Action / Adventure / Crime / Fantasy / Drama
Director: Christopher Nolan
Running time: 140 mins
About Batman Begins
Young Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) witnesses his parents getting murdered and struggles to find a new meaning to his life. Eventually (after a spell of ninja training) he becomes Batman, a superhero designed to restore law and order to the crime-ridden streets of Gotham City. The choice of Christoher Nolan (Memento, Insomnia) as director has paid dividends, allowing the audience to witness a dark, atmospheric and psychologically fascinating take on this well worn tale. Fans may be worried by the way in which the story differs from the version of events presented in the original 'Batman' movie, but they could just as easily be delighted that someone has taken their hero and made such a good film with him.