Batman BEGINS star Cillian Murphy was determined to make the new movie better than the "appalling" BATMAN + ROBIN.

Although not a fan of the franchise, Murphy - who plays DR JONATHAN CRANE and THE SCARECROW in the upcoming movie - was shocked by how bad the last installment was.

He tells British magazine EMPIRE, "I remember being appalled by the last one. I never had such an obsessive thing about the franchise, but I do remember thinking Batman + Robin was appalling."

08/06/2005 09:16