Updated: Aug 9
Director: Christopher Nolan
Writer: Christopher Nolan, David S. Goyer
Based on: Characters appearing in comics published by DC Comics
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama.
Themes: Superhero, Social Decay, DC Comics.
After training with his mentor, Batman begins his fight to free crime-ridden Gotham City from corruption.
The film reboots the Batman film series, telling the origin story of Bruce Wayne from the death of his parents to his journey to become Batman and his fight to stop Ra's al Ghul and the Scarecrow from plunging Gotham City into chaos.
It received highly positive reviews from critics, who deemed the film an improvement over the Joel Schumacher films, with praise aimed at the more mature tone and character-driven storyline, Bale's performance, musical score, direction, the deeper psychological focus and added layers of depth to the titular character's motives and the emotional weight compared to previous Batman films.
MIX UP RATING: ★★★★★
Top Movies: #76
MIX UP REVIEWS:
Daniel (Age 12) - ★★★★★
"This was an amazing film and I loved everything in this film."
Stewart - ★★★★★
"The film that changed how superhero movies were made. A smart, gritty crime movie that just happened to be about a superhero. Brilliant cast with Christian Bale giving the best Batman/Bruce Wayne performance of all time. Excellent."
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Oppenheimer (2023) - #7 - ★★★★★
The Batman (2022) - #31 - ★★★★★
The Dark Knight (2008) - #70 - ★★★★★
The Shawshank Redemption (1994) - #72 - ★★★★★
The Dark Knight Rises (2012) - #77 - ★★★★★
Arrow (2012-20 TV) - #19 - ★★★★
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) - #166 - ★★★★
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Batman: Year One (2011) - #237 - ★★★★
The Lego Movie (2014) - #368 - ★★★★
Definitely worth checking out the sequels The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises and the latest Batman reboot, The Batman. or more excellent DC Comic adaptations there's Batman: Year One and the TV show, Arrow. For less superheroes in your crime action films have a look at Jack Reacher: Never Go Back. Meanwhile director Christopher Nolan tends to use a lot of the same ensemble cast in his movies including Interstellar and Oppenheimer. Morgan Freeman and Liam Neeson teamed up with Batman again in The Lego Movie - perhaps a little less serious, but equally awesome! Meanwhile there's more excellent work from Morgan Freeman in The Shawshank Redemption.
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