Best Film of 2005 (so far)

This year we’ve had some good movies including all round action like Star Wars and chick flicks like Hitch, but the film that has totally exceeded my expectations and in a way potentially revived a dead series (at least for me) was Batman Begins.

The original Batman movie was very good, but with each subsequent release, the films and actors just didn’t do it for me. All this has changed with an excellent film from Christopher Nolan, which takes a big step back in time and refines the history of Batman. At times you have to ignore the conflicts with the ealier(later) films, but the action, acting and excellent story telling far outweigh any possible complaints.

Liam Neeson is truly brilliant. Christian Bale makes the perfect Bruce Wayne and is supported by a cast that probably won’t be matched this year. Only Katie Holmes feels out of place, but I’m not sure quite why. Perhaps it is because she is so pure that you couldn’t imagine her having the job as a DA, perhaps it’s her acting, or perhaps because she’s one of the few American accents in the film, and so stands out a mile away.

The film is well worth a watch. So much so, that I may enjoy it again.

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