103 – Batman Begins (2005)

The poor mans Matthew Mc Conaughey

The poor mans Matthew Mc Conaughey

Batman Begins is a great reboot of the old Batman franchise.It’s good to get back to the dark and sinister elemant that Tim Burton first started before it went all camp and neon with Clooney and Kilmer.Batman Begins tells how Bruce Wayne came to be Batman and bridges the gap from adolesents to grown man.It rurns out he went travelling and i’n not talking about a gap year in south east Asia.He gets spotted by Liam Neeson in a Chinese jail.Neeson is part of the League of Shadows,they’re a tough as nails ninja vigilate type group.This is where Bruce gets some good fighting skills.After all the ninja stuff Bruce decides to go back to Gotham to clean the place up,methaphorically.But as things are going good Liam Neeson shows up again and tries to kill Bruce.There was 1 bit that got my goat.When Bruce is training with Liam up in the mountains and burns it down to escape,Neeson almost slides off a cliff by Bruce saves him and takes him to some guys house who says he’ll look after him.Then later Neeson burns down Bruces manor and says”I need to restore the balance,you burned down my house and left me to die,consider us even”
Bullshit,Bruce saved you.For it to be even you’d have to come back into the burning house and pull him out.He didn’t.

IMDB RATING      –     8.3
MY RATING     –    8.3
SEEN BEFORE     –     YES
RECOMMEND?     –     YES
OVERALL     –  THE BACKGROUND STUFF WAS GREAT.THERE’S A GOOD HALF OF THE FILM WITHOUT BATMAN.

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