Batman Begins

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Blogger Mark Fisher states that Bruce’s search for justice requires him to learn from a proper father figure, with Thomas Wayne and Ra’s al Ghul being the two counterpoints. Alfred provides a maternal figure of unconditional love, despite the overall lack of focus on a mother figure in Bruce’s life.

Impact

Shawn Adler of MTV stated after Batman Begins, a trend of darker genre films, that either retold back-stories or rebooted them altogether, began.
Examples he cited were Casino Royale, as well as the in-development RoboCop, Red Sonja, and He-Man. Filmmakers, screenwriters and producers who have mentioned the film to describe their projects include: Jon Favreau and Iron Man, Edward Norton and The Incredible Hulk, McG and Terminator Salvation (which also stars Bale), Damon Lindelof and Star Trek, Robert Downey, Jr. and Sherlock Holmes, Lorenzo di Bonaventura and G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, and even Hugh Jackman and X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

— Wikipedia on Batman Begins

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2010.03.28 Sunday ACHK