Friday, June 17, 2005


Action adventure

Christian Bale: billionaire Bruce Wayne, aka Batman
Linus Roache: his father
Liam Neeson: Henri Ducard, Zen master and leader of the League of Shadows
Michael Caine: Alfred, the butler of Wayne Manor
Morgan Freeman: Lucius Fox, employee of Wayne Industries
Tom Wilkinson: Carmine Falcone, Gotham city's crime lord
Cillian Murphy: psychiatrist and proprietor of Arkham Asylum, aka The Scarecrow
Gary Oldman: Jim Gordon, one of the city's few good cops
Katie Holmes: Rachel Dawes, assistant DA and Bruce’s former childhood sweetheart

This movie is not a sequel to any of the ones we’ve seen before. It is a reinvention of Batman, just like the title says, starting from when he was a young boy. Unlike previous incarnations, it is not the “cartoony” type with stylised comic book characters. It is far more serious than that and deals with more weighty issues like morality and overcoming adversity and confronting your fears. In fact, the first half of the movie is devoted to these ideological concerns rather than the crime problems of Gotham city. I liked the old Batman better.

for intense action violence, disturbing images and some thematic elements.

The echolocation signals emitted by bats are between 20 and 100 kilohertz.This is above the human range of hearing so we would not hear anything but the flutter of their wings when they are in flight.

During the sword fight on the glacier, a bracelet falls off one of the combatants on to the icy surface. There is a change in the camera’s point-of-view and the bracelet has disappeared although no one approached it.

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