, and a fine selection of bonus material. Recommended. The Blu-ray is uncut, and not region coded either (for importers like myself)

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5 out of 5 stars best batman ever, July 7, 2008
By drew
the quality of image and sound are paramount when watching this movie. Getting this film on blu-ray is a great idea. Youll be blown away by how amazing it looks and sounds. And besides, how can you miss out on this incredible film in HD!!?! a must own.

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