Cinemakers: Christopher Nolan #038 – Batman Begins (2005)
It’s time for BATMAN! While we’ve covered Batman-related films on this podcast network before (and again, and again), this is the first time that we’ve gotten a Batman film proper, and it delivers. Batman Begins is an absolute masterpiece of a film (Sound familiar? This Christopher Nolan guy seems pretty good at making movies) and marks one of the best superhero origin stories of all-time. It’s also fun as heck. As we discuss in the episode, this movie feels like the perfect alchemy of a bunch of separate visions all coalescing in a beautiful way (as they all rebel against where Batman Forever and Batman & Robin left us). While not everything works flawlessly here (Katie Holmes is about to get bounced in favor of Maggie Gyllenhaal, after all), Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, and this movie in particular, established the formula for what superhero movies could (and should) be.
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