Batman Begins details
|Formats:||12 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Liam Neeson, Katie Holmes, Morgan Freeman, Tom Wilkinson, Lucy Russell, Rutger Hauer, Cillian Murphy, Rutger Hauer, Rade Serbedzija, Michael Caine, Linus Roache, Gary Oldman, Gus Lewis, Christian Bale, Sara Stewart, Ken Watanabe, Mark Boone Jr.|
|Genres:||Action/Adventure - Comedy, Thriller - Drama|
|Studio:||WARNER HOME VIDEO|
|Collections:||As part of your package, Batman Begins & The Dark Knight, Best of the Decade, Christian Bale Films, Christopher Nolan Films, Comic Book Hero, Comic Book Heroes on DVD, Dark Heroes|
|Run time:||2 hours 20 minutes|
|Rental release:||21 Oct 2005|
|Subtitles:||Arabic, English, German, Hebrew, Icelandic|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English, German|
By Tom Charity from LOVEFiLM
Christopher Nolan charts the birth of Bruce Wayne's alterego in Batman Begins, to breathtaking effects...
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Utterly Brilliant....By Mark from Berkshire , 17 Jun 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]Having just returned from the cinema, I felt I had to write a review for Hollywood's best blockbuster in ages. Batman Begins is, as you would expect, a film that depicts how Bruce Wayne became the 'Bat'. The film has a fantastic mix of action, storytelling and homur that keeps the pace chopping along nicely. The special FX are excellent and the Bat-Mobile is just cool. I have to admit, the one thing that I thought stood out the most is the very dark nature of the film (which it should be!), it worked really well and there were some moments that younger viewers or those of a sensitive nature might find a bit spooky. The cast list was top notch, as was the acting and directing. All in all, I have not enjoyed a trip to the cinema as much in a long time and I would strongly urge you to see this on the big screen. However, no matter when or where you simply must watch this film... its the best blockbuster that Hollywood has produced in a very long time - very highly recommended ;o)
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Grippingly GreatBy AVSheard (54 reviews) , 09 May 2013I expected this to be about a superhero fighting various baddies every where he went with no plot. I could not have been more wrong. After ten minutes I was hooked with a well thought through and presented plot with a nice balance of action and character development all the way through. The action was great with lot of special effects that keep it looking realistic and lot of criminals for Batman to beat up. Two villains worked nicely as there was always one at large which kept the sense of danger ever present. This is a great film that I am sure you will enjoy although it has some dark scenes.
A franchise that lacks surprisesBy a customer , 01 May 2013It's a case of watching something because it's a franchise. Franchises lack surprises on the whole. The best sequence was the opening one.
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Bringing Batman to lifeBy Loopsta (5 reviews) , 14 Mar 2013
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideAs a massive fan of superhero films, Batman has always been the character Ive never been sure about. Whether it is due to his lack of powers and reliance on gadgets, or whether it is because the films are known to have slightly darker tendencies than your average superhero film, Im not sure. But I will be the first to admit that Christopher Nolan does an absolutely spectacular job with his 2005 adaption of the masked vigilante. After his parents are murdered, billionaire Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) lives a somewhat meaningless life, his desire for revenge making him no better than the criminals that are running Gotham. No one is brave enough to stand up to them, police and lawyers being corrupted and bribed, or killed if they refuse to play ball. Until, that is, Bruce is taken under the wing of an organisation that trains him for one role alone bringing the order back to chaos. But while he trains under the mysterious Ducard (Liam Nesson), Wayne finds out that they are just as violent as the criminals he wants to stop, taking into account only their own desires rather than the implications regarding the thousands of innocents they are planning to catch in the crossfire. Determined that he is going to not only save the people of Gotham, but that he is going to put the justice system back in place again, Wayne becomes the one thing that he has always feared. The Batman. The masked crusader; the dark knight of Gotham cleaning up the streets from the mobs and the gangs. But he cant do it alone. Instead, he finds assistance from his old butler (Michael Caine) and the technological aids he needs from an old employee of his fathers (Morgan Freeman). But will his adventures be enough to finally win the heart of his life-long friend, Rachel (Katie Holmes)? With such a fantastic cast, it came as no surprise the performances were extraordinary throughout the whole film. Bale performs the switch between playboy millionaire to vigilante trying to save the world superbly and his whole character is given a believable depth by the supporting actors. Caine especially provides an outstanding performance Alfred, bringing the much needed humour and touch of light-heartedness into an otherwise serious film. Despite the few moments of the characters themselves having to literally explain what is happening due to multiple subplots coming together to wrap up into the main story arc, this is a film that certainly proved my expectations wrong. It had the fast paced action sequences that are always needed in such a big hit, but the amazing scenery and believable characters added another dimension to the film. For someone who was initially doubtful about the film, it certainly has made me want to watch the others just to see how Nolan continues this story arc and whether he can keep up the intensity found within this film. A far cry from the original Batman and Robin portrayals, but a deep and expertly executed film.
Great BatmanBy a customer , 28 Feb 2013A great start to the triology of Batman films. great action through out. The films get better through each one.
"It's Not Who I Am Underneath, But What I 'DO' That Defines Me" !!!By a customer , 03 Feb 2013After a very long, slow start (which is the reason for only four stars) taking thirty to forty minutes, I became hooked on 'Batman Begins'. Once the film started, it was compelling to watch, with a great storyline and fantastic special effects.