Batman Begins - Incorruptible Symbol"As a man, I'm flesh and blood. I can be ignored, I can be destroyed.
But as a symbol... As a symbol, I can be incorruptible."
First off, love that shot. Bruce Wayne, set slightly off center, walking off the grass and back on the tarmac with the snowy mountains behind him. A beautiful composition.
Most of the Chapter takes place inside Wayne's private jet. Just Bruce and Alfred catching up and planning for the future like a couple of old friends. Michael Caine gets a couple of great laughs here - that's right, funny writing in a Christopher Nolan film. The first is when he talks about Bruce hiding behind a symbol "to protect those you care about from reprisals."
When Bruce asks if Alfred is thinking about Rachel, Caine laughs when he replies, "Actually sir, I was thinking of myself."
The other is when we learn that because of his lengthy absence, Bruce Wayne has been declared dead, but that's okay because his will leaves everything to Alfred. Caine leans back in his plush chair as if to take a nap, acting like he is now in command. "And you can borrow the Rolls if you like."
Also in this Chapter is the discussion that will lead to Bruce taking on the disguise of Batman, an explanation for his running around the city of Gotham wearing a costume. Again
, it reminds me of V For Vendetta but again this is telling a different story, building a more vast and more complex mythology.Rating: * * * - Very Good