We are going to watch both “Batman Begins” and “The Dark Knight” before “The Dark Knight Rises” comes out to theaters. Last night Scott and I watched “Batman Begins” for our Friday movie night.
In the Batman Begins thriller young Bruce Wayne(Gus Lewis) is a the son of very wealthy, philanthropist parents, that love their city Gotham, and make great efforts to improve the city and rid it of crime. His mother and father are killed by a mugger in an alley and Bruce Wayne(Christian Bale) grows to be a very angry and full of guilt. He is encouraged by his childhood friend Rachael Dawes(Katie Holmes) to look beyond his need for revenge and figure out what he can do to help the city of Gotham.Wayne eventually finds his answer to his fear, anger, and guilt in the Far East under the tutelage of Henri Ducard (Liam Neeson), a member of the mysterious League of Shadows who guides him in the study of martial arts — and the ways in which an ordinary man can hone his senses to almost superhuman.After seven years away from Gotham, Wayne returns, determined to save his city, Gotham.With the help of his faithful manservant, Alfred Pennyworth (Michael Caine), and Lucius Fox (Morgan Freeman), a scientist at his late father’s corporation, Wayne develops a secret identity as Batman, a masked fighter for justice. But when a psychiatrist (Cillian Murphy) joins forces with the criminal underworld, Wayne realizes that putting an end to their nefarious plans will be very difficult indeed. Batman Begins also features Gary Oldman as Lt. James Gordon and Tom Wilkinson as the crime boss Carmine Falcone.