Batman Begins: The Movie and Other Tales of the Dark Knight
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Batman Begins: The Movie and Other Tales of the Dark Knight

3.36 of 5 stars 3.36  ·  rating details  ·  76 ratings  ·  10 reviews
This graphic novelization adapts the plot of director Christopher Nolan's film. Batman Begins explores the origins of the Batman legend and the Dark Knight's emergence as a protective force in Gotham. It recounts the passage of Bruce Wayne in the wake of his parents' murder from a disillusioned industrial heir to Batman, the masked crusader for justice.
Paperback, 160 pages
Published June 15th 2005 by DC Comics (first published June 2005)
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I liked the other tales more than the graphic novelization of the movie.

The first story featured is "The Man Who Falls" which retells the origin story of Batman. Enjoyable and has beautiful artwork by Dick Giordano.

Next is "Air Time" which poses the hero dilemma - is it more important to catch the bad guys or help the people who were injured during their crime spree/escape??? Which would you chose???

"Reasons" explains Batman's philosophy by revisiting Crime Alley where it all began, ending with...more
The five stars are for the other four stories (The Man Who Falls, Air Time, Reasons and Urban Legend) in this book because the comic book adaptation for the movie was not very good. It was dull and the story was very choppy.

Those other stories were not only well written but fun to read and showed why Batman is such an interesting character. I see why they were included in this book because otherwise it would be a waste if only the Batman Begins story was featured.
Bleh. I can't say that I was a huge fan.

The source material has been chopped up pretty heavily, with lots ridiculously condensed or skipped altogether. In a couple of places, it seems like the writer didn't understand the script as the lines just don't make sense. The art is not bad, but doesn't seem right for this title. When the story's based on something that I know primarily as live action, I'd rather see a more realistic style.

The additional stories in the back are okay, but nothing great.
This isn't the best collection I have ever read but it is definitely redeemed by the last story. The main story (a comic adaptation of the movie) must be regarded as a failure. It attempts to squash an entire film into 68 pages of comic strip, resulting in a story that is totally incoherent and surely unintelligible if you haven't seen the movie.
Andrew Beet
i liked the adaptation of Batman Begins and i like reading the other tales of the dark knight there was a couple of stories i hadn't read before The Man Who Falls i had read
that book is so awsome that i cant tell you about it that is how cool it is.
Batman's dig on Superman on the last page... Perfection.
Mohamed Abdelrazek
A poor adaptation of a great movie.
Not bad, as these things go.
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