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Batman Begins

Ever wonder why Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) is so hung up about fighting evil? Discover exactly how Batman Begins after watching this comic-book tale, which follows his transformation from traumatized child to superhero. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B
Violence: D+
Sexual Content: A-
Language: B-
Drugs/Alcohol: C+
Run Time: 140
Theater Release: 16 Jun 2005
Video Release: 24 Sep 2013
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

Dealing with fear is a challenge for several characters in this film. What kinds of fears to they face? How do they learn to overcome their fears? Do you agree with the comment that you fear what you don’t understand?

The film explores the ideas of justice and vigilantism. What do you think the difference is? What role should compassion play in the justice system? Can there ever be too much compassion extended to a criminal?

Who supports Batman in his new role? What does he learn about teamwork? How does Batman’s appearance change the Lt. Fox’s attitude toward his own job?

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