Starring: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Katie Holmes, Liam Neeson, Gary Oldman, Cillian Murphy, Tom Wilkinson, Morgan Freeman
A reboot to the Batman series by the epic director Christopher Nolan is sure to create fireworks. The movie starts the Batman saga from scratch, by narrating the story of Bruce Wayne (Bale) and how he became the Batman. The son of a philanthropist and multi-millionaire, Bruce developed a fear of bats at a young age when he fell into a well which had a bat cave. Bruce later witnesses his parents' death a street corner by a mugger and is left to be raised by his butler, Alfred (Caine). Years later, a much older Bruce is still seeking revenge for his parents death and decides to train under the guidance of Ra's al Ghul and his trainer Henry Ducard (Neeson) who belong to the League of Shadows, an organisation of discrete crime fighters who wish to eradicate the world from evil. A fallout between Ra's and Bruce sees Bruce return to Gotham City to become The Batman where he fights crime by night and is determined to wipe the cities streets clean. Coming from the stable of Christopher Nolan, the movie is vastly different from conventional superhero movies. Typical of Mr. Nolan's style, this movie too involves the human mind and its abilities and cleverly includes them in the script. The core foundation of the movie movie is still the story of good over bad but the manner in which it is created and executed, is what makes the movie different from the rest. Christian Bale seems to have fulfilled the role with sheer brilliance and puts on an outstanding performance to make it a well-rounded and action packed movie that keeps you wanting till the very end.
Thumbs up: Not the average super-hero movie
Thumbs down: Nothing exceptional either