Watched Batman Begins over the weekend with a couple of friends, and 7 years later upon rewatching it I finally understood some parts of the movie better (hey I was a young teen when it debuted).
Also how could I not have noticed Cillian Murphy and his brilliance back then ;_;
“That’s Not My Diagnosis” :
Mental illness - what a marvelous term. Almost anyone could be deemed “mentally ill” for one reason or another. And if they were still socially functional despite their “illness”? Well, that could be fixed.
Fear was disease more potent than any he had used or invented before. It trapped the mind and stressed the body, and it could cause a whole host of left over problems even after it was gone. The memory of intense fear was like a relapse, creating uncontrollable impressions and reactions that could be dulled but not forgotten, controlled but never completely suppressed.
And it spread beautifully.
He laughed as he became Scarecrow. “Fear is the mind killer,” indeed. - Four Horsemen: Pestilence
Yeah? Who are you pretending to be?
You either die a hero or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain.
We were in this together, and then you were gone. Now this evil…rises. The Batman has to come back.
Dr. Jonathan Crane Batman Begins (2005)