Directed by: Christopher Nolan
Starring: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Liam Neeson, Katie Holmes, Gary Oldman, Cillian Murphy, Tom Wilkinson, Rutger Hauer, Ken Watanabe, Mark Boone Junior, Linus Roache, Morgan Freeman
Synopsis: Bruce Wayne has spent years trying to come to terms with his parents' murder. Now, he's ready to come home.
I didn't care much for the training section of the movie but things improved once Bruce Wayne returned to Gotham. The car was ugly but very cool, Wayne Manor was gorgeous, the overhead shots of Gotham looked great, and the "flying" scenes were terrific. I really liked the way they looked. I wasn't enamoured with Bale though. His voice and his manner of speaking just didn't do it for me. He wasn't terrible; just not... right. And most of the humour fell flat, possibly for that reason. Still, it was a pretty good movie and worth watching.
A word of advice Bruce: when in a bat cave, do not look up with your mouth hanging open.
I don't think Bale was the best choice for the part but I did like his voice when he was Batman. And what the hell was Holmes for? If her character had been deleted the film would have been better for it. Also, Neeson reprised his role as Jedi master and I certainly would have given that character to a different actor just because of the similarities. Other than that, I really liked it. It was fairly close to the comic, kept true to the story, and was a thrill. I liked it almost as much as Burton's.Added 10 October 2005 at 3:31 PM