Fans have taken to social media on this, the 15th anniversary of Christopher Nolan’s seminal Batman Begins, to celebrate the movie and the influence that the dark and gritty superhero origin story has had on the genre ever since. Following the critically mauled Batman and Robin from back in 1997, director Christopher Nolan decided to take things in a much more serious, grounded direction with the Caped Crusader. Debuting in 2005, Batman Begins harkens back to some of the more grounded interpretations of the character while maintaining just enough ridiculousness in order to remind audiences that this is still a comic book movie. With the movie having now reached its 15th birthday, fans are looking back fondly on Batman Begins, and are praising the movie’s many accomplishments.
Hard to believe that Batman Begins came out fifteen years ago today. Chris Nolan brought Batman back to his dark roots and began one of the best superhero film trilogies of all time. Batman Begins is my favorite superhero origin movie. Bar none. pic.twitter.com/m9UcFCeeJt
— ᴀᴅᴀᴍ ᴛʜᴇᴇ sᴛᴀʙᴇʟʟɪ (@AdamofGotham) June 15, 2020
Many fans are simply in disbelief that Batman Begins is as old as 15, with one saying “I can’t believe #BatmanBegins was released 15 years ago.” They reminded us all that Katie Holmes is in the movie, and that, actually, she’s pretty darn good “On this particular day, let me reiterate my appreciation for Katie Holmes and her portrayal of Rachel Dawes. The character definitely deserves more love.” Katie Holmes was recast for the sequel, with the character instead being played by Maggie Gyllenhaal.
Not only was Batman Begins a huge success, but it spawned 2008’s follow-up The Dark Knight, a comic book movie that is still held up as the perfect example of the sheer potential of the genre.
Happy 15 Anniversary to my favorite comicbook movie of all time.. Batman Begins
Which also started a masterpiece of a trilogy🗿🗿🗿 pic.twitter.com/w5jwSci8Zl
— Mazel an Agent of Chaos 🐢 #HAILNOLAN (@geek_access) June 15, 2020
Along with the grittier take, Batman Begins also gave us the gift of Hollywood icon Michael Caine as Bruce Wayne’s loyal butler, Alfred.
Happy 15th Anniversary to #BatmanBegins. Christopher Nolan gave us a much grittier take on the Bruce Wayne story.
Michael Caine gave us the most badass Alfred we'd seen, until Sean Pertwee came along in Gotham(TV). Love the relationship between Bruce and Alfred in this one. pic.twitter.com/fOG6airA79
— Time For A Film 🎥 (@TimeForAFilm) June 15, 2020
One user calls the movie “a bold, incredibly stunning first entry to one of the greatest trilogies ever. Nolan and Bale deliver the perfect Batman,” whilst another fan continues to lay the praise on nice and thick calling Batman Begins “a dark, grimy, & atmospheric exploration of the Batman character & the perfect balance of theatricality/psychological realism,” and “one of the greatest comic book origin films of all time.”
Director Christopher Nolan has gone on carve a career as an expert blockbuster filmmaker, crafting intelligent, creatively complex movies that entertain the masses, and fans have been applauding his approach to the Batman mythos.
Happy 15th anniversary to BATMAN BEGINS. The first live-action Batman film to make Bruce Wayne just as fascinating as the Dark Knight.
Christopher Nolan was the perfect choice to modernize and ground the Caped Crusader. My favorite Batman movie to date. pic.twitter.com/BQcVfyZpTs
— Dan (@Danimalish) June 15, 2020
15 years ago today….
Christopher Nolan’s Batman journey began! #BatmanBeginspic.twitter.com/uWJuOTUPpV
— Geekly Goods (@GeeklyGoods) June 15, 2020
Batman Begins stars Christian Bale as The Dark Knight alongside Michael Caine, Liam Neeson, Katie Holmes, Gary Oldman, Cillian Murphy, Tom Wilkinson, Rutger Hauer, Ken Watanabe, and Morgan Freeman. The movie is a reboot of the Batman series, telling the origin story of Bruce Wayne from the death of his parents to his journey to becoming Batman and his fight to stop Ra’s al Ghul and the Scarecrow from plunging Gotham City into chaos. While only making a somewhat modest $371 million worldwide, the movie was liked by both critics and audiences alike and led to the $1 billion The Dark Knight, a movie that reshaped the comic book movie world as we know it.
On its 15th birthday, perhaps it is time we all sat down and revisited this exemplary comic book movie.
I can't believe #BatmanBegins was released 15 years ago Oo
On this particular day, let me reiterate my appreciation for Katie Holmes and her portrayal of Rachel Dawes. The character definitely deserves more love. pic.twitter.com/Gtw6dDlJbD
— lady_le_fay 💙🦇❤ (@Lady_Le_Fay) June 15, 2020
#BATMANBEGINS ★★★★ Released 15 years ago today. A bold, incredibly stunning first entry to one of the greatest trilogies ever. Nolan and Bale deliver the perfect Batman.
— 1st Row (@firstrowreviews) June 15, 2020
Today marks the 15th Year Anniversary of Christopher Nolan's BATMAN BEGINS.
A dark, grimy, & atmospheric exploration of the Batman character & the perfect balance of theatricality/psychological realism.
One of the greatest comic book origin films of all time. 🦇 pic.twitter.com/2RKTblvcr3
— Jesabel (@JesabelRaay) June 15, 2020
BATMAN BEGINS released 15 years ago today, kicking off the legendary Dark Knight Trilogy
I'll never forget seeing this in theaters. What's your favorite line, moment, or scene? 🦇 pic.twitter.com/7BAB9XRESb
— Battman 🦇 (@BatmanFiles) June 15, 2020
This is beautiful, Batman Begins is a film I haven't revisited enough.
15 Years ago today. pic.twitter.com/UP4f5jhjYB
— Movies That Maher w The Viking (@MovieBuff100) June 15, 2020
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