Wow! Batman Begins was a huge surprise. Finally, there was a good movie about Batman. Sure, one or two of the others were entertaining, but it was the Batman legend that made them watchable. This movie could have stood on its own even if that legend had never been created.

Christopher Nolan hasn’t directed much, but they have been good (Memento, Insomnia.) Christian Bale portrays both the ‘dark knight’ and his playboy alter ego very well. I still find his overnight transformation from The Machinist to the Batman amazing.

Not only is this the best Batman movie ever – it is the best DC superhero movie ever – and one of the best superhero movies period.

RATING 9 out of 10