Batman Begins has been hailed as the high-water mark for films about superheroes. Everything clicks in this film: the special effects are astounding, the characters are intriguing, the relationships are dynamic, the plot is plausible, the story is epic. A bit too frightening for children, the film rewards adult fans by establishing without a doubt that superheroes are a contemporary mythology that thus fulfills the task of all mythologies: to define reality, to outline ethics, and to inspire nobility. This study looks at the movie's themes of justice, courage, and following our calling.
• Movie Summary
• Discussing the Scenes *Bonus Material: DVD Scenes to Watch*
–What Is Justice?
(Proverbs 28:21; Micah 6:8; Isaiah 42:1–7)
–Embracing the Call
(Psalm 139:14–16; Matthew 17:1–5; Luke 9:25; 2 Timothy 1:1–7)
–Courage in the Face of Fear
(Esther 4:15–5:8, 7:1–10; Isaiah 43:1–4; Ephesians 6:10–20)
• As the Credits Roll
Batman Begins (Warner Bros., 2005), rated PG-13.
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