Starring Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne / Batman. As of 2006, this could very well be the best Batman film to date. The term 'Batman Begins' is used in association with film remakes or restarts (within a franchise) that exceed their predecessors.
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Batman Begins is a 2005 American superhero action film based on the fictional DC Comics character Batman,directed by Christopher Nolan.It stars Christian Bale as Batman,along with Michael Caine,Liam Neeson,Katie Holmes,Gary Oldman,Cillian Murphy,Morgan Freeman,Ken Watanabe,Tom Wilkinson,and Rutger Hauer.This film is a reboot of the Batman film series,telling the origin story of the character and begins with Bruce Wayne's initial fear of bats,the death of his parents,and his journey to becoming Batman.more...
Besides being the film responsible for the "reboot" craze in Hollywood,this film also has a number of "firsts" attached to it.Here they are:
1.Christian Bale is the first non-American actor to portray Batman/Bruce Wayne.
2.Batman Begins is the first film to show the true origins of Bruce Wayne/Batman as depicted in the graphic novels(i.e. this film shows the death of Bruce Wayne's parents by Joe Chill, rather than the Joker, as shown in Batman(1989)).
3.First "big screen" appearance of Ra's al Ghul.
4.First "big screen" appearance of the League of Shadows.
5.First "big screen" appearance of The Scarecrow.
6.First "big screen" appearance of Carmine Falcone.
7.First "big screen" appearance of Lucius Fox.
8.First "big screen" appearance of Joe Chill.
9.First "big screen" appearance of Victor Zsasz(a cameo)
10.First "big screen" appearance of the Tumbler(Batmobile)