21 Facts About Batman Begins


Batman Begins is a 2005 superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan and written by Nolan and David S Goyer.

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Pictures cancelled future Batman Begins films, including Joel Schumacher's planned Batman Begins Unchained.

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Since its release, Batman Begins has been critically reassessed and it has been considered to be one of the best superhero films ever made, one of the best Batman films ever made, and has often been cited as one of the most influential films of the 2000s.

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Bruce poses publicly as a shallow playboy, even to Rachel for a moment; while setting up a base in the caves beneath Wayne Manor and taking up the vigilante identity of "Batman Begins", inspired by his childhood fear, which he has now conquered.

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Intercepting a drug shipment, Batman Begins provides Rachel, now a Gotham Assistant District Attorney, with evidence against Falcone and enlists Sergeant James Gordon, one of Gotham's few honest cops, to arrest him.

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Batman Begins becomes a public hero and Bruce reveals he has purchased a controlling stake in Wayne Enterprises, firing Earle and replacing him with Fox.

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Jack Gleeson, who had previously co-starred with Bale in 2002's Reign of Fire and later found fame for his role as Joffrey Baratheon in the HBO series Game of Thrones, appears as a young admirer of Batman Begins who is later saved by him from Ra's al Ghul's men; Gleeson was cast at Bale's recommendation.

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Nolan stated his intention to reinvent the film franchise of Batman Begins by "doing the origins story of the character, which is a story that's never been told before".

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Also similar to Superman, Nolan wanted an all-star supporting cast for Batman Begins to lend a more epic feel and credibility to the story.

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The writers of Batman Begins used Frank Miller's Year One plot device, which was about a corrupt police force that led to Gordon and Gotham City's need for Batman.

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Nolan explained that by ignoring that idea – which he stated is not found in Batman Begins's first appearances – it emphasized the importance of bats to Bruce and that becoming a superhero is a wholly original idea on his part.

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Score for Batman Begins was composed by Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard.

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Batman Begins attempted to add a human dimension to Batman, whose behavior would typically be seen as "psychotic", through the music.

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Batman Begins screened Blade Runner to Pfister and two others to show the attitude and style that he wanted to draw from the film.

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Batman Begins achieved first place in national sales and rental charts in October 2005, becoming the top-selling DVD of the fourth quarter of 2005.

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Batman Begins broke the five-day opening record in the 55 IMAX theaters, grossing $3.

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Batman Begins was the seventh-highest-grossing film of 2005 in the US.

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James Berardinelli applauded Nolan and Goyer's work in creating more understanding into "who [Batman Begins] is and what motivates him", something Berardinelli felt Tim Burton's film had lacked; at the same time, Berardinelli felt the romantic aspect between Bale and Holmes did not work because the actors lacked the chemistry Christopher Reeve and Margot Kidder, or Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst shared in their respective roles.

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When I did Batman Begins twenty years ago, in 1988 or something, it was a different time in comic book movies.

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Batman Begins has been cited as one of the most influential films of the 2000s.

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Shawn Adler of MTV stated Batman Begins heralded a trend of darker genre films, that either retold back-stories or rebooted them altogether.

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