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Batman Begins (2005)

After training with his mentor, Batman begins his fight to free crime-ridden Gotham City from the corruption that Scarecrow and the League of Shadows have cast upon it.

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When his parents are killed, billionaire playboy Bruce Wayne relocates to Asia where he is mentored by Henri Ducard and Ra's Al Ghul in how to fight evil. When learning about the plan to wipe out evil in Gotham City by Ducard, Bruce prevents this plan from getting any further and heads back to his home. Back in his original surroundings, Bruce adopts the image of a bat to strike fear into the criminals and the corrupt as the icon known as 'Batman'. But it doesn't stay quiet for long. Written by konstantinwe

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Rated PG-13 for intense action violence, disturbing images and some thematic elements | See all certifications »

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15 June 2005 (USA)  »

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Batman 5  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$48,745,440, 19 June 2005, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$206,852,432, 19 July 2012

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$374,218,673
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Trivia

This film's origin sequence in Tibet, while present in some later 1980s comic books, ultimately derives from the Shadow's (Lamont Cranston/Kent Allard) oriental scholarship. See more »

Goofs

Searchlights like the one Falcone is tied to are incredibly hot. Anyone held against one like that would be horribly burned. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Bruce Wayne - age 8: Rachel, let me see! Can I see?
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Crazy Credits

In some countries, the film title is shown at the very end of the closing credits, whereas in most other countries it's seen at the beginning of the closing credits. See more »

Connections

Featured in Atop the Fourth Wall: Tales of Suspense #57 (2016) See more »

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Music composed by Hans Zimmer & James Newton Howard
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Batman Is Back and Better Then Ever
6 June 2005 | by See all my reviews

This film easily trumps any live-action incarnation we've scene of the Dark Knight before, borrowing heavily from both the comics and the Dini and Co. animated series. This is a hard, fast, driving, heartfelt epic that draws you into the character of Bruce Wayne and makes you damn well care. Batman doesn't play second-fiddle to the villains here like in the other films. It's his movie and that's the way it should be.

Much has been said of the film's "reality" quotient, and I'm here to say it works. Nolan talks about how Batman's strong because he does push-ups, he gets around because of his gadgets, and by introducing each of them with a plausible explanation, we forget to quibble and go along with it. The technology may be fantastic, but it's believable. And, unlike the "reality" of something like Daredevil, Nolan doesn't forget his ideals halfway though and start having Batman wire-jump thirty feet into the air.


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