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"You always fear, what you can't understand."
Carmine Falcone

Batman Begins was Christopher Nolan's fourth feature film, released in 2005. Working with a much bigger budget than on his previous films, in Batman Begins he takes on the task of re-booting an already popular franchise. Nolan wrote the film with David S. Goyer, and it was produced by Emma Thomas, Larry J. Franco, Charles Roven, Benjamin Melniker and Michael Uslan.

Summary Edit

In the wake his parents' murder, disillusioned industrial heir Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) travels the world to seek the means of fighting injustice and turning fear against the organized crime syndicates and corrupt officials preying on the fearful. He returns to Gotham City to do so as a bat-masked vigilante called "the Batman", earning fame as the city's "dark knight" and racing against time to foil a reign of fear unleashed by an eco-terrorist known as Ra's al Ghul (Liam Neeson) and a terrifying psycho-pharmacologist tormentor known as the Scarecrow (Cillian Murphy). They plan to use a fear-inducing toxin that would become airborne when magnetized by a microwave emitter to taint the Gotham's water supply against its inhabitants, destroying the city in the process.

Structure Edit

The first act of the film, showing the origin of Batman, is split into two timelines that are shown alternately. In one, we see Bruce Wayne growing up and seeking revenge for the death of his parents. In the other, we see him after he has travelled the world to understand criminals, being trained by Ducard. Once he returns to Gotham, the narrative becomes linear and the storyline plays out chronologically.

Production Edit

After the 1997 film Batman & Robin was a critical failure, the Batman films stopped being made. However in 2005, Warner Bros. decided to reboot the franchise, hiring Christopher Nolan to helm the project.

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