What can I say? This is clearly the best Batman movie to
date. Possibly the best super hero movie to date. There’s something
about it that just feels solid. And I don’t just mean the special
effects physics. Really, I don’t remember any special effects—which
means they were the best kind. But by “solid” I mean realistic,
maybe. Nothing seemed out of place. Batman and villains alike had good
motivations and nobody did anything completely brain-dead.
Christian Bale is a very believable Batman. This movie shows us, as
you might guess from the title, how he became Batman. He plays it
fairly stoically but it is appropriate to the character. I especially
liked Michael Caine as Alfred. He comes across like more of a father
figure than I’ve seen before and the dynamic he had with Bruce Wayne
So go see this movie, even if you haven’t liked any Batman movies up
to this point. This one really is good.