The Batman franchise had fallen on hard times and along came director Christopher Nolan to revive it. He rode in on his white horse and rescued the whole thing. Batman became cool once again. Once again Batman was the dark avenging angel of the superhero family. The schlock of the previous four films was dropped and the caped crusader was reborn.
Young, dashing millionaire Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale – The Fighter, The Dark Knight) disgusted with its excesses leaves Western society and is taken under the wing of a mysterious instructor named Ducard (Liam Neeson – Taken, Michael Collins). He is trained to become a ninja in the League of Shadows. Once he has completed his training Wayne returns to his native Gotham City in order to release it from the stranglehold of the criminals who have paralyzed it.
Bale’s Batman is intense and dark – just the way we like this superhero. He and Nolan get it and the story is just as dark. Here we get the interesting origins of Batman and the people around him.
-Tankman Begins: A Batman Begins Spoof
-Genesis of the Bat
-Batman: The Journey Begins
-Path to Discovery
-Saving Gotham City
-Shaping Mind and Body
-Gotham City Rises
-Cape and Cowl
-Batman Begins Stunts
-Reflections on Writing Batman Begins