How It Should Have Ended
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elheber's picture

In Batman Begins, Ra's al Ghul is planning to destroy Gotham using a neurotoxin put in the city's water supply that makes people go crazy with fear. To "activate" the toxin, Ghul must turn on a weapon that evaporates water and take it to the central hub of Gotham's monorail at Wayne Tower. There, the weapon will cause a chain reaction taking out all of Gotham's water system simultaneously. Batman has a dramatic fight with Ghul on the monorail, while Gordon uses Batman's Tumbler to destroy the monorail.

But here's now it should have ended:

[b]Ending Number 1[/b]
Instead of giving Gordon the keys to the Tumbler and then going to fight with Ra's al Ghul. Batman simply rides the Tumbler himself and destroys the monorail with Ra's al Ghul and the weapon [i]way before[/i] it gets to Wayne Tower.

Batman Wins.

[b]Ending Number 2[/b]
Instead of taking the weapon to Narrows (where the Arkham Asylum is) after burning down Bruce Manor, Ra's al Ghul and his henchmen drive the weapon directly to Wayne Tower; effectively saving an entire ride on the Monorail and getting to Wayne Tower in a fraction of the time thus destroying Gotham before anyone has a chance to stop them.

Ra's al Ghul Wins.

Comments:

Daniel's picture

very true! why didn't they just drive the weapon to straight to the tower?

Yeah keep it simple stupid. :wink:
"Criminal mastermind" in movie do stuff that are only logical to the story not their own need. This is why from time to time I like them to win... Just for the sake of breaking the rule.

Hmm... maybe there's a need for some kind of "K.I.S.S.-101" class for supervillains...

but remember, part of gothem had already been gased, making the city full of cars, bat man would easily destroy the car too.

CTALONS's picture

Turns out the scary/crazy/in an evil cult guy who was all over the innocent Katie Holmes turns out to be Tom Cruise...

Oh, wait thats how it ended in real life. My bad.

I dont know aout that!

SimpleCap wrote:

very true! why didn't they just drive the weapon to straight to the tower?

it's because that would have just blown Wayne Tower up and a large portion of the city. They wanted the city to tear itself apart and have the people kill each other. Destroying the city was kind of secondary to the people wiping themselves out. Taking the weapon around the city on the monorail caused the toxin to spread faster.

My idea of a better ending would have included the Lazerus Pool.

I also feel there shouldve been a final conflict between Batman and the Scarecrow,the villain who wasn't given much of a part.

filmyguy1's picture

elheber wrote:

In Batman Begins, Ra's al Ghul is planning to destroy Gotham using a neurotoxin put in the city's water supply that makes people go crazy with fear. To "activate" the toxin, Ghul must turn on a weapon that evaporates water and take it to the central hub of Gotham's monorail at Wayne Tower. There, the weapon will cause a chain reaction taking out all of Gotham's water system simultaneously. Batman has a dramatic fight with Ghul on the monorail, while Gordon uses Batman's Tumbler to destroy the monorail.

But here's now it should have ended:

Ending Number 1
Instead of giving Gordon the keys to the Tumbler and then going to fight with Ra's al Ghul. Batman simply rides the Tumbler himself and destroys the monorail with Ra's al Ghul and the weapon way before it gets to Wayne Tower.

Batman Wins.

Ending Number 2
Instead of taking the weapon to Narrows (where the Arkham Asylum is) after burning down Bruce Manor, Ra's al Ghul and his henchmen drive the weapon directly to Wayne Tower; effectively saving an entire ride on the Monorail and getting to Wayne Tower in a fraction of the time thus destroying Gotham before anyone has a chance to stop them.

Ra's al Ghul Wins.

My god, that's so true. I never realized how bad but good that ending was. :shock:

Catharctic's picture

Noah2007 wrote:

SimpleCap wrote:
very true! why didn't they just drive the weapon to straight to the tower?

it's because that would have just blown Wayne Tower up and a large portion of the city. They wanted the city to tear itself apart and have the people kill each other. Destroying the city was kind of secondary to the people wiping themselves out. Taking the weapon around the city on the monorail caused the toxin to spread faster.

My idea of a better ending would have included the Lazerus Pool.

Yes, from Ra's perspective, Gotham was the height of human depravity. Having them destroy THEMSELVES was basically his judgement upon them as a whole and a message to the world. Wayne Tower was actually a symbol of hope and prosperity that needed to be destroyed last to prove his point: Even your best attempt at fixing humanity is a failure. Enter the Batman, not only does he stop a misguided philosopher, he chooses to not kill him, but let HIS OWN PLAN kill him. Basically, the table was turned completely.

Lots of depth and symbolism to the story on many levels. I believe those elements made it more successful than it being "the new comic movie."

I think they left the Lazarus pool alone for a possible "Return of Ra's" idea, since that never happens in comic movies today.

Catharctic's picture

66FAN wrote:

I also feel there shouldve been a final conflict between Batman and the Scarecrow,the villain who wasn't given much of a part.

This is the first comic movie that I can remember that actually shows you, "Hey, this guy ain't dead. He'll still be around for a long time."

Let him comeback as the behind-the-scenes guy to another lesser villain (like Ra's was in this one). Now that's the way to do a hero franchise, in my humble but accurate opinion.

The movie was good BECUASE it left you going, "but what about that guy....did that guy really die....?" Most people think it was good IN SPITE OF those things.

How about Ras turns on the microwave gun and he explodes because the microwaves cook him (and all his goons).

Batman 1. Goons 0.

Catharctic's picture

Now THAT would be the HISHE way of doing it.

Fffffzzzzzzzz..........

'poof'

Bye, bye Ra's. :lol:

alon1's picture

ya know the one with ras wins isn't good because:
a. he wanted revenge on bruce for destroying his house.
b. as said before they wanted to sprtead it in the city and wayne manor is not a good place for that.

But any way they should have let him see his house start burning and then just shot him or something!

and the batman wins ending is realy true!
If hishe would have done that you would see ras driving and saying:
"Strange batman isn't fighting me to stop the train.... wait a minute that won't help at all to stoping the trai-" he gets cut of when bats shoots the train track and ras falls screaming like a girl!!!!!!!
then we'd see after its writen the end gordon teling the cheif "I am telling you he is a good guy!" then the cheif replays "youre fired."

citizenbuck's picture

Way OT, but has everyone seen the new Joker...

Daniel's picture

yeah i saw that! that's pretty bold look i'd say :shock:
I wonder if he's gonna be just freaky looking all the time or be all smiley like the original.

alon1's picture

citizenbuck wrote:

Way OT,

OT? :?

citizenbuck's picture

"Off Topic."

I was trying to throw in an aside... which was terribly rude of me to interrupt like that. I got wound up when I saw the new Joker pic. And rushed right over here. I'm sorry.

Personally, I think it's a great artsy picture of the Joker... and I wish I'd taken that photograph. But I don't know how well it'll translate to the big screen.

But, by the way, welcome alon1.

Personally, I honestly don't remember a second of the middle or end of that movie... so I'll quit hijacking the conversation.

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