is a 2005 American superhero action film
based on the fictional
DC Comics character
Batman,directed by Christopher Nolan.It stars Christian Bale as Batman,along with Michael
Caine,Liam Neeson,Katie Holmes,Gary Oldman,Cillian Murphy,Morgan Freeman,Ken Watanabe,Tom Wilkinson,and
Rutger Hauer.This film
is a reboot of the Batman film
series,telling the origin story of the character
with Bruce Wayne's initial fear of bats,the death
of his parents
,and his journey to becoming Batman.
being the film
responsible for the "reboot" craze in Hollywood,this film
also has a number of "firsts" attached to it.Here they are:
1.Christian Bale is the first non-American actor
to portray Batman/Bruce Wayne.
is the first film
to show the true
origins of Bruce Wayne/Batman as depicted in the graphic novels(i.e. this film
shows the death
of Bruce Wayne's parents
by Joe Chill, rather than the Joker, as shown in Batman(1989)).
3.First "big screen" appearance of Ra's al Ghul.
"big screen" appearance of the League of Shadows.
5.First "big screen" appearance of The Scarecrow.
6.First "big screen" appearance of Carmine Falcone.
7.First "big screen" appearance of Lucius Fox.
8.First "big screen" appearance of Joe Chill.
9.First "big screen" appearance of Victor Zsasz(a cameo)
"big screen" appearance of the Tumbler(Batmobile)