It all begins at . . . the end

Batman Begins

Director: Christopher Nolan
Starring: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Katie Holmes, and Cillian Murphy
Rated: PG-13
Running Time: 141 minutes

Finally in the fifth Batman movie, we are told how Bruce becomes the bat-man. The movie exposes the history of how Bruce gets to the point in his life that he becomes the man behind the mask.

As a boy Bruce (Bale) suffers the traumatic event of seeing his parents be murdered right before his eyes, this event leads the young boy to be obsessed with getting revenge on the man that did this to him. At the parole trial for the man who did this dastardly dead, Bruce takes justice into his own hands and takes this mans life instead of allowing justice to roll its course.

After doing his own form of “justice”, he goes into hiding in the East where he under goes a transformation into the life of a criminal living in the underworld of crime. After meeting up with the head of a dangerous cult of ninja warriors, who try to brainwash him to believe that the only true form of justice is to kill all those that fight against it. So pretty much, if you steal you die, if you murder you die… So just be good or you’ll have them to deal with. Once Bruce realizes there lies and deception, he leaves to go back to the town he once called home, a town that is now over run with crime and corruption. In view of this he takes to action to defeat the drug lords that rule the streets.

With the help of a intuitive detective, Jim Gordon, and the resources of the billionare, business owner that he is, he becomes someone more than just a man, something unbreakable – a symbol. Batman. He uses his childhood fear to put fear into the lives of those that prey on the weak and poor. Using his new alias, he sets out to take down the lords that rule the streets and the mysterious group that they all work for, a party that knows Bruce better than he could possibly understand.

Over all this “(pre-) sequel” is one of my favorites of the Batman series. I would rate it a nine out of ten, and recommend seeing it to all that want to see a good movie. I have already seen it 3 times and it gets better each time!