Its Bat-Week, Joel Schumacher, you're out, Chris Nolan, please fix this franchise. I'm Linus Schill, and this is my review of Batman Begins.
Well, fix it he did. I think everyone rejoiced when they heard a sequel to Batman and Robin was cancelled, and instead rebooted by, at the time, little know director Christopher Nolan. This film is a clear shift from the wacky, ridiculous world that Tim Burton had introduced to us. This is one of the best origin stories a film has ever showed on film. The only film that even comes close was Iron Man in 2008. Immediately it sets the tone where a kid is tortured by his parents death, and an attack of bats when he was trapped in a well.
The beginning was done extremely well with Bruce being in a prison, then having to venture off to a mountain, where he trains in the League of Shadows. The training and action sequences were done very well and it was a great way to show where Batman received his training.
Scarecrow is such a terrifying villain, that it just adds even more to the scariness and darkness of this franchise. They did a great job with making his "powers" from the comics work as an "ability" in the more realistic movie that Chris Nolan set up. It also works very well in playing apart into Crane's motives.
Overall it was a very good movie. It doesn't get as much attention as The Dark Knight, but it should. I give it 4 ingredients, and it deserves every bite of it. Thank you for reading my review. Check out the other reviews in Bat-Week at the bottom of this review, under the yellow drop-down menu. See you tomorrow!