Monday marks the 10th anniversary of the release of "Batman Begins," the first movie in a series of three directed, written and produced by Christopher Nolan that subsequently included "The Dark Knight" and "The Dark Knight Rises." While you might not have the opportunity to sit down and watch all three films again to celebrate, you certainly can spare 1o minutes to watch the above supercut that brings you many of the highlights from the "Dark Knight Trilogy."
The clip, published last week by YouTuber and video editor Thomas Davidson, does a great job of telling the story of Bruce Wayne's evolution into the Caped Crusader, from "I'm Batman," to his bat-tastic bomb disposal at the end of "The Dark Knight Rises." It also offers a chance to see the actors whose portrayals of their characters have become iconic, at least in my mind: Christian Bale as Batman; Morgan Freeman as the supplier of his high tech-gear, Lucius Fox; Michael Caine as Alfred; and of course, Heath Ledger's turn as a truly disturbing Joker.
If you've been following any of the television spinoffs from DC Entertainment, the supercut also serves as a good reminder that some of the characters that are rocking the small screen now had their debut on the big one. There's Liam Neeson as Ra's Al Ghul long before the character appeared in the CW's "Arrow," and Harvey Dent causing trouble for Batman as Two-Face far after he was an ally to Jim Gordon in Fox's "Gotham."
In addition to his "Dark Knight Trilogy" Christopher Nolan is famed for his more somber vision of Superman in "Man of Steel," the sci-fi dream-tripping world of "Inception," and his striking take on wormhole travel and what the future of Earth will look like in last year's "Interstellar." Although his next movie hasn't been announced yet, much of fandom is holding its collective breath waiting for word. 'Til then, at least we have epic supercuts like this to keep us occupied.