Batman Begins Now Available on Netflix


The first installment in Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, Batman Begins, is available to stream on Netflix beginning today.  It becomes the third Batman movie now available on the popular video streaming website, joining Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman and Joel Schumacher’s Batman & Robin.  Batman Begins is also currently showing every couple of weeks on AMC.


Batman Begins is generally considered one of the better live-action Batman movies that has been made.  In Burton’s 1989 Batman, we got a little bit of an origin story, but we don’t get to see how Bruce Wayne developed into Batman from the time of his parents’ murder to the time he dawned the cape and cowl.  Batman Begins gives us just that.  The film then goes on to feature three prominent members of Batman’s rogues gallery in their live-action debuts: Scarecrow (my personal favorite Batman villain), Ra’s Al Ghul, and Carmine Falcone.  If you haven’t seen the film before, the basic plot is Ra’s Al Ghul commissions Scarecrow to infect Gotham with his fear toxin, and a young Batman has to stop them.

Let’s hope the addition of Batman Begins (and the Lego DC Comics: Batman Be-Leaguered short, coming Oct. 20) to Netflix is the sign of more Batman content to come. Current Batman content on Netflix includes the three aforementioned Batman films, and the television series Justice League, Justice League Unlimited, Young Justice, and Gotham.  However, the site used to also stream Batman Beyond and Batman: The Brave and the Bold, but has since removed both.

Bat-fans, if you have an account, definitely make sure you go give Batman Begins a watch to show Netflix that people will watch their Batman content!

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