First film in the trilogy is bombastic, ambitious and action packed
Christopher Nolan's first film in his soon to be concluded Batman Trilogy, the 2005 hit Batman Begins, is a smart, well-written, and, considering that this film was made, of course, three years before the much bolder The Dark Knight, Batman Begins is a very ambitious and entertaining movie. WHile it may not be nearly as dark, disturbing or even good as it's predecessor, Batman Begins still manages to convey a deep amount of emotion, and give us a greater perspective for the Characters of Bruce Wayne, Alfred, COmmisioner Gordon and the others. It gives us a multi-layered portrait of Batmans origins, from the stirring first 45-minutes, and than, once the evil Scarecrow (Cillian Murphy, in a pre-Health Ledger performance which is still goulish and creepy in it's own right), we turly get to see for the first time how Christian Bale takes action first hand, and, to a greater extent, how "comfortable" he is in the batsuit. All in all, Christopher Nolans first Batman film is definitely a winner. But, despite the PG-13 Rating, this film has several major issues that parents should probably be aware of before they allow there children to watch this film on there own: Batman Begins has frequent, intense action violence, with plenty of other forms of violence on the side to spare, such as beatings, mutilations and plenty of frightening special effects. Also, there is some infrequent but moderate profanity, including a few uses each of d-mn, h-ll, cr-p, a--h-le and more. SO, CHristopher Nolans first Batman film may not be as good as his second film in the trilogy, but, it is still a strong action film on it's own right.
What other families should know
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking